The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle is a four-seater, two-door coupe and convertible body styles in three basic trim levels that correspond to the available engines: 1.8T R-Line and TDI. The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T comes standard with 17-inches alloy wheels, the nozzles of the heated washer system, heated mirrors, full power accessories climate control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, heated leather height adjustable front seats, leatherette upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an eight-speaker sound system with CD player, an iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack. Also standard is the telematics system VW Car-Net.
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Features
The Volkswagen Beetle conventional 1.8T gets individual lumbar support for the front seats upholstery, a touchscreen audio interface, the satellite radio and navigation system. The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle roof opening package includes the standard equipment of the 1.8T a panoramic sunroof, a rear view camera, key-less start and entry, satellite radio and a touchscreen audio interface. The roof package opening, Sound & Navigation comprises wheels for more than 18 inches, a navigation system and an audio Fender nine-speaker system.
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line adds the following equipment of the Beetle 1.8T: A more powerful engine, 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, rear spoiler, sports suspension, sports seats, unique cloth upholstery, a power measurement package, faux carbon fiber accents and alloy pedals.
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line package sunroof and audio adds the same elements as the roof of the package opening 1.8T with the Fender audio system. Sunroof, whose R-Line and navigation system adds 19-inches wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED lights, leather upholstery and a navigation system with all above.
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI includes the standard equipment of the 1.8T with chrome exterior accents, key-less start and entry, dual-zone automatic temperature control, satellite radio, an audio touch screen interface and a package power meter. Optionally, it also provides the roof opening package and its optional navigation.
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Interior
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle gets a lot of inspiration from the original flower-power model, but it always includes the same features, controls and design as other modern Volkswagen. This leads to a rather elegant passenger compartment. The trim, which runs through the dashboard and the doors on the outside, such as color-matched in the old bugs, while the R-Line is underlined top secondary instruments and two-tone seats available.
The optional navigation system is easy to use, although its small boundaries of the Utility screen. The Fender Premium Audio System, on the other hand is well worth the extra cost and offers an impressive sound quality. Despite its seemingly low roof-line, the Beetle still has plenty of space for tall drivers, and most people will find front seats comfortable enough. The rear seat also has plenty of safety margin. Legroom in the back is quite tight, but still a little more than what you get from most competitors.
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk cut off, even if the maximum loading capacity cuts convertible only 7.1 cubic meters. That’s about 1-2 cubic meters more than the Fiat 500 Cabriolet or convertible Mini Cooper, but loading baggage or other objects may be difficult because unpleasant trunk of the convertible Beetle standing. Fold flat rear seats in the Coupe beetle, and you are about 30 cubic feet of cargo space to work with.
For the convertible, the power top folds in about 10 seconds and can operate up to 31 mph at speeds. A problem, however, when the roof is folded, it is located on the upper side of the trunk lid, and is limited to the rear.
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Engine
The standard engine for the drive wheels before 2016 Volkswagen Beetle is a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (1.8T), which produces 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T is coupled as standard with a manual five-speed transmission on the coupe and a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Cabriolet comes only with the automatic. For the coupe, the EPA-estimated fuel economy with 28 mpg 1.8T is combined (25 city / 33 highway) with the manual five automatic and 27 mpg combined (24/33) coupled speeds. Go for the convertible, which you drop the 1.8T with automatic transmission and estimates 26 mpg combined (24/32) can not get. While performance testing, a Beetle Cabriolet 1.8T accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds is a good time for the segment.
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line gets a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. 6-speed automatic transmission is optional. Fuel consumption for the Coupe is an EPA estimated 26 mpg combined with either transmission. For the R-Line Convertible, manual is also 26 mpg combined (23/31), while the automatic drop estimated 25 mpg combined (23/29).
Under the hood of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, a 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder turbocharged 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. As with the R-Line buyers between a six-speed manual and six-speed DSG gearbox can choose. Regardless of the choice of transmission are fuel economy estimates 34 mpg combined with an impressive (31/41) for the coupe and convertible.
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Safety
Each 2016 Volkswagen Beetle comes standard with traction and stability control, anti-lock disc brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and telematics system Car-Net Volkswagen. Car-Net bundles notification of an accident, breakdown assistance, stolen vehicle location, remote door unlock and geo-fencing.
In the frontal offset test breakfast cover the IIHS, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle the “marginal” rating, the second lowest. Seats and head restraints were rated as “good” for whiplash protection in rear-end collision. In testing, 2016 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T came to a halt from 60 mph in 124 feet which is average for segment.