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Racingline USA’s Seventh Generation GTI to Debut at Waterfest

press release by on 17 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Racingline USA will debut their new Mk7 GTI at WaterFest this weekend. More details after the jump… More…

OETTINGER Golf VII GTI to Premiere at Waterfest 20 This Weekend

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Those attending Waterfest this weekend will be in for a special treat, when OETTINGER’s Seventh Generation GTI makes its North American debut at the Englishtown, New Jersey event.  The OETTINGER GTI features the full OETTINGER aerodynamic package, including a front and rear spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and OETTINGER’s double twin tail pipes. Read the […] More…

IIHS Releases Recommendations on Used Vehicles for Young Drivers. Volkswagen Group Products Make the List.

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Parents take note. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a list of vehicles recommended as first cars for young drivers largely based on the criteria of safety and relative affordability in the used car market. Before we post the entire press release from the IIHS, we first wanted to call out the Volkswagens […] More…

APR Releases Carbon Fiber Intake System for MQB 1.8T and 2.0T Powered Vehicles

press release by on 16 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is an attractive high performance upgrade for the latest 1.8T and 2.0T engines as found in various MQB platform vehicles. The factory intake design has the foundation for excellent performance, but much of this is sacrificed in an effort to meet other design requirements. With requirements set forth for […] More…

APR Releases ECU Upgrade for MQB Platform 2.0 TSI Cars

press release by on 16 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Generation 3, 2.0 TSI engine as found in the MQB platform vehicles. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU. […] More…

Volkswagen Passes GM, Becomes World’s Second Largest Automaker

posted by on 16 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Although the North American market is a bit soft for Volkswagen at the moment, sales around the world are more than enough to make up for it.  Over the first half of this year, the Volkswagen Group has moved an extremely impressive 4.97 Million vehicles.  It’s even more impressive when you consider that GM ‘only’ […] More…

It’s A Hat-Trick. Volkswagen’s Amarok Voted Best Pick-Up For Third Straight Year at the 2014 Auto Express Awards

posted by on 16 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen’s Amarok pickup has won the ‘Best Pick-Up’ Award from Auto Express for the third year in a row.  Head of Marketing Kirsten Stagg commented that receiving the award was “a testament to the quality and engineering excellence of the vehicle.”  While we do not receive the Amarok in the North American Marketplace, it is important to note the […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team Hungry for Win at Volkswagen Rallycross NY

posted by on 16 July 2014 in Motorsport News

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Although most of us will be in Englishtown, New Jersey this weekend, the boys from the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship will be slightly north, doing battle at Volkswagen Rallycross NY at the Nassau Coliseum.  Scott Speed and Tanner Foust look to continue the success that Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross has seen so far this season, […] More…

APR Releases Upgraded Valve Spring System

press release by on 16 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR has announced a new APR Valve Spring System upgrade for the Golf R. More…

Nothing Leaves Stock’s One Lap Of America-Winning MK5 GTI

posted by on 15 July 2014 in Feature Cars

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I’m riding shotgun as Nothing Leaves Stock’s Josh Paashaus points to a line of trees along the road, just after the corner we’re about to tackle aboard one of their fifth generation GTI race cars. “See how there is one tree missing up there along the road?” he asks. “That’s where I broke my back.” […] More…

Find of the Day: 1967 9 Passenger Volkswagen Bus

posted by on 15 July 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Serving double duty as both a cultural icon and a reliable mode of transportation, the Volkswagen Bus has seen its share of modification trends since its introduction in 1950.  The latest trend sees many examples being rest-modded, with their bodies remaining stock aside from a color change, and completely reworked mechanicals.  Today’s Find of the Day […] More…

Top Ten Reasons Why MK4s Should Not Be on Jalopnik’s Top Ten Worst German Cars List

posted by on 15 July 2014 in News

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Jalopnik published one of it’s top ten “Worst Cars” lists today. As usual, while there are some valid choices, some seem less like carefully weighed criteria and more like a quick “survey” of kinja users that isn’t exactly science.  In their latest list, Jalopnik has decided that the Golf 4 is worthy of being named the 3rd […] More…