2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, Jetta GLI Get Power Boost


  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line Picture

    2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line Picture

    The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line starts at $30,930. | May 03, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine in the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, Beetle Turbo Convertible and Jetta GLI gets a 10 horsepower bump over the previous engine.
  • The engine delivers 210 hp.
  • The cars go on sale this month.

HERNDON, Virginia — The 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine in the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, Beetle Turbo Convertible and Jetta GLI gets a 10-horsepower bump over the previous engine. The engine delivers 210 hp.

The cars go on sale this month.

The Beetle Turbo with the upgraded engine takes 6.6 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph, 0.2 second less than the previous version, according to VW. At 6.7 seconds, the Jetta GLI is a tenth faster with the manual transmission and two tenths faster with the DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission than the cars equipped with the previous engine.

Engine weight has also been reduced by 8 pounds, to 290 pounds overall.

As well as getting the new engine, the Beetle Turbo and Beetle Turbo Convertible get new R-Line bumpers. The Jetta GLI gets LED taillights on all trim levels.

The Beetle Turbo R-Line, which also gets the 210-hp engine, starts at $30,930, including a $795 destination charge. It replaces the Beetle Turbo with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation, which is priced at $29,995, including shipping.

The R-Line model gets different bumpers, 19-inch Tornado aluminum-alloy wheels, R-Line badging and bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights.

Edmunds says: More horsepower is always good.

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