Volkswagen Unveils Beetle Fender At Leipzig Auto Show

Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition

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.

All Beetle Fender Editions are painted in Deep Black Metallic and also feature brushed chrome exterior mirrors, 18-inch “Disc” aluminum-alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, and the famous Fender logo.

The Beetle Fender Edition will go on sale in Europe this autumn.

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THE BEETLE FENDER EDITION: TWO ICONS, ONE STATEMENT
Volkswagen presents a new special edition of the Beetle at the Leipzig Auto Show
Standard concert-quality Fender Premium Audio System
Interior features “Sunburst” dash and contrasting stitching
Brushed chrome side mirrors, 18-inch “Disc” aluminum-alloy wheels
Fender logo displayed in chrome
First seen as a concept car at the Frankfurt International Auto Show in 2011, the production version of the Beetle Fender Edition makes its world debut at the Leipzig International Auto Show. Volkswagen’s iconic coupe is not only fitted with the outstanding premium Fender© sound system, but also visually demonstrates its affiliation with the American musical icon.
The Beetle Fender Edition stands out with unique interior and exterior styling. Its distinctively painted dashboard features the quintessential sunburst color of Fender guitars, and the vehicle’s interior is accented with color-contrasting seams that complement the dash’s colors. Beetle Fender Edition vehicles equipped with the 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI© engine will receive seats with exclusive fabric inserts. Outside, all Beetle Fender Edition vehicles are painted in Deep Black Metallic and also feature brushed chrome exterior mirrors, 18-inch “Disc” aluminum-alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, and the famous Fender logo.
The Fender Premium Audio System debuted in the Jetta GLI in the U.S., but the Beetle is the first VW vehicle in Europe equipped with the high-performance sound setup. Using proprietary Panasonic© speaker technology, the system cuts through noise and other distraction with front dual-voice coil speakers to create a soundstage closely akin to a true, live performance. The concert-quality audio won CNET.com’s “Best-sounding car stereo” award.
The Fender Premium Audio System includes no fewer than nine speakers along with a 10-channel amplifier providing 400 Watts of system power:
• Four Fender DeluxeTM Tweeters
Two-ohm soft dome with neodymium magnet
Wide frequency range and extension
Incredibly low distortion
Excellent off-axis performance
Reveals the harmonic richness of voices and instruments
• Two Fender TwinTM Speakers
20-cm with dual-voice coils
Ribbed polypropylene honeycomb cone
Wide frequency range and extension
High power-handling capability
Lightweight and low distortion
• Two Fender Rear Speakers
16-cm with neodymium magnet
Ribbed polypropylene honeycomb cone
Smooth midrange response
• One Fender BassmanTM Subwoofer
20-cm with dual-voice coils
Lightweight and high-efficiency neodymium magnet
Glassfiber-reinforced foamed paper
Super-low distortion
High power-handling capability
Powerful and precise bass response
The Beetle Fender Edition will first go on sale in Europe and will be available in America in the fall of 2012. Pricing will be announced at a later date.


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