2012 Volkswagen Beetle Trims

Average Price:$14,850
Uniquely retro and ultimately suitable for today’s commuting and mall-meandering needs, the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base returns after a year’s hiatus bigger and, yes, bolder than ever. ... Read More

Uniquely retro and ultimately suitable for today’s commuting and mall-meandering needs, the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Base returns after a year’s hiatus bigger and, yes, bolder than ever. This 2-door, 4-passenger, front-wheel-drive (FWD) subcompact is variously described as a coupe or a hatchback, but in any event offers upsized dimensions to accommodate up to 29.9 cubic feet of cargo with the split-folding rear seatbacks down.

Standard features in this entry-level Bug now include 17-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors outside with cloth sport front seats, full power accessories and telescoping tilt-wheel steering inside. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and manual air conditioning give an extra nod to class and comfort, while the single-CD player, 8 speakers and auxiliary MP3 input can be tuned to the ‘60s or to the overwrought electro-pound of today.

Options, meantime, are limited to some upgrades to interior and exterior trim, as well as splash guards, carpeted floor mats and a first-aid kit.

Powering this refined relic of responsibility is a variable-valve-timed (VVT), 170-hp, 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder (I5) engine that mates with the standard 5-speed manual transmission for 177 lb-ft of torque. Look for mileage numbers, meantime, in the vicinity of 22 mpg city/31 highway.

Noteworthy standard safety features, finally, include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard safety equipment includes daytime running lights and a post-collision safety system.

Powertrain: 2.5L 170 hp I5 Engine, FWD, 5-Speed Manual Transmission, MPG: 27
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: Hydraulic · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, · Rear defogger
NJ2 Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM2 Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MK Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
Base PZEV
Average Price:$14,826
Got to comply with California emissions standards, but want to show you’re fiscally responsible and a child of the '60s? Check out Volkswagen’s 2012 Beetle Base PZEV (Partial Zero-Emiss... Read More

Got to comply with California emissions standards, but want to show you’re fiscally responsible and a child of the '60s? Check out Volkswagen’s 2012 Beetle Base PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) 4-seat subcompact coupe. This re- re-introduced icon of the Age of Aquarius, among other ages, has been reworked as a longer and taller, lower and bolder version of Germany’s successful (and downsized) invasion of the U.S. auto market. It will carry some 29.9 cubic feet of cargo with the split-folding rear seats down and boasts the overwrought, state-mandated emissions equipment to lower various harmful gases infused into our woebegone atmosphere.

The venerated 2012 Beetle Base PZEV also sports 17-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors outside with cloth upholstery, sport front seats, full power accessories, a leather-wrapped telescoping and tilting steering wheel, and air conditioning adorning the interior. Meantime, entertainment is presented via a single-CD player with 8 speakers and an auxiliary MP3 input.

Optional equipment is limited to things like splash guards, carpeted floor mats, some interior and exterior trim upgrades, and a first aid kit.

An eco-friendlier, variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.5-liter normally aspirated inline 5-cylinder (I5) powerplant gives this newest, front-wheel-drive-only (FWD) bug its go and mates with the standard 5-speed manual transmission to put out 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Mileage is again pegged at the same 22 mpg city/31 highway as its less emissions-conscious sibling.

Standard safety features, finally, include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard equipment includes daytime running lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: Hydraulic · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, · Rear defogger
NJ2 Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM2 Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MK Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
Average Price:$15,918
Stepping up a notch in the reintroduced 2012 Volkswagen Beetle lineup, retro-freaks can take a look at the 2.5L trim. This midlevel subcompact 2-door (coupe) seats 4 and offers a few ex... Read More

Stepping up a notch in the reintroduced 2012 Volkswagen Beetle lineup, retro-freaks can take a look at the 2.5L trim. This midlevel subcompact 2-door (coupe) seats 4 and offers a few extra doodads over its Base siblings, but still totes the same 29.9 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seats folded.

Standard exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors, while the cabin flaunts heated, height-adjustable sport front seats, leatherette upholstery and full power accessories. Cruise control and a leather-wrapped telescoping and tilting steering wheel also come standard on this up-ticked Beetle trim, as do floor mats and air conditioning. Bluetooth hands-free calling is delivered standard, along with a single-CD player, 8 speakers and auxiliary MP3/iPod integration.

The 2012 Beetle 2.5L can additionally be equipped with the Sunroof Package, which sports a power sunroof, keyless ignition, satellite radio and a 6-CD changer with touchscreen interface, or the Sound and Navigation Package, which boasts a navigation suite with touchscreen display, as well as premium 400-watt, 9-speaker Fender audio entertainment and 18-inch upgraded wheels. The Sunroof, Sound and Navigation Package, obviously, includes each of the above amenities in one all-inclusive bundle.

Standalone options, meantime, include carpeted floor mats, splash guards and upgraded exterior and interior trim pieces.

Powering this midlevel, front-wheel-drive-only (FWD) Beetle is a variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder engine that combines with either the standard 5-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Mileage, meanwhile, is estimated at 22 mpg city/31 highway with the standard stick-shift and 22/29 with the available automatic.

