2013 Volkswagen Beetle R

  • 2011 Volkswagen Beetle R Concept live photos

    Sharing its core underpinnings with the Golf has raised some questions as to why one might prefer the Beetle, though the car's iconic aesthetics are the obvious reason. It turns out that sharing is a good thing for performance fans, though, as Volkswagen has unveiled a Beetle R Concept today in Frankfurt. Just as the regular Beetle shares much of its running gear and powertrain with the standard Golf, so too does the Beetle R draw on the Golf R's impressive pieces. The engine is the same 265-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder, and though Volkswagen doesn't mention it, the...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle live photos
    Volkswagen Beetle R Coming To Frankfurt Auto Show?

    Even before the 2012 VW Beetle was unveiled in New York this year, we were hearing rumors that the Golf R would spawn a Beetle R variant. Now it looks like those rumors could bear fruit as early as this September. Of course, the car we'll see in Frankfurt--if indeed we see it at all--will likely be...

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    Volkswagen Beetle Convertible And Beetle R Coming Next Year: Report

    The wraps have only just come off the brand new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle but already there’s word that the convertible version and a new high-performance model from Volkswagen’s R division are set for a debut next year. Most likely coming in as 2013 models, the new Beetle Convertible and...

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