Volkswagen has announced that the new Beetle has received two new engines, a more powerful diesel and a new flagship model.
According to the German based automaker, the flagship 2.0 liter TSI engine is now available exclusively in the Sport trim and this new unit is producing a total output of 197 horsepower, being mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG transmission. The VW Beetle Sport with the 2.0 TSI unit under its hood is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100) km/h in just 7.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 139 mph. The model has been priced at 22,295 GBP for the manual transmission version, while the DSG variant costs 1,510 GBP more.
Volkswagen is also saying that besides the 2.0 TSI, a new diesel engine will be adopted by the Beetle in the shape of a 2.0 liter TDI, which will become available for the Design and Sport trim levels. The new diesel unit is turbocharged and it’s producing a total output of 138 horsepower, allowing the model to return 4.9 liters/100 km (57.6 mpg UK / 47.9 mpg US) and emit just 129 g/km of CO2. More details about the new flagship and the new engine will be announced later on this year.