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Volkswagens are Back and Better Than Ever at Volksfest 2012 at Mount Hope Estate

posted by on 18 April 2012 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen fans will flock to Mount Hope Estate in Lancaster County Saturday, April 28, for an enjoyable day of food, friends and VWs. Volksfest 2012 will showcase a collection of over 300 VWs ranging from air-cooled to water cooled and fully original condition to highly modified. In addition to the display of cars, patrons can […] More…

News and Photos from APR Distributor Conference from Black Forest Industries – iPhone App, Ur-S4 Project Car, GTI Racecar & More

posted by on 27 February 2012 in Volkswagen News

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Editor’s Note: Every year Audi and Volkswagen tuning house APR holds a conference for its ever-growing group of worldwide distributors, distributors like Black Forest Industries (BFI). APR uses the time to show off their latest offerings and to reveal new projects to their distribution chain. On hand for the event, BFI has filed a report […] More…

Project Touareg GTD Part 2: Wheels and Tires

posted by on 23 February 2012 in Technical Features

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When it comes to visual bang for the buck, nothing beats a new set of wheels to improve the look of your car. This is especially the case for our Lux package Touareg TDI and its bid to drop some of that vanilla appearance for something acutely more sporting. We mentioned a few weeks ago […] More…

Project Touareg GTD: Interior Protection for Winter & Flood

posted by on 20 February 2012 in Technical Features

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There’s nothing like a massive silt-ridden flood to threaten the sanctity of a new car’s interior. This was just the scenario not long after acquiring our Touareg TDI and the conditions reminded us just how valuable protective gear such as rubber floor and cargo mats can be. And with winter also just around the corner, […] More…

Beetle ‘Heritage Wheel’ Design Offers Steelie Look with Many Options

posted by on 14 February 2012 in Miscellaneous Features

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While at the Volkswagen Accessory tech facility in Virginia recently on other matters, our staff had a chance to play with the new factory heritage style wheel design that is offered standard on the 2012 Beetle. During some down time, we had a chance to sit down and get up close with a set of […] More…

Beginning of New Era: Volkswagen Introduces the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)

posted by on 1 February 2012 in Volkswagen News

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• MQB exploits synergies in key technologies across vehicle classes and brands • MQB makes luxury class technologies accessible to high-volume models Wolfsburg, GERMANY: This year, the Volkswagen Group will be introducing the Modular Transverse Matrix – the German acronym is MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) – for the Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA and SEAT brands. The MQB strategy represents […] More…