Notable standard safety equipment, finally, includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Additional standard safety stuff includes daytime running lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Average Price:$16,073
Carrying the ubiquitous 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder (I5) powerplant that’s been tweaked to conform to stringent California emissions standards, the hiatus-halting 2012 Volkswagen Beetle... Read More

Carrying the ubiquitous 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder (I5) powerplant that’s been tweaked to conform to stringent California emissions standards, the hiatus-halting 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) once again flaunts eco-friendly retro-cuteness.

This front-wheel-drive-only (FWD), 4-seat, 2-door coupe can tote 29.9 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seatbacks folded and comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors adorning its venerable, if somewhat larger and bolder, profile.

Inside, look for leatherette upholstery, heated, height-adjustable sport front seats, full power accessories, floor mats, and a telescoping and tilting leather-wrapped steering wheel. Cruise control also endows this midlevel Beetle trim, as do floor mats, Bluetooth hands-free calling and air conditioning. Entertainment, meantime, is offered via a single-CD player boasting 8 speakers and an auxiliary MP3/iPod interface.

Among the more popular options available to the 2012 Beetle 2.5L PZEV is the Sunroof Package, with a power sunroof, upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, 6-CD changer and a touchscreen audio interface. The Sound and Navigation Package, meanwhile, offers a touchscreen-interfaced navigation suite and 400-watt, 9-speaker Fender premium audio equipment, while the Sunroof, Sound and Navigation Package flaunts all of the above in one nicely done bundle.

The standard 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder (I5) engine that gives this front-wheel-drive-only (FWD) trim its moniker flaunts some eco-friendly tweaks to give it the clean-leaning PZEV designation, along with the choice of a sporty 5-speed manual transmission or a less pulse-pounding 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Furthermore, with either transmission, standard variable valve timing (VVT) means mileage estimates of 22 mpg city/31 highway in stick-shift-equipped versions and 22/29 in those variations carrying the automatic transmission.

Noteworthy standard safety equipment, meantime, includes 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Additionally, this venerable-yet-brand-new Beetle coupe sports standard daytime running lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
2.5L w/ Sunroof
Average Price:$16,073
For 2012, Volkswagen has reprised its iconic Beetle with some added twists. The midlevel Beetle 2.5L with Sunroof is only one of a number of configurations offered for this 2-door, 4-pa... Read More

For 2012, Volkswagen has reprised its iconic Beetle with some added twists. The midlevel Beetle 2.5L with Sunroof is only one of a number of configurations offered for this 2-door, 4-passenger subcompact and boasts, as its moniker implies, a 2.5-liter powerplant and gets delivered complete with a power sunroof.

Along with the sunroof comes a leather-wrapped telescoping and tilting multifunction steering wheel and keyless ignition, along with 17-inch alloy wheels, satellite radio and a 6-CD changer. Further standard amenities include full power accessories, including heated power-adjustable outside mirrors, as well as leatherette upholstery, heated height-adjustable sport front seats, cruise control, front and rear floor mats, cruise control and air conditioning.

Meantime, the touchscreen-integrated audio system that’s part of the 2.5L with Sunroof package also flaunts a 6-CD changer, satellite radio, a memory card slot, and an auxiliary MP3 and iPod interface, while Bluetooth hands-free calling is additionally delivered with this feature-heavy Beetle.

Options-wise, the Sunroof, Sound and Nav package can be tacked on to this little coupe and includes, besides the Sunroof Package, a premium 400-watt Fender sound system with 9 speakers and a memory-card slot, and a navigation suite that interfaces with the dashboard mounted touchscreen. Additionally, the Beetle 2.5L with Sunroof can be delivered with available splash guards, upgraded interior and exterior badges and graphics, and/or with carpeted floor mats.

Giving this midlevel Beetle its name is a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder powerplant that pushes out 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque when under the management of the standard 5-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission is available and puts out the same power numbers, while variable-valve-timed (VVT) mileage is estimated at 22 mpg city/31 highway in stick-shift versions, and 22/29 in automatic-toting variants.

Finally, standard safety equipment aboard the 2012 Beetle 2.5L with Sunroof includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Daytime running lights and a post-collision safety system are also delivered.

Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
2.5L PZEV w/ Sunroof
Average Price:$17,447
To meet California’s stringent emissions standards, relive your flower-power-dominated youth and to cruise the commute in sun-soothed comfort, check out Volkswagen’s re-introduced, new-... Read More

To meet California’s stringent emissions standards, relive your flower-power-dominated youth and to cruise the commute in sun-soothed comfort, check out Volkswagen’s re-introduced, new-look 2012 Beetle 2.5L PZEV with Sunroof.

This 4-seat, 2-door subcompact sports a 2.5-liter powerplant and the Sunroof Package as standard equipment, with the power sunroof accompanied by further appearance features like 17-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors.

Inside, this feature-heavy retro-coupe boasts 29.9 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seatbacks folded, not to mention leatherette upholstery, heated, height-adjustable sport front seats, full power accessories, floor mats and a telescoping and tilting, multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel. Keyless ignition is part of the Sunroof Package and is complemented by standard cruise control, air conditioning, Bluetooth hands-free calling and floor mats in front and rear.

