Volkswagen has announced pricing for the range-topping Beetle R-Line, which will carry a MSRP of $30,930, and new specs for its turbo engine that now makes 10 extra horsepower.
The R-Line treatment fits the Beetle with some added style along with the brand’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that now makes 210 hp and 207 lb-ft. That same engine is also now fitted in the Jetta GLI, giving that car a horsepower boost of 10 as well.
Both are available with a six-speed manual or the brand’s DSG dual-clutch automatic, and VW says that the newly equipped Beetle will make the spring to 60 mph 0.2 seconds faster than the previous version. Fuel efficiency is also said to be improved thanks to the new motor, with mpg boosts between four and eight percent combined.
Both the Beetle Turbo and R-Line get new bumpers, but to differentiate itself from the Beetle Turbo, R-Line equipped cars get 19-inch “Tornado” aluminum-alloy wheels, R-Line badging, and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. The Jetta GLI gets some minor changes, the extent of which are new LED taillights.
On the interior, the Beetle R-Line is fitted with stainless-steel kickplates, R-Line badging, and a ”chrome vanadium” dashboard panel.
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