The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle “Edition 53” Herbie Never Looked so Good.
Published November 6, 2012
Good Day to one, and all, I thank you for once again choosing autowise.com as your go to automotive information guide. I’m going to go ahead, and let you in a little secret that all of you VW fans would love to know, but hate to realize.
In recent news Volkswagen has found a way to once again keep their 2013 Volkswagen Beetle just a little more relevant by today’s automotive standards. But before I get into that, let me introduce a, why factor so as that there will be some clarity of the whole situation. Do you know how most manufacturers will spice up a particular model of car by either tweaking the way it looks via their in house designer, or by giving it to a tuner outside of the company, right? So this is what Volkswagen did with their 2013 Turbo Beetle, but in a totally different way.
What has been done to the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle is a tweak, but a bit on the nostalgic side. Who among you remember Herbie The Lovebug? Well that name was the base of the new “Edition 53” look for the VW Beetle. So the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle’s shape will remain the same, but about 80% of what was done, is all exterior. There’s a Pure White paint color covering the newly shaped Bug, and then to finish off the classic look of the “Lovebug” Volkswagen laid down the a set of Red & Blue stripes on the bonnet, trunk lid, and doors. The new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Edition 53’s exterior will also have the badge called “Escarabajo” which translates into Bug in Spanish. You will see where that part is going in a minute.
As far as the power is concerned, there will be a decent variety of engines that can be made available to the buyer of one of these Edition 53 Bugs. The lowest power range is a 1.2L 105hp four cylinder engine, and then at the top of the hill so to speak, is the well known 2.0L 155hp four banger. Also being added to the mix is a 6 speed transmission, parking assist sensor, tire pressure monitoring system, and classic looking set of 17” wheels. Now with all of this good news folks, there’s a bit a bad news that comes with it. This new fun loving, happy go lucky bug, will only be available in Spain.
This was done to pay homage to Walt Disney for making the movie in the beautiful city, and so yes it’s only available in Spain. For what it’s worth, it’s not a total lose, because in all reality anyone who has an already all White 2013 Beetle with no graphics on it, can pull off the same classic Herbie look for about $25 to $60USD anyway. Go
find your local automotive aftermarket store, and inquire if they custom make vinyl graphics, and them have them replicate Herbie’s lines. Simple. No copyright infringement or anything dealing with lawyers, and whatnot. So see, it’s not that bad folks.
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