2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

January 12th, 2014 · Comments Closed · Volkswagen

The 2014 Beetle Convertible offers the following powertrain combinations  the five cylinder engine 2.5 liter mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the 2.0 liter TSI turbocharged gasoline four cylinder with six-speed manual transmission or six-speed DSG ® double-clutch automatic transmission and the 2.0 liter turbocharged TDI Clean Diesel with the same DSG or Manual options.

The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2.5 liter inline five cylinder overhead cam is driven by dual variable timing chain on the intake side, four valves per cylinder and a cylinder head of aluminum alloy. The engine makes 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The estimated fuel economy rating from the EPA is 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. The camshaft, 16-valve twin-turbo, 2.0 liter, direct-injection four cylinder R makes 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque delivered from just 1,700 rpm. With the DSG transmission, the R-Line gets EPA estimated highway fuel economy of 23 mpg city and 29 mpg, because the R-Line with manual six-speed highway figures are 21 mpg city and 30 miles per gallon.

The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible turbocharged 2.0 liter uses company, Direct Injection Clean Diesel engine that makes 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The car has an estimated fuel economy rating of 28 mpg EPA city and 41 mpg highway when equipped with the manual transmission, making it one of the cheapest convertibles on the road today. Advantages of dual clutch transmission DSG combines the comfort and ease of use of an automatic system responsiveness and economy of a manual. The six-speed DSG unit mounted transversely-has two wet clutches with hydraulic pressure regulation. One clutch controls the’ odd’ gears-first, third, fifth and reverse-while the other operates the even gears. It is essentially two gearboxes in one.

Since the opening and closing actions of the two clutches, smooth gear shift overlap and the results of any change process is completed in less than four hundredths of a second. In addition to its fully automatic shift mode, DSG has a Tiptronic ® function to permit manual gear selection. All models Beetle Convertible are fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension with lower control arms and stabilizer bar  sport suspension in the R-Line, the bar diameter has been increased from 22 mm to 23 mm. Basically, all models get a multi-link independent rear suspension with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 18 mm in diameter.

The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible have standard anti-lock brakes (ABS) pressure distribution with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). The TDI Clean Diesel Cabrio and Convertible have 11.3-inch diameter ventilated front discs and solid rear disc brakes, 10.7 inches in diameter. The R-Line has a large 12.3-inch diameter ventilated front discs, with red calipers. To help ensure that power is applied properly in challenging conditions, the R-Line model features the XDS ® cross differential system (limited slip) that electronically monitors input from various wheel sensors and, in case of deviation, transfers additional wheel or wheels with the most traction torque.

2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Exterior

The third generation of the Beetle Convertible is not an exact copy of the original, but a reinterpretation and development of it. Klaus Bischoff, Chief Designer, Volkswagen Brand says’ retro is not ours  we are always looking forward. Volkswagen has reinterpreted the timeless design of the Beetle Convertible with a more sporty and dynamic silhouette, as it did with the Beetle Coupe. The car is substantially larger, has a hood over time, and has a steep windscreen which is more backward than before. The standard rear spoiler enhances the sporty car. “

The Beetle Convertible retains the bold, resolute stance Cup, thanks to wider tracks and longer wheelbase than the previous New Beetle Convertible. Compared to the 2006 version of the older car, the last Beetle Convertible is 3.3 inches wider at 71.2 inches, 1.1 inches lower at 58.0 inches tall and 6.0 inches longer at 168.4 inches in general. The convertible body is less rigid than a coupe because the top of the structure is open, so that the body of the Beetle Convertible needed reinforcements.

2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Safety

The starting point in the security arsenal 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Convertible is a rigid body structure that uses laser welds seamless and ultra-high-strength hot-formed steels in the crash load paths. In a convertible, it is important to have protection in case of a rollover, which Volkswagen has addressed a front roof crossmember reinforced, strengthened pillar and automatic rollover support. Two security arches are hidden behind the rear bench seat, which by the team that deploys the airbags in the event of a collision is activated. Along with fixed-pillars help provide effective protection for occupants of all four seats within milliseconds. Front and head-thorax airbags are also among the standard equipment.

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