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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

Fuel-Efficient Clean Diesel Convertible

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

In short: A cute, gas-sipping 4-passenger turbo-diesel convertible.

Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible Review

As one of few diesel drop-tops available in the States, the Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible is both fun to drive and fuel-efficient. Boasting a quick yet thrifty 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine, this cute 4-seat cabriolet earns up to 41 mpg highway. An available touchscreen navigation system and premium Fender audio make the Beetle TDI Convertible joyride-ready.

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Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 12-year/unlimited mile limited warranty against corrosion perforation; 3-year/36,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance; 3-year/36,000-mile Carefree Maintenance.

Base Price: $27,895

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door convertible

Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder diesel engine with direct injection
Horsepower: 140 hp @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 236 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight:
3,296 lbs
Wheelbase: 100 in
Length/Width/Height: 168.4/71.2/58 in
Turning circle: 35.4 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multi-link rear

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control

Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60 mph: 8.1 seconds

EPA City:
28 mpg
EPA Highway: 41 mpg

driver and front passenger front airbags; front curtain and side airbags


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