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2013 VW Beetle Convertible Officially Unveiled

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VW has taken the wraps off the all-new 2013 VW Beetle Convertible ahead of its debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The new Beetle Convertible marks the introduction of the third-generation Beetle Convertible, which according to VW "offers the perfect combination of practicality and fun for four."

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The 2013 VW Beetle Convertible looks almost identical to the standard Beetle, with the exception of its soft-top that takes a little over 10 seconds to lower at the touch of a button. The new Beetle Convertible will be available in the with three engine options. The entry-level powerplant is the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen's 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel four-cylinder engine makes 140 hp and 236 lb-ft, but just as importantly delivers an EPA estimated fuel economy figure of 41 mpg on the highway with the six-speed manual transmission. (A six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic is also available with this engine.) Finally, the 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI four-cylinder, which makes 200 hp and 207 lb-ft, can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or DSG automatic.

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Beetle Convertible pricing for the U.S. will be announced closer to launch, which occurs in the last quarter of 2012.

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