Look for a 6-CD changer and 8 speakers in the 2012 Beetle 2.5L PZEV with Sunroof, along with satellite radio and an auxiliary MP3 and iPod interface.

Should more bling be needed, the Sound and Navigation Package, with touchscreen-integrated navigation and a 400-watt, 9-speaker Fender premium audio system that boasts a memory-card slot can be tacked on, as can such mundane stuff as splash guards, carpeted floor mats and various interior and exterior trim upgrades.

Tweaked to conform to more stringent emissions standards is a Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle (PZEV)-rated 2.5-liter 5-cylinder (I5) powerplant that combines with either a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed shiftable automatic to put out 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. With variable valve timing (VVT), mileage is estimated at 22 mpg city/31 highway with the stick-shift edition and 22/29 with the automatic transmission.

Notable standard safety equipment in the Beetle 2.5L PZEV with Sunroof includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard safety features include daytime running lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
2.5L PZEV w/ Sunroof, Sound and Nav
Average Price:$17,447
Yep, the illustrious and iconic Volkswagen Beetle is back, and among its incarnations for 2012 is the Beetle 2.5L PZEV with Sunroof, Sound and Nav. Packing a California-emissions-friend... Read More

Yep, the illustrious and iconic Volkswagen Beetle is back, and among its incarnations for 2012 is the Beetle 2.5L PZEV with Sunroof, Sound and Nav. Packing a California-emissions-friendly 2.5-liter 5-cylinder (I5) powerplant, this 2-door, 4-seat coupe is upgraded from its lesser siblings with the Sunroof, Sound and Nav Package that flaunts a power sunroof, Fender 9-speaker premium audio with touchscreen display and a navigation system that’s also integrated with the dashboard-mounted color display.

This midlevel Bug also boasts the same 29.9 cubic feet of cargo area (with the rear seats folded) as its brethren, as well as upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable outside mirrors. Inside, look for leatherette upholstery, heated and height-adjustable sport front seats, full power accessories, floor mats, keyless ignition, cruise control and a tilting and telescoping, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel.

Of course, air conditioning is standard, as is Bluetooth hands-free communications, while the touchscreen-interfaced, 400-watt Fender sound system is complemented by a 6-CD changer, 9 speakers, satellite radio, a memory-card slot and auxiliary MP3 and iPod integration. Finally, the aforementioned flash-memory-based navigation system also comes standard.

Further available bling aboard this venerable coupe includes carpeted floor mats, splash guards and various exterior and interior trim upgrades.

Giving the 2012 VW Beetle 2.5L PZEV with Sunroof, Sound and Nav its go is an emissions-lowering PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder (I5) powerplant that can be managed by either the standard 5-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. With either gearbox, this little coupe will put out 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, while variable valve timing (VVT) helps maintain mileage estimates of 22 mpg city/31 highway in the stick-shift-equipped version and 22/29 in the automatic.

Finally, standard safety features aboard include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection. Daytime running lights also come standard, as does a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
2.5L w/ Sunroof, Sound and Nav
Average Price:$17,447
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
2.5L PZEV w/ Sound and Nav
Average Price:$17,769
As may be apparent from its moniker, Volkswagen’s re-introduced-for-2012 Beetle 2.5L PZEV with Sound and Nav sports a California-emissions-approved PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle)... Read More

As may be apparent from its moniker, Volkswagen’s re-introduced-for-2012 Beetle 2.5L PZEV with Sound and Nav sports a California-emissions-approved PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) 2.5-liter powerplant, as well as the Sound and Navigation package as standard equipment aboard its 4-passenger, 2-door subcompact frame. From such exotic ingredients comes its wordy moniker.

Meantime, all of the former bling is added to such standard appearance goodies as 18-inch upgraded alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors, with the interior capable of handling 29.9 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seatbacks folded. Also on the inside are such added doodads as leatherette upholstery, heated and height-adjustable sport front seats, full power accessories, floor mats, keyless ignition and a multifunction tilting and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Cruise control also comes standard, as do floor mats in front and rear, air conditioning, Bluetooth hands-free calling and a premium Fender audio system with single-CD changer, 9 speakers, satellite radio, a memory card slot and iPod/MP3 integration, while the included navigation package boasts an audio-integrated touchscreen-display interfaced with standard flash-memory-based navigation.

Further add-ons to this loaded-up Beetle include splash guards, carpeted floor mats and upgrades to interior and exterior trim pieces. A power sunroof can also be added and comes with upgraded 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition, a multifunction steering wheel and a 6-CD changer.

As its name implies, the front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2012 Beetle 2.5L PZEV with Sound and Nav packs a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder (I5) powerplant that mates with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed shiftable automatic for 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Meantime, mileage figures for the variable-valve-timed (VVT) five-banger are estimated at 22 mpg city/31 highway when carrying the stick-shift transmission and 22/29 for the automatic-toting version.

Standard safety equipment, finally, includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Added to the above are standard daytime running lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Average Price:$17,891
Throw a turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine into Volkswagen’s 2012 Beetle, and behold the Beetle Turbo. This trim's 2.0-liter blown four-banger combines with either a standard 6-... Read More

Throw a turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine into Volkswagen’s 2012 Beetle, and behold the Beetle Turbo. This trim's 2.0-liter blown four-banger combines with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed auto-manual (DSG) transmission for 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, with mileage figures running a respectable 21 mpg city/30 highway in those Turbos with the stick-shift and 22/30 in those carrying the shiftable automatic.

