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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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3 weeks ago

Toyota remains global sales leader, beating VW and GM

Jul 30 2014 7:25am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

TOKYO — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal. Japan’s Toyota announced Wednesday that January-June global sales totalled 5.097 million vehicles, up nearly 4 per cent from a year earlier. Sales grew in its home Japanese market as well in t ...
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4 weeks ago

VW 'urgently' needs higher profit to fund future growth, Winterkorn tells staff

Jul 23 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

VW CEO Martin Winterkorn told workers today that the automaker "urgently" needs higher profit to help fund future expansion. Winterkorn plans to cut costs by 5 billion euros ( ...
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4 weeks ago

Audi and Porsche squabble over future product platforms

Jul 22 2014 3:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Plants/Manufacturing, Audi, Porsche, Luxury In the buildup to the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi delivered an amusing video that worked on the playful rivalry between the German brand and its favorite frenemy, Porsche. We called it sibling rivalry, and at the time, it may have been just that. But just like sibling rivalries, it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and that ...
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4 weeks ago

Audi and Porsche squabble over future product platforms

Jul 22 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Plants/Manufacturing, Audi, Porsche, Luxury In the buildup to the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi delivered an amusing video that worked on the playful rivalry between the German brand and its favorite frenemy, Porsche. We called it sibling rivalry, and at the time, it may have been just that. But just like sibling rivalries, it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and that's just what seems to be about to happen in th ...
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4 weeks ago

A VW-FCA deal would be risky, reasonable

Jul 20 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

If Volkswagen does buy Fiat Chrysler -- despite the companies' denials of a report that they are in talks -- it would be because the fixations of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech may line up perfectly with the needs of the family that contr ...
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5 weeks ago

VW Tiguan to get three-row version?

Jul 13 2014 10:11am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Crossover, Volkswagen, Rumormill The Volkswagen Tiguan is starting to get a little long in the tooth, and the German automaker is reportedly already deep in development on the second-generation model. If rumors prove true, Volkswagen may be keeping a big secret when it comes to the new compact crossover. Company insiders speaking to Autocar claim that there are both five- and seven-passenger versions of the next Tiguan in the works. It raises an interesting ques ...
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