2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line Glendale CA
Normally when shopping for a vehicle, drivers look for an overview on a model and think about trim levels once they dive further into the decision-making process, but the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line in Glendale CA is no ordinary trim level. For other models within the lineup, the R-Line is simply a vehicle which gets stylistic changes, but this isn’t the case for the Beetle. It not only gets more aggressive styling, but has the more potent 2.0-liter turbo four, which delivers up 210 horsepower.
Aside from more power, the 2016 VW Beetle R-Line does get some attractive upgrades to its appearance. The R-Line grille gives the model the appearance of a lower stance while highlighting the foglights, which have a low-speed corner-illuminating feature. The bumper is also unique to the model, giving it a slightly more aggressive look, with wider reflectors. Other style upgrades include gloss-black exterior mirror housings and door sills, red brake calipers and R-Line badging.
Unlike other models which receive the R-Line trim with no performance upgrade, the Beetle R-Line is fitted with the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which delivers 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, with an available six-speed automatic.
There are a variety of subtle changes which make the Beetle R-Line flashier than the standard 1.8T, including the R-Line front and rear bumpers, 18-inch Twister wheels, front sport seats with sport seating surfaces throughout, brushed aluminum appearance pedal covers and R-Line badging.
The R-Line comes in SE and SEL trims only, unlike the standard model which also has a base S trim. This means it receives some of the better technology features, including Volkswagen App-Connect, a rearview camera, a dash-mounted performance cluster and heated side mirrors with turn signals.
Why upgrade to the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line?
Both 2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line options are available by order only, so it may be fair to question why you would opt to upgrade, although for most the boost in power is reason enough. Its MSRP is $25,995 since it isn’t available in an S option, and this makes it a full $4,645 more than the SE trim for the standard option. In addition to the boost in power, it comes with better transmission options, having a standard six-speed manual over the five-speed in the 1.8T and an optional six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic over the standard six-speed offered in its standard counterpart.
The exterior styling may be subtle, but the interior obviously benefits, with R-Line sill protectors and badging, carbon fiber appearance touches against piano black trim and brushed aluminum appearance pedal covers. The sport seating is more comfortable and supportive, while offering an attractive upgrade over the standard materials. Other standard features include the dash-mounted performance gauge cluster, a rearview camera, the 6.33-inch touchscreen MIB II infotainment system with VW Car-Net App-Connect and automatic headlights.
Once again, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line is now available by order only, so contact us here at New Century Volkswagen to learn more about how you can get the keys to one.