The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently unveiled the 2013 Beetle TDI, ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show next week.
According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI will also reach the United States dealerships this summer and this new diesel model is coming with a number of improvements compared to the previous one, which was sold between 1998 and 2006. The new Beetle TDI has a common-rail design, reduced vibration and noise and a new intake manifold with active flap valves to maintain optimal air flow. Besides these technical parts, the model is coming in three trim levels, the Beetle TDI base, the TDI with sunroof and the TDI with sunroof, navigation and sound.
The interior changes are limited but now the Beetle TDI has a supplementary instrument pod with a stopwatch and a turbo boost / oil temperature. Under the hood, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine, which is developing a total output of 138 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). The unit can be mated to either a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch transmission and the model is returning an estimated 29 / 39 mpg in city / highway.