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The 2013 Beetle model lineup includes 2.5L, Turbo and TDI models in coupe and convertible body styles with additional models defined by extra equipment. Special edition 1950s, '60s and '70s models are also available in the convertible lineup. The base engine is a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 5-cylinder. Turbos get a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. TDIs are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that makes 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.
The Beetle 2.5L coupe ($19,795) comes with V-Tex leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, air conditioning, tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, height-adjustable front seats with driver's side lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, split folding rear seat, heated power mirrors, power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry, AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, auxiliary input jack, iPod interface, Bluetooth cell phone link, theft-deterrent system, and P215/55HR17 tires on alloy wheels. The Beetle 2.5L convertible ($24,995) adds an interior air filter, satellite radio, trip computer, outside-temperature indicator, rear spoiler, and a power convertible top.
The Beetle coupe is offered with three additional 2.5L models. They start with the 2.5L Sunroof ($22,295), which adds a sunroof, a center console, keyless access and starting, satellite radio, and steering wheel audio controls. The 2.5L Fender Edition ($24,440) gets the Sunroof equipment, plus a Fender sound system, bi-xenon headlights, and P235/45R18 tires. The 2.5L Sunroof/Sound/Navigation ($24,095) gets the Fender equipment, plus a navigation system, though it deletes the bi-xenon headlights.
The Beetle convertible comes with four additional 2.5L models, including two special editions based on cars from the past. The '50s Edition ($26,095) comes with tan leather upholstery, a center console, black paint, and unique alloy wheels inspired by steel wheels from the 1950s. The 2.5L Technology model ($26,695) adds a center console, keyless access and starting, satellite and HD radio, and steering wheel audio controls. The 2.5L Sound/Navigation ($28,495) gets that equipment, plus a navigation system, the Fender sound system and P235/45R18 tires. The '70s Edition model ($28,595) comes with the Sound/Navigation equipment, plus Toffee Brown paint, tan upholstery, and chrome disc-style wheels.
The Turbo coupe ($23,395) and convertible ($27,795) add to the 2.5L model fog lights, sport-tuned suspension, and P235/45HR18 tires. The coupe also gets cloth upholstery, a center console, and a rear spoiler. The Turbo coupe is offered in Sunroof/Sound, Fender Edition and Sunroof/Sound/Navigation models that mirror the equipment on similar 2.5L models. The Turbo convertible also gets a '60s Edition model ($32,395) with the navigation system, leather upholstery, 6-speed automated-manual transmission, center console, keyless access and starting, Fender sound system, satellite and HD radio, and steering-wheel audio controls.
The TDI coupe ($23,295) and convertible ($27,895) add to the 2.5L steering-wheel audio controls, center console, keyless access and starting, and satellite radio. The convertible also gets HD radio. Like the other models, the TDI is offered with additional equipment. The coupe comes as the TDI Sunroof and TDI Sunroof/Sound/Navigation models, while the convertible adds only the TDI Sound/Navigation model.
Safety equipment on the coupe includes dual front airbags, front side airbags, antilock disc brakes, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, a tire-pressure monitor, and Volkswagen's advanced Intelligent Crash Response System that shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and switches on the hazard lights under some crash situations. The convertible also adds automatic pop-up roll bars. Rearview camera is optional.