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Volkswagen Beetle (2011-2019) review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

Decent ecnomy from the strong engine range should keep the running costs down

The 1.2 TSI petrol, is relatively cheap to buy and can return 51.4mpg and emit 127g/km of CO2, and so is likely to find favour with private owners looking for an economical option. The mid-range 1.4 TSI petrol is pleasingly efficient too, returning 47.9mpg and 136g/km of CO2.

The 2.0 TDI can return up to 61.4mpg while emitting a relatively low 119g/km, although the DSG gearbox option drops economy to 58.9mpg while CO2 rises to 127g/km.  

Insurance groups

The 148bhp diesel Beetle is in group 17 for insurance, while the entry-level cars are in groups 10 and 11.

Depreciation

While it didn’t launch to the fanfare of the New Beetle in 1997, there’s still demand for the latest car and residual values are pretty reasonable. All versions are predicted to hold onto at least 40 per cent of their value after three years. 

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