Longer and lower, wider and bolder, the redesigned and re- released Beetle Turbo 4-seat, 2-door subcompact coupe sports 29.9 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seatbacks folded, while a rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors adorn its new-look profile. Inside, look for premium cloth upholstery, heated height-adjustable sport front seats, full power accessories, a telescoping and tilting steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped shift knob and simulated carbon alloy cabin accents.

Entertainment is presented via a single-CD player with 8 speakers and an auxiliary iPod interface, while Bluetooth hands-free calling keeps everybody in touch.

Popular options for this turbocharged Beetle include the Sunroof Package, which includes a power sunroof, keyless ignition, satellite radio, a 6-CD changer and multifunction steering wheel, and the Sound and Navigation Package, which has navigation, 19-inch upgraded alloy wheels and a 400-watt, 9-speaker Fender premium audio system boasting dashboard-mounted touchscreen integration and a memory-card slot. Further, the Sunroof, Sound and Navigation Package combines all of the above into a single neat bundle. Another popular option is a sport-tuned suspension that’ll take some of the blah out of the commute.

Available standalone accessories, meanwhile, include carpeted floor mats, customizable badges, appliqués and graphics, splash guards and leather upholstery.

Notable standard safety equipment, finally, includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard safety features include daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: sport cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, · Rear defogger
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ2 Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM2 Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT2 Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MH Beige, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
YJ Black/Blue, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
MX Titan Black, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
XGC (3) Gauge Dash Pod $-150
Turbo PZEV
Average Price:$17,931
Need a subcompact 4-passenger coupe with an eco-friendly turbocharged engine and an iconic profile? Check out the re-introduced and reworked 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo PZEV (Partial Z... Read More

Need a subcompact 4-passenger coupe with an eco-friendly turbocharged engine and an iconic profile? Check out the re-introduced and reworked 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle).

Tweaked to conform to state laws that encompass California emissions standards, a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant gives this venerable-yet-updated Bug its go. Mated with either the standard 6-speed standard manual transmission or the available 6-speed auto-manual (DSG) transmission, this blown four-banger puts out 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, with mileage estimated at 21 mpg city/30 highway in stick-shift versions and 22/30 in automatic-toting editions.

As with its normally aspirated siblings, the Beetle Turbo PZEV sports 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, while 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors decorate its upsized profile.

Inside, this retro-Bug flaunts premium cloth upholstery and heated, height-adjustable sport front seats as well as a telescoping and tilting leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, simulated carbon-fiber dashboard trim and full power accessories. Cruise control also comes standard aboard this high-end trim, as do air conditioning, floor mats and Bluetooth hands-free calling. Meantime, entertainment is offered by a single-CD player with 8 speakers and auxiliary iPod integration.

Available to the latest iteration of law-abiding turbocharged Beetledom is a Sunroof Package boasting a power sunroof, keyless ignition, a multifunction steering wheel, 6-CD changer, satellite radio and upgraded 19-inch wheels. A Sound and Navigation Package, meanwhile, throws in a navigation suite and a touchscreen-interfaced, 9-speaker Fender premium audio system that pounds out 400 watts. All of the above can, needless to say, also be bundled together into the Sunroof, Sound and Navigation Package, while leather upholstery, upgraded and customizable graphics and badges, carpeted floor mats, splash guards and a sport-tuned suspension are additionally available as standalone options.

Noteworthy standard safety features aboard the 2012 Beetle 2.0T Turbo PZEV include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further safety equipment delivered with VW’s latest bug include daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: sport cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse · Rear defogger
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ2 Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM2 Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT2 Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MH Beige, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
YJ Black/Blue, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
MX Titan Black, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
XGC (3) Gauge Dash Pod $-150
Black Turbo
Average Price:$18,206
Turbocharged and looking almost wicked in black-on-black, the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo represents VW’s latest iteration of its 4-passenger, 2-door, subcompact coupe. This pot... Read More

Turbocharged and looking almost wicked in black-on-black, the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo represents VW’s latest iteration of its 4-passenger, 2-door, subcompact coupe.

This potent bug sports a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant that mates with either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the available 6-speed auto-manual (DSG) transmission for 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Mileage estimates, meanwhile, are pegged at 21 mpg city/30 highway in the stick-shift version, and 22/30 in the automatic-equipped variant.

This once-geeky Bug gets a longer and wider, lower and bolder look for its re-introductory year, with the standard Deep Black Pearl Metallic exterior and Titanium Black premium cloth upholstery. Additionally, this up-powered and up-featured people-hauler sports a standard rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors outside, and heated, height-adjustable sport front seats, as well as a leather-wrapped telescoping and tilting steering wheel and shift knob inside.

Further standard comfort and convenience bling includes full power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning, simulated carbon fiber dashboard trim, Bluetooth hands-free calling and a single-CD player boasting 8 speakers and auxiliary iPod integration.

