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Volkswagen TDI Models to Get New Diesel Engine

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI engine Volkswagen has announced that a new diesel engine will be available in 2015 Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat models, which will hit dealer lots by the second half of 2014. The automaker reports that the new engine will produce 236 pound-feet of torque and 150 horsepower, which is a 10 horsepower increase in comparison with the 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel engine that the automaker currently offers. Volkswagen Spokesman Mark Gilles tells Kicking Tires that the new engine should be ... continue reading»

Tags: Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Beetle, Model News, Diesel engines

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is Back

Volkswagen introduced a restyled, more masculine version of its iconic VW Beetle for the 2012 model year. The automaker has continued to round out the model line with a TDI Clean Diesel version, and by the end of 2012, the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible will return to showrooms. Aside from its retractable soft-top roof, which lowers in about 10 seconds, according to Volkswagen, the 2013 Beetle Convertible’s exterior doesn’t stray from the redesigned coupe model. “Based off of the ... continue reading»

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Priced at $24,065

Volkswagen announced pricing this week for the diesel-powered 2013 Beetle TDI, which will go on sale in August. Starting at $24,065 (including a $770 destination charge), the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI will carry the automaker’s 2.0-liter, turbocharged diesel engine, which generates 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Volkswagen uses the same engine in diesel-powered versions of the 2012 Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen and Passat, all of which can achieve combined fuel economy estimates of 34 mpg ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen Black Turbo Beetle Now Available for Pre-Order

Volkswagen introduced a new vehicle pre-order program Monday in conjunction with the launch of a special edition 2012 Beetle. In a press release, VW says the 2012 Black Turbo launch edition Beetle will only be available through the pre-order program. Only 600 Black Turbo Beetles will be sold. Volkswagen requires a $495 reservation fee for the special edition Beetle, which will go toward the final purchase price. VW says it is offering a no hassle refund policy if shoppers decide ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen Prices 2012 Beetle

Volkswagen announced pricing on the 2012 Beetle Tuesday, which will go on sale in October. “The new Beetle will start at just $18,995, offering an agile, driver-oriented coupe that respects the Beetle’s past yet looks to the future,” says Volkswagen in a press release. Some analysts think that pricing the new Beetle a tick less than $19,000 was a smart move. “Volkswagen carefully priced the redesigned 2012 Beetle under the critical $20,000 mark and in the ... continue reading»

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