VW of Palm Springs Announces Power Boost to Beetle Turbo and Jetta GLI

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The 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI® engine in the 2013 Beetle Turbo, Beetle Turbo Convertible, and Jetta GLI is now rated at 210 horsepower

VW Beetle Convertible Palm Springs

VW Beetle Convertible Palm Springs

VW of Palm Springs announced that the Beetle Turbo, Beetle Convertible Turbo and the Jetta GLI models available for sale this month will have a number of upgrades, most notable of these is a new version of the award-winning EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI® engine, produced in a new factory in Silao, Mexico, that is part of Volkswagen’s ongoing $5 billion investment in the North American market.

The new engine produces 210 horsepower, increasing 10 horsepower over the previous Gen 2 TSI engine. Thus equipped, the Beetle Turbo coupe now only takes 6.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph, 0.2 seconds faster than the previous version: At 6.7 seconds, the Jetta GLI is a tenth faster with the manual transmission and two tenths quicker with the DSG® dual-clutch automatic than models equipped with the previous Gen 2 engine.

“As well as providing more performance, the new engine also gives a manufacturer-estimated improvement in fuel efficiency for the Beetle models of between four and eight percent on the combined cycle and by up to nine percent on the city cycle, who doesn't want more power and greater fuel economy?” said Kevin Grant, General Sales Manager at VW of Palm Springs.

In addition to the new engine upgrade, the VW Beetle Turbo and Beetle Turbo Convertible both now have new R-Line bumpers which feature grained black surfaces and chrome-framed turn signals at the front with a diffuser at the rear. The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is also upgraded with LED taillights on all three trim levels.

The Beetle Turbo R-Line model, replaces the Beetle Turbo with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation. On the exterior, the R-Line model stands out with more aggressive front and rear bumpers, aggressive looking 19-inch “Tornado” aluminum-alloy wheels, R-Line badging, and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs.

Inside the cabin, the R-Line Beetle features custom stainless-steel kickplates, a steering wheel badge, and a distinctive “chrome vanadium” dashboard panel. The base price for the Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line will be $30,135 when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission.

See the extensive 2013 Volkswagen inventory from VW of Palm Springs including the 2013 Beetle Turbo and the 2013 Jetta GLI

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