In addition to the five equipment versions and three special models, the Beetle Cabriolet can be further customised with our range of special equipment. Here the range goes from decals and chrome emblems such as "Beetle" or "Volkswagen" to sporty R-Line packages and technical features such as our Keyless Access system for starting and locking the car without a key or a 400 watt sound system from the U.S. specialist Fender. Most important special equipment at a glance:
Chrome emblems. The nickname used in each specific country is available as an option for the rear of the Beetle Cabriolet – monograms include "Käfer," "Beetle," "Bug," "Vocho," "Coccinelle," "Fusca" or "Maggiolino." Naturally, only if you want it. If there really is a country that doesn't have a nickname for our bestseller in its vocabulary, that's no problem either; in such cases the "Beetle" monogram is always available. And, naturally, another name is also available as an option: "Volkswagen."
Decals. The exterior can also be customised with a variety of decals. On the convertible various nickname decals are available for the lower area of the doors.
Door sill panels. This detail protects the door sills from scratches and damage: stainless steel door sill plates (various monograms are also available for this application).
Key cover. Even the keys can be customised with a cover from the Volkswagen range of accessories. Two are available: a white cover with black monogram ("Beetle," "Bug," "Vocho," "Coccinelle," "Fusca," "Käfer," "Maggiolino" or "Turbo"); or a black cover with white lettering for the "Turbo" monogram.
Exhaust pipe tip cover. The new exhaust pipe tip cover (76 mm diameter) made of high quality stainless steel (polished to high gloss) underlines the sportiness of the Beetle Cabriolet.
Radio/CD systems. The Beetle Cabriolet is already equipped as standard with the high quality RCD 310 audio system with eight speakers (four tweeters and four woofers) including a double tuner. The top audio system is the RCD 510 with integrated CD changer, interface for SD cards and TFT touchscreen.
Radio/navigation systems. An economical yet attractive entry to the world of radio/navigation systems is offered by the RNS 315 with five-inch touchscreen (400 x 240 pixels), CD player, SD card slot and double tuner. The top model radio/navigation system is the RNS 510 which provides additional functionality with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, DVD player, voice control, SD card slot and 30 gigabyte hard disc.
Sound system from Fender. If you love the world of rock music, you will be familiar with legends like Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton. The one played, the other is still playing his Fender guitar. This legendary American musical instrument and amplifier manufacturer is now providing its know-how in cooperation with Panasonic exclusively for Volkswagen. That is why the Beetle Cabriolet is available with an optional Fender sound system. Anyone choosing this system also receives an adjustable ambient illumination system for the interior which can be set to one of three colours (white, red or blue) and an MDI. In addition to indirect illumination in the door rail, it also includes a light ring around each speaker in the doors. The Fender sound system consists of two tweeters each installed in the rear view mirror triangles and rear side panelling. Woofers are contained in the front doors; the woofers behind the rear side panelling have single vibration coils. In addition a subwoofer is installed in a closed bass box integrated into the boot. The heart of the sound system is the 10-channel amplifier with Class A/B output stages and 400 watts of output power. In Europe, the Beetle and new Beetle Cabriolet are the only cars available with a Fender sound system.
Leather upholstery and sport seats. "Vienna" leather upholstery is available in a number of refined versions. In this case the Beetle Cabriolet is equipped with sport seats. These appointments also include the stowage pockets on the rear of the front seats as well as lumbar supports and heated front seats.
Bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights. For the first time Volkswagen is offering the Beetle Cabriolet with bi-xenon headlights. Here the bi-xenon modules are surrounded by 15 LEDs, which serve as daytime running lights and parking lights. In this case, LEDs are also used to illuminate the number plate.
Keyless Access. With the Keyless Access system door locks and ignition locks are a thing of the past. As soon as you touch the door handle, the system recognises the access authorisation from the transponder in your jacket, trouser pocket or purse and unlocks the Beetle Cabriolet, allowing you to start the engine with the "Press & Drive" button next to the gear knob. The Volkswagen is locked again from the outside as soon as you touch one of the door handles; in this case, on a surface marked especially for this purpose. From the middle of the year, Keyless Access will also enable opening and closing of the soft top via the car's remote control key.
Light alloy wheels. The basic version is available with 16-inch "Whirl" light alloy rims as well as the 17-inch light alloy "Rotor," "Turbine" and "Circle" versions. The "Circle" rims are offered in two colours: The "Circle White" version where the rims have a white enamel finish or the "Circle Black" model; the hub caps and wheel trims on both rims are chrome plated. The "Rotor" and "Turbine" wheels can be combined with all equipment versions; the "Circle" version is available only for the "Design" and "Sport" models. The fact that the Beetle Cabriolet has a sportier design than its predecessor is demonstrated particularly by the 18" rims. For instance the "Disc" version: Here a large, glossy disc or stylised hub cap is visually held in place by the eight webs of the rim flange. The 18-inch "Twister" rim also sets a sporty tone (matte black inside with bright aluminium spokes). Both 18" wheels can also be combined with any Beetle. This also applies for the 19-inch "Tornado" wheels offered in two colour versions; "Tornado Black" and "Tornado White" (except for TSI versions with 77 kW).
Volkswagen R GmbH accessories
Five sporty packages. Volkswagen R GmbH has developed various packages for the new Beetle Cabriolet, designed exclusively for sportiness. All features are offered under the label "R-Line."
R-Line exterior. This package includes the 18-inch "Twister" light alloy rims with 235 mm tyres, aluminium door sills (with R-Line monogram), a tyre pressure indicator and R-Line design bumper conceived especially for Volkswagen R GmbH.
R-Line Exterior / Interior. In this case the exterior package is supplemented by the following interior details: R-Line design dash pad, leather parking brake lever and gearshift knob, aluminium design leather steering wheel with R-Line logo, "Kyalami" design textile seat covers (side bolsters "San Remo" microfibre fabric) and front headrests with R-Line logo.
R-Line multifunction steering wheel. The "Exterior / Interior" package can be supplemented by an optional R-Line multifunction steering wheel.
R-line "Exterior / Interior" option package. A supplementary "Exterior / Interior" package with leather upholstery ("Vienna" Cool Leather) including heated seats is also available to customise your convertible further in R-Line style. Volkswagen's Cool Leather is designed to absorb less heat in the summer than other types of leather.
R-Line "Exterior / Interior" option package. As an alternative to "Vienna" leather, the leather package with heated seats is also offered in even finer "Semi-Nappa". This feature is also a supplement to the R-Line "Exterior / Interior" package.
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