Yes, Ferdinand Porsche’s Type 60 KdF-Wagen “people’s car” which originally debuted in the 1939 Berlin Motor Show is now still available in a redone, revamped and remodeled all new and modern 2016 Volkswagen Beetle model. For all old and new Beetle lovers out there, this new 2016 Volkswagen Beetle holds four people with its standard front split bucket seats and rear bench seats. It now comes with a 5 Star (highest) Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the coupe version. Available in both convertible and coupe versions, the Beetle’s interior comes standard with cloth upholstery, auto dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, and a trip computer. VW Car-Net connected car is featured.
The familiar German “form follows function” philosophy is reflected in the well laid out, comfortable and classic looking interior. Standard items include Air conditioning, Power Windows with 1 Touch Up & 1 Touch Down, Remote Keyless Entry, Illuminated entry, and Passenger and Driver Door bins. The coupe’s trunk gives you an outstanding 15.4 cubic feet. Fold the rear seats and you get a total cargo capacity of almost 30 cubic feet. One item that was in the original Beetle but not advertised in 1939 was the Kaeferfach “beetle bin” glovebox. It is now the second glovebox positioned on top of the original lower glovebox most Beetle aficionados are accustomed to.
It is virtually impossible not to find the mix of features and options you want with the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle. The standard Beetle comes with the 1.8T engine which was named one of 2015’s 10 Best Engines two years in a row by the prestigious automotive trade journal Ward’s Auto World. The upgraded R-Line 2.0T is for performance oriented drivers. Diesel aficionados get a choice of different options and excellent mileage with the TDI Clean Diesel model.
Yes, both performance and economy can be synonymous with the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle.
The standard 2016 Beetle 1.8 T (turbocharged) engine rated at 170 horsepower and 184 ft/lb of torque - gives you 25 mpg city/34 highway/28 mpg combined ,with the 6 speed automatic or 5 speed manual..
The Beetle 2016 TDI Clean Diesel 2 liter turbo diesel has 150 horsepower with loads of torque at 236 ft/lb. It is fun to drive with both the six speed manual or dual clutch automatic. Fuel mileage is excellent with 31 city/40 highway/34 combined.
The 2016 Beetle R-Line for hard core sporting enthusiasts has a 2 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder with 210 horsepower and 207 ft/lb of torque. Yet this extra performance yields a very respectable 24 city/31 highway/27 combined with the dual clutch automatic. The manual transmission gives 24 city/31 highway/26 combined.