The Special Edition Tradition

Check out the latest Volkswagen Special Edition — and have a look back at other iconic models.

Celebrating a long association of the Volkswagen Beetle with surfing and coastal heritage, the new 2018 Beetle Coast Special Edition will get you to the seashore — or anywhere else — in a fun modern twist on its long heritage. It’s just the latest in a long tradition of attention-getting Volkswagen Special Editions.

The 2018 Beetle Coast offers unique new features including Deep Sea Teal exterior paint, two-tone black/beige “Pepita” cloth seats, and a surfboard wood-look dash pad with retro-style Kaeferfach (“beetle-bin”) glovebox. The Beetle Coast will also be offered in Habanero Orange, Tornado Red, Pure White, Deep Black, and Blue Silk and as both a coupe (with sunroof) and Cabrio convertible.

The 1971 Beetle GSR (Gelb-Schwarzer Renner). It’s German for “Yellow-Black Racer” and was sold in the United States as the Super Beetle Sports Bug. A 2014 version added racing stripes.

The 2004 Golf R32 came with a lower suspension, bigger front spoiler, and twin exhausts; inside were R-logoed Konig seats. But the main attraction was a 240 hp, 3.2-liter VR6 that launched the R32 from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.1

The 2016 Beetle Denim gave a nod to nostalgia with a special Stonewashed Blue exterior color option, a Denim Blue convertible top, unique denim-look sport seats, and heritage wheel design.

The 2017 #PinkBeetle was the first vehicle named with its own hashtag and the only Beetle to wear Fresh Fuchsia Metallic pink paint. Gloss-black mirror caps and black side sills accented the exterior while the interior featured Pink Club cloth seats, interior accents, and piping.