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New 2017 VW Beetle at Coachella Valley Volkswagen for Palm Desert, CA

The VW Beetle is offering a special edition, in limited quantities, for 2017. The #PinkBeetle comes in its own unique color Fresh Fuchsia Metallic paint with chrome accents. It has LED lighting and 17-inch multi-spoke Linas aluminum-alloy wheels. It also has its own unique pink plaid cloth upholstery. The dashboard has pink accents and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Dune has raised height, the 1.8T gets a more aggressive front and rear bumper, SE and SEL have new painted center console, and the SEL gains more features like dual-zone automatic climate control, Fender Premium Audio system, and Park Distance Control. The 2017 VW Beetle has many more features, so continue reading to learn all about them!

Under the Beetle's Hood

The standard engine in the 1.8 models, including the #PinkBeetle, is a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. It is rated at 184 pound-feet of torque and 170 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission is included on the 1.8-liter engine. The fuel economy is 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway for the 1.8T and 24 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway for the Dune. The EPA estimated fuel economy rating is 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for the 1.8T and 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway for the Dune. The top of the line trim, 2.0T, gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces 207 pound-feet of torque and 210 horsepower. The 2.0T is paired with a quicker-shifting six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Tiptronic mode allows the driver to shift manually and to really make you drive fun you can shift into Sport mode. The R-Line with this engine has a fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Design of VW Beetle

The Beetle is a two-door hatchback that is available in seven trim levels: 1.8T S, 1.8T Classic, 1.8 SE, #PinkBeetle, 1.8T Dune, 1.8 SEL, and 2.0T R-Line SEL. The base trim has a lot of great advanced features and moving up the line-up the top trim has features that focus on performance. The 1.8T S offers automatic headlights, cruise control, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and an eight-speaker CD player with auxiliary and USB input. The top trim, 2.0T R-Line SEL, offers the 1.8T SEL's features plus summer performance tires, xenon headlights, foglights with cornering lights, and shift paddles mounted to the steering wheel. For 2017, there is a limited-edition #PinkBeetle. It comes with a metallic fuchsia exterior color, a unique plaid upholstery, xenon headlights, VW Car-Net App-Connect, heated front seats, Bluetooth, 17-inch Linas wheels, and LED running lights and taillights.

What are some of the nickname badging I can add to the Beetle?

Some nicknames are Bug, Coccinelle, Escarabajo, Fusca, Kafer, and Maggiolino.  

What are some Vehicle Protection Plans?

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What are the color options for the exterior?

The color options are Pure White, White Silver, Tornado Red, Habanero Orange Metallic, Sandstorm Yellow Metallic, Bottle Green Metallic, Silk Blue Metallic, Fresh Fuchsia Metallic, Dark Bronze Metallic, Platinum Gray Metallic, and Deep Black Metallic.


The Beetle is basically a safety cage with front and rear crumple zones that will help absorb crash energy and deflect it away. The exterior body panels are made of high-strength steel to make it more sturdy. The 2016 VW Beetle includes seven stability-enhancing systems including electronic brake-pressure distribution and electronic stability control. The EBD maintains stopping power when the brakes are hit hard. The ESC adjusts engine throttle to apply the correct force to the wheels. You can test drive the VW Beetle at Coachella Valley Volkswagen today!

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