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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Prices Start At $19,765


We’re still a few months away from the 2012 VW Beetle’s appearance in dealer showrooms, but Volkswagen has given us an idea of what the iconic car will sell for. There will be three engine options, ranging from the 2.5-liter, in-line five-cylinder to the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder to the 2.0-liter turbodiesel. VW hasn’t released pricing on the TDI version yet, but at least we know what the gasoline powered variants will sell for.

The entry level Beetle, equipped with the 2.5-liter engine and a manual transmission, will start at $19,765, which includes a destination charge of $770.  Buyers get 170 horsepower, 177 pound-feet of torque, a five-speed manual gearbox, an eight-speaker audio system, 17-inch alloy wheels and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Next up is the Beetle TSI, which comes with VW’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a six-speed manual transmission for $24,165 (including the same $770 destination charge). Buyers get 200 horsepower, 207 pound-feet of torque, 18-inch alloy wheels, upgraded brakes, fog lamps, a rear spoiler, Bluetooth connectivity and alloy pedal covers. Volkswagen’s DSG dual-clutch gearbox is an available option for buyers who need an automatic but still like to select their own gears. 

VW has announced that a TDI clean diesel version of the Beetle will hit the market in 2012, but pricing has yet to be announced. If the price gap between the entry-level VW Jetta and the Jetta TDI is any indication, expect the Beetle TDI to carry a sticker price of around $26,000.

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  1. Sad numbers in the HP & Torque department for both engines.
     
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