2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Revealed: Chicago Auto Show Preview

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Revealed: Chicago Auto Show Preview
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The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI will be going on sale this summer and will make its official debut at the upcoming 2012 Chicago Auto Show. VW has fed us some information ahead of its debut, however, revealing that it’ll be available in three trim levels and is expected to get 29-mpg city and 39-mpg highway.

The Beetle TDI will be powered by a 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine with 140-hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or Volkswagen’s innovative, dual-clutch DSG six-speed automatic. For the inside, the TDI models feature an extra instrument pod with oil temperature and boost gauges along with a stopwatch.

The three models the Beetle TDI will be available in are TDI, TDI with Sunroof, and TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation. The upgraded models are pretty self-explanatory, with the base model coming with 17-inch wheels standard while the Sunroof model also adds a Premium VIII audio system with a full-color touchscreen display. Lastly, the top-of-the-line model has an RNS 315 navigation system with a five-inch touchscreen display and Fender Premium audio system.

Pricing has not yet been announced.

GALLERY: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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  • Carl

    Why is it that European Volkswagen models get to offer “Auto climate control” and not American models? It’s not as though Volkswagen’s are cheap, Beetle Golf and Jetta can get close to 30k easily, yet most competitors offer this feature within that price range.

  • spokexx

    Yess!!! TDI WITH a manual tranny. My next car.