The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line are two models in the lineup of popular Volkswagen Beetle convertible car. The R-Line models are more powerful and sportier compared to the rest of the lineup. For the 2013 the Beetle R-Line received lots of improved features including a powerful powertrain, R-line bumpers and upgraded interior. The new R-line would be available only on the Turbo coupe version of the VW Beetle that will replace the sound, sunroof and navigation system in the Beetle Turbo lineup. The Beetle R-Line is modern, sportier, distinctive, fashionable and Eco friendly. This is a model available in two Packages for those shoppers looking for a meaner Beetle and it is really a perfect match for their search.
Exterior styling and Design Language
The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line has a distinctive exterior styling that allows the buyer to easily distinguish the model from the rest of the Beetle lineup. The R-Line Beetle has body colored new front and rear bumpers free from the regular chrome strip available on all the Beetle models that makes the look of the car more aggressive. The new Beetle R-Line sits on a set of 19 inch aluminum Torando style wheels. Other exterior features are R-Line Badges, bi-Xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, the “VW” logo on the bonnet, two doors for easy enter and exit and a power sunroof.
Comfort, Technology and Specifications
The interior of the new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line is a blend of comfort, advance electronics and high end convenience features. The inside of the R-Line Beetle has leather sports seats, height adjustable driver and passenger seats with multi level heating and manual lumbar, split folding rear seats, power locks, mirrors and windows, cruise control, leather wrapped tilt and telescopic flat bottom steering wheel, air conditioning, Fender premium brand 9-speaker sound system with a CD player, Sirius XM satellite radio, auxiliary audio input and iPod integration.
Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, dual front headrests, tire pressure monitoring system, traction control and stability control.
Under The Hood
The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line is powered by a new 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that delivers 210 horsepower and 207 lb ft of torque. The front wheel drive and 6 speed manual transmission is standard. The acceleration from 0-60 mph is improved by a few seconds and the EPA rated fuel economy is also improved by up to 8% compared the regular turbocharger that is now 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
Pricing and Availability
The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line has a base price of $30,135 and is available for sale however, Volkswagen hasn’t offered the R-Line to the US market and the manufacturer has no future plans yet to launch this sporty model for the shoppers in the US.
Though, the Beetle lineup of the Volkswagen is one of its leading and best selling vehicles however, still there are lots of alternatives available in the market for those who are planning to buy the new 2013 Beetle R-Line. Key rivals are Honda Civic Si coupe, Mini Cooper S, Volvo C30, Hyundai Veloster Turbo and Volkswagen GTI 3-Door.
- New fuel efficient engine
- Breath taking styling
- Well equipped interior
- German sensibility and Sportiness
- Tough competition
- Not offered in the US
The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line is an ideal car for those want to have a meaner Beetle version. The model has everything that a sportier and performance efficient car should have. The car is priced reasonably and we are recommending to consider this model too when you go to the showroom to buy a compact 2-door coupe.