It rocks, it rolls: Volkswagen debuts the Beetle Fender Edition

The Volkswagen Beetle has always had fans, but now, it might gain a few groupies, as well. On May 31st at the Leipzig International Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled the production version of the Beetle Fender Edition, a limited-edition iconic Bug that features the award-winning Fender© sound system as well as visual nods to the legendary guitar manufacturer.

The Beetle Fender Edition is unique inside and out. All models are painted in Deep Black Metallic and feature brushed chrome mirrors, 18-inch disc aluminum alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights and, of course, the timeless Fender logo on the dash and rear deck lid. And it’s every bit as fast as it looks: under that glimmering hood, it boasts the 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI© engine.

Take a peek inside for more rockin’ goodness, like seats with exclusive fabric inserts and color-contrasting seams to complement the dashboard, which was inspired by the iconic Fender sunburst design. Best of all, this Beetle features the high-performance Fender Premium Audio System, winner of’s “Best-Sounding Car Stereo Award.” One crank of the volume knob and you’ll see why. The concert-quality audio is the result of proprietary Panasonic© speaker technology, which cuts through noise, and dual-voice coil speakers that faithfully reproduce the sound of a live performance. The sound system is comprised of a 10-channel amplifier that provides a whopping 400 watts of system power to four Fender Deluxe™ tweeters, two Fender Twin™ speakers, two Fender rear speakers, and one Fender Bassman™ subwoofer.

The Beetle Fender Edition first goes on sale in Europe and will be available in America in the fall of 2012. At this time, we have no plans to sell Teen Spirit air fresheners, but you never know, so stay tuned.

Tell us: what’s the first song you would play in a Beetle Fender Edition?


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