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Volkswagen Beetle has always been one of the most beloved cars in the world. The reason for this is its unique design that defies the standard shapes of the automobile industry. Although this design has always been popular amongst women it has been quite obvious for a while now than men had very little interest in it. The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo is meant to change all that and appeal to a wider market. The sport touches that complete the bubbly look make the new design more masculine and powerful. But in order to decide whether or not this car will appeal to the male subjects we must see if the look also comes with improved performance.

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In order to see what power lies under the hood we must take a look at the technical characteristics. The 2012 Turbo has a 2.0 L turbo engine with four cylinders and a six speed dual clutch transmission. It can deliver 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Although the launch is a little slow the vehicle still manages to go from 0 to 60 miles in 6,3 seconds which means that it is 0,8 seconds faster than the old model. However under certain conditions the car can manifest a turbo lag due to the fact that the transmission is programmed for fuel economy. It is important to keep in mind that the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo is not a sports car. It is a car for the masses that can be used on a daily basis. Furthermore its price is rather cheap compared to its value and it can be purchased for a base price of $ 24,165.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo is a 2 door hatchback with a front engine. The interior has plenty of space and the seats are quite well bolstered. Furthermore it also has a sunroof, an upgraded navigational system and DSG transmission. Its wheelbase has 99,9 in and it has a 164,4 in. length, a 71,2 in. width and a 58,5 in. height. It takes 125 ft to go from 60 to 0 miles which makes for a decent braking system. Its lateral acceleration is 0,86 g and it has a 22/28 mpg fuel economy while in the same time it has a 153/116 kW-hours/100 miles energy consumption and a 0,83 lb/mile CO2 emissions. Now as we stated before this is not a sports car but I think that we can all agree that given its characteristics it is quite efficient and environmentally friendly.

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