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Volkswagen‘s update to the Beetle has been well received, and now there are some pricing figures to go along with it. For its initial launch, the 2012 Beetle will come with two powertrain choices, a 2.5L five-cylinder with a six-speed automatic, or a 2.0L TSI turbocharged four-cylinder with a DSG six-speed dual-clutch automatic. Manual transmissions will be available at a later date for both models. The base Beetle has a starting MSRP of $18,995 while the Turbo will come in at $23,395.
Available models for the 2.5L include Beetle, 2.5 Beetle, 2.5 Beetle with sunroof and 2.5 Beetle with sunroof, sound and Navi. All will be powered by the 170-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque 2.5L motor. The Turbo is available in three trims: Turbo, Turbo with sunroof and Turbo with sunroof, sound and Navi. Those three models will sport 200-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.
Standard for the $18,995 Beetle has a split-folding rear seat, aux-in for portable media players, a leather steering wheel, customizable 17-inch wheels and an eight-speaker audio system. For the Turbo, standard equipment includes Bluetooth technology, iPod connectivity, three-color ambient lighting, larger brakes with red calipers, kaeferfach additional glovebox, sport seating surfaces, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, foglights, three additional gauges on the dash plus alloy pedals.
Options include a panoramic roof, Fender Premium Audio System, Keyless Access with push-button start and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights.