BEETLE CAR SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

Guitar and amplifier specialist Fender has long been a respected name among musicians. By the time of the Volkswagen Beetle’s world premiere in April 2011, the US audio brand had also made a name for itself in the automotive field: Fender sound engineers developed sound systems exclusively for Volkswagen, which – with the market launch of the Beetle – will now be offered worldwide. An American consumer web portal, named the Beetle’s high-quality Fender audio system the “Best-sounding car stereo” of the year 2011.

“The system’s excellent sound and its unbeatable price made the premium product this year’s winner,” explained the editors. The award-winning Fender sound system is available in the Beetle at a price of 650 euros.

Lying at the heart of the Beetle Fender system is a 10-channel amplifier with 400 Watts of output power. Delivering full and detailed audio sound are four tweeters with neodymium magnets and high-end fabric domes, two woofers with dual voice coils, and two with a single voice coil. And as the icing on the cake, there is a subwoofer with a dual voice coil in an enclosed bass box that is located in a space-saving place in the boot.

Customers choosing the premium sounds of the Fender system in the Beetle also get interior ambience lighting with three-colour adjustment. Additional chrome accents around the loudspeaker grilles are attractive as are the distinctive Fender logos on the mirror triangles and on the bass box.