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ECS Baffled Oil Catch Can System Now Available to FSI and TSI Owners

posted by on 29 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

The modern closed PCV/Breather system is intended to recirculate combustion blow-by gases for cleaner operation and to reduce greenhouse gases. An unfortunate consequence of this system is the unintended ingestion of oil vapor and carbon into the intake tract, lowering the octane rating and leaving harmful deposits on a vehicle’s intake valves and ports that […] More…

Volkswagen Supports Seven University Racing Teams at the Hockenheimring

posted by on 29 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Seven University teams from Germany and the Netherlands head to the Hockenheimring with support from Volkswagen to compete in the International Formula Student competition- six competing in Formula Student Electric for electric motors, and the other participating in Formula Student Combustion for internal combustion engines. These budding engineers have designed and built their own racing vehicles over […] More…

Volkswagen Group Records Successful First Half Performance for 2015

posted by on 29 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Sharp year-on-year rise in sales revenue to EUR 108.8 billion (EUR 98.8 billion); positive impact from exchange rates and mix effects Operating profit before special items rises to EUR 7.0 billion (EUR 6.2 billion) Equity-accounted profit of the Chinese joint ventures level year-on-year Net liquidity in Automotive Division increases to EUR 21.5 billion CEO Dr. […] More…

USP Presents the Spulen MQB Intake Coolant Hose Solution

posted by on 28 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The 1.8TSI and 2.0TSI engines found in the Volkswagen MK7 GTI, Golf, and Golf R have a complex series of coolant hoses. One of the coolant hoses in the system routes on top of the factory intake system creating an unsightly appearance. The Spulen MQB Intake Coolant Hose replaces this factory hose and allows it […] More…

Report: Golf R400 To Be Extremely Limited, Priced Above Audi RS 3

posted by on 28 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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According to a report from L’ Automobile Sportive.com, the Golf R400 will bow as a 2017 model and come with a hefty price tag slotting north of the Audi RS 3’s going rate.  Being built around the Mk7 facelift- also due in 2017- the Golf R 400 (or 420 as many outlets are now reporting) should […] More…

Volkswagen Outpaces Toyota in First Half Sales, On Track to Become World’s Largest Automaker

posted by on 28 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The first half sales numbers are in, and things are looking quite good for the Volkswagen Group.  According to a report published by Automotive News, Volkswagen’s 5.04 million sales in the first half of 2015 surpassed Toyota’s numbers by 20,000 units, as the Japanese auto manufacturer saw a decrease in year over year sales by […] More…