2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible — 2014 Volkswagen The Beetle

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The Convertible is one of the most popular and four- passenger convertibles on the

Takes the classic Convertible but reinterprets the design in a sportier, dynamic fashion

One of the most convertibles on the highway: EPA estimated fuel economy of 41 mpg from the Clean Diesel model a manual transmission

Three options: torquey 2.5-liter frugal 2.0-liter TDI Clean and powerful 2.0-liter TSI® Six-speed automatic is standard on the 2.5

softtop opens in 9.5 seconds, can be at speeds of up to 31 mph

Split-folding rear makes this a highly convertible

Standard safety include Automatic Rollover System

Available features Fender® Premium Audio Keyless access with start, leather seating and navigation

Herndon, VA, — The Convertible has been an instant for Volkswagen since it went on in December 2012 as a 2013 The sportiest and most dynamic of the iconic softtop seen so far has become one of the best-selling convertibles in the

For 2014, the Beetle range a number of enhancements. The base 2.5-liter engine will be out later in the 2014 model and replaced by a new, locally turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder designated EA888 Gen 3. This produce 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of and is expected to offer highly fuel economy. Electro-mechanical steering will replace the hydraulic setup.

The Beetle lineup is renamed as the R-Line® for adding aggressively styled front and rear as well as exterior badging and R-Line sill kickplates. The top R-Line with Sound with also features unique aluminum-alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon with LED DRLs, and leather surfaces; black interiors get an R-Line badge on the steering and a “metallic finish” dash All Beetle R-Line models are with the latest Gen 3 2.0-liter of the EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which makes

Among other changes to the a rearview camera will available later in the model on the Sound and Navigation trim on the Beetle, Beetle TDI® Diesel, and Beetle R-Line

Lastly, Volkswagen will its VW Car-Net™ connected services fall on the Beetle lineup. VW has a six-month no-charge trial a wealth of security and convenience including Automatic Crash roadside assistance, and stolen location assistance. In addition, VW adds: remote vehicle boundary and speed alerts; a health report; and an enhanced POI on vehicles equipped with a system. Most of the features can be through a handy smartphone (iPhone® only, Android® soon.)


The third-generation Beetle is not a straight copy of the original, but a and development of it. Klaus Bischoff, Designer, Volkswagen Brand “Retro is not our thing: we are always forward. Volkswagen has reinterpreted the Convertible’s timeless design a sportier and more dynamic just as it did with the Beetle The car is substantially wider, has a longer and has a more upright windshield sits further back before. The standard rear reinforces the car’s sporty

The Beetle Convertible retains the purposeful stance of the Coupe, to wider tracks and a longer than the previous New Beetle Compared with the 2006 of the older car, the latest Convertible is 3.3 inches wider at inches; 1.1 inches lower at inches tall; and 6.0 inches at 168.4 inches overall.

A bodyshell is less rigid a coupe’s because the upper of the structure is open, so the Beetle body needed reinforcements. included the use of partial body and sheetmetal with greater such as:

The A-pillar’s interior bar is 0.5 mm and made from ultra-high-strength steel instead of cold-formed There is also a reinforcement in the area”

The front roof has an additional central plate

tubing made of ultra-high-strength formed) steel between the as well as a stronger heel

More sheetmetal in the lower sidemembers

An extra rear that integrates the Automatic Support System is made of steel

Due to the targeted use of materials and welding of selected parts, the stiffness was increased by 20 percent that of the previous New Beetle the torsional rigidity is now 17.8 Hz.

Top up, the Convertible has an even lower than the Coupe’s. The top lies when it’s lowered, good visibility: the flexible top boot tidies up the appearance and back to the Beetle Convertible’s Volkswagen decided to stick a traditional softtop because it for a roofline that’s more the original 1949 type Also, a softtop takes up space than a folding thus giving more space. The heatable rear is made of tempered safety

The softtop’s outer shell is made from three an outer one of polyacrylic woven a middle layer of synthetic and an inner lining of polyester. there’s a three-layer design for the made from polyester fabric, polyethylene terephthalate insulating fleece, and polyester The headliner is made from fabric. The result is a snug top yields remarkably low levels of noise.

The top is powered by two electric motors and and unlatches at the touch of a button, is located on the upper rail of the surround. The top takes just 9.5 to stow and 11.0 seconds to be the difference is in the time it takes to the roof’s header to the windshield. The top can be and lowered at speeds of up to 31 mph, high for a convertible.

Pressing and the button opens the top, pulling and holding closes it. The windows automatically drop the top is opened and are raised when it There is an indicator light in the instrument panel. On Beetle equipped with Keyless with push-button start, possible to operate the top remotely, outside the vehicle. Trunk remains the same whether the top is or closed.

