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2012 VW Beetle

Gone are the days of the Beetle’s feminine image. The second generation of the model looks more masculine and the “R” version promises to be a lot more aggressive. Although the standard model was just unveiled last week in Berlin, Shanghai and New York, insiders of the German automaker Volkswagen have revealed that a sportier “R” version is under development.

2012 VW Beetle

The new “New Beetle” is lower and wider in comparison to the first generation, offering a more hot hatch-like driving position. Already announced is a 2.0-liter turbo Sport version, packing 197 hp. This means that the R version will offer well over the 200 hp mark. Most likely, the engine of the New Beetle R will be mated to a DSG gearbox.

2012 VW Beetle

Once more information surfaces the web, we’ll let you know.

2012 VW Beetle

Source: Autocar

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