The Sunroof Package is one option available to the Beetle Black Turbo and comes with a power sunroof, keyless ignition, a multifunction steering wheel (mounting paddle shifters in automatic-transmission editions), a 6-CD changer and touchscreen-interfaced audio components.

The optional Sunroof, Sound and Navigation Package, meanwhile, offers all the goodies in the Sunroof Package as well as a navigation system integrated into the dashboard-mounted display, upgraded 19-inch wheels and 400 watts of Fender premium audio with 9 speakers and a memory-card slot.

Finally, leather upholstery is available to the 2012 Beetle Black Turbo, as are splash guards, carpeted floor mats (in titanium black, of course), a sport-tuned suspension and various unique badges and graphics.

Noteworthy standard safety equipment, meantime, includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Daytime running lights are also standard aboard this beefed-up bug, as are cornering lights, front fog/driving lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: sport cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, front · Rear defogger
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ2 Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM2 Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT2 Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MX Titan Black, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
Black Turbo PZEV
Average Price:$18,134
For those who must meet stringent California emissions laws but still want to look and drive with a bit of retro-leaning panache, Volkswagen has, for 2012, returned its venerable Beetle... Read More

For those who must meet stringent California emissions laws but still want to look and drive with a bit of retro-leaning panache, Volkswagen has, for 2012, returned its venerable Beetle in a longer, wider and lower Black Turbo PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) version.

Boasting Deep Black Pearl Metallic paint outside and Titanium Black premium cloth upholstery inside, this regenerated 4-seat, 2-door subcompact also carries a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant that’s been tweaked to meet requirements in those states with more eco-conscious emissions standards. Look for 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque from this black beauty when under the management of either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the available DSG 6-speed auto-manual transmission. Meantime, mileage with the stick-shift-equipped edition is estimated at 21 mpg city/30 highway, while the automatic-toting variant is estimated at 22/30.

Besides the bad-boy paint job, this Beetle also sports 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors on its re-worked exterior, with the no-nonsense-black interior flaunting heated height-adjustable sport front seats, full power accessories, a leather-wrapped shift knob and simulated carbon fiber dashboard trim. Cruise control also comes standard, as do a telescoping and tilting leather-wrapped steering wheel, front and rear floor mats, air conditioning and Bluetooth hands-free calling.

The standard entertainment system, meantime, is a single-CD player with 8 speakers and auxiliary iPod integration, with a touchscreen display, 6-CD changer and satellite radio available in the optional Sunroof Package.

Said Sunroof Package also includes a multifunction steering wheel and keyless ignition, with the available Sunroof, Sound and Navigation Package throwing in a navigation suite, upgraded 19-inch wheels and a 9-speaker, 400-watt Fender premium audio setup that sports a memory-card slot.

Leather upholstery, splash guards, carpeted floor mats and a cornucopia of customizable graphics and badges, as well as a sport-tuned suspension, are also optional for this ebony-toned Beetle.

Finally, notable standard safety equipment in the Beetle Black Turbo PZEV includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard safety features include daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: sport cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, front · Rear defogger
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ2 Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM2 Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT2 Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MX Titan Black, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
White Turbo
Average Price:$18,134
As a counterpoint to its 2012 Beetle Black Turbo bad boy, Volkswagen offers its good-guy-aspiring Beetle White Turbo. Implied in this reworked and re-introduced 4-seat, 2-door subco... Read More

As a counterpoint to its 2012 Beetle Black Turbo bad boy, Volkswagen offers its good-guy-aspiring Beetle White Turbo.

Implied in this reworked and re-introduced 4-seat, 2-door subcompact is the standard 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant that can be mated with either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the optional 6-speed auto-manual (DSG) gearbox to deliver 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Estimated mileage, meantime, runs 21 mpg city/30 highway in stick-shift versions and 22/30 in auto-manual-toting editions.

Standard appearance bling in this white-knight Beetle includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors. Inside, look for Titanium Black premium cloth upholstery as well as heated height-adjustable sport front seats, split-folding rear seatbacks (for a total of 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space), full power accessories, a leather-wrapped telescoping and tilting steering wheel, leather shift knob and simulated alloy dashboard trim.

Cruise control, of course, comes standard in this well-wrought Bug, too, as do air conditioning, floor mats and Bluetooth hands-free communications, while entertainment consists of a single-CD player with 8 speakers and an auxiliary MP3/iPod input.

Among the more exotic option bundles offered with the 2012 Beetle White Turbo is the Sunroof Package, offering a power sunroof, keyless ignition, 6-CD changer, satellite radio, upgraded 19-inch alloy wheels and a multifunction steering wheel. Throw in the Sound and Navigation Package and get a Fender premium sound system that boasts 400 watts, 9 speakers and a touchscreen dashboard display, as well as a flash-card-based navigation system that integrates with the dash-mounted touchscreen.

Further upgrades to this hiatus-busting Beetle trim include splash guards, upgraded interior and exterior trim, a sport-tuned suspension, carpeted floor mats and leather upholstery.

