VW Beetle R to make its first appearance at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: Report image

Volkswagen has recently made an announcement stating that it’s getting prepared to debut its new vehicle – Volkswagen Beetle R at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the new Vehicle Pre-Order Program with 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo Launch Edition.

This Black Turbo Launch Edition is actually based on the 2.0 liter TSI Beetle which gives an output of 200 horsepower and 207 pound feet of torque from its 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo engine. From this, two questions arise. One is what if someone wants more power than what this Edition is offering? Well, in this case, you can also divert your mind towards Volkswagen Golf R. However, the other option is of waiting until the Volkswagen Beetle R will be available.

According to the sources who have confirmed this model, Beetle R will get a 2.0 liter engine from its brother Golf R that produces 270 horsepower. However, this engine after sitting in the Beetle R may offer lower figures than what Golf R offers – 240 horsepower.

Like we say a rumor always does its work. Prior to the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle’s unveil this year in New York, we heard that the Golf R would produce a Beetle R variant. And now this rumor seems to make its existence soon in the month of September this year. Still, we at least know what the reports have to say which suggest that the Beetle R will debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.


By Sunita Mandal