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For the 2007 Model Year, VW is introducing some new special editions to the mix.

The familiar "Wolfsburg Edition" returns in the form of a specially-badged 2.5L Jetta that also features 16" alloys, a sunroof, leatherette (we won't call it pleather...oh wait, did we just do that?) seats, the winter package and upgraded floormats. Depending on the tranny buyers choose, it'll retail for either $19,360 or $20,435. Five color combos are available.

VW CabrioletNext up is the Triple White New Beetle convertible. VW points out the obvious ties to the original Beetle, but if you ask us, it's also the spiritual successor to the Ultimate Chick Car of the 80s: the white on white on white Volkswagen Cabriolet (right). The Triple White New Beetle gets Campanella white paint, white leatherette (again with the leatherette) seating, and a white roof boot (we're guessing the roof itself is not white). It also gets a nice set of 5-spoke alloys and satellite radio. 3,000 will be built and putting one in your driveway will run you $25,990.

We've saved the best for last in the Fahrenheit edition GTI and GLI. What's so great? The colors! The Fahrenheit orange paint on the GTI looks great and inside, contrast stitching in the same color can be found everywhere. The GLI gets the same treatment using Fahrenheit yellow, and both cars get Fahrenheit badging, 18" Charleston wheels, a sunroof, and heated seats (real leather!). Pricing for the Fahrenheit GLI is $27,880 for the manual and $28,955 for the automatic. The DSG-only Fahrenheit GTI will retail for $27,665. 1,200 of each will be built.

Sure, they're just paint/trim packages, but they're pretty good ones if you ask us, especially the Fahrenheit orange GTI, which immediately becomes the best-looking iteration of that car yet.

(Pics, press release after the jump)

[Source: VW of America]
The 2007 VW Special Editions:





PRESS RELEASE:
VOLKSWAGEN'S 2007 SPECIAL EDITIONS OFFER VARIETY, INDIVIDUALITY

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – For 2007, Volkswagen will offer a lineup of special edition models with unique characteristics to create excitement in showrooms and individuality among owners. The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta, Fahrenheit GTI, Fahrenheit GLI and Triple White New Beetle convertible will build on the already great features of the standard versions of these models, with elements and design cues exclusive to these special editions.

The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta is a 2.5 L Jetta with a "Wolfsburg" badge, leveraging the brand's German heritage. Special features include 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, leatherette seats, cold weather package and monster floor mats. With manual transmission, this special edition is $19,360; automatic transmission is $20,435, representing a $2,000 value when compared to a similar equipped Jetta. The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta is available in the following color schemes: silver with anthracite trim; white with beige trim; black with beige trim; black with anthracite trim; and platinum gray with art gray trim.

The Fahrenheit GTI introduces a unique, energetic exterior color – Fahrenheit orange – to this sporty, high performance hatchback. Each of these 1,200 models will come with a Fahrenheit badge and its unique limited edition number on a three-spoke perforated leather steering wheel, adding to the car's individuality. This special edition offers European sport tuned suspension; 18-inch "Charleston" alloy wheels; "Fahrenheit" badging; heated leather sports seats; a sunroof; orange interior trim; orange stitching on the floor mats, DSG® boot, brake handle and steering wheel; and optional Sirius Satellite Radio. This special edition model is $27,665.

Similar to the Fahrenheit GTI, Fahrenheit GLI introduces a splashy color to the GLI lineup. The GLI special edition offers the same additions to the powerful model as the Fahrenheit GTI, but with an exclusive Fahrenheit yellow exterior and yellow trim and stitching in the interior. The manual transmission model is priced at $27,880 and the automatic at $28,955. The Fahrenheit GLI will also only be available in 1,200 special edition models.

The Triple White New Beetle convertible offers a new color combination that has strong ties to the legendary original Beetle. With Campanella white exterior, white interior and a white convertible roof boot, the Triple White is available with automatic transmission for $25,990. Each of these 3,000 special editions also offers 17-inch alloy wheels, a three-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, white leatherette seats, white leatherette center armrest, black carpeting, floor mats and door panels, and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, GLI, Jetta, Passat, Passat Wagon, Eos, Touareg and Phaeton through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      i think these models are ugly. The only handsome model VW has produced thus far is the eos. Im suprised the Highway Eos( or wateva its called) didnt make it to this line up, i really like that model. Beautiful contrast of colours to shape.
      • 8 Years Ago
      CJ got it right... VW has simply fallen WAY behind the competition. They are ugly, overweight, underpowered, and their quality has dropped terribly since they stopped building them in Germany. (And I am a former VW lover -- I have owned several, including an 84 Rabbit GTI.)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I still can't get over the MSRP for a GTi with some fancy paint.
      • 8 Years Ago
      VW has fallen way behind in my opinion. They don't seem to be making anymore "hot" cars. The new gti/rabbit is very so so looking and the new Jetta is too, once again - IMO. I think there are much hotter cars and car companies out their right now (like Honda, Hyundia, GM and Toyota).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Pleather sucks. German cloth is incredibly nice, but BMW instead makes this pleather crap standard in the US, and now VW is starting to do the same.

      A GTI in white with the standard plaid cloth is the way to go; otherwise ve might have to unpimp your ride.
      • 8 Years Ago
      VW built it's first "triple white" convertible/cabriolet on the old, air-cooled, rear-engined Beetle platform. That car had a white body, white interior, white top boot, and most importantly: A WHITE ROOF. It was a "special edition" built as a run-out model, as VW was about to stop production of air-cooled Beetle convertibles. A triple white Rabbit cabrio has been built as a special and as a regular production offering, several times over the years...ALL had a white roof. So why "...we're guessing the roof itself is NOT white"? Sure, it's not currently an "in fashion" combo and a black roof would be better looking (in my opinion). But, hey, no one has ever said that VW of America marketing was a trendsetter.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The news release may say white convertible top boot, but the designation of "triple white" usually indicates white paint, top and interior.

      And #11, for decades, VW's marketing was what all the car companies aspired to, and everyone recognized it as brilliant. Too bad their cars and their marketing have fallen so far.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love my Jetta IV, but wow these new ones are getting the same price as a G35 or 1 year old s series
      • 7 Years Ago
      Many of you people are misinformed.

      The GTI is made in Germany.

      The G35 starts base at > $32k and that's the low end model (looks like a bubble car anyway...)

      Mazda 3 is not 1/2 the car of this one..be fair and compare it to a Rabbit.....the 3 Speed I can see as a compare...it's less luxurious and more boy racer.

      The DSG is awesome. This is the A3 but dressed down (or up as the A3 doesn't have airbags standard).

      I don't like the Yellow so I agree with that :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm surprised that no one mentioned this, but isn't the back drop of these pics, the Playboy mansion?

      I would wager that we will see some commercials featuring the girls next door driving this latest cabrio special.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would simply be hard-pressed to spend $27,605 on a car as ugly as the GTi. So many better cars to spend that kind of money on, for both looks and performance. If you want a performance two door for that money, an Accord coupe EX (that means loaded) V6 6-speed manual would blow the doors off the GTi (5.9 sec. 0-60), and look 10x better doing it for $27K.

      Need I mention a $22K fully loaded Civic Si with money left in your pocket? Unless you REALLY need the hatchback body style, there are tons of cars better than this.

      Oh, I can't forget the Mazdaspeed 3. Damn fine car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      rising sun,
      what do you think leather seating, 18 inch wheels and DSG cost in a GTI without the paint?
      Answer: $27,605 via vw.com's build page. So you're paying an extra $60.
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