More flower-power in the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

4:57 PM, Aug 12, 2013   |    comments
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The iconic Volkswagen Beetle is recognizable on any road and the new 2013 design features a modern feel giving the Beetle a sleek look. The Volkswagen Beetle has always provided a spirited performance and a comfortable ride and this year the Beetle adds a convertible body style and turbocharged diesel engine to the line. Who doesn't love to put the top down? The 2013 Beetle's fabric roof lowers in a dazzling 10 seconds.

The new Beetle is offered in three trim levels matched with a unique engine. The 2.5L features a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine making 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The Beetle Turbo trim comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission standard. EPA estimates the Turbo at 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Finally the Beetle TDI is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine receiving an impressive EPA rating at 28 mpg city and an eye-opening 41 mpg highway.

As for features, Beetle doesn't skimp. The base 2.5L comes standard with heated windshield washer nozzles and heated mirrors, full power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and an iPod interface with auxiliary inputs. Buyers can opt for a sun package yielding a panoramic sunroof, keyless ignition and a touchscreen interface.

Moving up to the Turbo trim level adds fog lights, a sport-tuned suspension, sport seats and alloy pedals. Turbo's sun package includes the same items as the 2.5L plus a premium Fender audio system and paddle shifters.

The Beetle TDI is outfitted with the 2.5L's standard equipment and offers the same optional sunroof package.

Visit Burnsville Volkswagen to learn more about all of the Beetle's unique features and take one for a test drive one

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