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VW Announces pricing on 1.8T Beetle Cars

Jan 22 2014, 1:27pm CST | by

Cars offer the same power and improved efficiency thanks to new 1.8T engine

VW has announced the official pricing for the convertible and coupe Beetle 1.8T cars. The 1.8T engine replaces the outgoing 2.5L Beetle offering fuel efficiency improvements. The base price for the...

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VW Announces pricing on 1.8T Beetle Cars

Jan 22 2014, 1:27pm CST | by

Cars offer the same power and improved efficiency thanks to new 1.8T engine

VW has announced the official pricing for the convertible and coupe Beetle 1.8T cars. The 1.8T engine replaces the outgoing 2.5L Beetle offering fuel efficiency improvements. The base price for the 1.8T Beetle is now $20,295.

The base price for the Beetle Convertible 1.8T is $25,170. The coupe now gets an additional 4mpg compared to the outgoing model with the automatic transmission. The convertible has gained 5mpg in fuel efficiency.

The 1.9T engine produces 170hp, matching the power rating of the outgoing 2.5L engine while producing much better fuel efficiency. The 1.8T engine delivers more torque than the outgoing engine with a rating of 184 lb-ft.

VW wrote, "The new engine also returns better EPA estimated fuel economy figures than the 2.5-liter unit. The Beetle equipped with the 1.8T and a six-speed automatic transmission now gets 33 mpg on the highway, up from 29 mpg for the 2.5-liter engine. At the same time, the city mileage improves from 22 to 25 mpg, and the overall EPA estimated combined fuel economy is now 28 mpg compared with 25 for the outgoing five cylinder."

 
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Report: Chinese protesting VW recall fix nationwide

Oct 30 2014 7:53am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, China, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Volkswagen This is unquestionably the year of the recall in the United States with an estimated 544 campaigns so far (and counting) that cover around 52 million cars. The repairs are almost starting to seem normal at this point, but apparently the same can't be said for China. That country's buyers are protesting Volkswagen for its handling of one recent safety action. The i ...
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Oct 27 2014 5:47pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

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VW recalls 1.1M Jetta, Beetle models in US, China over suspension fears

Oct 17 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Sedan, China, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Volkswagen Volkswagen is recalling about 1.1 million vehicles in China and North America in a newly announced campaign affecting the rear suspensions on some models. For the US, the action covers about 442,265 vehicles, including 400,602 examples of its 2011-2013 Jetta and 41,663 units of the 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible. According to Reuters, the recall affects a further 126,0 ...
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Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW

Sep 12 2014 8:38am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Japan, Technology, Volkswagen, Electric "It may fly within Japan, but not globally," VW's Shoji said. It's long been battered into our beleaguered auto writer brains that the ultimate future source of motivation for tomorrow's cars and trucks is not gasoline, diesel, electricity, natural gas, propane or solar power - it's the hydrogen fuel cell. It's been the Next Big Thing since the start of Next Big Things. Despit ...
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This Ain’t No Love Bug: VW’s 1.6-liter, 540-hp (!) Beetle GRC Rally Car Teased in Video

Sep 10 2014 2:22pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

As we told you back in June, Global Rallycross is preparing for a Beetle infestation. The clip below provides a closer look at VW’s super-mega-bad-ass GRC Beetle as it rips and snorts around a black lake at the hands of Tanner Foust. The video also shows off the mega-Beetle’s startup sequence, some engine plumbing all aglow, fire-breathing exhaust pipes, and some good-ol’ slow-motion four-wheel drifts. Also, you shouldn’t call the car Herbie, apparently. VW spokesman Mark Gillies says the ...
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2015 Volkswagen Touareg

Sep 10 2014 10:54am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is the most expensive and luxurious model VW sells in the U.S. It's the larger of two sport-utility vehicles in the company's lineup, and its basic underpinnings are shared with the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. It's roomy inside and relatively rugged ...
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