Relatively unchanged for 2009, the Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible turns up the fun quotient with a power-folding soft-top that is available in semi-power or manual versions. Powered by a 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine that produces 150 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, the front-wheel-drive VW Beetle is teamed to a mandatory automatic transmission. EPA fuel-economy ratings for the VW Beetle are 20 mpg city/28 mpg hwy and 23 mpg in combined driving. Volkswagen Beetle Convertible standard features are plentiful with numerous comfort and convenience, including a premium 10-speaker audio system and SIRIUS satellite radio. VW Beetle standard safety equipment features antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side-impact airbags and active front head restraints. VW New Beetle Convertibles feature a rollover protection system.