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Volkswagen has added diesel power to its new-but-not-New Beetle for the 2013 model year, and the oil-burning Bug has now been officially priced at $23,295, not including the (*)$770 destination charge. That price reflects the base TDI model with a six-speed manual transmission.

Moving up the line, there are two higher trim levels - one featuring a sunroof and the other equipped with a 'roof and navigation - priced from $24,895 and $26,195, respectively. The Sunroof model adds Volkswagen's Premium VIII radio, and the nav-equipped trim comes standard with the automaker's premium Fender audio system. A six-speed automatic transmission is available with all three trim levels for an additional $1,100.

The Beetle TDI is powered by Volkswagen's tried-and-true 2.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-four engine, good for 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. In the bubbly hatchback, this engine is estimated to achieve 32 miles per gallon in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.

Look for the 2013 Beetle TDI to hit Volkswagen dealerships in August. Scroll down for the full details in the automaker's press blast.Continue reading 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI priced from $23,295*
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI priced from $23,295* originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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