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Sunday, December 18, 2011


Volks-Wagen Beetle

  • Sunday, December 18, 2011
  • Krishna Mohan Roy
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  • The Volkswagen New Beetle was the cute car that started the retro-futurist design craze, which is still going strong.

    The front-wheel-drive VW New Beetle is available as a two-door hatchback or a two-door convertible. Options include bigger wheels and a rear spoiler. Power comes from a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower. Transmission choices are a standard five-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic.

    Volkswagen BeetleFrom 1998-2005, the base engine was a 115-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Until recently, turbocharged gasoline engines have been a big part of the New Beetle's trim lineup. Sold from 1999-2006, the New Beetle 1.8T was powered by a 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder, which put out 150 hp. Throughout the years, VW has released several special-edition models, including limited-edition colors and trim packages. The new Volkswagen Beetle is sleek, swift, and totally sophisticated. The new Beetle offers differing degrees of power.

    Beetle is the unique girl styled compact cars manufactured in the VW kingdom which is a German based auto manufacturing company. The first generation of 2012 Beetle came into picture a decade ago. Considering the amazing sale performance of previous versions of VW, Volkswagen is soon coming with a spectacular redesign to be recognized as Beetle.

    The curved front looks more appealing with VW styled rounded headlamps. The compact car is additionally featured with heated seats, tilt – telescopic steering wheel, cruise control system, climate control system and sound system loaded with CD changer, MP3 player and satellite radio.

    Volkswagen BeetleThis assembly is considered as a base model of Beetle. The turbocharged 2.0 liter with TSI engine will be designed to produce 200 to 210 horsepower. All these engine versions work on front drive wheel mechanism. It is also suspected that Beetle will gain R version with the highest performer engine to generate 270 horsepower. The turbocharged engines from VW will come with automated dual clutch manual transmission.

    The descent architecture of 2012 VW Beetle will appear in the market by spring of next year. The base model of Beetle is expected to get a price tag of around $18,900 with the advancement of prices associated with higher versions of 2012 VW Beetle.

    While talking about the history of Volkswagen Beetle, everybody would remember the era of Second World War of Germany where Ferdinand Porsche has developed an idea of a vehicle which is affordable to every average man. It is actually a design which was originally developed by Porsche’s and also Adolf Hitler was a person who has played a major role in development of Beetle.

    Actually a meaning of Volkswagen is ‘people’s car’. It is actually a thought of Adolf Hitler that he was supposed to develop a car which should at least carry two adult people and three children. It should also run at the speed of 60 miles per hour. This was the basic concept which actually Porsche was planning to put in the market. Hitler has also set a price which was round about 250$ and during that period it was actually a price of motorcycle. This was looking very low priced car for the make like Porsche but the challenge was accepted and the world has seen the model called Volkswagen Beetle.

    Volkswagen BeetleThis new model of Volkswagen Beetle is styled and designed in California whereas its engineering is done in Germany. They have made this attempt to digress the Beetle from chick car image which it got in the past. Now in today’s latest era it is offered in three different kinds of variants called sedan, speedster and the third one is convertible. The new model of Volkswagen Beetle is a style icon of today. It is charming and uniquely designed which has grabbed complete attention of the people. Beetle has got an excellent look and body. Apart from its looks this is also safe car on the road. This has got some of the unique and excellent safety features like Anti Braking System which is called ABS, Electronic Pressure Distribution, airbags provided for the driver and passenger on the front side. With all these one can easily say that Volkswagen Beetle is new style icon with complete safety features.

    Even when talking about the performance of the car Beetle’s drive features are not only the thing which makes it outstanding apart from it its driving performance also makes this car attracting lots of people. This new model of Beetle comes with 1.9 TDI engines which has got five speed manual transmission gears. Other model of Beetle is Miami which comes with 1.6 engines which comes with either 5 speed manual transmission or 6 speed auto transmission gears. It has also got very good length and enough space. Some of exteriors which comes with this car are: Automated Door Locks, Alloy Wheels, Monitoring system to check the pressure of the Tires, Exterior signal mirrors, complete body of the car is Galvanized, they also offers sunroof with power glass but it is an optional feature.

    Now, talking about some interior features then some of them are: provided auxiliary input jack, provided CD player with MP3 and AUX features, it has also got satellite radio and stereo system with six speakers. So, this new Volkswagen Beetle is completely designed to give us all kind of features to all people who are crazy about cars.

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