2014 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo – The Beetle Turbo receives a number of running changes to 2014 model year cars that go on sale this month. The most notable of these is fitment of a new version of the award-winning EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI engine. This is being produced in a new factory in Silao, Mexico, that is part of Volkswagen’s ongoing $5 billion investment in the North American market. The new engine makes 210 horsepower, an increase of 10 hp over the previous Gen 2 TSI engine.
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo peak power is generated 200 revs higher in the engine range, at 5300 rpm and torque remains unchanged at 207 pound-feet. Thus equipped, the Beetle Turbo coupe takes 6.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph, 0.2 seconds less than the previous version: At 6.7 seconds, the Jetta GLI is a tenth faster with the manual transmission and two tenths quicker with the DSG dual-clutch automatic than the cars equipped with the Gen 2 engine.
Pardon our political incorrectness for a moment, but the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, undeniably, a “chick car.” There was almost nothing that the New Beetle offered to enthusiasts and by the end of its run, VW had even stripped all of the exciting engines from the car’s lineup. Looking to resurrect some of the excitement behind the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, the third generation of the iconic car ditched the cuteness when the coupe debuted for 2014 and now the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo aims to show how much fun drivers can have without a top.