2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, Chicago Auto Show, Feb 2012

    You had to look closely to see what made it special, but the white Beetle on Volkswagen's stand at the Chicago Auto Show had three chrome letters on the liftgate that gave it all away: TDI. That's VW's name for its diesel models, and the car on display was actually the first official U.S. showing of the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, which will go on sale later this year. It's fitted with the familiar 140-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel that's also seen in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Golf TDI. It puts out a useful 236 pound-feet of torque, and can be paired with either a six-speed manual...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
    2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Preview: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    The 2012 Chicago Auto Show is just under a week away from its press day opening, but Volkswagen is heating up expectations with its new Beetle TDI. The oil-burning clean diesel Bug promises 29 mpg city and 39 mpg highway--all wrapped in the Beetle's new look. Following the 2.5-liter and Turbo...

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