Those aren't quite hybrid-like figures, but they're still considerably greener than average.
Other Beetle models don't do quite as well. The Beetle R-Line's 210-horsepower output brings its EPA rating down to 23 mpg city and 29 mpg highway for 25 mpg combined. That's still respectable given the pep in the R-Line's step.
The base 2.5-liter engine scores 22/31/25 mpg city/highway/combined with the manual transmission in the Beetle hardtop, and 22/29/25 with the automatic transmission. The 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder model scores 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined with the six-speed automatic; with the five-speed manual, those figures drop slightly to 24/33/27 mpg.