Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BEETLE-LUTION - Introducing The Incarnation of VW BEETLE

Porsche Type 12, 1931/32 

Tatra V570 prototype (1933)

The final original Beetle 
The new millenium Beetle - 1998
Mandy Moore in her music video 'Candy' driving the new millenium Beetle


Changes for final iteration of the "New Beetle" convertible largely revolve around a few minor upgrades as well as a renaming of the two trim levels.

Instead of the base and 2.5L models, the newer edition comes in standard S and deluxe SE editions; for the convertible, the SE switches from a manually-operated cloth top to a semi-automatic, powered top. It also brings a premium sound system with Sirius satellite radio, leather-wrapped surfaces for the handbrake, shift knob, and steering wheel, as well as the six-speed Tiptronic gearbox. The automatic is also an option for the S.

Compared to the model it replaced, a tire pressure monitoring system is now standard to meet safety laws; new alloy wheels are also standard on each car level, with the 16-inch "Mali" design fitted to the S and the 17-inch "Versus" design stock with the SE. A cold weather package is available for the S which adds heating to the seats and windshield washer nozzles.

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