Volkswagen Beetle

  • 328 km/h (205 mph)! – The world's fastest Beetle

    A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle has set a new speed record at the World of Speed event that has long been a tradition at Lake Bonneville in Utah (USA). The Beetle LSR (Land Speed Record) with a turbocharged 2.0-litre direct-injection engine (TSI) drove the fastest speed… Continue reading »

  • Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept heading to production, on sale in early 2016

    Earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen showed us the Beetle Dune Concept with a rugged off-road look and a body that was been raised by 50 mm, while riding on 19-inch wheels with large tyres. The body of the concept is 24mm… Continue reading »

  • Volkswagen Beetle GRC racecar is here with 544 hp, 0-60 mph in 2.1 seconds

    Following Beetle GRC motor show debut back in February, Volkswagen has unveiled the racing Beetle GRC with an impressive 544 horsepower from a 1.6-litre four-cylinder TSI turbocharged and intercooled engine. The Beetle will race later this season in the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, driven… Continue reading »

  • The iconic Volkswagen Beetle: how it all started

    The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most recognizable cars in the world. Sought after for its style and dependability, many people are unaware that Adolph Hitler is largely responsible for its development. Early 20th Century Germany In the early 1900s, Ferdinand Porsche had a… Continue reading »

  • Volkswagen GRC Beetle with 560+ horsepower and all-wheel drive is ready for rallycross action

    Volkswagen has unveiled a very wild GRC Beetle at the Chicago Auto Show with Andretti Autosport, as part of the launch of the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team. The team will run two cars in the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross series. The teams will start… Continue reading »

  • Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept is the "Baja Bug for the 21st Century"

    The Beetle Dune Concept is based on the latest version of the iconic Volkswagen, featuring rugged off-road look, a body that has been raised by 50 mm and 19-inch wheels with large tyres. Finished in a shining yellow-orange metallic paint, the Dune Concept has two-part… Continue reading »

  • Show-stopping 1962 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 De Luxe up for auction

    Silverstone Auctions will be offering what it calls possibly the world’s best classic Beetle for auction at its Silverstone Classic Sale on Saturday 27th July. The 1962 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 De Luxe was recently restored at a cost of £55,000 and is estimated to go… Continue reading »

  • Volkswagen iBeetle debuts at the Shanghai Auto Show

    Volkswagen iBeetle is the "bug" for Apple fans. The iBeetle is the first Volkswagen with newly developed docking station and a special iPhone app. The newly designed docking station, which simply enables the iPhone to be snapped on it, is located centrally on the dashboard… Continue reading »

  • Volkswagen Beetle GSR Limited Edition Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

    Volkswagen has unveiled a Beetle GSR Limited Edition at the Chicago Auto Show, with a unique design and a powerful 207bhp turbocharged engine. Just 3,500 cars will be made worldwide and only 100 are expected to be imported into the UK. Just like the legendary… Continue reading »

  • New Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Debuts at LA Auto Show

    Volkswagen has revealed the new Beetle Cabriolet at the Los Angeles Auto Show. New Beetle Cabriolet will be available in three trim levels - Beetle, Design and Sport with five different engines from launch mated to either six speed manual or seven speed DSG. On… Continue reading »

  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Revealed Ahead of LA Debut

    Volkswagen has released first pictures and details of the new Beetle Cabriolet, which will make its global debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new open top Beetle has the same flattened roof line as the 2012 Beetle Coupe when the soft… Continue reading »

  • New 2012 Volkswagen Beetle - First Drive

    The first one wasn’t even called a Beetle. It was the Type 1 ‘people’s car’ that Adolf Hitler ordered Ferdinand Porsche to design and build back in the 1930s. Ironically, it was the British who put the badly bombed factory at Wolfsburg into civilian production… Continue reading »

  • Volkswagen Unveils Beetle Fender At Leipzig Auto Show

    Volkswagen has unveiled a production version of the Beetle Fender Edition at the Leipzig Auto Show. The Beetle Fender Edition is fitted with the premium Fender sound system, featuring also unique interior and exterior styling. Power comes from a 200hp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder TSI engine.… Continue reading »

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    VW Beetle R Rumoured For Frankfurt Motor Show In September

    The new Volkswagen Beetle hasn't yet gone on sale in the UK but rumours are already circulating that a hot Beetle R version could be revealed at September's Frankfurt motor show. Likely to share its underpinnings with the Scirocco R -- remember that the third… Continue reading »

  • All-New Volkswagen Beetle Revealed

    All-new Volkswagen Beetle is longer, wider and lower than the one it replaces. The car certainly can't be called a girl car as the previous one. In UK, the new Beetle will be available to order from this summer, with first deliveries starting in early… Continue reading »