VW's Black Turbo Launch Edition Beetle gets 18-inch alloys and is available to order online only

Volkswagen launched this special Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo Launch Edition - but it's only available in the US through VWs online Vehicle Pre-Order (VPO) programme.

Based on the standard 197bhp 2.0-litre TSI car, the Launch Edition marks the arrival of the first 600 cars to reach American dealers.

See a pic of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo Launch Edition

Inside, the limited edition Beetle features Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and sports seats, whilst on the outside the brakes are beefed up, calipers painted red and 18-inch alloys and a rear spoiler added.

Prices for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo Launch Edition start from $24,950 (£15,200).

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