2014 VW Beetle 1.8T starts at $20,295, Beetle Convertible costs $25,170

Article by Anita Panait, on February 3, 2014

Volkswagen of America has disclosed pricing for the Beetle and Beetle Convertible 1.8T models that are being rolled out to dealerships. The 1.8T Beetle has a starting price of $20,295 when equipped with a five-speed manual transmission and $21,395 when fitted a six-speed automatic gearbox. The Beetle Convertible -- only available with the six-speed automatic – has a starting price of at $25,170.

Destination charge for the Beetle and Beetle Convertible is $820. The new EA888 Gen 3 turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder engine is designed to be lighter and more fuel-efficient. It features a new thinwall cylinder block, a cylinder head with an integrated exhaust manifold.

The new 1.8-liter TSI engine -- built at Volkswagen’s new engine site in Silao, Mexico -- is part of the Volkswagen Group’s ongoing $5 billion investment in North America. The 1.8T engine provides up to 170 horsepower of output at 4800 to 6200 rpm, the same rating produced by the outgoing 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine but at 700 fewer revs.

The 1.8T engine provides seven pound-feet more torque at 184 lb-ft at just 1500 rpm—2750 revs less than the outgoing 2.5’s numbers. The new engine’s torque curve is strong and flat, with the peak available from 1500 to 4750 rpm. All 1.8T Beetle models feature electric power steering. The new engine also boasts of improved EPA estimated fuel economy figures than the outgoing powerplant.

The Beetle with the 1.8T and a six-speed automatic transmission returns 33 mpg highway/25 mpg city/28 mpg combined, up from 2.5-liter engine’s 29 mpg highway/22 mpg city/25 mpg combined.

The manual model boasts of EPA fuel economy ratings of to 24 mpg highway/27 mpg city/33 mpg combined.  The 1.8T Beetle Convertible meanwhile boasts of improved EPA ratings at 24/27/32 mpg.

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