The Volkswagen Beetle TDI is the only diesel offering in the compact coupe segment, and will hit dealerships with a base MSRP of $23, 295 before a $770 destination charge.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection Clean Diesel engine makes 140 hp and 236 lb-ft and is the same engine found in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Three trim levels are available on the car, each one offering either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed dual clutch setup. When equipped with the standard transmission, the car will is estimated to get 41 mpg highway and 32 mpg city.
Standard features on the base model include 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, interior and exterior chrome package, cruise control, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with audio controls, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and an eight speaker sound system. The middle trim level starts at $24,895(not including destination), and gets you a sunroof and touchscreen infotainment system. The top of the line Beetle TDI will cost $26,195(not including destination), and net you a sunroof, navigation and an upgraded audio system designed by Fender guitars.