Vehicle pre-order program begins with special edition 2012 Beetle. The Black Turbo offers a special trim and comes with the 2.0 liter TFSI turbo unit.

Volkswagen of America has unveiled its new pre-order program and put up its first offering - the 2012 VW Beetle Black Turbo edition.

The Black Turbo Edition 2012 Beetle will be available only through the pre-order program and will be limited to a run of just 600 units.

The Black Turbo comes with a 2.0 liter TFSI turbocharged unit with 200 bhp (149 kW / 203 PS) and 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) of torque coupled to the DSG gearbox. Special features include the 18-inch alloy wheels with red calipers, rear spoiler, fog lights and a black finish for the exterior. On the inside is a three-color ambient lighting, sport cloth seat upholstery and an extra "kaeferfach" glovebox similar to that of the original Beetle.

A down-payment of $495 is required for the pre-order which goes towards the purchase price of $24,950.

Note: Attached photos below are the standard 2012 Beetle Turbo.

Gallery: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo edition announced for US