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    Thread: Beete TDI: first official photos

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      02-02-2012 02:37 PM #1
      VW just posted pics of the Beetle TDI to their Facebook page.







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      02-02-2012 02:44 PM #2
      Observations:
      - Looks like they're straddling the line between 'standard' and 'sport'
      - Helix wheels
      - Guage pod
      - Chrome strip in grille

      I gotta say I was partially expecting it to have a spoiler.

    3. 02-02-2012 03:11 PM #3
      WOW Me want! The TDI models always have a higher trim than the Base. Wonder what else it has... 4 wheel independent suspension? Love the wheels, hope they make it over here.

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      02-02-2012 04:20 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by BeetleCurious View Post
      WOW Me want! The TDI models always have a higher trim than the Base. Wonder what else it has... 4 wheel independent suspension? Love the wheels, hope they make it over here.
      The wheels will make it That is a NA spec TDI Beetle pictured above.
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      02-02-2012 04:30 PM #5
      I wonder if it'll actually have the gauge pod. Looks great tho!

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      02-02-2012 04:35 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by BeetleCurious View Post
      Wonder what else it has... 4 wheel independent suspension?
      That's my hope as well, that the TDi Beetle has independent suspension. Heck, it looks like it's got just about everything else.

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      02-02-2012 09:18 PM #7
      Rut roh...

      "Beetle TDI models are fitted with a strut-type front suspension with a lower control arm and a 22-mm-diameter anti-roll bar. At the back, there's a torsion beam arrangement that has coil springs and telescopic dampers. Like the Beetle Turbo, the TDI uses rack-and-pinion steering with electric power assistance."
      - VW press release for Chicago Auto Show
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    8. 02-03-2012 09:55 AM #8
      Torsion bar on the back..that's unfortunate. I see also from the pictures no fog lamps either..

    9. 02-04-2012 10:23 PM #9
      Why the hell is the turbo the only one without color matched interior?

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      02-05-2012 02:12 AM #10
      Gas mileage is anticpated to be 28/40 due to the drag of the beetle body.

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      02-05-2012 09:14 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by skispeakeasy View Post
      Gas mileage is anticpated to be 28/40 due to the drag of the beetle body.
      Ahem... fuel mileage...

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    12. 02-05-2012 04:26 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by TechnoBlue01 View Post
      Why the hell is the turbo the only one without color matched interior?
      VW has always counted on the passionate Do-It/Fix-It-Yourself spirit of their customers.

      Last edited by Cadenza_7o; 02-05-2012 at 04:31 PM.

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      02-06-2012 06:58 PM #13
      I sure do enjoy the chrome molding beneath the windows. I think that detail was missed by some of you.

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      02-07-2012 05:59 PM #14
      No fogs and no HID'S . I'm hoping they have those options later.
      VW needs to stop offering half naked cars, some people wants those options in their cars.
      Even my wife said that to me.

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      02-08-2012 12:33 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by skispeakeasy View Post
      Gas mileage is anticpated to be 28/40 due to the drag of the beetle body.
      I could see that maybe the highway mileage is lower for this reason, but I don't see how that should make a significant difference in the city mileage. The Passat with the same engine is several hundred pounds heavier and gets a claimed 31/43 mpg.

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      02-08-2012 07:00 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Observations:
      - ...- Helix wheels ..
      These I like.
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      The only things I'm not liking visually are the hood prop and the paper-like battery cover.
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      02-08-2012 11:29 AM #18
      VW posted more photos on the "Volkswagen USA" page on Facebook:




























    19. 02-08-2012 01:32 PM #19
      All I would have asked for is a TDI wrapped in R cladding. This looks like a cheap vehicle out its price range.

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      02-08-2012 01:49 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by BeetleCurious View Post
      Torsion bar on the back..that's unfortunate. I see also from the pictures no fog lamps either..
      How hard is it to source and swap IRS from Turbo? What would be a rough cost?

