2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Review — 2014 Volkswagen The Beetle

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI



By Michael Bernstein


The Auto Channel

The VW aka “The Bug”, was originally in the 1950’s and over the years it has to become an iconic car whose different styling combined its dependability and relatively low price a unique place in America culture. Some might that it has grown to near status. Any why you look at it the former Car” struck a nerve and it spawned a popular road game, “Slug Bug”.

diesel fuel as a viable to power our vehicles’ has yet to catch on in the US mostly because the first introduced were sluggish, and their emissions were to the environment and smelled really A lot has changed in the way diesel is refined and the generation of “clean diesel” is minds and is once again a push for mainstream acceptance in the marketplace.

So who better to demonstrate the effectiveness of “new” fuel technology the folks at VW who have introduced a powered turbo version of the new That’s right the 2013 VW TDI convertible combines VW’s styling with this new source and the result is a fun to drive car you would never suspect was a powered engine.

In fact I had to that it was really a diesel, by the fuel door, because were no pings, odors or the sluggish performance that the hallmarks of diesel powered In fact the only real that you are driving a diesel is at up, but even then the noise may not as a diesel engine, only a exhaust signature.

Instead I was surprised to discover the Beatle TDI 2.0L turbocharged, injection Clean Diesel is capable of generating 140 HP and 236 FT.LB. of More importantly behind the it was responsive off the line or at speed. was barely a lag when the accelerator was and the ABS brakes responded with more alacrity. This of the Beetle also has a six speed transmission that combines the and ease of an automatic with the and economy of a manual. It also the gearing to maximize performance.

The was also outstanding as it smoothed and raised pulse rates its efficient steering and the road drive, that is due in part to its size and the stiff suspension, was bonus.

The Beetle TDI has a race interior that features a style interment panel arises from the center and contains three gauges, two monitor critical vehicle and the other is a stop watch!

The driver’s IP is simple, effective and Again, less is more, as are only three circular that present the driver the speed, rpms and fuel The center gauge also a small cutout that a LED display that can be customized to a variety of readouts selected by a panel located on the steering

A modest video screen the infotainment options available include RNS 315 navigation system, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth and a Fender branded audio This system is an audiophiles come true because the system, which is backed by a between the aforementioned Fender, and VW, was customized specifically for the 2013 and when you select the soundtrack for drive you will bathed in a sound usually heard in the finest concert venues.

Comfortable heated bucket up front also had a race look and feel that a solid dark color seat covers and headrests. The wheel, gear shift and the arm are also leather wrapped and accent helps finish the look the interior presents. The of the interior’s hard surfaces are a of polished plastic and composite that is attractive and easy to

Like it was with the diesel the very attractive and lush top that covers this masks the fact that “frau-line” is a true rag top; whenever the mood strikes, is no need to stop to go topless, the entire process is powered by two motors and with just one of a button, located on the roof starts the process and the windows down, the latches open and the sky as the top disappears. Automatically, the top reappears and feature works even the vehicle is being driven, up to 31 More importantly when the top is up the levels of composite materials and the rear window ensures a fit and limits the amount of road that enters the cabin.

This fact, the Beetle’s performance and its overall quality make a practical case for one because the limited size of the seating, the small cargo and the questionable availability and/or the of refueling make the case this vehicle might be a weekend pleasure or a second car doesn’t have to handle heavy lifting. I say get it and when have your friends Saturday night or rent a

The Volkswagen Beatle TDI convertible Sound and Navigation has an MSRP of and has an EPA fuel economy rating of 28 MPG and a whopping 41 MPG on the freeway. It is one of eight convertible models now available at local VW dealer.


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