An integrated wind system is available on the Beetle as a Volkswagen Genuine Accessory. It is in the trunk under the convertible top and can be safely and neatly stowed folded and not in use. The storage for the wind blocker is designed to full use of the trunk area.

The Beetle Convertible’s interior ergonomics and quality build off the that were introduced the Coupe. Klaus Bischoff “The shape and use of color for the harkens back to the design of the first Beetle models and to create a highly individual The simple layout and clean are the same as the Beetle Coupe’s, has been a success with and critics alike.”

Three gauges are arranged in front of the (tachometer, speedometer, fuel providing all key information at a glance. A display is integrated in the speedometer, is housed in the central position in the The steering wheel is specially with colored accents in the depending on the equipment line.

by two air vents, the audio/navigation system is located in the driver’s field of on the dashboard. Within easy the climate controls are situated below. Similar to the original the new car has an extra glovebox integrated the dashboard—the kaeferfach or “Beetle The lid folds upward, while the glovebox opens downward. classic feature is the auxiliary package located above the system that consists of an oil gauge, a sport chronometer, and a pressure gauge. This is on the R-Line and TDI Clean Diesel

All 2014 Beetle Convertibles are well equipped. The base model has standard 17-inch wheels; a leather-wrapped multifunction wheel; an eight-speaker sound with aux-in; Bluetooth® a Media Device Interface iPod® cable; three-color ambient lighting; heatable seats and exterior mirrors; control; and V-Tex leatherette surfaces.

Available features include access with push-button leather seating surfaces, the 315 navigation system, the award-winning Premium Audio System, headlights, and Sirius XM® Satellite

Even though the latest Convertible has a sleek and sporty front and rear passenger remains plentiful, especially with its predecessor. The longer section results in 0.5 inches rear-seat headroom. Front is improved, too, by 1.6 inches, and shoulder room grows by 2.5 Overall, the interior volume has from 78 to 81.4 cubic

The trunk is larger, offering 7.1 feet of space, compared the New Beetle’s 5.0 cubic feet. A rear seat—new on this the car to carry bulkier and larger than is normal with a

Engines and Transmissions

The 2014 Convertible offers the following combinations: the 2.5-liter five-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic the 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine with six-speed or six-speed DSG® dual-clutch transmissions; and the 2.0-liter TDI turbocharged Diesel with the same or DSG options.

The 2.5-liter inline has dual chain-driven overhead with variable timing on the side, four valves per and an aluminum-alloy cylinder head. The makes 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of The EPA estimated fuel economy is 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

The turbocharged 16-valve, 2.0-liter, direct-injection, engine in the R-Line makes 210 and 207 lb-ft of torque, delivered just 1700 rpm. the DSG transmission, the R-Line gets EPA highway fuel economy of 23 mpg and 29 mpg; for the R-Line with the manual, the highway figures are 21 mpg and 30 mpg.

The Beetle TDI uses the 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection Diesel engine that 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The car has an EPA fuel economy rating of 28 mpg and 41 mpg highway when equipped the manual transmission, making it one of the economical convertibles on the highway

Dual-clutch transmission advantages: DSG the comfort and ease-of-use of an automatic the responsiveness and economy of a manual. The transversely-mounted DSG unit features two wet with hydraulic pressure One clutch controls the “odd” third, fifth and reverse—while the operates the even gears. it is two gearboxes in one.

With the set-up allows the next-higher to be engaged but remain on standby it is actually selected. In other if the Beetle is being driven in gear, fourth is selected but not yet As soon as the ideal shift is reached, the clutch on the third-gear opens, the other clutch and fourth gear engages accurate electronic supervision.

Since the opening and closing of the two clutches overlap, a smooth results and the entire shift is completed in less than of a second. In addition to its fully shift mode, DSG has a Tiptronic® to permit manual gear


All Beetle Convertible are fitted with a strut-type suspension with lower arms and an anti-roll bar: on the sport suspension, the bar’s is increased from 22 mm to 23 mm. At the back, all get a multi-link independent rear with coil springs, dampers, and an 18-mm-diameter anti-roll

Beetle Convertibles have anti-lock brakes (ABS) electronic brake pressure (EBD). The Convertible and TDI Clean Convertible have 11.3-inch-diameter front discs and 10.7-inch-diameter rear disc brakes. The has larger 12.3-inch-diameter vented discs, with red calipers.

To ensure that power is properly in challenging conditions, the model features the XDS® differential (limited-slip) system electronically monitors input various wheel sensors in the event of slippage, transfers torque to the wheel or wheels the most traction.

Safety and

The starting point in the Beetle safety armory is a rigid structure that uses laser welds and ultra-high-strength steels in the crash-load paths.

