2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet comes with 152mm longer (4,278mm), 84mm wider (1,808mm) and 29mm lower (1,473mm). Cargo capacity has gone up by 24 liters to 225 liters, while the rear passengers can enjoy an additional 12mm of headroom.
The new Beetle Convertible will be available in three engine options which are 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine, rated at 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder engine, rated at 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. It can be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Volkswagen decided to stick with a traditional soft-top rather than incorporate a folding hardtop on the car. When the top is down, it lies flat, giving good rear visibility. Although the top looks compact when furled, it is actually wide and long when in place, an action that takes a little over 10 seconds at the touch of a button.
The shape and use of color for the dashboard harkens back to the design of the very first Beetle models and helps to create a highly individual cabin. The simple layout and clean graphics are the same as the Beetle Coupe’s.The metal dash really does look rather good and the glovebox is an absolute spitting image of the original.