Friday, August 20, 2010

2011 Volkswagen Beetle Ragster Concept Car Second Generation

Volkswagen to Launch the 2011 Beetle Based on the Beetle Ragster Concept car. Continued development of second generation of the Volkswagen Beetle that will be presented this year in November, as a concept car at the Salon in Los Angeles. Volkswagen is working on the second-generation of the new Beetle. The new car is expected to make a debut in concept form at the 2010 LA Motor Show later this year and will go on sale in 2011. A second generation Volkswagen Beetle will be launched next year, which would have more focus on driving dynamics rather than retro styling. The production version will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, and the year after arriving variant Cabriolet.
The Beetle will continue to be assembled in the plant in Puebla, Mexico, where it will be produced also the new Jetta. The two cars will share the new platform, characterized by a large step that will provide more cabin space for Beetle.
2011 Volkswagen Beetle Ragster Concept Car Second Generation
The second generation Volkswagen Beetle is a 2.0-liter engine producing 210 bhp (213 PS, 157 kW) could be seen on the car, more powerful than any engine currently sold on the vehicle. Also expected are 1.4-liter 160 bhp (162 PS, 119 kW) and 1.2-liter 105 bhp (106 PS, 78 kW) petrol engines. Diesel offerings could include 2.0-liter 140 bhp (142 PS, 104 kW) and 1.6-liter 105 bhp (106 PS, 78 kW) units. Customers in the US might get the chance to purchase the car with a five-cylinder 2.5-liter model cranking out 170 bhp (172 PS, 127 kW).
It is also said that the new car will have a heavily revamped interior. Engines will include the already existing 2.5-liter five-cylinder, a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel and a brand new hybrid version, powered by a 1.4-liter gasoline engine and a 27-horsepower electric motor. The engines will be mated with five and six speed manual transmissions and the new Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch gearbox.


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