The base Beetle includes a CD player with auxiliary input jack; leather steering wheel; 17-inch wheels; a split-folding rear seat; Bluetooth; iPod connectivity; heated front seats; and the "kaeferfach" box on the dash, modeled after the classic Beetle's box. Optional upgrades include navigation, sunroof, and premium audio.
The Beetle R-Line replaces last year's Beetle Turbo, bringing with it the R-Line exterior styling and badges. Standard equipment includes most of the optional gear from the base model, plus 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, sport seats, and more. Upgrade packages offer navigation, sunroof, and other equipment upgrades.
The Beetle TDI Clean Diesel gets all of the base Beetle's equipment plus 17-inch alloy wheels and a chrome trim package inside and out.
The Beetle Convertible follows a similar model, with features closely matching those of the hardtop, though obviously no sunroof is available. The standard spec of the base Convertible is a bit better, however, with power-adjustable heated side mirrors, cruise control, and ambient lighting also included. Available upgrades include 18-inch alloy wheels, navigation, premium audio, keyless access with push-button start, and a touch-screen radio with Sirius XM capability.
New for 2014 is the Beetle GSR, which mixes the features and equipment of the R-Line with its own unique look. Black and yellow colors and GSR badges inside and out identify the car. Limited to just 3,500 units, the GSR gets black-trimmed leather seats, a high-grip leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped handbrake and shift lever, and yellow contrast stitching.
Notable features in the standard or available Beetle equipment list include a Bluetooth audio streaming system, with steering-wheel-mounted controls that actually work over Bluetooth. A range of '50s, '60s, and '70s appearance packages are also available to give your Beetle a more vintage look and feel.