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  • 2014 VW Beetle R-Line Turbo – To be or not to be, that is the BUGging question!
    2014 VW Beetle R-Line Turbo – To be or not to be, that is the BUGging question!
    What can anyone at this point say about the VW Beetle that hasn’t been said before or that we don’t know about? The remarkable thing about the Beetle is not just the sheer number of sales, but the fact that a car developed from an idea...
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    2014 VW Beetle Convertible: Fun, free-spirited
    Combine the fun and cute factor of a small car with the free-spirited feeling of a convertible and you get the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle convertible.The test drive model was a turbo diesel powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 140...
  • Driven: 2014 VW Beetle TDI
    Driven: 2014 VW Beetle TDI offers unique driving character
    Today was an opportunity to take a first drive in Volkswagen's cheeky and sporting 2014 Beetle TDI Clean Diesel, which offers up a unique combination of fuel-economy as well as fun to drive character, promising up to 41 mpg.A top trim grade...
  • Tail of the Dragon 2014 - VW Beetle Cruise
    Chasing the Tail of the Dragon, V-Dub Style
    Imagine my surprise pulling into our accommodations in Bryson City for the ‘Tail of the Dragon’ Beetle Cruise and seeing a row of Mini Coopers, with not a single Beetle in site. At first I thought I was at the wrong place, but I...
  • This image shows the newly described species Darwinilus sedarisi.
    New beetle species discovery celebrates Darwin’s birthday
    A new beetle species originally discovered by Charles Darwin in Bahia Blanca, Argentina in 1832 during his H. M. S. Beagle expedition has been rediscovered by Dr. Stylianos Chatzimanolis, an entomologist at the University of Tennessee at...
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
    2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible TDI
    The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle is only the third-generation of the iconic “people’s car” from Germany and the second in the era of New Beetle. Last year’s big changes included stretching the wheelbase and giving the car a wider...
  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI convertible
    2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI convertible test drive
    A recent addition to the Kansas City Automotive Examiner test fleet was a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI convertible. This car was a surprise for several reasons. In spite of its cutesy retro looks, this is more than a novelty car. This is a well...
  • Iconic Design - The VW Beetle
    Iconic Design - The VW Beetle
    In 1945 a style icon was born when Erwin Komenda and Ferdinand Porsche came together to combine their impressive skills in auto design and innovative engineering - the resulting love child was the famous Volkswagen Beetle.The VW Beetle -...
  • 2014 Beetle R-Line Turbo
    Driven: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line Turbo is more mature than ever
    Today we got our first stint behind the wheel in Volkswagen's 2014 Beetle Turbo, now named R-Line. This trim guise brings a more aggressive front fascia with chrome accents, a new rear bumper that better highlights the dual exhaust tips, and...
  • A lifetime of progress
    Volkswagen Beetle morphs into iBeetle
    Before the New Beetle started life as a “distant cousin” (water-cooled, sideways in-line engine, front-wheel-drive versus air-cooled, lengthwise boxer engine, RWD) of the original ‘Bug’, not many people considered what we...
  • 2013 VW Beetle Convertible Turbo
    2013 VW Beetle Convertible Turbo
    Volkswagen's Beetle is in its second year after the refresh in 2012, and the new shape is welcome after suffering through years of the previous car's bubble look. Longer, lower and wider than the last iteration, the new lines give the car...
  • The Bombardier Beetle with its marvelously complex and higly effective defense mechanism
    The Bombardier Beetle with its complex and highly effective defense mechanism
    The Bombardier Beetle is named for its unusual defense mechanism. They emit from their anal glands toxic liquid that instantly vaporizes into puffs, making a protective screen that can stain people's skin.The Bombardier Beetle is about 1/4 to...
  • Iconic Beetle on its way back for VW
    Iconic Beetle on its way back for VW
    Having surrendered the title as the world’s best-selling car over 15 years ago, the iconic Beetle now finds itself in second place in the Volkswagen lineup when it comes to all-time sales numbers.The VW Golf (once sold in the U.S. under the...
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR
    2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR pays homage to past
    At the Chicago Auto Show today Volkswagen showed off its new 2014 Beetle GSR, a special edition of the Beetle that pays homage to the car's past. The first of many special editions that look to retro themes, the GSR will go on sale this fall...
  • Organic gardening and beneficial insects - The Green Fruit Beetle
    Organic gardening and beneficial insects - The Green Fruit Beetle
    The Green Fruit Beetle is an amazingly beautiful beetle that is sometimes seen around gardens in late summer, and early fall. They are often thought to be a pest, but in a family garden that is not the case. The Green Fruit Beetle feeds on rotting...