Right on schedule German tuner B&B come up with an upgrade package for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.
Visually, there’s not much to it. You only get a set of 19 or 20-inch wheels and some stripes and graphics. It’s the engine lineup that’s been keeping the tuner busy.
Starting with the 1.4TSI engine, B&B fiddles with the ECU software and offers an upgrade from 160 hp to 210 hp & 285 Nm (136 lb-ft) or 225 hp & 310 Nm (228 lb-ft). The next stage includes using a better turbo system and sports exhaust system, for a total output of 240 hp & 340 Nm (251 lb-ft).
The 2.0 liter Turbo engine also receives a thorough upgrade program with no less than five stages. Through a series of ECU, turbocharger, intercooler and exhausts modifications, the standard 203 hp output is raised to 240 hp, 250 hp, 265 hp, 295 hp and 320 hp. The latter enables the car to hit 00 km/h from zero in 5.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h.
B&B also provides a high performance braking system.