In a it’s important to have in the event of a rollover accident, Volkswagen has addressed with a front roof crossmember, A-pillar, and the Automatic Rollover System. Two roll-over bars are behind the rear bench activated by the computer that the airbags in the case of a crash. with the fixed A-pillars, help to provide effective for the occupants of all four seats milliseconds. Front and head-thorax are also among the standard

The Beetle Convertible includes advanced Intelligent Crash System that shuts off the pump, unlocks the doors, and on the hazard lights if the car is involved in types of collision.


The Beetle Convertible is also under the no-charge Carefree Program. Scheduled maintenance is for two years or 24,000 miles, occurs first. Additionally, all Volkswagen vehicles use synthetic which, when combined state-of-the-art German engineering, the need for a 5000-mile oil change, and owners to go farther between oil changes.

Model Line-up


The Beetle Convertible, has a starting MSRP of $24,995, standard with: six-speed transmission; leather-wrapped multifunction wheel; high-line trip air conditioning; Media Device (MDI) with iPod three-color adjustable ambient Bluetooth technology; heated seats; V-Tex leatherette surfaces; 17-inch aluminum-alloy eight-speaker sound system aux-in; cruise control; additional glovebox; 60/40 folding rear seat; spoiler; power adjustable, side mirrors; and six-month to Volkswagen Car-Net at no additional

Beetle Convertible with

Opening at $26,695, this adds the following to the Beetle standard equipment: Keyless with push-button start; VIII touchscreen radio; and Satellite Radio.

Beetle with Sound and Navigation

In to the features on the Beetle Convertible Technology, this adds: “Disc” aluminum-alloy wheels; the RNS 315 system; the Fender Premium System; and a rearview camera availability). The Beetle Convertible Sound and Navigation starts at

Beetle TDI® Convertible

at $28,495, the TDI Clean Diesel the following equipment that’s to the Beetle 2.5L’s: six-speed or six-speed DSG automatic transmission; access with push-button a leather-wrapped gearshift knob; Satellite Radio; the Premium touchscreen radio; and the performance cluster. The six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission is an $1100 option.

TDI Convertible with Sound and

With a base price of this version takes the TDI Diesel’s standard equipment and the RNS 315 navigation system and the Fender Audio System. A rearview will be added later in the model year.

Beetle Convertible

Starting at $28,995, the adds the following equipment the 2.5L model: the 210-hp turbocharged engine; a six-speed or DSG automatic transmission; a sport R-Line front and rear 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; brake calipers; aluminum-alloy-look gloss black-finished exterior housings and door sills; foglights; leather-wrapped shifter R-Line door sill R-Line badges on the front cloth sport seats; dash; and the performance gauge

Beetle R-Line Convertible Sound

This package Keyless access with start; the Premium VIII radio; the Fender Premium System; and SiriusXM Satellite The base MSRP is $30,195.

R-Line Convertible with and Navigation

The topline Beetle Convertible starts at $33,395 and sport seats; leather surfaces and door trims; a camera (late availability); the RNS 315 system; 19-inch “Tornado” wheels; Bi-Xenon headlights LED DRLs; and black interiors get an R-Line badge on the steering and a “metallic finish” dash


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About Volkswagen of America,

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of Inc. an operating unit of Group of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, VWoA’s operations in the United include research and development, and vehicle processing, parts centers, sales, marketing and offices, financial service and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the largest producers of passenger and Europe’s largest automaker. sells the Beetle, Beetle Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, and Touareg vehicles through 600 independent U.S. dealers.


“DSG”, “RNS”, “TSI”, “VW”, “Volkswagen”, all names and the Volkswagen logo are trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Car-Net” and Maintenance” are registered trademarks of Group of America, Inc. is a trademark of Google Inc. is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Inc. “Fender” is a registered of Fender Musical Instruments “iPod” is a registered trademark of Inc. “SiriusXM” and “SiriusXM Radio” are trademarks of SiriusXM Inc.

Features and technical apply to models offered in the They may differ in other

All prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Retail Price and exclude taxes, title, options, and charges.

Available EPA fuel estimates are provided and identified as All other fuel economy are forecast manufacturer estimates for the EPA estimates for those models not available at time of release. mileage will vary and on several factors including habits and vehicle condition.

VW services provided by Verizon Inc. Available only on models. Automatic Crash may be enabled for up to six months without a trial or paid subscription; Emergency Call feature and all VW Car-Net features require or paid subscription. VW Car-Net requires vehicle cellular and availability of vehicle GPS signal. VW includes services that may location information. See applicable of Service and Privacy Policy at www.vw.com/carnet for details. Always pay attention to the road, and do not drive distracted.

The Intelligent Crash System (ICRS) will activate in a collision where the deploy or safety belt activate. Not all collisions cause to deploy or safety belt to activate.

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