2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr Auto 1.8TGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$25,345.00
2dr Auto 1.8T PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$25,345.00
2dr Auto 1.8T w/Sound/NavGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$29,595.00
2dr Auto 1.8T w/Sound/Nav PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$29,595.00
2dr Auto 1.8T w/TechGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$27,475.00
2dr Auto 1.8T w/Tech PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$27,475.00
2dr DSG 2.0L TDIDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
$30,195.00
2dr DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/NavDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
$31,395.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-LineGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$30,695.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$30,695.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line w/SoundGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$31,995.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$31,995.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/NavGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$35,095.00
2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$35,095.00
2dr Man 2.0L TDIDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
$29,095.00
2dr Man 2.0L TDI w/Sound/NavDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
$30,295.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-LineGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$29,595.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$29,595.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line w/SoundGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$30,895.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$30,895.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/NavGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$33,995.00
2dr Man 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$33,995.00

2-door Sub-Compact Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $25,595.00
Invoice: $24,571.00
Hwy MPG: 32 mpg
City MPG: 24 mpg

Pros

Aggressive styling; practical and spacious interior; sporty turbo performance; plenty of in-cabin entertainment options; convertible available; fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine available

Model Highlights

Volkswagen went way back to the drawing board with its reimagining of the Beetle. The Beetle (VW has dropped "New" from the name) 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 high-tech in the available gizmos and gadgets.

The Beetle comes in three basic trims--the base 1.8T, the TDI and the 2.0T. The base model utilizes a 170-hp, 1.8L 4-cylinder engine driving the front wheels through a standard 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. The TDI features a 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine good for 150-hp mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. The 2.0T delivers 210 hp from a 2.0L direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder. Like the TDI, the Turbo is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG.

The Beetle shares its underpinnings with the Jetta, which include front struts and a rear multi-link setup. Steering-feel 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 lineup as the coupe, and the modest weight increase barely hinders performance.

Base trims come nicely equipped with cruise control, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats and a 50/50 split folding rear seat. On the technology front, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a media device interface with iPod cable are also standard.

Base models can be equipped with a powered panoramic sunroof, a Fender premium sound system and navigation.

TDI models add a premium touchscreen-based audio system that features SiriusXM satellite radio and Volkswagen's new Car-Net telematics system. TDIs can be optioned up with a sunroof and integrated navigation.

The 2.0L Beetles come in R-Line and GSR trims. The R-Line gets 18-inch machined alloy wheels, heated power-adjustable mirrors, a lip spoiler, the Car-Net system, fabric seat trim and carbon-fiber look instrument panel accents. The sunroof and navigation can be added as well. The up-level 2.0T GSR Beetle is only available in a special black and yellow 2-tone paint job. It gets special 19-inch alloys, standard navigation and Fender audio, leather seats, proximity entry and push-button start.

Safety comes standard as well in all 2015 Beetles, with anti-lock brakes, dual front airbags and combined curtain and side front seat airbags.

Model News

The Volkswagen Beetle returns in 2015 with an updated and more powerful diesel engine. The 2.0L Turbocharged Diesel now makes 10 more horsepower than it did last year, helping to improve acceleration and making the TDI Beetle a sprightly performer. In addition, Volkswagen has introduced a new special edition of the Beetle for 2015. Dubbed the Beetle Classic, it features unique upholstery, a 6-speed automatic as standard and available 17-inch "Circle" alloy wheels, to give the car a retro look.

Value Writeup

With a new, more aggressive design, more spacious interior, plus a trio of refined and efficient engine options, the 2015 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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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Tornado Red/Black Roof

Manufacturers Code: (G2SL)

  • Beige
  • Titan Black
 

Pure White/Black Roof

Manufacturers Code: (0QSL)

  • Beige
  • Titan Black
 

Platinum Gray Metallic/Black Roof

Manufacturers Code: (2RSL)

  • Titan Black
 

Toffee Brown Metallic/Beige Roof

Manufacturers Code: (4QSM)

  • Beige
 

Yellow Rush/Black Roof

Manufacturers Code: (T1SL)

  • Titan Black
 

Black Uni/Black Roof

Manufacturers Code: (A1SL)

  • Beige
  • Titan Black
 

Denim Blue/Beige Roof

Manufacturers Code: (X0SM)

  • Titan Black
  • Beige
 

Moonrock Silver Metallic/Black Roof

Manufacturers Code: (0BSL)

  • Beige
  • Titan Black
 

Reflex Silver Metallic/Black Roof

Manufacturers Code: (8ESL)

  • Titan Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.5 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSubcompact 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)3.18
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.87
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy32 MPG
Cruising Range - City348.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City24 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined27 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy464.00 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 Volume81.4 ft³
Front Head Room39.3 in
Front Leg Room41.3 in
Front Shoulder Room55.3 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room37.6 in
Second Leg Room31.4 in
Second Shoulder Room43.1 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase100 in
Length, Overall168.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors71.2 in
Height, Overall58 in
Track Width, Front62.1 in
Track Width, Rear61.2 in
Min Ground Clearance5.6 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk VolumeN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3225 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 SizeP215/55HR17
Rear Tire SizeP215/55HR17
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size17 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 7 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 TypeN/A
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

Maintenance:
1 Years/10,000 Miles

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
14V658000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 19, 2014

Component:
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
7062

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Beetle vehicles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014. The glass sunroofs in the affected vehicles may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole.

Consequence:
Vehicle occupants could be injured by falling glass. A sunroof break during vehicle operation also increases the risk of driver distraction and a resulting vehicle crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof, free of charge. The recall began on December 15, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60B9.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUN 12, 2013 to JUL 02, 2014

Manufacturer Recall Number:
60B9
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V028000

Mfg's Report Date:
JAN 22, 2015

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
44658

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.

Consequence:
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAR 30, 2014 to NOV 26, 2014

Manufacturer Recall Number:
24BL
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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