Volkswagen has added two more engine derivatives to the Beetle line-up, completing the range, lowering the entry-level price by £1,400, and reducing the entry-level carbon dioxide emissions.
Available to order from Volkswagen dealers now and ready for delivery to customers in January are the 1.2-litre TSI 105 PS with a six-speed manual gearbox (joining the DSG version of the same powerplant) and the 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS with BlueMotion Technology which is offered with either a five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission.
Both entry level models are available in entry-level ‘Beetle’ or ‘Design’ trim.
The entry-level 1.2-litre TSI with manual gearbox is priced at £15,195, which is £1,405 less than the current starting point for the range (for the same 1.2-litre engine but with a DSG gearbox).
Likewise, entry-level carbon dioxide emissions are lowered by 12 per cent to 113 g/km thanks to the addition of the 1.6-litre TDI engine with BlueMotion Technology modifications.
As well as bringing lower CO2 values and a combined mpg value of 65.7, the addition of this smaller engine lowers the threshold for diesel-powered Beetle ownership by over £3,000, with the 1.6-litre TDI costing £17,030.