My mind is blown. I just dropped my GLI off for service and the Service Manager told me they had a Beetle out back I "HAD to see. Red, turbo, great looking." he grabs a salesman to take me to see it, I turn the corner, and there's what looks like a loaded Turbo without a sunroof. I thought it was one of the oddball cars coming out of Puebla; NOPE.
Salesman tells me the xenons and 19's are available as an option on ALL turbos. Sure enough this is a base turbo with cloth, standard radio, no sunroof or keyless. Wow!
This IS good news. I already knew that the turbo Beetles had the proper CECM to handle the additions. Do you think this could now also be added/installed at the dealership?
I believe one way to make this determination, is to inspect the harness connected to the back of the halogen headlamps. If the harness coming from the vehicle has more than 5 leads coming from it (like 10 leads) then the upgrade would be easy.
I live in Maryland and have been trying to find a base turbo with this package. Looking at the 05/08/12 price and order guide, it looks like this is no longer an option on the base turbo:
Any suggestions on how to track down one of these. The dealers around here have not been all that helpful?
Try looking outside of your immediate area. If they are available, one will turn up. You may want to try Northern Virginia...
Even though I did not purchase/was not interested in a Turbo, the 2012 2.5L Beetle with the options I wanted was hard to come by in my area. I happened to search near my work in Alexandria and found one right away. They even delivered to my work. How's that for service???
I'm guessing that is a fairly new option and not many of the dealers know about/or have one yet. I don't see many 2012 Beetles in my area. In fact, I don't believe I've seen a turbo with the Xenon/LEDs yet.
I just got one of these, you can check out my thread.
Last edited by gwernerjr; 08-13-2012 at 04:22 PM.