Volkswagen presents a new special edition of the Beetle at the Leipzig Auto Show

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2012 VW Beetle Fender Edition 18-inch Disc Wheel
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  • Standard concert-quality Fender Premium Audio System
  • Interior features “Sunburst” dash and contrasting stitching
  • Brushed chrome side mirrors, 18-inch “Disc” aluminum-alloy wheelsFender logo displayed in chrome

First seen as a concept car at the Frankfurt International Auto Show in 2011, the production version of the Beetle Fender Edition makes its world debut at the Leipzig International Auto Show. Volkswagen’s iconic coupe is not only fitted with the outstanding premium Fender© sound system, but also visually demonstrates its affiliation with the American musical icon.

The Beetle Fender Edition stands out with unique interior and exterior styling. Its distinctively painted dashboard features the quintessential sunburst color of Fender guitars, and the vehicle’s interior is accented with color-contrasting seams that complement the dash’s colors

The Beetle Fender Edition stands out with unique interior and exterior styling. Its distinctively painted dashboard features the quintessential sunburst color of Fender guitars, and the vehicle’s interior is accented with color-contrasting seams that complement the dash’s colors. Beetle Fender Edition vehicles equipped with the 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI© engine will receive seats with exclusive fabric inserts. Outside, all Beetle Fender Edition vehicles are painted in Deep Black Metallic and also feature brushed chrome exterior mirrors, 18-inch “Disc” aluminum-alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, and the famous Fender logo.

Outside, all Beetle Fender Edition vehicles are painted in Deep Black Metallic and also feature brushed chrome exterior mirrors, 18-inch “Disc” aluminum-alloy wheels

The Fender Premium Audio System debuted in the Jetta GLI in the U.S., but the Beetle is the first VW vehicle in Europe equipped with the high-performance sound setup. Using proprietary Panasonic© speaker technology, the system cuts through noise and other distraction with front dual-voice coil speakers to create a soundstage closely akin to a true, live performance. The concert-quality audio won CNET.com’s “Best-sounding car stereo” award.

The Fender Premium Audio System includes no fewer than nine speakers along with a 10-channel amplifier providing 400 Watts of system power:

Four Fender Deluxe™ Tweeters •Two-ohm soft dome with neodymium magnet

  • Wide frequency range and extension
  • Incredibly low distortion
  • Excellent off-axis performance
  • Reveals the harmonic richness of voices and instruments

 Two Fender Twin™ Speakers •20-cm with dual-voice coils

  • Ribbed polypropylene honeycomb cone
  • Wide frequency range and extension
  • High power-handling capability
  • Lightweight and low distortion

 

Two Fender Rear Speakers

  • 16-cm with neodymium magnet
  • Ribbed polypropylene honeycomb cone
  • Smooth midrange response

 One Fender Bassman™ Subwoofer

  • 20-cm with dual-voice coils
  • Lightweight and high-efficiency neodymium magnet
  • Glassfiber-reinforced foamed paper
  • Super-low distortion
  • High power-handling capability
  • Powerful and precise bass response

The Beetle Fender Edition will first go on sale in Europe and will be available in America in the fall of 2012. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

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