The Germans from Volkswagen have some good news for the American customers looking forward for a diesel version of the new Beetle. To be more precise, the German car maker will introduce a new 2.0-liter diesel engine able to deliver 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of peak torque at the upcoming Chicago Motor Show.
The new four-cylinder TDI engine is able to return a fuel economy of 29 mpg (city) and 39 mpg (highway). You can get the VW Beetle TDI either with a six-speed manual gearbox or a dual-clutch DSG six-speed automatic transmission.
“The biggest difference between the TDI and other Beetle models lies, obviously, under the hood. The Beetle TDI uses the company’s 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection Clean Diesel engine,” adds VW.
The company says that the new Volkswagen Beetle TDI meets the emissions requirements in all 50 states but denied to tell us exactly the figures. The U.S. dealerships will get the new Beetle TDI later this year, probably this summer with pricing to be revealed at that time.
The diesel model gets three different trim levels ranging from the base TDI model to TDI with Sunroof and TDI with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation. Yep, these are the designations.