Precision, originality and style have been brought to life in a single elegant package developed for today’s demanding driver. It’s called the Volkswagen New Beetle, a modern take on a classic, and you’ll find it here at Steve White Volkswagen, the leading Greenville Volkwagen dealer.
Greenville Volkswagen New Beetle
Essentially, the new Volkswagen Beetle is still in its first generation, having debuted way back in 1998. Models up to 2005 used the GL, GLS and GLX designations to reflect the various trim levels; since then there have been one or two other trim levels by various designations. From 1998-2005, the base engine was a 115-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder. A 100-hp 1.9-liter Turbo Direct Injection turbodiesel engine was also offered (the TDI trim) until the end of 2006, when it failed to meet new emissions regulations.
Until recently, turbocharged gasoline engines have been a big part of the New Beetle’s trim lineup. Sold from 1999-2006, the New Beetle 1.8T was powered by a 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, which put out 150 hp. For 2002, VW added the Turbo S trim to the coupe lineup. It was equipped with a retuned 180-hp version of the 1.8T turbo engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The Turbo S was discontinued after 2004, while the current 2.5-liter engine showed up for 2006.
Throughout the years, Volkswagen has released several special-edition models, including limited-edition colors and trim packages. For 2002, VW added a Sport edition, which essentially was a 1.8T with a five-speed manual, 17-inch wheels and a leather interior. The convertible was launched for the 2003 model year.
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