2016 Volkswagen Beetle Springfield MO
There can be no vehicle as iconic to the Volkswagen name as the automaker’s first offering, the Beetle. Over the decades it has undergone many changes, both in design and mechanical elements, but it still remains one of the most popular options in the VW lineup. The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle in Springfield MO retains its retro-inspired charm and will continue to have the same three engine and transmission options which were available in the previous model year, with new technology to keep drivers inspired.
The base engine is a 1.8-liter direct-injection turbo four which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque while still achieving a 25 city and 34 highway mpg rating. Other options include the sportier R-Line, which is not only styled to appear more aggressive, but also has a more potent 2.0-liter engine. Rounding out the powertrain options is the 2.0-liter Clean Diesel TDI, which presents the most fuel-efficient option. Each engine comes standard with a manual transmission, with an automatic option.
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle continues with three engine options, with the base 1.8T offering 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter TDI returns 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0T produces 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.
Standard features for the Beetle include a rear spoiler, automatic headlights, power doors and windows, a leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel, the new MIB II infotainment system and a convenient USB port for fast charging. Four new color options will also be available for more aesthetic variety.
Safety for the Beetle starts with solid construction, with this model sporting a rigid body structure. Standard safety features include electronic stability control, front and head-thorax side airbags, the automatic post-collision braking system and the VW Intelligent Crash Response System.
What’s new for the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle
This model year may not be a redesign, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t sport some important advances. Most notable for those who get a fair bit of enjoyment out of technology will be the new MIB II infotainment system, which brings with it a faster processor and improved graphics. The base trim level will have a resistive 5-inch touchscreen, while all higher trim levels will have a 6.3-inch capacitive screen. The large MIB II system also offers VW App-Connect, which brings Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink into the Beetle, allowing for better connectivity than ever before.
For 2016 Volkswagen has also come up with a new naming strategy which mirrors trim levels found in other models within the VW lineup, with S, SE and SEL trims. The new S trim also brings the starting MSRP down to $19,795, making it more affordable while also featuring better technology. The same great features pair with more color options and increased connectivity to keep the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle on top of the competition. Stop by Napleton Volkswagen Springfield for a test drive to see if it’s the right option for you.