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Performance

The Beetle’s well-weighted steering, quality body control and grippy nature means it is as fun to drive as it looks. There is a variety of engines available depending how much power you want under your bonnet. The range topping 2.0-litre TSI is very eager and delivers impeccable performance only bettered by the 103bhp turbocharged 1.2-litre and 158bhp turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI which is also supercharged. The 1.4-litre petrol engine is refined and responsive while the 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI is the wise choice for economy whilst not compromising performance.

Running Costs

The 1.6-litre BlueMotion engine offers the best economy in the Beetle range. A return of 65.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 113g/km means petrol station visits won’t be too much of a regular occurrence and road tax will be very cheap. There is also the 1.2-litre TSI petrol which returns a decent 47.9mpg and emits 137g/km of CO2. These are the best choices in terms of efficiency whereas the Sport, Turbo Silver, Turbo Black and GSR models offer a little more in the way of performance and also hold on well to their value.

Equipment

Entry-level, Design and Sport trim all come with a pleasant array of equipment. Air-con, digital radio, alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, connection for MP3 players, electric windows and remote central locking all come as standard. Design models ass body-coloured dashboard and comfort seats, Bluetooth telephone preparation, multifunction steering wheel and touch-screen DAB radio. At the top of the range, the Sport trim beings carbon fibre-effect dash, sports seats, a three-spoke leather steering wheel and front and rear parking sensors. With a list price between £19,570 and £17,910 and stylish upgrade in recent years the Beetle aims to take on premium rivals like the MINI hatch and the Citroën DS3. Order a brochure for full details.