Finally, standard safety equipment includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard safety equipment includes front fog/driving lights, daytime running lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: sport cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, front · Rear defogger
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ2 Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM2 Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT2 Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MX Titan Black, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
White Turbo PZEV
Average Price:$18,090
After a year off, Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle returns longer, wider, lower and bolder than ever. In one of its classier iterations, this 4-seat, 2-door subcompact coupe is available as t... Read More

After a year off, Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle returns longer, wider, lower and bolder than ever. In one of its classier iterations, this 4-seat, 2-door subcompact coupe is available as the 2012 Beetle White Turbo PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle).

Boasting turbocharged power and 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seatbacks folded, this venerable VW also packs a rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors around its Black-Turbo-counterpointed white profile.

Inside, Titanium Black premium cloth upholstery adorns heated height-adjustable sport front seats with a tilting and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel bolstered by a leather-wrapped shift knob and simulated carbon fiber dashboard embellishments.

Cruise control is standard, as are air conditioning, floor mats front and rear, and Bluetooth hands-free communications, while entertainment is offered via a single-CD player with 8 speakers and an auxiliary MP3/iPod interface.

Optional equipment, meantime, includes the Sunroof, Sound and Nav Package, boasting a power sunroof, keyless ignition, a multifunction steering wheel, a 400-watt Fender premium sound system with 6-CD changer, 9 speakers, satellite radio and a memory-card slot and touchscreen display, and a flash-memory-based navigation system that adds its talents to the dashboard-mounted screen. All of the above, meantime, can be separated into just the Sunroof Package, just the Sound Package and just the Sound and Nav Package, with corresponding adjustments to offered features, including 19-inch upgraded wheels.

Additionally, the dazzling Beetle White Turbo PZEV can be delivered with splash guards, carpeted floor mats, leather upholstery, upgraded interior and exterior trim blandishments and/or a sport-tuned suspension.

Giving this latest Beetle incarnation its go is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant that meshes with either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the available 6-speed auto-manual (DSG) gearbox for 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Meantime, mileage estimates for this blown four-banger are 21 mpg city/30 highway in stick-shift-toting editions and 22/30 in auto-manual-bearing variants.

Notable standard safety features, finally, include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further safety equipment delivered aboard the 2012 Beetle White Turbo includes daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: sport cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, front · Rear defogger
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ2 Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM2 Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT2 Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MX Titan Black, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
Turbo PZEV w/ Sunroof and Sound
Average Price:$18,013
Take the reworked and re-introduced 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, toss in a California-emissions-ready turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant, a 9-speaker premium Fender sound system ... Read More

Take the reworked and re-introduced 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, toss in a California-emissions-ready turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant, a 9-speaker premium Fender sound system and a power sunroof, and behold the Beetle 2.0T Turbo PZEV with Sunroof and Sound.

Classified as a partial zero-emissions vehicle—thus the PZEV designation—this 2-door, 4-place subcompact Beetle boasts an eco-friendly 2.0-liter I4 turbo managed by either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed auto-manual (DSG) transmission. In each case, this blown four-banger puts out 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, with mileage estimates running 21 mpg city/30 highway for stick-shift-toting versions and 22/30 for automatic-equipped variants.

Able to tote the 29.9 cubic feet of cargo (with the rear seats folded) common to its lesser siblings, this amped-up Beetle also boasts 19-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors draping a post-hiatus profile that’s also lower, longer and wider than previous iterations. Inside, look for premium cloth upholstery, heated height-adjustable sport front seats, full power accessories and floor mats, as well as a tilting and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel that’s complemented by a leather-wrapped shift knob and simulated carbon fiber accents.

Bluetooth hands-free calling is additionally standard aboard the Beetle Turbo PZEV with Sunroof and Sound, as is a premium 400-watt, 9-speaker Fender audio system that flaunts a 6-CD changer, touchscreen display, satellite radio, a memory-card slot and auxiliary iPod/MP3 integration.

Options-wise, a navigation system that is interfaced with the touchscreen display is the more exotic add-on available to this turbocharged Bug. Splash guards, meanwhile, as well as carpeted floor mats, a sport-tuned suspension, leather upholstery and various interior and exterior trim upgrades are also optional.

Finally, standard safety features on this latest Beetle incarnation include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Additional safety stuff includes daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: memory card slot, iPod, jack · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Fender · Premium Brand Speakers: Fender · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Push-button Start
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Roof Sunroof: power panoramic, anti-trapping feature, sliding sunshade, privacy glass, tilt/slide, power glass
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket, sport · Upholstery: sport cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, · Rear defogger
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ1 Fender Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM1 Fender Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT1 Fender Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MH Beige, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
YJ Black/Blue, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
MX Titan Black, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
XGC (3) Gauge Dash Pod $-150
Turbo w/ Sunroof and Sound
Original MSRP: $27,495
Those lamenting the disappearance of Volkswagen’s Beetle last year may rejoice that this subcompact coupe is back for 2012. In its up-powered, up-featured form, this 4-passenger, 2-door... Read More

Those lamenting the disappearance of Volkswagen’s Beetle last year may rejoice that this subcompact coupe is back for 2012. In its up-powered, up-featured form, this 4-passenger, 2-door subcompact is available as the Beetle 2.0T Turbo with Sunroof and Sound, and boasts, as its moniker implies, a standard turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, power sunroof and premium Fender audio components. Of course, it also sports the same 29.9 cubic feet of cargo room (with the rear seats folded) as its lesser, but no less reworked, siblings.

