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Volkswagen Will Reveal Beetle TDI at Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen will unveil the 2013 Beetle TDI Clean Diesel next week at the Chicago Auto Show. The diesel model will join the base gasoline-powered 2.5-liter five-cylinder and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines that are available under the hood of the redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. “The Beetle TDI utilizes VW’s corporate 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four, which makes the same 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque as it does in the Golf, Jetta, and Passat,” writes Car and Driver ... continue reading»

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Our Take: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

This week, editors Katie, Rachel and Liz spent a few hours driving the redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at a VW press event. Here’s our take on the redesigned Beetle. Katie LaBarre says: I spend most of my time covering large SUVs and pickup trucks, so I was excited to test the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. While the base Beetle was a pleasant change from the behemoths I usually drive, it wasn’t as sporty as I expected. When accelerating ... continue reading»

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