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2012 Volkswagen Beetle UK Pricing Announced, Order Books Open

Order books for the 21st Century Beetle have been officially opened in the UK, and you can now choose between three trim levels and two engine choices, with prices starting at £16,490 OTR.
Deliveries are to start in the Spring of 2012, with two engines available: a 1.2-litre TSI 105 PS mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission and a 1.4-litre 160 PS TSI with a six-speed manual gearbox. That’s it!

Later next year, three other engines will follow later on in 2012: 1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion 105 PS, 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS and 2.0-litre TSI 200 PS.

The standard Beetle comes with air conditioning, remote central locking, an RCD 310 CD system with DAB radio and rear Isofix seat preparation.

Meanwhile, the mid-level Design trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels in a choice of two styles, Bluetooth telephone preparation with MDI (multi-device interface) iPod connectivity, front fog lights, an alarm, an RCD 510 DAB CD/radio, multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel and body-coloured door and dashboard panels.

The range-topping Sport specification brings 18-inch alloys in a choice of two styles, tinted glass, cruise control, sports seats, parking sensors, gloss black door mirrors, dashboard and door panel and 2Zone electronic climate control.

A range of optional equipment will also be available, including Keyless Access, satellite navigation systems, a panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.

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