2012 Beetle Debuts at Chapman Volkswagen in Scottsdale

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Chapman Volkswagen offers Phoenix VW customers the opportunity to test drive and purchase the modern interpretation of the classic design, along with no-compromise German engineering and a sporty new attitude.

2012 Beetle
Chapman Volkswagen offers Phoenix VW customers the opportunity to test drive and purchase the modern interpretation of the classic design, along with no-compromise German engineering and a sporty new attitude.

The third-generation of the internationally beloved Beetle is ready for prime time, and is on sale now at Chapman Volkswagen. There are two models offered: the Beetle and the sporty Turbo.

“Customers at our Scottsdale Volkswagen dealership are most impressed with the Volkswagen Beetle’s masculine styling and larger cabin,” said Rolland Schreiber, General Manager Chapman Volkswagen.

Pricing and Features

The 2012 Beetle, which has a starting MSRP of $18,995, comes standard with a split folding rear seat, aux-in for portable audio players, a leather steering wheel, unique and customizable 17-inch alloy wheels, and an eight-speaker audio system. Desirable options include an additional glovebox that is similar to that of the original Beetle, Bluetooth® technology, iPod® connectivity, heated front seats, three-color interior ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, the Fender® Premium Audio System, and leatherette seating surfaces.

The Beetle Turbo with the six-speed manual transmission will have a starting MSRP of $23,395, with the option of Volkswagen’s DSG© dual-clutch automatic transmission. It takes the standard equipment found on the Beetle and adds: Bluetooth® technology; iPod® connectivity; three-color ambient lighting; larger brakes with red calipers; additional glovebox; sport seating surfaces; 18-inch alloy wheels; a rear spoiler; foglights; three additional gauges on the dashboard; and alloy pedals.

The 21st Century Beetle’s styling, ergonomics and quality interact to create a new, friendly car with a highly individual nature. The shape and use of color for the painted or carbon-look dashboards harkens back to the design of the first Beetle.

“Its interior design is as unique as it is unmistakable, and very much a Beetle design, just like the car’s exterior styling,” said Schreiber.

Engines and Transmissions
The Beetle offers two engines and transmissions: the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic and the 2.0-liter TSI® turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the acclaimed DSG® six-speed dual-clutch automatic. Five- and six-speed manual transmissions will be offered at a later date on the 2.5L and Turbo models respectively.

The dual-overhead-cam, 20-valve, 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine makes 170 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy values are improved by up to 10 percent over prior 2.5-liter models. When outfitted with the six-speed automatic transmission, the EPA estimated fuel economy rating is 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

The Turbo uses Volkswagen’s award-winning dual-overhead-cam, 16-valve, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. With the DSG® automatic transmission, it offers an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 30 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg city.

Safety and Security
The starting point in the Beetle’s safety armory is a very rigid body structure that uses ultra-high-strength, hot-formed steels in the crash-load paths and seamless laser welds. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard, as are driver and front passenger airbags and Side Curtain Protection® airbags in front and rear. The Beetle includes Volkswagen’s advanced Intelligent Crash Response System that shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and switches on the hazard lights if the car is involved in certain types of collision.

The 21st Century Beetle is also covered under the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program. All scheduled maintenance is covered for the length of the New Vehicle Warranty—three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Additionally, all current Volkswagen vehicles use synthetic oil, which, when combined with state-of-the-art German engineering, eliminates the need for a 5000-mile oil change, and allows owners to go farther between scheduled oil changes.

About Chapman Scottsdale Volkswagen
Chapman Volkswagen offers great low prices and incentives on new and used Volkswagen cars and SUVs. The dealership features a Volkswagen service center with factory-trained technicians, full Volkswagen accessories and Volkswagen parts departments, and a complete inventory of new and used VW vehicles. At Chapman Scottsdale Volkswagen, consumers get the best bottom line price in town.


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