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Volkswagen Beetle R Gears Up for Frankfurt Debut

Published by on Jun 15th, 2011, No Comments

Some recent reports indicate that Volkswagen Beetle R is all set to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Have a look at the pictures below.

The model is expected to feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with approximately 240 PS (177 kW / 237 hp). If so, the output will be less than the Golf R’s 270 PS (199 kW / 266 hp) but more than the 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp) offered in the Beetle Turbo.

Further, the variant comes up with front-wheel drive, a sport-tuned suspension and the usual styling tweaks.

Though no official announcement has come, we have been hearing rumors that a Beetle R convertible is also under consideration.

Stay tuned.

(via Car & Driver)