It would be nice if the R-Line Beetle featured some tweaks under the hood or more aggressive software. Cosmetic upgrades are nice, but VW should offer more than just looks. Hopefully a Beetle R similar to the Golf R comes out that will have performance to match the looks.
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE R-LINEŽ TO GO ON SALE IN THE U.S. MARKET
Aggressive styling cues and subtle interior enhancements distinguish latest version of the Beetle Coupe
Herndon, VA - Volkswagen R GmbH has developed the R-Line for drivers who want the sporty and aggressive styling of the Volkswagen R models, but without the additional performance. In Germany, many of Volkswagen's best-selling vehicles are available with an R-Line derivative, but until now this has only been the case with the CC in the U.S.
That will change when the Beetle R-Line goes on sale in early 2013. Offered only on the Turbo model, the Beetle R-Line is differentiated by a number of exterior and interior enhancements. The new, more aggressive front bumper sports grained black surfaces and chrome-framed turn signals, while the rear bumper now incorporates a race-inspired diffuser. R-Line logos, standard 19-inch "Tornado" aluminium-alloy wheels, and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs also help to differentiate the car from a regular Beetle Turbo.
Inside, the R-Line model features custom stainless-steel kickplates, a steering wheel badge, a unique color dashboard panel, and contrasting-color stitching on the seats, shifter knob, and handbrake lever. Beetle R-Line pricing will be announced closer to launch.
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