2014 Volkswagen Beetle – The Beetle range receives a number of improvements, changes line equipment, and the special edition model, the GSR®. 2.5L engine Beetle base will be removed later in the 2014 model year and replaced by a new, locally sourced 1.8 liter turbocharged four cylinder EA888 designated Gen 3. This will produce 170 horsepower and 184 foot pounds of torque, and is expected to offer very competitive fuel economy. Electro Mechanical Power steering replaces the 2.5 hydraulic system. Beetle All models now have rear suspension, replacing the torsion beam configuration of the base and the TDI 2.5 model.
The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR has a unique interior, with a theme of yellow/black color, sport seats and a sport steering leather-wrapped wheel. The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle black leather trimmed seats and high-grip leather-wrapped steering wheel both have contrasting stitching yellow. Other interior changes include a shift lever GSR, a hand brake and black leather wrapped mats with contrasting embroidered yellow. A badge on § teering wheel is marked with the number of special edition (1-3500) to highlight the uniqueness of the car.
Alignment Beetle Turbo renamed as the R-Line ® for 2014, adding aggressive style front and rear bumpers, as well as R-Line Exterior and R-Line door sill skirts badging. Higher R-Line and sound part Sunroof Navigation also features an exclusive 19-inch wheels made ??of aluminum alloy, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRL, and leather seating surfaces, interior black also receive a badge of R Line-wheel steering in a pad and dash’ metallic finish. Models GSR Beetle R-Line and are equipped with the latest generation 3 of the 2.0 liter version of the EA888 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine making 210hp.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Design
The designers wanted to develop the latest Beetle around the profile of the first cars rather than the 1998 New Beetle. It is a car that respects the past but look towards the future. Placing the original Beetle and the last car next to each other, it is clear that the lines of the rear sections are nearly identical, but the overall look is bolder and more dynamic. The beetle also released the design geometry defined by three semi-circles front fender, rear fender, and domed roof above it.
The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle roof profile actually runs distinctly lower and can be considered a development Ragster ® concept car shown in Detroit in 2005. As a result Beetle is bolder and more masculine.The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle is 71.2 inches wide, 58.5 inches tall and 168.4 inches long. The new focal point is the C-pillar. The development team also increased the car track widths and wheelbase compared to the new Beetle. The changed proportions give this latest Beetle a powerful and dynamic appearance.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Interior
2014 Volkswagen Beetle ergonomics and quality interact to create a beetle interior with a very individual character. The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle shape and use of color carbon dashboards-painted or goes back to the design of the first Beetle look. Three round gauges are arranged in front of the driver providing all key information at a glance. A multifunction display in the speedometer, located in the central position in the binnacle. The steering wheel is specially designed with optional painted accents in the spokes depending on the equipment line.
Framed by two air vents, the audio system/navigation is optimally located in the driver’s visual field on the dashboard. Within walking distance, the temperature controls are situated just below. Like the original Beetle, the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle car has an extra glove box integrated into the dashboard-.’s Kaeferfach or “Beetle bin” The lid folds upward while standard glove box opens downward Another classic feature is the package. auxiliary instrumentation system located above the audio/navigation consisting of a meter oil temperature, clock with stopwatch function and boost pressure gauge. This is standard on the TDI R-Line models.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Engines
The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle features three engines and transmissions five cylinder engine 2.5 liter mated to a five-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic, and the 2.0 liter TDI turbo diesel four cylinder and 2.0 liter TSI ® turbo the four cylinder engines with the acclaimed DSG ® six-speed dual-clutch automatic or six-speed manual. The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle dual overhead cam, 20-valve, 2.5 liter inline five cylinder that makes 170 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmission, the estimated fuel economy rating from the EPA is 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
The double overhead cam 16 valve, 2.0 liter four cylinder in line 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 fuel economy of 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway for the manual six-speed R-Line with the figures are 21 mpg city and 30 mpg road. The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI turbocharged 2.0 liter uses company, Direct Injection Clean Diesel engine that makes 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The car has EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg city and 41 mpg highway when equipped with the manual transmission and 29 mpg city and 39 mpg highway with the DSG.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Security
The starting point in the Beetle’s safety armory is a very rigid body structure that uses ultra-high-strength, hot-formed steels in the crash load paths and seamless laser welds. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard. The Beetle includes Volkswagen System Intelligent Crash Response that the fuel pump off, open the doors, and switches on the hazard lights if the car is involved in certain types of collisions.
The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle is also covered by the Carefree Maintenance Program ® for free. The scheduled maintenance is covered for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Additionally, all current Volkswagen vehicles use synthetic oil, which, when German engineering combined with the latest technology, eliminating the need for an oil change 5,000 miles, and allows owners to go farther between changes scheduled oil.