So, did the fellow that wrote the first half of this blog talk to the fellow who wrote the second half?"VW says all the powertrain options in the coupe will be available in the convertible. That means the 170-horse five-cylinder, the 200-hp turbo four and even the 140-horse, 236 pound-feet of torque TDI diesel. Both transmissions will be on the menu as well: six-speed DSG or a six-speed manual."
"Much like the coupe, we can expect the Beetle Convertible to be available with Volkswagen's 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine as standard kit. There's no word about whether or not the 2.0-liter turbo-four will make its way under the hood of the new convertible, but what really piques our interest is that Volkswagen sources have pretty much confirmed that the topless Beetle will be available with the 2.0-liter TDI unit."
Not the first in Europe, but the first in the US that I know about.IF the TDI convertible bug shows up in the states, would that be first factory diesel convertible? I don't remember a diesel convertible for sale.
Hmm.If the Eos came in a diesel I know at least two people who would already have one. Alas, it will NEVER happen in North America, nor will we EVER get a Convertable Mk2 New Beetle TDI. If I am wrong I will buy one.
edit spelling changed "now" to "nor"