2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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The 2013 Beetle convertible is a vehicle that is fun for four and surprisingly practical. It offers great fuel economy and plenty of rear legroom and storage. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.

Model – 2013 Volkswagen (VW) Beetle Convertible

Engine – 2.5L – 170 hp – 21/27 mpg

– 2.0L Turbo – 200hp – offered with a manual – 21/30

– 2.0L TDI – 140 hp, 236 torque – offered with a manual – 28/41 mpg.

Special editions:

·50s Edition with leather and sport seats with black pearl paint

·60s Edition offers denim blue color with a special interior

·70s Edition is more sophisticated, with coffee colors

Standard features include:

·17″ aluminum alloy wheels – turbo has sport suspension and 18″ alloy wheels.

·Leatherette seating

·Bluetooth

·Heated front seats

Premium options:

·Navigation

·Fender audio sound system

Price – Starts at $24,995 and tops out at $31,000

The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible takes the classic convertible silhouette, but reinterprets the design in a sportier, more dynamic fashion. The VW is the most fuel-efficient convertible on the highway with an estimated 41 mpg from the TDI® Clean Diesel model with a manual transmission.

The new convertible is more masculine and has a sporty stance. VW also offers accessories to personalize your car.

The soft-top folds flat when open and has a heated rear glass window, insulated 3-layer top and an Active Rollover Protection system with reinforced sub chassis. An integrated wind blocking system is also available to keep your hair in place.

Competes with:

·Mini Cooper

·Fiat 500C

·Ford Mustang

·Chevy Camaro

Likes:

·Peppy acceleration

·Attractive with the top up or down, which can change in about 10 seconds

·Quiet ride with the top up

·Solid ride and handling

·More rear seat space than the competition.

Dislikes:

·Needs lumbar support

·No lighted vanity mirrors on visors

The all-new 2013 VW Beetle convertible is back! The iconic four-seat convertible is a blast to drive at any speed and is priced within reach.

Visit http://www.beetle.com/ for more information.