2016 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe

2dr Auto 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition PZEV

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr Auto 1.8T SGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$19,795.00
2dr Auto 1.8T S PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$19,795.00
2dr Auto 1.8T SEGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$22,450.00
2dr Auto 1.8T SE PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$22,450.00
2dr Auto 1.8T SELGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$25,975.00
2dr Auto 1.8T SEL PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$25,975.00
2dr Auto 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$19,595.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line SEGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$27,095.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line SE PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$27,095.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line SELGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$32,550.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line SEL PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$32,550.00
2dr Man 1.8T SEGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$21,350.00
2dr Man 1.8T SE PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$21,350.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SEGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$25,995.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SE PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$25,995.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SELGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$31,450.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line SEL PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$31,450.00

2-door Compact Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $19,595.00
Invoice: $18,811.00
Hwy MPG: 34 mpg
City MPG: 25 mpg

Pros

Aggressive styling; practical and spacious interior; sporty turbo performance; plenty of in-cabin entertainment options; convertible available

Model Highlights

Volkswagen went way back to the drawing board with its reimagining of the current Beetle. The Beetle draws its inspiration from the original Beetle that was made from 1938 through the 1970s. The modern Beetle is almost certainly better in every way -- it features a lower, flatter roofline and a more aggressive stance. The engine is now up front, reflecting modern car design. Overall dimensions have grown, which translates to more interior room for passengers. Those passengers get a combination of retro simplicity in the gauge layout, elegance in the quality of cabin materials, and great technology in the available gizmos and gadgets.

The Beetle comes in two basic models -- 1.8T and R-Line 2.0T. The base model utilizes a 170-horsepower, 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine driving the front wheels through a standard 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. It is offered in S, SE, and SEL trim levels. The R-Line 2.0T delivers 210 horsepower from a 2.0L direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic.

The Beetle shares its underpinnings with the Jetta, which includes front struts and a rear multi-link setup. Steering will feel very familiar to those who have driven previous modern Beetles, though the driving experience has changed significantly, thanks to the revised A-pillar angle and accordingly, the abbreviated dashboard, bringing the driver closer to the action.

A convertible version gets a power-folding fabric top. The top folds in 9.5 seconds and will operate at vehicle speeds up to 30 mph. Convertibles feature the same engine and transmission lineups as the coupe, and the modest weight increase barely hinders performance.

Base S trims come nicely equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and automatic headlights. Inside there's an auto-dimming mirror, cloth seats with front lumbar support, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake, a 50/50 split-fold rear seat, and a five-inch MIB II touchscreen radio with USB. The SE trim includes 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, VW Car-Net App-Connect and a 6.3-inch touchscreen. Finally SEL trims feature 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, navigation, a powered panoramic sunroof, and a blind-spot warning system.

The 2.0L Beetles come in R-Line trims. The R-Line SE gets 18-inch machined alloy wheels and a sport-tuned suspension, heated power-adjustable mirrors, a lip spoiler, the Car-Net system, fabric seat trim and carbon-fiber look instrument panel accents. A Fender premium sound system is also standard. The R-Line SEL adds 19-inch wheels, automatic headlights with LED running lights and leather upholstery.

A special model for 2016 is the Beetle Dune, which features the 1.8T engine, special exterior paint and seating surfaces, parking assist, and much of the rest of the SE standard features.

Safety comes standard as well in all 2016 Beetles, with anti-lock brakes, dual front airbags and combined curtain and side front seat airbags.

Model News

The Volkswagen Beetle returns for 2016 with several notable changes. A new value model, the 1.8T S, enters the lineup. A 1.8T SE replaces the base 1.8T from last year, and a new naming convention simplifies things, with 1.8T models now labeled S, SE, and SEL, while R-Line 2.0 models are now SE and SEL. A new lighting package includes bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and an LED rear license plate light. A new infotainment system with upgraded touchscreen is standard across the lineup, while VW Car-Net App-Connect comes on all but the base Beetle.

Value Writeup

With an aggressive design, spacious interior, and two refined, efficient engines, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle offers a fresh alternative for buyers shopping around for a cool compact. With regards to features, performance and price, the Beetle holds its own against the likes of the MINI Cooper and FIAT 500, with a lower price than the MINI and more practical interior than the FIAT.

Pricing

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Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.3
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationCompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.50
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.14
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.19
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.87
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy34 MPG
Cruising Range - City362.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City25 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined28 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy493.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement1.8 L/110
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM170 @ 4800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM184 @ 1500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity4
Passenger Volume85.1 ft³
Front Head Room39.4 in
Front Leg Room41.3 in
Front Shoulder Room55.3 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room37.1 in
Second Leg Room31.4 in
Second Shoulder Room49 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase100 in
Length, Overall168.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors71.2 in
Height, Overall58.5 in
Track Width, Front62.2 in
Track Width, Rear60.9 in
Min Ground Clearance5.7 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up15.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down29.9 ft³
Trunk VolumeN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3012 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP215/60HR16
Rear Tire SizeP215/60HR16
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb35.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.7 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx14.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 10.5%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V705000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 25, 2015

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
91867

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

Consequence:
If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 13, 2014 to AUG 17, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
23R1


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