2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio first images image

The 2012 New Beetle, the car that Oprah Winfrey gave away to her audience back in November, is finally ready to show itself in public. But how about the Cabrio edition? Well take a good look at the image – there is the 2013 Vw Beetle Cabrio.

Like with the coupe version, the convertible will feature a new design line from the front bumper and front air inlet, straight lines of the bonnet edges and new bi-xenon headlights.

The car will be available with three engine choices: a 2.5-liter five-cylinder gasoline engine, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine or a 2.0-liter diesel engine.

Fuel economy for the New Beetle is improved by about 10%. The non-turbo gasoline engine is estimated to get 29 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg in the city with a six-speed manual transmission. The diesel-engined Beetles gets 40 mpg highway and 29 mpg in city.

The locking differential called XDS in Golf GTi is also a likely starter in new Beetle. Fuel saving and emissions reducing BlueMotion technology will be fitted to some models (including stop/start system and battery regeneration).