Oprah Winner Receives the 2012 VW Beetle at David Maus Volkswagen

David Maus Volkswagen welcomes the 2012 Beetle to its showroom floor, and hands over the keys to one local Oprah Winfrey Show fan on October 13th, who received free 2.5L 2012 Beetles as giveaways on Winfrey’s “Ultimate Favorite Things” episode that aired November 17, 2010.

Redesigned for only the second time in history, the sportier 2012 Beetle is a modern interpretation of the iconic Beetle design. It balances classic beauty with modern edge and no-compromise German engineering, offering enhanced performance and fun-to-drive dynamics that define the Volkswagen driving experience. Available 2012 models include the 2.5L Beetle and 2.0L Turbo Beetle.

“David Maus Volkswagen is thrilled to offer Central Florida residents one of the most highly anticipated vehicles of the 21st century. We know Beetle fans have been eagerly waiting for this day,” said Randy Dulaney, General Manager of David Maus Volkswagen “Yet, with its fierce and sporty design, extra cargo space and improved fuel economy, the 2012 Beetle is sure to gain a new generation of admirers as well.”

The 2012 Beetle was built to perform—it features a lower, more aggressive stance. The increases in width and length allow for better handling and increased interior space. These modifications complement Beetle’s vintage characteristics, including its unique shape. The second skin program allows customers to design their 2012 Beetles with an array of accessories for interior and exterior personalization.

The 2.5L Beetle has a starting MSRP of $18,995 plus destination fees, and comes standard with a split folding rear seat, aux-in for portable audio players, a leather steering wheel, unique and customizable17-inch alloy wheels, and an eight-speaker audio system. Attractive options include a kaeferfach additional glovebox, 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 2.0L Turbo Beetle, which has a starting MSRP of $23,395, comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, with the option of Volkswagen’s DSG© dual-clutch automatic transmission. In addition to the standard equipment found on the Beetle, this model adds Bluetooth® technology, iPod® connectivity, three-color ambient lighting, larger brakes with red calipers, the kaeferfach additional glovebox, sport seating surfaces, 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, foglights, three additional gauges n the dashboard, and alloy pedals.

The Beetle is 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.

For more information on the 2012 Beetle models, including additional trim options, vehicle specifications and images, visit http://media.vw.com/models/beetle.

World Debut of VW Beetle R Concept Model

Just posted on the VW Newsroom website:

At Volkswagen, the letter “R” promises top-notch performance, a claim validated by the 266-hp Golf R and the 261-hp Scirocco R. In a world debut at the IAA in Frankfurt, Volkswagen is now showing a third variation of this sporty theme: the Beetle R Concept, based on the 21st Century Beetle. Like the Golf R and Scirocco R, the R version of the Beetle was also created at Volkswagen subsidiary Volkswagen R GmbH, located near Wolfsburg.

The Beetle R Concept is still a design study. Those who are familiar with the Beetle Turbo (200 hp) know that the car could offer even more performance, similar to that of the Golf R and Scirocco R.

Visually, the Beetle R Concept, painted in “Serious Grey”, offers a glimpse of what a production version might look like. The concept is equipped with 20-inch “Talladega” aluminum-alloy wheels—the same design used on the Golf R and Scirocco R, although those cars wear 18- and 19-inch rims. R-design blue brake calipers are easy to spot through the Beetle’s wheels, which feature five triple spokes.

As is usual on R models, the interior also makes an immediate impression. In the front, the driver and passenger sit in motorsport bucket seats with what are referred to as Ergopads made of gray nubuck leather. The seats are upholstered in black Nappa leather. The R logo is embossed on the seats and the seat seams and piping are in “Space Blue”.

For more information visit www.vw.com.

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Volkswagen To Reveal New Beetle on Live Sound Stage with Black Eyed Peas

Volkswagen will be debuting the new 21st Century Beetle live from three cities on MTV on April 18th with the main event in New York featuring the Black Eyed Peas, a band that mirrors Volkswagen’s corporate strategy of both edgy and safe at the same time.

The reveal will begin in Shanghai, China with an exclusive MTV Sound System stage event celebrations in Berlin and New York City. With Black Eyed Peas performing in New York, VW has the Belgian due 2manydjs headlining in Berlin. Both events will be available online.

For more information on the review go to www.WorldStage.MTV.com. The following is a concept picture found online.

 

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