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.
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.
For more information and to order, visit www.volkswagen.co.uk.