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Volkswagen Unveils a Dynamic Foursome at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Volkswagen brings four new vehicles to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview: the 2014 Beetle GSR, 2014 Convertible R-line, 2013 GTI Wolfsburg Edition and 2013 GTI Driver's Edition.

A salute to the 1970s, Volkswagen revealed the 2014 Beetle GSR, or the "Gelb Schwarzer Renner." Striking in a yellow and black color scheme, the Beetle gets a GSR makeover with a larger rear spoiler, silver-painted brake calipers, 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and the letters GSR encrypted on the side skirts. The modern model has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder TSI engine generating 210 hp giving the GSR a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds. Only 3,500 collector models will be produced worldwide.  A badge will be printed on the steering wheel marking the special-edition number (1 through 3,500) to emphasize the uniqueness of the vehicle. The Beetle GSR goes on sale at select local dealerships in the fall of 2013.

Joining the Beetle family is the 2014 Convertible R-Line adding a performance-inspired design. The R-Line will be equipped with 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels on lower-profile all-season tires with sport-tuned suspension to give efficient driving characteristics to the model. Adding to the exterior face is an R-Line badge on the front grille and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs. Other features included are aluminum sport pedals, leather sport seats and the Fender Premium Audio System.

Volkswagen finishes off with an exclusive collection of the GTI models: the 2013 GTI Wolfsburg Edition and 2013 GTI Driver's Edition. Limited quantities of the sixth-generation hot-hatch will be available, and offered in only three colors including candy white, carbon steel gray and deep black. The Wolfsburg Edition enters the market early in the first quarter of 2013, equipped with a retro-themed golf ball shifter, 18-inch "Laguna" wheels and GTI's standard trim. Later in the second quarter, the GTI Driver's Edition will be available in dealerships featuring an elusive sunroof and an advanced navigation system. Every GTI Driver's Edition owner will receive a Certificate of Authenticity.

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