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 |  Jul 19 2012, 1:02 PM

We’ve known for quite some time now that the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible will debut at this year’s LA Auto Show, and the automaker has also revealed that it would launch with retro special edition models.

Just when the Beetle Convertible would hit dealerships was the biggest question, and now the German automaker has confirmed that it will launch later this year with three engine choices for the US market. A 2.5-liter, five-cylinder will have 170-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, while a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder will boast 200-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Diesel lovers can opt for a 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder with 138-hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

The Beetle TDI convertible will achieve an EPA estimated fuel economy of 41 mpg on the highway. Non-convertible Beetle TDI’s will start at $23, 295 before a $770 destination charge. No pricing was announced yet for the convertible, though we expect it to come when the model is officially revealed at the LA Auto Show.