VW To Debut Clean Diesel Beetle At Chicago Auto Show

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 2013 Beetle TDI, set to be distributed this summer, will have turbocharged direct-injection Clean Diesel engine.  Even though this will be the first Beetle TDI to be released in 6 years, Volkswagen is taking a gamble with a diesel vehicle since diesels have failed to really catch on in the US because of the price of diesel gas, even though the emissions generated are much lower than regular engines.

The 2.0 liter engine with 140HP can be connected to either a six-speed manual transmission or a dual-clutch automatic transmission.  The special dual-clutch transmission VW uses allows the ease of not having to switch gears with the fuel economy and responsiveness of the manual transmission.  This TDI should get around 39 mpg highway capability.

The clean diesel Beetle will get some fun stuff for the exterior so it’s easy to tell which ones are the diesel TDIs.  They’ll have 17-inch alloy rims, chrome trim lining the side window, and, of course, a TDI badge.  The interior will have a bonus display in the dashboard with turbo boost gauges and a stopwatch.

To find out more about the Clean Diesel Beetel TDI or any other VW vehicle, contact the Larson Automotive Group.

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