Volkswagen Beetle TDI Clean Diesel model heading to Chicago

Volkswagen will début a TDI Clean Diesel-powered version of its new Beetle at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.

This is the first diesel Beetle available to the U.S. market since 2006, when Volkswagen offered its 1.9 L turbocharged four-cylinder model. The 2013 car utilizes the company’s 2.0 L turbocharged, direct-injection Clean Diesel engine, which develops 104 kW (140 hp) and 320 Nm (236 lb/ft) of torque, with buyers able to specify either a six-speed manual or dual-clutch DSG transmission. Predicted fuel consumption is 29 US mpg city (8.1 L/100 km) and 39 US mpg highway (6 L/100 km).

The three self-explanatory trim lines are TDI, TDI with Sunroof; and TDI with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation. Standard equipment includes electric windows, Leatherette seating, cruise control, a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel with audio controls and keyless entry with push-button start.

[Source: VWoA]

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