The new generation of the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible moves away from the ‘regular’ model not only for the absence of the pavilion, but also for the addition of a little wing at the back that is supposed to further optimize its aerodynamics. This is surely not a major change, of course, as the car still boasts its classic and timeless forms and that make it virtually immortal.
Volkswagen will offer the Beetle Convertible in special 50s, 60s and 70s Editions, each one of which with its own and well-defined style setting well-defined inspired by the fashion trends of the decade after which they’re named. We really like the 50s trim, that comes with all black aesthetics and romantic studs. The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is equipped with an electric fabric roof, whose opening/closing operations can be completed up to the maximum speed of 50 km/h (31 mph).
The petrol engine range includes the 1.2-liter TSI (delivering 105 hp), the 1.4 TSI (160 hp) and 2.0 TSI (200 hp), whereas on the diesel side we have the 1.6-litre TDI (also delivering 105 hp) and the 2.0 TDI (140 hp). The 1.2 TSI and 1.6 TDI are also available in Eco BlueMotion configuration. The model is currently on display at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the live pics making up our exclusive photo gallery were taken.