Volkswagen India Brings New 2012 Beetle Bluemotion & Beetle Sport To India At Auto Expo 2012

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Volkswagen India showcased its technological excellence in India by showcasing some of its excellent global products at the Auto Expo 2012 in India. One of the major attractions at the Auto Expo 2012 VW Pavilion was the new 21st Century Volkswagen Beetle. The new Beetle 2012 is fuel efficient, sporty and eco-friendly and comes with Bluemotion technology built into it. With more than 21.5 million units sold, the Beetle is one of the most successful cars ever produced in the history of automobile industry.

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image – Volkswagen Beetle 2012

A technological highlight in efficiency of the New 21st Century Volkswagen Beetle Bluemotion is the 1.2 TSI with 105 PS engine. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine follows the downsizing philosophy of the globally successful 1.4 TSI, 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI engines. And this means: maximum power with minimum fuel consumption without losing out on the performance. This Beetle showcased here at the Auto Expo is equipped with a 7 speed DSG automatic transmission gearbox which means further reduction in fuel consumption.

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image – Volkswagen Beetle 2012

The more powerful variant, the 2012 Beetle Sport is powered by a 1.4 l TSI with 160 PS has implemented a turbo and a supercharged four cylinder engine which delivers a power of 160 PS at 5800 rpm. It maximum torque of 240 Nm can be achieved at 4500 rpm. This Beetle can sprint a 0-100 km/h in 8.3 seconds proving that it is indeed sporty. The Beetle ‘Sport’ comes with a standard, factory-fitted XDS electronic differential lock which is essentially an extension of the familiar EDS functionality. XDS improves handling in fast bends and calibrates the car towards more “neutral” steering; it does this by using active brake intervention to prevent wheel spin of the unloaded wheel on the inside of the curve, which in turn improves traction.

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image – Volkswagen Beetle 2012

This Beetle also sports brake calipers, black painted door mirror housings and side guard strips, rear spoiler, chrome strip in the air inlet screen, chrome-plated tailpipes and anodized aluminum trim strips. All of these features create one stylistically consistent unit, like that of a top level sports car.

Features and Specifications of Volkswagen Beetle Bluemotion and Beetle Sport

Volkswagen Beetle Bluemotion Features and Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2L TSI, 77 kW (105 PS)
  • Transmission: 7 speed DSG
  • Exterior Color: Tornado Red
  • “Disc” 4 alloy wheels, 18 inch
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Protective side moulding
  • Right exterior mirror: aspherical
  • Left exterior mirror: convex
  • Leather trim “Vienna” with front sports seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Backrest release for front seats with “Easy-Entry”
  • Chrome ornamental rings for gear lever boot and cup holder, hand brake knob in chrome
  • Rear seat backrest split folding
  • Dilours floor covering
  • Ambience lighting
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Flat tire indicator
  • Driver’s and front passenger air bag with front passenger air bag deactivation
  • Curtain airbags
  • Side airbags, front
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Hill hold control
  • Disc brakes, front and rear
  • Electronic immobilizer
  • Front fog lamps and static cornering light
  • Wheel locks with extended anti-theft protection
  • Multi-function leather steering wheel (3-spoke) with controls for MFD and radio
  • Comfort package incl. Climatic air-conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Front centre armrest
  • Dipping breakway interior rear view mirror
  • Two reading lights
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • “RCD 510” with TFT touchscreen, MP3 player and 6 CD changer
  • “Fender Sound” sound system 10 channel amplifier, 8 speakers, subwoofer
  • Mobile device interface MEDIA-IN with USB adapter cable
  • Central locking with remote control
  • Park distance control, acoustic warning signal for obstacles in the front and rear
  • Multi-function display “Plus”
  • Power windows
  • Height adjustment for front seats
  • Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column

Volkswagen Beetle Sport Features and Specifications

  • Engine: 1.4L TSI, 118 kW (160 PS)
  • Transmission: 6 speed MT
  • Exterior Colour: Candy White
  • “Twister” Volkswagen Exclusive – 4 alloy wheels, 18 inch
  • Xenon headlamps with separate LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear license plate light
  • Right exterior mirror: aspherical
  • Left exterior mirror: convex
  • Protective side molding
  • Panoramic sunroof electrically adjustable
  • Fabric cloth upholstery
  • Pedal cluster with aluminium pads
  • Small leather package
  • Interior chrome package
  • Backrest release for front seats with “Easy – Entry”
  • Chrome ornamental rings for gear lever boot and cup holder, hand brake knob in chrome
  • Rear seat backrest split folding
  • Dilours floor covering
  • Ambience lighting
  • Front centre armrest
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Flat tyre indicator
  • Driver’s and front passenger air bag with front passenger air bag deactivation
  • Curtain airbags
  • Side airbags, front
  • Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP)
  • Hill hold control
  • Disc brakes, front and rear
  • Electronic Immobilizer
  • Front fog lamp and static cornering light
  • Wheel locks with extended anti-theft protection
  • Multi-function leather steering wheel (3 spoke) with controls for MFD and radio
  • Comfort package
  • Climatronic Air conditioning with dual zone
  • Cruise control
  • Dipping breakway interior rear view mirror
  • “Lights & Vision” package (rain sensor, auto-dimming interior mirror, 2 reading lights)
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • “RNS 315” with TFT touch screen SD card reader, CD Player and Aux- in
  • “Fender Sound” sound system 10 channel amplifier, 8 speakers, subwoofer
  • Mobile device interface MEDIA-IN with USB adapter cable
  • Central locking with remote control
  • Park distance control, acoustic warning signal for obstacles in the front and rear
  • Multi-function display “Plus”
  • Headlight – range adjustment
  • Power windows
  • Height adjustment for Front seats
  • Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column

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