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Bye bye, Beetle

The New Beetle has united tradition and lifestyle since its launch in 1998. It and its successor, which was introduced in 2011, have attracted millions of fans around the world. The last car will be produced in 2019.

Style icon and cult object: the New Beetle
The New Beetle embodies the modern lifestyle and the spirit of the age.
Comfort in the cockpit.
The star of the Detroit Motorshow 2005: Showcar Beetle Ragster, based on the Cabriolet.
In 2001, the strongest New Beetle, the "RSi" (RennSport injection) went on sale: The engine was based on a 2,8-l-VR6 with four-valve-technology. It was upgraded to 3.2 l which resulted in 165 kW (224 PS). It was strictly limited to 250 cars.
The special Beetle GSR. The abbreviation means "Gelb-Schwarzer Renner", which is German for "yellow-black racer", an allusion to a special Käfer from 1973. Of course it featured the historically important yellow-black paint job.
Beetle Dune as a closed coupe ...
... and as a convertible.
The vase on the dashboard is a nod to the original Beetle.
Bug in the City: Cruzin' with the limited edition "Pink Beetle".--It was only available for US-customers.

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