Thursday, March 26, 2015

2012 Beetle Review

The new VW Beetle is in the spirit very close to the original Beetle arrived. In our testing shows the popular figure, he can.

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The Beetle has made Europe more mobile and is one of the icons of the automotive industry. In the second approach, it is now VW managed to revive the spirit of the original Beetle and again provided him with lifestyle components as a new model position.

In shape and design of the Beetle is immediately recognizable as a bug, but just in a modern form. VW has taken a good path and positions the Beetle more lifestyle direction.

The concept of the beetle, which was revolutionary for its time, is now once already out of date now, so you must offer more than simply an old name with a new look.

Only two doors are many customers simply too little, provided it with its styling and coolness factor of the Beetle manages to sneak into the hearts of car enthusiasts.

The new Vw Beetle has a special attraction here, the twisted and the people on the street heads. There is hardly a car that attracts more attention to itself, even in the rather nondescript "platinum gray" - Metallic paint of our test cars.

The possible range of colors with no surprise that, as the Beetle would be safe even gaudy colors well, but one (quite dark) red and white but very muted colors to choose from.

Standard equipment on board will then have ESP, ABS, six airbags, Radio RCD 310, air conditioning, front armrest, trim exterior anodized aluminum, an air inlet grille with chrome trim, alloy wheels "Whirl", a leather steering wheel, cruise control, electric mirrors and electric front windows.
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Our test vehicle spoiled additionally with automatic air conditioning "Climatronic", a navigation system, metallic paint, 17 "alloy wheels" rotor ", the Light and Sight package, a mobile phone preparation, multi-function display" Plus ", a multifunction leather steering wheel, winter package, and the Park Pilot System.

Just as the Beetle has the exterior styling is a skillful development of the first beetle, it also offers many interior elements that have an immediate recall of past beetle-times, but just again in a modern and stylish presentation. An example is the very steeply inclined dashboard with a glove compartment in the vehicle color or the big round speedometer, which is now flanked by two other ads mentioned.

You feel immediately at home in the Beetle, and the functionality is excellent. All buttons and functions are where you expect them, and the materials used have a very high standard.

The space is excellent in the front row for the rear passengers is limited by the spherical shape of a little tight. With 310 liters of luggage capacity of the new Beetle is not a loadmaster, for two people but should be enough space. After all, can be expanded by folding down the rear seats on the volume up to 905 liters.

Practical storage and the flair of the original Beetle round out the very positive impression of the interior even more.

Compared to its predecessors, the new Beetle can come up with a top sound insulation. Even at highway speeds is the 1.2-liter TSI engine inside to hear nothing, and the rolling and wind noise are very low.
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For those who have no racing ambitions, also is the thrifty TSI petrol engine with 105 hp (77 kW) is a very good choice. It has never felt this to be underpowered, and the Beetle provides a decent amount of fun.

Its maximum torque of 175 Nm, the engine delivers 1550-4100 rev / min, which is available right at the start of growth spurt.

Subjectively, it felt even faster from 0 to 100 km / h as in the work promised by 10.9 seconds. The top speed is 180 km / h and should therefore be sufficient.

Inspire, the 427.8 cm long Beetle with its agile handling and good roadholding. The smooth power steering makes a very pleasant measure exactly the Beetle on curvy roads.

Well the engine is in harmony with the manual six-speed manual transmission, which is translated quite short. The recommended gear indicator reminds one very early the next higher gear. With the maximum torque available very early, it can be but so too are progressing fast.

A very positive aspect of this economical driving style shows then at the gas station. On average, one comes with quite a hardy driving behavior on fuel consumption of just 6.6 liters of gasoline. Who is not quite as rapidly accelerated, will be surely looking also at the factory promised 5.9 liters.
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The 2012 VW Beetle spoiled with lots of details, which remind one of the original Beetle, but it offers comfort with technology and everything you expect from a modern car today. In combination with the 1.2 liter TSI, the Beetle is also very quick, but also economical to move.

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