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Roadtrip Recap: To SEMA and Back

posted by on 25 November 2015 in Features

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    “You did what?” an employee at the MGM asked, as Head of Sales John Acton and I stood before her, tired, and wearing the sort of cologne that can only be earned from nearly 30 hours of driving through the desert.  “That was pretty stupid,” she continued.  Neither of us had the energy […] More…

Tiguan Wins Autozeitung Reader’s Choice Award

posted by on 25 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Second generation of the best-seller wins Autozeitung international reader poll The new Tiguan wins the 2015 Auto Trophy. In Autozeitung’s reader poll the second generation of the compact SUV won in the ‘All-terrain vehicle up to €30,000’ category. In doing so, it beat off 21 rivals and continued the successful record of its predecessor. Readers […] More…

TDI: Measures for EA 189 Diesel Engines Presented to German Federal Motor Transport Authority

posted by on 25 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Next step in solving the NOx exhaust emissions issue in Europe Minor hardware measures for the 1.6 TDI engines 2.0 TDI engines only need a software update Target: no adverse effects on fuel consumption and performance The clarification and solution of the diesel issue is progressing. The Volkswagen Group has presented specific technical measures for […] More…

Super Trofeo: Sebring World Final Caps Exciting 2015 Season

posted by on 24 November 2015 in Motorsport News

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Sebring / Sant’Agata Bolognese. More than 65 cars, five different winners and five titles awarded. The third edition of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final, in Sebring, Florida, produced exciting races with top-quality drivers enhancing the considerable level reached by the series in the debut year of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. […] More…

Formula 3: Rookie Leclerc Claims Shock Second Place in Macau

posted by on 24 November 2015 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen driver misses out on victory at the unofficial Formula 3 World Championship by just 1.1 seconds Antonio Giovinazzi produces stunning fightback to climb from tenth to fourth Wolfsburg. Volkswagen driver Charles Leclerc (MC) produced an impressive display to finish runner-up on the winding, crash barrier-lined streets of Macau. The 18-year-old rookie missed out on […] More…

JE DESIGN Brings Leon Cupra ST Widebody to Essen

posted by on 24 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Premiere at the Essen Motor Show Widebody in its best form Power increase up to 350 PS possible It comes from JE DESIGN! The Leon Cupra WIDEBODY Race 350, put on wheels by the refiner JE DESIGN from the Swabian Leingarten, currently holds the official world record for street-legal front wheel drive vehicles at the […] More…

Revo’s RV019 Wheel Now Shipping Worldwide

posted by on 23 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Revo’s RV019 was designed in house and is manufactured by O.E. Manufacturer and Motorsport specialist Rimstock in the United Kingdom. Revo is taking full advantage of Rimstock’s low pressure casting process used in the production of their tried-and-tested motorsport wheels. This process allows Revo to offer an aggressively gorgeous, motorsport inspired, ten spoke 19X8.5 wheel […] More…

First Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Passat

posted by on 23 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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To state the obvious, Volkswagen is at a crucial time in their company’s history. Marred by ongoing TDI issues and the additional fallout yet to come, their time and money needs to be well spent. Although the newest Passat was well underway before any of this came to light, it’s now being met with cynicism […] More…

APR Presents the 6MT Adjustable Short Shifter

posted by on 23 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate fully adjustable Short Shifter System for the 6 speed manual transmission! Product Page The APR Short Shifter System is a comprehensive upgrade to the factory gear shifter assembly and is designed to reduces shifter movement, in all directions, while simultaneously improving shift quality. The system provides fine tuning […] More…

Volkswagen Rolls Out Smart Glasses to Assist with Plant Logistics

posted by on 23 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Launch following successful pilot project with Wolfsburg plant logistics Roll-out in the area of order picking At Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant, the roll-out of 3D smart glasses as standard equipment has now started following a three-month pilot phase. Plant logistics personnel are to use these glasses for order picking. The objective is to further improve process […] More…

ECS Tuning Releases VW MK7 / Audi 8V A3/S3 Street Shield Aluminum Skid Plate

posted by on 20 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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With Volkswagen’s introduction of the MQB EA888 Gen3 1.8T/2.0T engine came multiple advancements in technology and production. Significant weight savings were accomplished through molded plastic parts throughout the powertrain; unfortunately, this included the engine’s oil pan. With no protection to cover such an important, yet fragile part, it’s easy to see why a plastic oil […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Donates Specially-Modified 2015 Passat to MedStar National Rehabilitation Network for Patient Therapy

posted by on 20 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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WASHINGTON, DC – For disabled patients who hope to one day restore their independence by driving again, that day is a little closer. This past week, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. donated a specially-modified 2015 Passat, with wrapping courtesy of GEICO, to MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH). The Passat’s decorative wrapping features GEICO Geckos, VW keys […] More…