2017 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Convertible equipped with 1.8 liter turbocharged four cylinder produces 170 horsepower at 4800 rpm and 184 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm paired with six speed automatic transmission providing smooth shift.
Coming with 18 inch wheels trim specific, better ground clearance, more wider body, rocker panel level, front wheel drive system, aggressive fascias. Weighs 3234 pounds, consumes 7.9 seconds for 60 mph from zero and takes 178 feet to stop from 70 mph. EPA is 24/31 mpg city/highway rating.
With better ground clearance, long travel suspension setup makes Dune better ride on rough and highway roads, better cornering grip but less than Beetle 1.8T convertible. Dune available in three shades Sandstorm Yellow, white and black. Orange stitching on gray fabric over black vinyl seats, 6.3 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Car-Net system. Top open in 9.5 seconds and closing takes 11 seconds, both operations at 31 mph. With 50 each split folding rear seats are comfortable but limited for two only, while trunk can hold 7 cubic feet of cargo irrespective of top position.
We expect Dune Convertible price starts from $31,000 with options of tech package to include proximity key with push button start, dual zone climate control, Fender premium stereo, Sandstorm Yellow paint, xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights,
To compete Beetle R-Line it will require enhance powertrain and all wheel drive.