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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition: Until we meet again

The Beetle's reign has come to an end. To commemorate, VW gives us a last special edition.

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Emme Hall
I love two-seater, RWD convertibles and own a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata for pavement fun and a lifted 2001 Miata for pre-running. I race air-cooled Volkswagens in desert races like the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000. I have won the Rebelle Rally, seven-day navigational challenge, twice and I am the only driver to compete in an EV, the Rivian R1T.
Emme Hall
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To say goodbye to one one of the most loved cars on the planet, VW is pushing out two new trims for the 2019 Beetle. In addition to the standard S and SE trims, we'll also get the Final Edition SE and SEL.

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The Final Edition is available in both coupe and convertible forms.

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As an homage to beige and blue of the last air-cooled Beetle built in 2003, the Final Edition is available in safari uni and stonewashed blue. However, it's also available in pure white, deep black pearl and platinum gray.

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These cool wheels hearken back to the body-colored steel wheels with chrome hubcaps of that 2003 Beetle as well.

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Other Final Edition touches include bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, fog lights and tail lights.

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Under the hood a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine knocks out 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission gets that power to the pavement.

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The Final Edition SE offers standard blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, while the SEL adds front and rear park distance control. 

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While the coupe sports 15.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, the convertible gets only 7.1 cubes. Got to put that roof somewhere, people.

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There is only room for four in the Beetle.

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The 2019 VW Beetle Final Edition  starts at $23,045. Chopping the top will add about $4,000 to the bottom line. Keep scrolling for more photos.

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