Volkswagen Beetle GSR limited edition pricing announced (US)

Volkswagen Beetle GSR Limited Edition
Volkswagen Beetle GSR Limited Edition

Limited worldwide to 3,500 units

Volkswagen USA has revealed pricing details for the limited-run Beetle GSR.

The car was showcased earlier this year at 2013 Chicago Auto Show and now it's on order at a starting price of 29,995 USD with the six-speed manual gearbox or 31,095 USD once you choose the dual-clutch, six-speed DSG. Regardless of transmission choice, the Beetle GSR is equipped with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged TSI engine delivering 210 bhp (156 kW) and 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque. It will do 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 6.6 seconds and an electronically-governed top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h).

Sitting on 19-inch Tornado alloys shod in 235/40 tires, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle GSR limited edition has been fitted with R-Line front/rear bumpers, Fender sound system, panoramic sunroof, keyless access with push-start button, along with bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. Other goodies include heated front seats, alloy-looking pedals, three-color ambient lightning and Bluetooth connectivity.

This special edition will be limited to 3,500 units, but Volkswagen didn't specify how many of them will reach stateside.

You can find out more by accessing the press release section.

Source: Volkswagen


• Pricing starts at $29,995 for GSR® with manual transmission and $31,095 with the DSG® automatic
• Classic 1970s Beetle serves as inspiration for the GSR model
• Limited edition of just 3500 worldwide
• Leather-trimmed sport seats and unique GSR trim mark out the interior

Herndon, VA -  Today, Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced that pricing of the 2014 Beetle GSR® will start at $29,995 for models equipped with a six-speed manual transmission; the base price for the version equipped with the six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic is $31,095. 

Just 3500 of these striking yellow-and-black GSR models will be built globally. Taking its cue from the GSR (“Yellow Black Racer”) of the 1970s, the new car also has a yellow-and-black color scheme: the body and R-Line® bumpers are finished predominantly in yellow; the hood is mainly black; and the trunklid, roof, and the exterior mirror caps are black. The car has yellow/black stripes with “GSR” lettering above the side skirts and a large rear spoiler to complete the look. The GSR rides on 19-inch “Tornado” aluminum-alloy wheels shod with 235/40 tires and also features black-painted brake calipers.

The GSR has a unique interior with a yellow/black theme, sport seats, and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel. The black-trimmed leather seating surfaces and high-grip leather-wrapped steering wheel have contrasting yellow stitching. Other interior changes include an R-Line dash pad, a GSR shift lever, a leather-wrapped handbrake lever, and black floormats with contrasting yellow embroidery. A badge on the steering wheel is marked with the special-edition number (1 through 3500) to emphasize the uniqueness of the car.

The new GSR model’s EA888 turbocharged and direct-injection 2.0-liter TSI® engine makes 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds and to reach an electronically governed top track speed of 130 mph. Most impressively, the engine delivers peak torque from as low as 1700 rpm, giving smooth, effortless acceleration in all the gears. The GSR comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but a dual-clutch DSG six-speed automatic transmission is optional. 

Since the GSR is based on the R-Line with Sunroof and Sound with Navigation model, it comes comprehensively equipped with the Fender® Premium Audio System; a panoramic sunroof; the RNS 315® navigation system; Keyless access with push-button start; Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs; LED license-plate lighting; heatable front seats; Bluetooth® connectivity; a Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod® cable; three-color ambient lighting; aluminum-alloy-look pedals; and three auxiliary instruments that include a clock with a stopwatch function and a boost gauge. 

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg, and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.

All prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and exclude transportation, taxes, title, options, and dealer charges.

This press release and images of the Beetle GSR are available at media.vw.com. Follow us @VWNews

“DSG”, “GSR”, “R-Line”, “TSI”, “VW”, “Volkswagen”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Bluetooth” is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. “Fender” is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. “iPod” is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. 

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

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tbrodie tbrodie
The dealer loaned me one last week, and I was favorably impressed. It was very solid, and the 2.0/DSG combo worked better than any other VW I've driven it in. Good ingress-egress with the tall wide doors. I'm not sure I get the GSR though. Unless you really want yellow, it's pretty much an R-Line with stripes.
Oct 11th, 2013 10:47pm
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I wouldn't drive a Beetle even if they named it after me.
Jul 19th, 2013 7:11am
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