2013 Volkswagen Beetle GSR Limited Edition review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 12 May 2013 , 23:05:52 byAlina

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Volkswagen Beetle GSR Limited Edition

Volkswagen is for sure one of the most important car manufacturers in Germany and in the entire world. And, lately, we might say it has been a rather busy one. The Germans released a special edition of the Scirocco, a new concept, the Design Vision GTI, the presence in Worthersee etc. And now they come up with a 2013 limited edition of the Volkswagen Beetle GSR.

The Volkswagen Beetle entered production for the first time in 1945, although it was designed sooner, in 1930. The Beetle was thought as an economical car and back then it shook the world through its futuristic and unique look. The same shape has been kept over years, and now everybody can recognize the bug at the first sight.

The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle GSR Limited Edition still has a special look that gets it out of the ordinary. Just a number of 3,500 units will be manufactured and 100 will go to the UK clients. The Germans have covered the limited edition in yellow and black matte accents, so it seems to be a hardworking bee on the road.  The vehicle is equipped with GSR lettering and an R-Line created bumpers and black rear spoiler.  The playful hatchback rides on a set of 19 inch Tornado alloys wrapped in 250/40 rubbers.

The same yellow and black leitmotif is kept on the inside on the car, too. R-Line brand makes room in here, too. The vehicle has R-Line sport seats,, R-Line dashpad and a leather sporting steering wheel, a GSR gear stick, black floor rugs, of course with some yellow elements on. The car also wears a badge with the special edition’s number (from 1 to 3,500).

The powerful turbocharged petrol engine is a 2.0 liter TSI one and it produces 210HP (154 kW) and 280Nm (207 lb-ft). It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and it expected to have a fuel consumption of 38.7 mpg with CO2 emissions of 169 g/km. The Volkswagen can be ordered with a 6 speed manual or DSG gearbox. The manual geared Beetle costs £24,900 while for the DSG one a £1,500 need to be added. The car can be ordered any time now and it will be delivered starting September.