2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI starts at $24,065 image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced the official starting price of the 2013 Beetle TDI in the United States, which has been set at $24,065.

The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI has been announced back at the Chicago Auto Show, and now the model has finally hit the over-seas market, where diesel equipped “bug” has a starting price of 24,065 USD, including a $770 destination charge. The price of the 2013 VW Beetle TDI is $3,500 higher than the gasoline variant, but the model in question is more fuel efficient, being able to return 32/41 mpg in city/highway, compared to the 22/31 mpg returned by the petrol version.

Volkswagen says that the 2013 Beetle TDI is coming in three trim levels and the entry-level version, which has been set at $24,065 is coming with Bluetooth, leather-wrapped steering wheel, V-Tex leatherette, push-button start, iPod cable, media interface and 17-inch alloy wheels. The mid-trim level, which is named the TDI with Sunroof, costs 25,665 USD and adds a panoramic tilt, a slide sunroof, VW’s touch screen Premium VII radio and others, while the next trim is adding VW’s navigation system and Fender Premium Audio System for 26,965 USD.

As a quick reminder, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo engine, which is developing a total output of 140 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 236 lb-ft. All Volkswagen Beetle TDI vehicles are coming with a six-speed manual transmission in standard, but a six-speed dual clutch transmission can be ordered for an extra $1,110.