For Sale By:Private Seller
Sub Model: Super Beetle
Exterior Color: Canary Yellow
Model: Beetle - Classic
Drive Type: RWD
Newbern, Virginia, United States
This 1971 VW Super Beetle has the flat windshield, original mileage of 92,858 and has solid, original floorboards and heat exchangers. All four stock tires have been replaced with low miles on them, and the original stock steering wheel and exhaust have been replaced with oem parts..this bug runs great, passes inspection, but is missing side carb spring to hold idle..body is complete, but does have a few dings, dents and rust...rear window glass does show scratches in one area..gas gauge or fuel tank sending unit not accurate, but wouldn't require an expensive fix..vehicle needs complete interior, door/window seals replaced, as all door panels, headliner, and dash cover has been removed..visible rear interior compartment rust due to rear window seal leak(see pic)..many replacement parts accompany this vehicle such as oem door panels, window seals, extra set of moon hubcaps, and other misc parts..rear seat was removed, but will be sold with purchase..bumpers and running boards have been removed, will need replacing if desired by new owner ..am/fm/cd player included with front/rear speakers, along with spare tire..This vehicle is being sold "as is" with pick up/delivery costs and arrangements to be the buyer's responsibility.. Payment should be made within 7 days of winning bid. Additional pics are available upon request..Please feel free to email with any other questions..
Diesel lovers rejoice. Volkswagen is bringing the latest iteration of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine - dubbed the EA288 - to the 2015 model year Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle (2013 model pictured above) and Beetle Convertible, and the cars will be on sale in the second half of 2014.
While it shares its moniker with the old diesel, the new engine produces 150 horsepower, a 10-hp boost, and 236 pound-feet of torque. VW promises improved fuel economy as well, but it hasn't announced specifically what amount yet. The company claims that despite the same displacement, only the bore spacing is shared with the previous version. The mill includes new features like exhaust gas recirculation, an intercooler integrated into the intake manifold and low-friction camshaft bearings.
VW Group of America has had great success with diesels in the US recently. Vee-Dub and Audi sold 105,899 diesel-equipped models in 2013. It was the first time the group ever sold over 100,000 diesels in a year, and they accounted for 24 percent of sales. Scroll down to read the full press release about the announcement.
Volkswagen has petitioned the FIA to hold on to the current specifications for cars in the World Rally Championship, according to Autosport.com. The move is evidently an effort to keep as many competitors in the sport as possible, despite the fact that using the current spec racers may actually hurt Volkswagen's chances at winning. The three factory teams currently competing in the WRC are at the end of a three-year homologation cycle at the end of 2013, and new cars are expected to bow next year. But developing new racers could cost as much as $4.7 million.
That price tag would put M-Sport (which fields Ford racers) out of the WRC game for 2014 and would put Citroën participation in question as well. VW has already begun work on the next iteration of its Polo R WRC, and the hatch has nabbed four wins in six rounds this season. Now it appears that car won't bow until at least 2015. The FIA has officially agreed to freeze homologation of new WRC cars until the end of next season.
Volkswagen still has its eyes set on becoming the top global automaker by 2018, and to get there, it's apparently going to need more boots on the ground. Automotive News Europe is reporting that VW is looking to increase its staff by 50,000 over the next five years - an increase of nine percent - which does not include an increase in its US dealer network.
According to the report, a majority of the growth will come from China where the automaker is also looking to double its production capacity in the same time frame. The Volkswagen Group is already expected to rival General Motors for the top sales spot in China this year, and such a rapid expansion in the region could make a good springboard for sales increases in other countries.