2012 Volkswagen 2.0T Beetle A Sweet Ride

The Volkswagen Beetle is back, and it’s better than ever, with a complete redesign for 2012.  The buzz is growing, at least for Beetle fans.  And the best part about the newly redesigned Beetle 2.0?  Pricing starts below $19,000 base.

Now before you go getting all excited, we all know you aren’t going to drive a Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T off any lot in America for under $19k.  While the base price on a new 2012 Beetle is $18,995, you’ll likely want the 2.5 liter at the bare minimum, which will run you from $19,795 for a manual transmission.  And if you want to go big, with the Volkswagen 2.0T automatic, it’ll set you back a minimum of $24,495.

Naturally, you’ll want upgrades in the seating, music, etc, so let’s get real, you’ll be leaving the dealer lot with $30,000 less in your bank account.  Then again, who has $30k cash just sitting in your bank account, or under your mattress?  This is America, home of the zero interest rate, zero money down loan!

I digress.  Here’s the highlights on the 2012 Volkswagen 2.0T Beetle Specs:

TYPE: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive, four-passenger, subcompact, three-door hatchback.

ENGINE: 2-liter, dual overhead cam, turbocharged and intercooled, inline four cylinder.

Fuel Economy is rated at 22 mpg city and 30 mpg on the highway

LENGTH: 168.4 inches, WHEELBASE: 99.9 inches, CURB WEIGHT: 3,089 pounds.

The Volkswagen Beetle is STILL manufactured in Mexico.

DESTINATION CHARGE: $770.

Enjoy the ride in your new 2012 Volkswagen 2.oT Beetle