Besides the power glass sunroof, this longer and wider, lower and bolder Beetle carries such appealing appearance goodies as 19-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors.

Inside, look for premium cloth upholstery, heated height-adjustable sport front seats, full power accessories, a telescoping and tilting leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob and simulated carbon fiber dashboard trim. All this is supplemented, meanwhile, by keyless ignition, cruise control, air conditioning and Bluetooth hands-free communications.

Boasting 400 watts of power, the delivered Fender premium sound system also features a 6-CD changer, 9 speakers, satellite radio and a memory-card slot, all under the auspices of a touchscreen dash display that can be further configured to handle an optional flash-memory-based navigation system.

Further options for the high-end Beetle 2.0T Turbo with Sunroof and Sound include splashguards, upgraded interior and exterior trim pieces, graphics and badges, leather upholstery, carpeted floor mats and a sport-tuned suspension.

For 2012, a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant gives this upscale Beetle its go, mating with either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the available 6-speed auto-manual (DSG) transmission to put out 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Meantime, mileage is estimated at 21 mpg city/30 highway with the stick-shift or 22/30 cruising with the automatic.

Standard safety features in this brand-new Bug include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further delivered safety features include daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: memory card slot, iPod, jack · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Fender · Premium Brand Speakers: Fender · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm, trunk release · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Push-button Start
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Roof Sunroof: power panoramic, anti-trapping feature, sliding sunshade, privacy glass, tilt/slide, power glass
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket, sport · Upholstery: sport cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, · Rear defogger
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ1 Fender Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM1 Fender Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT1 Fender Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
MH Beige, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
YJ Black/Blue, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
MX Titan Black, Sport Cloth Seating Surfaces $0
XGC (3) Gauge Dash Pod $-150
Turbo w/ Sound and Nav
Original MSRP: $28,165
Volkswagen has brought back the iconic, updated Beetle, and now it’s a little longer, a touch wider and a tad lower, and it flaunts turbocharged power. The 2012 Beetle Turbo with Sound ... Read More

Volkswagen has brought back the iconic, updated Beetle, and now it’s a little longer, a touch wider and a tad lower, and it flaunts turbocharged power. The 2012 Beetle Turbo with Sound and Nav also boasts standard Fender premium audio and a touchscreen-interfaced navigation system.

Mirroring its lesser siblings with 29.9 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seats folded, this 4-seat, 2-door subcompact coupe also sports appearance features like 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors. Inside, look for premium cloth upholstery, heated height-adjustable sport front seats, full power accessories, a leather-wrapped shift knob and simulated carbon fiber cabin accents. Convenience-wise, cruise control is bolstered by a leather-wrapped tilting and telescoping steering wheel, with floor mats and air conditioning additionally delivered.

Bluetooth hands-free calling stands tall in this turbo-toting Bug, as does a 400-watt, 9-speaker Fender audio system with a single-CD player, satellite radio, a memory-card slot and a touchscreen dashboard display. Finally, a flash-memory-based navigation system also comes with this loaded-up Beetle.

Options, meantime, include the Sunroof Package with its power sunroof, 6-CD changer, multifunction steering wheel, keyless ignition and supplemental badges and graphics, while splash guards, carpeted floor mats, a sport-tuned suspension and leather upholstery are all offered as standalone extras.

Powering the 2012 Beetle Turbo with Sound and Nav is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that mates with either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed auto-manual (DSG) transmission for 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Look for mileage estimated at 21 mpg city/30 highway in stick-shift versions and 22/30 in automatic-toting variations.

Notable standard safety equipment aboard this little coupe includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Additional standard safety features include daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: memory card slot, iPod, jack · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Fender · Premium Brand Speakers: Fender · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Push-button Start
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: sport cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Navigation system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, · Rear defogger
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ1 Fender Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM1 Fender Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT1 Fender Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
DU Black, Leather Seating Surfaces $0
CJ Black/Blue, Leather Seating Surfaces $0
YM Black/Red, Leather Seating Surfaces $0
XGC (3) Gauge Dash Pod $-150
Turbo PZEV w/ Sunroof, Sound and Nav
Original MSRP: $29,095
The VW Beetle is back, and for 2012 it can be had in a potent turbocharged edition that conforms to strict California emissions standards and totes all kinds of standard goodies. The Vo... Read More

The VW Beetle is back, and for 2012 it can be had in a potent turbocharged edition that conforms to strict California emissions standards and totes all kinds of standard goodies. The Volkswagen Beetle Turbo PZEV with Sunroof, Sound and Nav offers this subcompact 4-seat coupe with an eco-tweaked inline 4-cylinder (I4) turbocharged engine, as well as a standard power sunroof, Fender premium audio components and a navigation system.

Longer, lower, wider and bolder, this latest VW bug also flaunts 19-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors outside, with premium cloth upholstery, heated, height-adjustable sport front seats and split-folding rear seatbacks inside. A leather-wrapped tilting and telescoping steering wheel, meantime, is complemented by a leather-wrapped shift knob and simulated carbon fiber dashboard trim, with full power accessories, keyless ignition, cruise control, air conditioning and floor mats in front and rear also delivered as standard equipment.

