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Find of the Day: 2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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All of this talk about Golf Variants (specifically the Golf Alltrack and Golf R SportWagen) has us thinking back to the days where you could walk into your local Volkswagen dealership and order a VR6 or 1.8T Jetta Wagon.  The thought of a performance wagon is something that’s always interested us, but not to the […] More…

WRC: Bright Start for Volkswagen in Spain

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Grand backdrop for opener: Barcelona gives rally elite a worthy reception Andreas Mikkelsen first, Sébastien Ogier second, Jari-Matti Latvala fourth Short, sweet, skilful: Volkswagen made a good start to the Rally Spain. At the foot of the famous Montjuïc hill in Barcelona, Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) clocked the fastest time on the only special stage […] More…

Garden State Euros Presents DubRun to the Poconos

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Events Coverage

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New Jersey-based club Garden State Euros will be hosting their annual DubRun to the Poconos event tomorrow, October 25th at Barley Creek Brewery in Tannersville, Pa.  The day includes much more than just a show at the Brewery, though.  Many attendees will cruise from Butler, PA at 11am and cruise for about two hours through […] More…

Find of the Day: BMW 2002

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Yes, this is a BMW 2002, which has at no point in time ever been made by Volkswagen or any of its subsidiaries.  So why are we featuring it?  Well, the answer to that question is currently lurking beneath this unassuming 2002’s hood. Yes, that’s an AEB code 1.8T mounted longitudinally between the BMW’s front […] More…

Volkswagen E-Golf Recognized as Most Efficient Compact EV

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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116 combined MPGe puts e-Golf at head of compact electric vehicle (EV) class MPGe announcement reinforces e-Golf position as a fun-to-drive, no-compromise plug-in vehicle Fully equipped e-Golf starts at $35,445 Standard fast charging capability can allow 80 percent battery charge within 30 minutes Herndon, VA –  Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the compact, […] More…

Event Coverage: First Class Fitment

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Events Coverage

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(Photos by Denis Podmarkov, Denis Podmarkov Photography) Now in its fifth year at the Princeton Airport, Canibeat’s First Class Fitment is an intimate gathering of cars that push the boundaries of wheel fitment.  Priding itself on “quality over quantity”, the event’s show field is not nearly as packed as many of the events we cover, […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Retains Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen for 2015

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen continues to work with the top three in the WRC Continuity the key for 2013 and 2014 World Championship winning team 20 victories and 18 podiums from just 24 WRC rallies to date Volkswagen Motorsport, Sébastien Ogier (F), Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen (N) are set to continue their successful cooperation: Volkswagen has […] More…

Volkswagen Group Honors Top Apprentices

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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“Best Apprentice Award 2014″ for 43 young talents from 18 countries Apprentices from the USA, India and a dealership owned by the Group honored for the first time The Volkswagen Group today presented its “Best Apprentice Awards 2014″ to young top achievers from all over the world at Group headquarters in Wolfsburg. The awards went […] More…

‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ Trailer Wages War with Volkswagen Group Products

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We all know that, at least when he’s not saving the world as Iron Man, Tony Stark rolls in an Audi R8 and sometimes an R8 e-tron. Tie-ins between the Volkswagen Group and Iron Man have been a great way for Wolfsburg to emphasize its engineering theme, and cars like the R8 and also Audi’s S5, S7 and A8 […] More…

Formula 3: Victories Round off Strong Season for Volkswagen Drivers

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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With two victories and a further four podium spots at the season finale in Hockenheim, the Volkswagen drivers rounded off a successful season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Max Verstappen (NL), the 17-year-old with exceptional talent, and Tom Blomqvist (GB), two of this season’s outstanding drivers, were among the winners once again. This […] More…

Video: HGP’s Volkswagen Golf R 3.6 Bi-Turbo Takes Down Ferrari 458 Speciale

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Videos

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HGP’s 3.6L Bi-Turbo Golf R is an angry little machine.  With roughly 700hp on tap, the car has become somewhat of a YouTube celebrity, drag racing (and beating) numerous unsuspecting super cars across Europe.  For the latest video, the Golf has set its sights on the Ferrari 458 Speciale. In the clip above, the 458 Speciale […] More…

Updated Scirocco R Lands in Australia

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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40 years after Volkswagen’s original Scirocco sports coupé made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the revised version of the third generation range-topping Scirocco R has now arrived in Australia. Positioned between the five-door Golf GTI and five-door Golf R, the Scirocco R offers another distinctive and emotive design within the Volkswagen performance car […] More…