Posted By RichC on February 9, 2012
The expected Volkswagen Beetle TDI made its appearance at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday all squished down and sporty looking. It is to be offered as a 2013 model and will have the 2.0 liter diesel. The new model will be offered with the manual six-speed transmission or the VW six-speed DSG automatic and will deliver 236 pound–feet of torque with its 140 HP TDI engine.
Prices haven’t been announced for the Beetle TDI but Volkswagen expect fuel efficiency numbers to be 29 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. The TDI will have 17-inch alloy wheels, additional exterior chrome along with special badging and instrument pod with a turbo boost gauge, oil temperature gauge and a stopwatch.