VW created a special version of the Beetle for the US

VW created a special version of the Beetle for the US

Soon, the 2012 Chicago Auto Show will open its doors. Volkswagen is waiting for that moment as it wants to introduce the most fuel-efficient version of the new Beetle in the US. The model will be powered by a 2.0-liter TDI, 4-cylinder diesel engine that will produce 140 horsepower and 236 lb. ft. of torque. The North American Jetta and Passat TDI have the same power-plant. The power will be transferred to the wheels either via a six-speed manual gearbox or via VW's dual-clutch DSG six-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy will be somewhere around 29 mpg in the city and 39 mph on the motorway. The previous Beetle designed for the US was powered by a 1.9-liter diesel engine from 1998 until 2006. The current one will go on sale in the US this summer as a 2013 model. We will have to wait a little longer for the carmaker to reveal the price. VW offers three trim levels: TDI, TDI with Sunroof and TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation. The factory model runs on 17-inch rims and features audio system, cruise control, Bluetooth, three auxiliary gauges and a Media Device Interface with iPod cable, all these offered as standard.