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Driven: 2010 Audi S4 S Tronic

posted by on 10 November 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Audi walked away from a certain customer in 2004. Well, that’s what any hardcore forced-induction protagonist will tell you of the late, great “B5” S4’s demise. That particular car was the first S-car to be based on the A4 sedan and powered by a 250-hp twin-turbocharged V6. Back then, the S4 was the step up […] More…

First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen CC

posted by on 14 September 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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On the list of jobs that we wouldn’t wish on anyone, being responsible for marketing the new Volkswagen CC is near the top. Where does it slot into the market? The easy answer is that it’s a personal luxury coupe. It’s even right there in the name—CC. “Comfort Coupe.” Yet it definitely has four doors […] More…

Driven: 2009 Audi RS 6 Avant

posted by on 17 August 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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With every European car manufacturer it seems, there will always be a selection of models not available on the left side of the Atlantic – the greener grass on the other side of a row of pickets. For Audi, there is no more in-your-face example of this European forbidden fruit than the latest and greatest […] More…

Specifications Sidebar Test – Do Not Delete

posted by on 26 May 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

Fresh from directing Volkswagen’s series of Safe Happens commercials, the king of one-take stunts Dan Bradley is spending his St. Patrick’s Day under the Brooklyn Bridge, setting up the climax of the upcoming The Bourne Ultimatum‘s final car chase. Three new, second-generation Touaregs were supplied by Volkswagen for this scene, and two were destroyed filming […] More…

Driven: VW Polo BlueMotion

posted by on 27 April 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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We at VWvortex have long been enamored of the Polo, so when we heard one of the superefficient BlueMotion variety would be making a special visit to the US, we knew we had to get acquainted with the best of both worlds — the forbidden hot hatch and its game-changing, Stateside-bound engineering. The term “BlueMotion” […] More…

First Drive: 2009 Passat CC

posted by on 22 April 2008 in Reviews and Road Tests

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We’re not sure if Volkswagen caught too much flack for some of its more recent bizarre model names like Tiguan, Routan or Touareg or just decided to keep it simple this time. Either way, Passat CC causes a bit of confusion as it seems to outwardly be a better looking replacement for the existing Passat […] More…