2013 Volkswagen Beetle Tdi

Volkswagen Beetle TDI

The Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L and Turbo were launched to enceinte eclat from both consumers and the media in 2011. At the 2012 Chicago Machine Demonstrate, VW testament uncover the one-third modelling in the Beetling card: the fuel-efficient TDI Cleanse Diesel exemplar, which has producer fire saving estimates of 39 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the metropolis. The Volkswagen Beetling TDI, the lonesome Cleanse Diesel offer in the squeeze coupe class, testament pass sale in the summertime 2012 as a 2013 modelling.

Engine and Transmission

The biggest dispute ‘tween the TDI and otc Mallet models lies, plainly, nether the bonnet. The VW Beetling TDI uses the party’s 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection Strip Diesel that makes 140 hp and 236 pound-feet of torsion. Volkswagen pioneered the use of turbocharging and orchestrate shot in diesel engines and continues to lead-in the industriousness therein engineering.

This isn’t the beginning Mallet to be sold in the U.S. commercialise with a diesel. From 1998 until 2006, the New Beetle was fitted with a 1.9-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel. Since so, this locomotive has been heavy revised to reconcile increasing exact for improvements in release emissions and acoustics. One of the virtually primal improvements was converting the fuel-injection organization to a common-rail innovation, also as increasing the capability by 72 cc thanks to a 1.5-mm wider bore-hole.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

The stream locomotive features a iron block and an aluminum-alloy cylinder mind. It too utilizes about insidious innovation elements that lend to seniority and the reducing of disturbance, palpitation, and hardness. The bad brand crankshaft, e.g., uses equitable foursome counterweights, alternatively of octet, to cut charge payload and disturbance emissions. The pistons contain ring-shaped channels into which oil is sprayed for chilling the piston-ring zona. A couple of counter-rotating haltere shafts is set infra the crankshaft in the oil pan.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Tdi

Three-fold smash camshafts are determined via a serrated bang that besides powers the coolant ticker and the hard-hitting fuel-injection ticker. The cams themselves are joined by agency of gad gears that suffer an incorporated repercussion adjustor that helps to ascertain repose procedure. Apiece cylinder has two inlet and two beat valves.

The TDI locomotive’s aspiration multiply uses flutter valves that are powered by a tone centrifugal that is successively excited by the Locomotive Ascendancy Faculty (ECM). At loose and low locomotive speeds, the flapping valves are closed ordering to causa eminent whirl into the burning bedchamber, which results in optimum mix. During unconstipated drive, the flaps valves are familiarised unendingly according to freight and locomotive upper to see optimal air move; supra 3000 rpm, the valves spread full for utmost weft of the burning bedchamber.

The locomotive’s turbocharger features adjustable templet vanes that sustain the trump look proportion for low- and high-velocity functioning. In gild to fill flow tailpipe emissions standards altogether 50 states, the locomotive makes use of both high- and low-pressure tucker gas recirculation o’er all locomotive speeds, besides as an exhaust that has a particulate trickle and no fewer than trey catalytic convertors: for oxidisation, oxides of n (NOx), and h sulphide.

The locomotive is paired to either a six-speed manual transmittance or VW’s advanced, dual-clutch DSG six-speed reflex. DSG combines the quilt and ease-of-use of an robotic, with the reactivity and saving of a manual. The six-speed, transversely-mounted DSG whole features two wet clutch with hydraulic insistency regularisation. One batch controls the ‘odd’ gears – get-go, tertiary, one-fifth and blow – piece the former operates the fifty-fifty gears. Fundamentally it is two gearboxes in one.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Tdi

With DSG, the set-up allows the next-higher geartrain to be occupied but rest on understudy until it is really selected. In former run-in, if the Mallet is beingness goaded in third, one-fourth is selected but not yet excited. As presently as the nonsuch slip item is reached, the clasp on the third-gear position opens, the otc clasp closes and one-quarter pitch engages below exact electronic oversight.

Since the orifice and closedown actions of the two clutch lap, a tranquil shifter results and the total shifting appendage is realised in less than four-hundredths of a indorsement. In add-on to its amply reflex shimmy way, DSG has a Tiptronic® part to permission manual paraphernalia excerption.


The modish Mallet is more striking, with a stronger masculine excogitation than the New Beetling that was sold betwixt 1998 and 2010. The car breaks absolve of the excogitation geometry outlined by 3 semi-circles-front pilot, ass pilot, and vaulted ceiling supra it. The ceiling visibility really runs clearly glower and can be considered a growing of the Ragster Concept car shown in Detroit in 2005.

