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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition

THE BEETLE FENDER EDITION: TWO ICONS, ONE STATEMENT

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition
Volkswagen presents a new special edition of the Beetle at the Leipzig Auto Show
•Standard concert-quality Fender Premium Audio System
•Interior features 'Sunburst' dash and contrasting stitching
•Brushed chrome side mirrors, 18-inch 'Disc' aluminum-alloy wheels
•Fender logo displayed in chrome

Leipzig, Germany/Herndon, VA - First seen as a concept car at the Frankfurt International Auto Show in 2011, the production version of the Beetle Fender Edition makes its world debut at the Leipzig International Auto Show. Volkswagen's iconic coupe is not only fitted with the outstanding premium Fender© sound system, but also visually demonstrates its affiliation with the American musical icon. 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition
The Beetle Fender Edition stands out with unique interior and exterior styling. Its distinctively painted dashboard features the quintessential sunburst color of Fender guitars, and the vehicle's interior is accented with color-contrasting seams that complement the dash's colors. Beetle Fender Edition vehicles equipped with the 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI© engine will receive seats with exclusive fabric inserts. Outside, all Beetle Fender Edition vehicles are painted in Deep Black Metallic and also feature brushed chrome exterior mirrors, 18-inch 'Disc' aluminum-alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, and the famous Fender logo.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition
The Fender Premium Audio System debuted in the Jetta GLI in the Ú.S., but the Beetle is the first VW vehicle in Europe equipped with the high-performance sound setup. Úsing proprietary Panasonic© speaker technology, the system cuts through noise and other distraction with front dual-voice coil speakers to create a soundstage closely akin to a true, live performance. The concert-quality audio won CNET.com's 'Best-sounding car stereo' award.


The Fender Premium Audio System includes no fewer than nine speakers along with a 10-channel amplifier providing 400 Watts of system power:

• Four Fender Deluxe™ Tweeters •Two-ohm soft dome with neodymium magnet
•Wide frequency range and extension
•Incredibly low distortion
•Excellent off-axis performance
•Reveals the harmonic richness of voices and instruments

• Two Fender Twin™ Speakers •20-cm with dual-voice coils
•Ribbed polypropylene honeycomb cone
•Wide frequency range and extension
•High power-handling capability
•Lightweight and low distortion

• Two Fender Rear Speakers •16-cm with neodymium magnet
•Ribbed polypropylene honeycomb cone
•Smooth midrange response

• One Fender Bassman™ Subwoofer •20-cm with dual-voice coils
•Lightweight and high-efficiency neodymium magnet
•Glassfiber-reinforced foamed paper
•Super-low distortion
•High power-handling capability
•Powerful and precise bass response

The Beetle Fender Edition will first go on sale in Europe and will be available in America in the fall of 2012. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen's operations in the Únited States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent Ú.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation:
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is a leading, global musical instruments company whose comprehensive portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Tacoma®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others. Fender® instruments include the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars. For more information, visit www.fender.com.

About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America:
Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit area operations located in Southfield, MI, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation., Ltd. (NYSE: PC) of Osaka, Japan, one of the world's leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, Business, and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic Automotive Systems Company, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic, visit www.panasonic.com.

Source - Volkswagen

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