Volkswagen Beetle convertible on display at Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2012

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible which will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year will be available in the United States with three engine…

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible which will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year will be available in the United States with three engine options. These will include a 2.5 five cylinder offering 170 hp and 177 lb/ft torque mated to a six speed automatic transmission, a 2.0 turbocharged four cylinder offering 200 hp and 207 lb/ft torque mated either to a six speed manual or six speed dual clutch gearbox while those interested in a diesel engine will be able to procure a 2.0 turbodiesel four cylinder offering 140 hp and 236 lb/ft torque mated to six speed manual or six speed DSG.

This third generation Beetle Convertible comes after the first of its kind launched in 1949 followed by the second generation Beetle Convertible in 2002. The current model is fitted with a soft top ideally suited for open top driving. It possesses spacious and comfortable interiors with enough space for upto four adults while trunk capacity is at 225 liters.

Additional safety features include a special active rollover protection system. This consists of two extendable modules fitted behind the rear bench seat while additional safety is offered in the form of front and head/thorax airbags. Beetle Convertible is available in Germany from November 2012 onwards where it will be priced from €21,350 onwards.

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