Remember that little black critter from Volkswagen which sped across the flower bed and backyard garden during a Super Bowl commercial break? Now you will have the opportunity to own one, or more like the real-life facsimile of it. Introducing the 2012 Black Turbo Launch Edition Beetle from Volkswagen, an exclusive edition to mark the first all-new Beetle for the 21st Century. Completely re-tooled to be larger, driver friendly, and ecologically sound, the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle comes several different trims with the turbocharged Beetle 2.0L TSI as the first to launch, specifically the Black Turbo Launch Edition. Limited to 600 vehicles and only available via Vehicle Pre-Order (VPO) purchase program, buyers can order their Black Turbo Beetle through www.VW.com/preorder starting today. Operated by Amazon.com, the simple e-commerce site will link potential buyers to their nearest VW dealers. Furthermore, the reservation fee of $495 will either go to the purchase of the vehicle, or through “no-hassle” refund if buyer change his or her mind.
Outfitted with a 2.0L TSI, an in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine capable of producing 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft. of torque, the VW Black Turbo Launch Edition Beetle is also quipped with the latest Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) that shuts fuel pump, unlock doors, and hazard signals in case of a crash. Other features include Bluetooth and Apple iPod connectivities, larger brakes with visible red calipers, ambient interior lighting, sport cloth seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, front foglights, alloy pedals, and a “kaeferfach”, glovebox found on the original Beetle. Priced to be in the range of $24,950 and only through VW’s VPO program.