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    Thread: Frankfurt 2011: Beetle R Breaks Cover

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      09-13-2011 01:41 PM #1


      We were wondering if we'd see it at Frankfurt, thinking we spotted the nose of one in the preview for VW's stand. Well, it's been confirmed, and we couldn't be more excited. Volkswagen is at least thinking of building a Beetle R, and it looks good. See for yourself inside.

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      09-13-2011 02:03 PM #2
      i would drive it

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      09-13-2011 02:03 PM #3
      Wow!! Vw pleas build this and soon.

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      09-13-2011 02:05 PM #4
      if this is awd and a 6 cyl i WILL own one.
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      09-13-2011 02:13 PM #5
      I didnt like the look of the new new beetle but I do like this. But if this is not all wheel drive then I think it will be a flop

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      09-13-2011 02:16 PM #6
      although nifty. i wouldn't think it would sell. although less girly than the last 'new' beetle, this model is still girly... i doubt many guys will buy R beetles, esp. when the golf r exists. my $0.02.

    7. 09-13-2011 02:34 PM #7
      I have a massive boner...i want one :d

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      09-13-2011 02:45 PM #8
      I like the new bettle, this R is very nice. Not a fan of chrome, but black-chrome would be nice on those wheels.
      Interior pics please.
      If its an R line, I'm pretty sure it would have AWD.
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      09-13-2011 02:48 PM #9
      I like this...

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      09-13-2011 02:48 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by CorradoMagic View Post
      I like the new bettle, this R is very nice. Not a fan of chrome, but black-chrome would be nice on those wheels.
      Interior pics please.
      If its an R line, I'm pretty sure it would have AWD.
      I like the MK6 body so much more than the 5, but still prefer the Beetle over both as its simply more unique. Dropped + wide wheels = hawt!
      Not necessarily. The Scirocco R isn't 4WD.
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      09-13-2011 03:46 PM #11
      IF VW is serious about bring men into the show rooms and having them legitimately consider purchasing a Beetle THIS would be the ticket. Hell, I'd keep my weekend toy Vette and daily this. This is a no brainer for VAG...especially in the US Market where the Beetle sales are a high volume.
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      09-13-2011 04:00 PM #12
      Very nice. We will never see it in the US market but I like it
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      09-13-2011 04:51 PM #13
      VW, if your goal is to make the Beetle more manly. Then you have greatly succeeded.


      Depending on the price, I would consider trading in my A3 for this.

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      09-13-2011 05:57 PM #14
      Oh, man. Total cone bone right now. That is just gorgeous!
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    15. 09-13-2011 07:09 PM #15
      very nice design.. screw those who think this needs to be 4-Motion... they need to learn to drive.
      Quote Originally Posted by saron81 View Post
      Would you people PLEASE stop typing those symbols before the "R"!!
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      09-13-2011 07:26 PM #16
      Depending on the price, I'd surely love to own one.

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      09-13-2011 07:43 PM #17
      Bring it to the U.S. and make the spoiler a option & I will surely put the $$$$$ down for one. Maybe 2.
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      09-13-2011 08:22 PM #18
      A beetle I could actually see myself driving...

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      09-13-2011 09:20 PM #19
      Very well done VW!
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      09-13-2011 10:01 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by tom@vwvortex View Post


      We were wondering if we'd see it at Frankfurt, thinking we spotted the nose of one in the preview for VW's stand. Well, it's been confirmed, and we couldn't be more excited. Volkswagen is at least thinking of building a Beetle R, and it looks good. See for yourself inside.

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      I want to be the first in the USA to have this car. Is this enough?

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      09-14-2011 01:15 AM #21
      Build it and I will BUY IT VW America/Canada

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      09-14-2011 09:09 AM #23
      AWD
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      AWD
      AWD
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      Oh, and it needs to be AWD.

    24. 09-14-2011 09:47 AM #24
      Hilarious... but it looks pretty good.

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      09-14-2011 10:20 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by mr_e1974 View Post
      IF VW is serious about bring men into the show rooms and having them legitimately consider purchasing a Beetle THIS would be the ticket. Hell, I'd keep my weekend toy Vette and daily this. This is a no brainer for VAG...especially in the US Market where the Beetle sales are a high volume.