Bluetooth hands-free calling comes in this upsized Beetle trim, as does a 9-speaker Fender premium audio system flaunting 400 watts, a touchscreen interface, 6-CD changer and auxiliary iPod input. Finally, a navigation suite is also standard and interfaced with the dashboard-mounted audio touchscreen display.

Options, meantime, include a sport-tuned suspension, splash guards, customizable graphics and badges, leather upholstery and carpeted floor mats.

Engine-wise, the emissions-lowering turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 powerplant that’s standard in this PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) can be combined with either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or VW’s touted DSG 6-speed auto-manual gearbox to put out 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Mileage estimates, meanwhile, run 21 mpg city/30 highway for stick-shift-equipped variations and 22/30 for automatic-toting editions.

Finally, standard safety equipment in the 2012 Beetle Turbo PZEV with Sunroof, Sound and Nav includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. All this is further bolstered by daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: memory card slot, iPod, jack · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Fender · Premium Brand Speakers: Fender · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Push-button Start
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Roof Sunroof: power panoramic, anti-trapping feature, privacy glass, sliding sunshade, tilt/slide, power glass
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Navigation system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, · Rear defogger
P1T Lamp & Wheel PKG $1,000
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ1 Fender Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM1 Fender Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT1 Fender Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
DU Black, Leather Seating Surfaces $0
CJ Black/Blue, Leather Seating Surfaces $0
YM Black/Red, Leather Seating Surfaces $0
XGC (3) Gauge Dash Pod $-150
Turbo w/ Sunroof, Sound and Nav
Original MSRP: $29,095
Piling on some exotic and self-descriptive standard bling is the re-introduced 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Turbo with Sunroof, Sound and Nav. This 2-door, 4-passenger subcompact Bug, as... Read More

Piling on some exotic and self-descriptive standard bling is the re-introduced 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Turbo with Sunroof, Sound and Nav. This 2-door, 4-passenger subcompact Bug, as its name foretells, packs a turbocharged 4-cylinder powerplant, as well as a power sunroof, Fender premium audio and a flash-memory-based navigation system.

Boasting the standard 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space (with the rear seats folded) of its normally aspirated siblings, VW’s high-end blown Beetle also sports such standard appearance features as 19-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors.

The cabin, meantime, comes adorned with premium cloth upholstery, heated height-adjustable sport front seats, a telescoping and tilting leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shifter and simulated carbon fiber dashboard trim. Then there are the standard full power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning and Bluetooth hands-free calling to brighten things up even more.

Finally, a premium Fender audio system boasting a 6-CD changer, satellite radio, 9 speakers, a memory card slot and a touchscreen display is further complemented by standard navigation that’s also interfaces with the dashboard-mounted display.

Options in this reworked and up-powered Beetle include splash guards, leather upholstery, upgraded interior and exterior trim pieces, carpeted floor mats and a sport-tuned suspension.

Implied in this potent little bug’s moniker is the standard 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant that combines with either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or VW’s ballyhooed 6-speed DSG auto-manual gearbox for 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Mileage estimates for this blown four-banger run 21 mpg city/30 highway with the stick-shift and 22/30 with the auto-manual transmission.

Finally, noteworthy standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further safety equipment delivered with the Beetle 2.0T Turbo with Sunroof, Sound and Nav includes front fog/driving lights, daytime running lights, cornering lights and a post-collision safety system.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.0L 200 hp I4 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: memory card slot, iPod, jack · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Fender · Premium Brand Speakers: Fender · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 8
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.3 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.7 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: front center · Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Parking brake trim: leather · Reading lights: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Bottle holders: front · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Glove compartment: lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm · Power outlet(s) · Power steering: speed-proportional · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6, 8
Engine Alternator: 140 amps · Push-button Start
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: black · Rear spoiler: lip · Rear spoiler color: black, body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Multi-function display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: turn off headlights
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen
Locks 2-stage unlocking · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6, 8
Rear Seats Folding · Type: 50-50 split bench
Roof Sunroof: power panoramic, anti-trapping feature, privacy glass, sliding sunshade, tilt/slide, power glass
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crash sensors · Crumple zones: front · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.3 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Hands-free communication system · Navigation system · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, · Rear defogger
P1T Lamp & Wheel PKG $1,000
2UC Sport Suspension $500
NTB "Turbo" Black Graphics Kit $300
NTW "Turbo" White Graphics Kit $300
NJ1 Fender Front/Rear Carpeted Mat Kit $235
NM1 Fender Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NT1 Fender Turbo Front/Rear Rubber Mat Kit $235
NEB "Eight Ball" Graphics Kit $230
NSB "Beetle" Black Graphics Kit $220
NSW "Beetle" White Graphics Kit $220
NGG (4) Splash Guards $220
AID First Aid Kit $35
DU Black, Leather Seating Surfaces $0
CJ Black/Blue, Leather Seating Surfaces $0
YM Black/Red, Leather Seating Surfaces $0
XGC (3) Gauge Dash Pod $-150