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      02-08-2012 02:13 PM #21
      Autoblog's photos from the Chicago Auto Show can be found HERE

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      02-08-2012 08:13 PM #22
      Are Xenon/LED headlamps available as an option with the TDI? I don't see them listed under the top TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation package.
      Last edited by TWinbrook46636; 02-08-2012 at 08:16 PM.

    23. 02-08-2012 10:22 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by TWinbrook46636 View Post
      Are Xenon/LED headlamps available as an option with the TDI? I don't see them listed under the top TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation package.
      Come on, that would be the same as allowing people to get what they want! That's crazy! Like being able to get a Turbo Gasser with a manual, gauge pod, Nav, sunroof, HID lights, and fender...in the color you want!

      Seriously, I'd be surprised if Xenons make it for the early TDIs...its just VW's way of #$% a another product launch. They bundle the options to reduce the cost of producing too many variations of the same car. I hope I'm wrong but these guys are depressingly consistant. Disappointment is just around the corner.

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      02-09-2012 10:04 AM #24
      From the show floor:





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      02-09-2012 10:07 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by TWinbrook46636 View Post
      Are Xenon/LED headlamps available as an option with the TDI? I don't see them listed under the top TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation package.
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6Now View Post
      Come on, that would be the same as allowing people to get what they want! That's crazy! Like being able to get a Turbo Gasser with a manual, gauge pod, Nav, sunroof, HID lights, and fender...in the color you want!

      Seriously, I'd be surprised if Xenons make it for the early TDIs...its just VW's way of #$% a another product launch. They bundle the options to reduce the cost of producing too many variations of the same car. I hope I'm wrong but these guys are depressingly consistant. Disappointment is just around the corner.
      Looks to be the case here [again]
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      02-12-2012 12:20 AM #26
      Are they changing the TDI badge across all vehicles to this one?




      So use to the bold letters of the old one that this one seems out of place.
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    27. 02-14-2012 01:43 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza_7o View Post
      VW has always counted on the passionate Do-It/Fix-It-Yourself spirit of their customers.

      I promised my wife I would color match hers if I got her a Turbo. I look forward to how nice the interior will look.

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      02-22-2012 05:42 PM #28
      Starting Price ???

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      02-22-2012 05:57 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Katmandu View Post
      Starting Price ???
      It hasn't been released yet.

      Side note: TROY Ohio? My grandmother lived south of Burton.

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      05-05-2012 07:40 PM #30
      THREE Catalytic converters!!!! Oh my! I just cut the converter off my 02 TDI Beetle and what a big difference in power that made!

      Wonder if we can do the ventdectomy on this model and get the extra 2 gallons of fuel capacity like we did in the New Beetles?

      I hate the TDI badge, so plain!

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      Quote Originally Posted by GIDDY_UP_GO View Post
      THREE Catalytic converters!!!!
      Invest in platinum now.

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      05-08-2012 11:15 AM #32
      I wish the TDI came with the independent rear suspension. I hate the ride of the torsion beam suspension, especially going over train tracks or any washboard.
      Keep it German.

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      06-11-2012 08:40 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Katmandu View Post
      Starting Price ???
      Beetle TDI to start at $23,295:

      http://blogs.vw.com/beetle/put-price...ng-beetle-tdi/

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      06-11-2012 09:09 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by GIDDY_UP_GO View Post
      THREE Catalytic converters!!!! Oh my! I just cut the converter off my 02 TDI Beetle and what a big difference in power that made!

      Wonder if we can do the ventdectomy on this model and get the extra 2 gallons of fuel capacity like we did in the New Beetles?

      I hate the TDI badge, so plain!
      If this is the exact same motor and setup as the MKVI Golf, you can do a DPF delete ($800-1000 for the downpipe) and then get a tune. Malone comes to mind for the DPF delete.

      Does the Beetle really have that much drag? I wonder if lowering the Beetle would lower the CoD.
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      PLUS destination.

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