      Hi Eric...

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      09-14-2011 11:23 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by CA Solt View Post
      AWD
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      Oh, and it needs to be AWD.

      And CHOICE of dsg or proper manual...like they ARE offering with the Golf R.
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      09-14-2011 11:37 AM #27
      I guess I am not getting a Golf R, if VW brings it to the US I will get one AWD or not. For now I will just hold on and drive my TDIs and hope the Beetle R gets here.

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      09-14-2011 04:46 PM #28
      I doubt that the interior (mainly the seats) will be in the car if they decide to produce it. More than likely, it will have leather GTI seats.
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      09-14-2011 08:19 PM #29
      Not a fan of the chrome wheels, but I would definitely buy one if DSG and preferably AWD with power along the lines of the Golf R. I wish they had gone a little bigger on the spoiler though. Maybe it is just the color but it blends in too much for me. I love every angle but the rearview of the new Beetle and I think it just needs to right spoiler. This is definitely a step in the right direction though.

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      09-14-2011 08:27 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by brennok View Post
      Not a fan of the chrome wheels, but I would definitely buy one if DSG and preferably AWD with power along the lines of the Golf R... This is definitely a step in the right direction though.
      Agree. AWD + DSG = big win. Especially since the Golf R will not be available in the US with this configuration.

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      09-14-2011 10:35 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by alvint_vw View Post
      very nice design.. screw those who think this needs to be 4-Motion... they need to learn to drive.
      Yeah 4 wheel drive is cool and all that, but for most of us it is completely unneeded. It also wastes huge amounts of gas due to weight and inefficiencies. Just make the car light and give it a nice small powerful engine. Or a TDI. Or a sport hybrid.

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      09-15-2011 12:47 AM #32
      I quite like the look of it. Aside from the shiny chrome wheels (not a huge fan of chrome), it looks pretty good. The quad exhaust is an especially nice touch that helps differentiate it further from the standard Beetle models. I bet this will sell really well to the masses. Me personally, I'll probably stick with the Golf R, but there's definitely buyers for a more affordable Beetle R. I think this stands a chance of capturing some of those longing for the Scirocco R due to its similar layout/performance (front wheel drive, same engine, two door, etc).
      There’s more to it than that, though. I feel the fast Golf is a part of me. We’ve grown up together. When it came along, all simple and full of fun, I was living in a flat in London. Now it’s soft and luxurious and I’m slouched in a house in the Cotswolds. It’s like 1970s rock music. New stuff comes along which I’m sure is cleaner and better produced but it doesn’t have the heart and soul of the original.

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      09-15-2011 01:27 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by tom@vwvortex View Post


      We were wondering if we'd see it at Frankfurt, thinking we spotted the nose of one in the preview for VW's stand. Well, it's been confirmed, and we couldn't be more excited. Volkswagen is at least thinking of building a Beetle R, and it looks good. See for yourself inside.

      FULL STORY
      Hey Tom... Who was the genius that changed all the pictures along with their addresses on the main page for this car from yesterday? So all the threads praising this car (including yours) now have no pictures!







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      09-15-2011 10:53 AM #34
      it must be a 6spd. IF you want lazy driving AWD, get an Audi Quattro. A sport model should require driver involvement, hence a 6spd. Thats the problem w/ Audi's. AWD & manual, even the TTRS doesnt have it. The best TT has an auto. Enthusiasts dont have R8 money just to get a performance w/ manual. VW should offer this.

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      09-15-2011 02:44 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by CorradoMagic View Post
      it must be a 6spd. IF you want lazy driving AWD, get an Audi Quattro. A sport model should require driver involvement, hence a 6spd. Thats the problem w/ Audi's. AWD & manual, even the TTRS doesnt have it. The best TT has an auto. Enthusiasts dont have R8 money just to get a performance w/ manual. VW should offer this.

      I really like the Fender concept Beetle.
      The TTRS coming to the US is actually only offered with a 6-spd manual. A bit surprising given Audi's recent treatment of the TT.

      As far as the Beetle RS goes, I could do without the chrome wheels but I love the seats as long as they have good lumbar support since they don't appear to be adjustable. I would prefer AWD but to be honest, no manual would be a bigger bummer than no AWD for me.

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