2016 VW Beetle Cabriolet

Volkswagen has changed the perception of the new generation with their new Beetle by providing better technology, more power, and above all safety.

2016 VW Beetle Cabriolet

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To start off the latest model offers a touch screen interface that is standard in all recent Beetle models. But, the new 1.8T S base model comes with VW Car-Net App Connect smartphone connectivity features. This feature is compatible with either your iphone or android device. All you have to do is connect your phone and shazam, your phone’s interface is directly on the monitor. An available 6.3-inch screen model comes as an optional feature for the standard S but the SE and SEL models come with the 6.3-inch screen.

With sensors included in the Blind Spot Monitor, you are able to see things you may miss. For example if you are switching lanes and un-visible car is passing by, you will be alerted by the blind spot monitor.


There are 3 different types of Volkswagen beetles made for 2016 and their specs differ. The Beetle Convertible S 1.8T is shown that is shown in the test drive video has a the same engine specs as the Beetle Convertible Denim S with an engine size of 1.8L, 170 HP, 184 pound-feet of torque, 25 city miles per gallon, and 34 highway miles per gallon. The only difference between the Beetle Convertible Denim and the base model is that the Denim model has an upgraded interior design that retains the 1970’s classic VW Beetle look. The Convertible Beetle S and SE goes from 0-60 in 7.6 mph in 7.6 seconds. The most expensive model is the Beetle Convertible R-Line 2.0T SEL. Its specs differ quite a bit with an engine size on 2.0L, 210 HP, 207 lb-ft of torque 23 city miles per gallon, and 31 highway miles per gallon.


VW prices these vehicles fairly. The Beetle Convertible 1.8T starts off at $25,490 MSRP. The Beetle Convertible Denim starts off at $25,995 MSRP. The Beetle Convertible R-Line 2.0T starts off at $29,790 MSRP.

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