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Volkswagen Beetle Fender® Edition is priced from $34,490*

Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition

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13th March, 2013

  • Beetle Fender Edition with 400-watt sound system
  • Special Edition pays homage to the legendary American Fender® guitar
  • Beetle Fender Edition arriving in June 2013

In 2011, Volkswagen showcased a concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show which was designed to pay homage to the legendary American musical product company, Fender®; this exclusive concept was called the Beetle Fender® Edition. With its powerful looks and no less powerful sound system (400 watts), this unique Beetle was met with great enthusiasm, which led Volkswagen to make it into a production car.

Black and chrome as an exclusive alliance

Like the Ford Model T, the limited edition Beetle is available in just one colour – black (in this case, Deep Black Pearl Effect). Volkswagen’s design team chose black as it visually enhances the Beetle’s numerous chrome details; highlighting each feature to its best effect. Standard chrome highlights of the Beetle Fender Edition include 18-inch ‘Disc’ alloy wheels, the wing mirrors, the strip below the side windows, the inserts in the side sills, the two Fender® signs on the left and right front guards, the ‘Beetle’ wording on the boot and, of course, the VW badge. The exterior standard specification also includes LED rear number plate light, Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED daytime driving lights with the automatic self-levelling function.

Interior with dash pad in electric guitar style

Step inside the Beetle Fender® Edition and the guitar connection becomes even more apparent. Perfectly complementing its exterior, the interior of the special edition Beetle also has a very refined appearance – at its core, the dash pad. The dash pad is finished in ‘Sunburst’ style, the unmistakable two-tone wood design of a classic Fender guitar. The instrument panel provides a visual link to the world of rock-and-roll.

Further standard features of the black-trimmed interior include new sports seats with specially created central sections in black cloth and sides and head restraints in a black leatherette, Sioux Brown decorative stitching on the leather steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake lever, colour trimmed floor mats and, of course, the Fender® sound system complete with USB interface (media-in). The Fender® system is controlled as standard via the panel for the RCD510 audio system (featuring touchscreen, integrated CD changer for six CDs, double tuner and SD card slot) or by the optional RNS510 satellite navigation system if selected.

Fender® sound system will rock your world

Setting the stage, or rather the inside of the Beetle Fender, is the Fender® sound system paired with adjustable interior ambience lighting in white, red and blue. As well as indirect lighting strips below the front side windows, drivers can select a white, red or blue illuminated ring around each of the speakers in the doors. The rocking Fender® sound system includes two high-end tweeters installed in each mirror triangle and rear side panel, while in the front doors are the woofers with double voice coils. Assigned to these are woofers in the rear side panels, each with a single voice coil. Additionally integrated into the system is a subwoofer with double voice coil located in an enclosed bass box in the Beetle’s boot. At the centre of the sound system is a 10-channel amplifier with class A/B power amps and an output capacity of 400 watts.

Beetle Fender Edition engine and transmission

The special edition Beetle will be available in Australia in the same engine spec as that of the new Beetle model; 1.4 litre TSI twincharged petrol engine producing 118kW of power and 240Nm of torque. This engine will be paired with Volkswagen’s 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) offering a combined fuel consumption of 6.4 L/100km and CO² emissions of 148 g/km.

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Volkswagen Beetle Fender Pricing*

Volkswagen Beetle Fender® Edition 7 Speed DSG $34,490*


Panoramic Electric Glass Sunroof $1,700*
RNS510 Satellite Navigation System $2,500*


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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