The elegant and legendary Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkswagen Beetle holds great traction with the road surface. The flat roofline, an elongated hood and a steep angle of the windscreen make it look like a sports coupe. But profiled wings, rounded transitions to the roof and round headlights make it clear that this is a classic, loved by many generations of motorists “bug”.
The new front-wheel drive car is offered in two versions – a 3-door hatchback and two-door convertible. German designers paid special attention to aerodynamics. Updated Beetle looks similar to the concept car Ragster, although has a flat roofline. Xenon light with 15 LEDs in the front, a U-shaped rear lights will attract men, and the shape of the bonnet and wings will attract women. Now Volkswagen Beetle is the unisex car.
Interior is spacious – an adult will not experience discomfort at the back seats. First of all, the update affected the steering wheel. There are additional compartments, integrated into the dashboard. There are auxiliary indexes – the pressure, the temperature and timer above the center console. Depending of the choice of trim, here can be present carbon inserts, sport seat upholstery, chrome bezel vents. With the folded rear seats, you can get up to 309 liters of useful volume. In the center of the dashboard is a five-inch touch screen. Climate control is located on the center console.
In front is independent suspension (McPherson strut) and in rear is torsion semidependent. Disc brakes are with ABC. There are the ESP, HBA, ASR and EDL systems. The fuel consumption is not so big, just 4.3 l / 100 km with an engine 1,2 TSI. The model with the most powerful engine accelerates to 225 km / h. For car owners are offered for the choice 9 rims, 7 of which are specially designed for the Beetle. This range will delight not only fans of retro classics, and even fans of the sports design. You can choose a standard 16-inch steel «Propeller», or the exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels from Volkswagen R GmbH. Real masterpiece of this collection can rightly be considered an elegant 19-inch sport wheels «Twister», the highlight of which are two-colored spokes.
General appearance from the VW Beetle is quite pleasant. This car always pays attention of others on the road. Despite its small size, it has a fairly good dynamics and interior capacity, especially with the folded the rear seat. Another important advantage is the availability of parts in the repair and service. In winter cabin warms up quickly. There are comfortable, ergonomic seats. This is the three-door car, but there is enough space for passengers at the second row. This car is maneuverable due to stiffer suspension. The disadvantage is the low ground clearance and prominent side skirts.
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