After months of teasing, has officially launched the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at the Shanghai Auto Show. Inspired by the concept of a redesigned model Ragster is flirtatious look for sporty appearance, the "masculine daring, dynamic, and." Volkswagen's design chief Walter de Silva (Group), Klaus Bischoff (Volkswagen) "understand" and that they both share a target for the beetle, "a new original design!"
Comparison of the 1998 New Beetle show: there's nothing like it in the old car. "This beetle is now a net athleticism, confidence and dominated the dominant car not only has a lower profile, but also broader, longer front hood, windshield pushed back and have a steeper slope. All of this creates new dynamics," explained Klaus Bischoff. While the New Beetle is defined by three and a half circle (front wing, rear wing, dome on top), the new model has broken free from the geometry.
Numbers confirm this: the New Beetle is 1808 mm in width (84 mm wider), 1486 mm in height (12mm lower) and 4278 mm (152 mm longer). This gives rise to completely new conditions. Gain-term means that the roof can be extended in front of the screen can be moved again, and in the rear area can follow the contours of beetles. New Focus C-pillar. In parallel, increasing the development team car gauges and wheel base. All this gives the appearance of a strong beetle with muscle tension.
Beetle cockpit, on the other hand, unique, distinctive, cool, classic style, with great attention to detail. The cockpit is considered as something special. Form and use of color in painted or carbon look reminiscent of the dashboard control panel before the first Beetle design, but new cars do not have a retro look.
Bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights. Volkswagen Beetle has a bi-xenon lights for the first time. 15 LED under xenon module on the outer boundary of the headlights, daytime running lights and placing them side light.
U.S. diesel with 140 hp. When it comes to engines, the signs point toward sustainability. In the U.S., beetle turbo diesel will be offered for the first time. Beetle 2.0 TDI (103 kW / 140 PS) meets all U.S. emission limits and achieve 40 mpg highway * in driving-cycle fuel, 29 mpg * on the town, and 33 * mpg combined. As a result, the Beetle is a good choice as one of the most fuel-efficient car in its class.
U.S. gasoline engine with 170 hp and 200 hp. The numbers have increased fuel consumption in the 2.5-liter gasoline engine that has been successful five-cylinder in the previous model. Beetles manually shift reaches 22 * mpg (city), 31 * mpg (highway) and 25 * mpg (combined). Equivalent to a 6-speed automatic comes to 22 * mpg (city), 29 * mpg (highway) and 25 * mpg (combined) - which is an increase of up to 10 * percent of fuel consumption. Pioneering: Beetle 2.0 TSI with 147 kW / 200 hp to reach the combined consumption of 25 mpg *. The TSI is great with the optional 6-speed DSG.
World-engine with 105 hp, 140 hp, 160 hp and 200 hp. In markets such as Asia, Australia, Europe and New Zealand, the New Beetle will be offered exclusively with charged engines. All engine variants - all with four cylinders - will be used for the first time in this series. The car clearly shows the fuel consumption and emissions compared with previous models, switch to turbo gasoline (TSI) and the injection common-rail turbo-diesel direct (TDI) is reduced. Three petrol engines are charged from the output kW Beetle 77 / 105 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. Two diesel engine developing 77 kW / 105 PS and 103 kW / 140 PS (TDI engine is not available in China). All five machines can be combined with dual-clutch gearbox as an option.
Engine with 160 hp and 200 hp in detail. Even fast 225 * mph Beetle used 2.0 TSI with 200 hp only 7.4 l/100 km * (173 * according to g / km CO2) with a manual transmission. Even highly-efficient is 1.4 TSI with 160 PS associated with 7-speed DSG in the beetle it consumes only 5.9 l/100 km * (139 * g / km CO2). Fuel consumption data like this make Beetle 1.4 TSI DSG (top speed: 207 mph *), a pleasant surprise in the motor program. achieved compared with the previous model with 110 kW / 150 PS value of 8.9 l/100 km in the automatic version. 10 Although more hp power, fuel consumption by 3.0 l/100 km or 34 percent * * reduced.
Differential lock for gasoline engine above. To ensure that the strength of two of the most powerful version of the Beetle really fast on the road approaching the curve and the model with the 160 (European version) hp and 200 hp (worldwide) is applied with pre-installed XDS electronic differential lock. These systems extend the functionality of familiar EDS. XDS improved in fast cornering, handling and calibration control the car more "neutral", he did this by using active brake intervention on wheels spinning of wheels dismantled on the inside of the curve to avoid, and this increases the traction.
Engine with 105 hp and 140 hp in detail. Gasoline is the most fuel-efficient twin-engine models, the Beetle 1.2 TSI technology with Bluemotion (begin including / stop system and regeneration of the battery) and 105 hp with a top speed of 180 km * / h. has a combined fuel consumption of 5.5 l/100 km * (129 * g / km CO2). Model than its predecessor (75 kW / 102 hp) consumes 7.5 l/100 km. Savings: 2.0 l/100 km * or 27 percent *. perpetrators are most sustainable Beetle 1.6 TDI with 105 hp. * With 4.3 l/100 km (112 * according to g / km CO2), this version of the diesel-fuel-efficient Beetles ever made with Bluemotion technology. fuel consumption is 20 percent lower than the existing TDI engine, which is always very efficient. By the way on the highway, the New Beetle 1.6 TDI Bluemotion technology reaches a top speed of 180 kilometers per hour - in this case, fuel consumption is not obtained at the expense of performance. This is especially true for higher performance TDI with 2.0 liters displacement and 103 kW / 140 PS. This powerful turbo-diesel torque (320 Nm at 1750 rpm), Beetle to a top speed of 198 km * / h and combined fuel consumption of just 4.9 l/100 km (equivalent to 129 g / km CO2). This means that the beetles feed for a new era again, because he can "go and go and go ..."
Air-cooled Beetle. New Beetle. Frog. A special feature of the beetle - the third generation, if you will - is that the interior ergonomics and handling are based on an entirely new parameters.