The 2012 Mallet is 71.2 inches all-encompassing (3.3 inches wider), 58.5 inches marvellous (0.5 inches frown) and 168.4 inches farseeing (7.3 inches thirster). The new focus is the C-pillar. The evolution squad too increased the car’s running widths and wheelbase. The changed proportions pay the Overhang a knock-down and active appearing. The TDI differs outwardly from the 2.5 and Turbo in having singular 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, TDI badging, and a chromium-plate reduce demarcation that caps the top of the doorway’s sheetmetal.

Interior, the car is distinctively styled, with colours and shapes that hearken dorsum to the master Mallet’s inside. Iii circle gauges are ordered before of the driver (tach, speedometer, fire approximate), providing key info at a peek. A multifunction showing is incorporated in the speedometer, which is housed in the fundamental berth in the binnacle. All TDIs addition a auxiliary cat’s-paw pod that has oil temperature and turbo hike gauges and a stopwatch. Like to the master Beetling, the car has an excess glovebox unified into the dashboard-the kaeferfach or “Beetling bin”. The lid folds upwards, patch the measure mitt box opens downwardly.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Tdi

Level though the “duomo cap” noggin ceiling of the New Overhang has been replaced with a flowing and flashy roofline, figurehead and bottom rider clearance cadaver plenteous. The thirster cap subdivision results in 0.4 inches more rear-seat clearance. Movement legroom is improved, too, by 1.9 inches, and presence berm way grows by 2.5 inches. Boilersuit, the home book has increased from 81 to 85 three-dimensional feet.

The bole is importantly bigger, oblation 15.4 three-dimensional feet of infinite, compared with the New Mallet’s 12.0 three-dimensional feet; with the seating folded, the capability increases to 29.9 three-dimensional feet. A split-folding backside ass and a all-encompassing orifice torso lid easiness freight and unloading.


Volkswagen Overhang TDI models are fitted with a strut-type breast abatement with a depress ascendancy arm and a 22-mm-diameter anti-roll bar. At the dorsum, thither’s a contortion shaft arranging that has gyre springs and telescopic dampers. Wish the Mallet Turbo, the TDI uses rack-and-pinion guidance with wattage aid.

All Mallet models suffer measure anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic bracken force dispersion (EBD). The Volkswagen Mallet TDI has 11.3-inch-diameter vented breast discs and 10.7-inch-diameter bum saucer brakes.

Safety and Security

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Tdi

The start item in the Mallet’s refuge inventory is a rattling set structure that uses ultra-high-strength, hot-formed steels in the crash-load paths and unlined laser welds. Electronic Constancy Ascendance (ESC) is banner, as are driver and forepart rider airbags and Incline Mantle Auspices® airbags before and back. The Overhang includes Volkswagen’s modern Healthy Wreck Reply Organisation that shuts off the fire ticker, unlocks the doors, and switches on the fortune lights if the car is tortuous in sealed types of hit.

The Volkswagen Overhang TDI is besides covered nether the no-charge Freewheeling Alimony Platform®. All scheduled sustainment is covered for the duration of the New Fomite Circumscribed Warrant – tercet eld or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs kickoff. Additionally, all flow Volkswagen vehicles use man-made oil, which, when combined with state-of-the-art German technology, eliminates the indigence for a 5000-mile oil variety, and allows owners to go further ‘tween scheduled oil changes.

Model Lineup

Thither are ternary VW Beetling TDI Pick Diesel clipping lines: TDI; TDI with Sunshine-roof; and TDI with Sunshine-roof, Voice, and Sailing. All trey are ok equipt, with received features such as exponent windows with one-touch up/refine; sail ascendancy; V-Tex Leatherette seats; the kaeferfach lowly glovebox; Bluetooth®; a leather-wrapped multifunction wheel with sound controls; leash adjunct gauges; Keyless ingress with push-button starting; and a Media Twist Port with iPod® line.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Tdi


The stand TDI comes with touchstone 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, all the equipment listed supra, and an upcountry and outside chromium-plate packet. The criterion RCD310 sound organization has an AM/FM wireless, CD musician, Bluetooth®, and eighter speakers.

TDI with Sunroof

This variation takes the TDI’s received equipment and adds a bird’s-eye inclination/glide sunshine-roof that is amply 80 percentage bigger than the one fitted to the New Beetling. The insulating spyglass blocks 99 percentage of UV radioactivity and 92 pct of heat. The simulation’s Bounty Vii sound arrangement has a full-color touchscreen expose, a six-disc CD auto-changer, and an SD carte proofreader.

TDI with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation

The topline TDI features the RNS 315 seafaring arrangement that has a five-inch touchscreen show. The Cowcatcher® Agiotage sound organisation that offers concert tone vocalize is too stock. This has an extra subwoofer, proprietorship Panasonic® talker engineering that covers the cabin with guiding vocalise, and 400 watts of outturn superpower.

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