Last year, Volkswagen Canada introduced the 3rd Generation of a car that has been around since the 1930’s. Lower, wider and noticeably more aggressive than the model it replaced, the 21st Century Beetle harkens back to the original design, yet offers all of the advantages of the most up-to-date technology.
The big news for the 2013 Model Year is the introduction of a new engine, the 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel.
Volkswagen is the market leader in Clean Diesel engines. Also available in the Golf, Jetta, Passat and Touareg, this technology offers excellent performance and astounding fuel efficiency.
With 236 lb.-ft. of torque available from just 1,750 RPM, acceleration is the Beetle TDI’s strong suit and the flexibility of the engine makes for effortless cruising, and quick highway passing.
The TDI Clean Diesel’s claim to fame, of course, is its fuel efficiency. Despite providing the Beetle with excellent performance, the TDI still delivers when it comes to saving fuel. A highway fuel consumption rate of just 4.8L/100 km attests to the Beetle’s frugality.
The Beetle TDI is available with your choice of 6 speed manual or 6 speed DSG automatic transmissions. The DSG uses twin clutches to automatically control a manual-type transmission.
Volkswagen pioneered this technology and continues to increase its availability throughout the product lineup. Providing the fuel efficiency and performance of a manual, along with the comfort and ease of an automatic, the DSG is a no-compromise choice for the enthusiast and practical driver alike.
The Beetle TDI Clean Diesel retails from $24,175.