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Volkswagen Announces Golf R Pricing

posted by on 19 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Well-equipped Golf R starts at $36,595 with DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission Technology-rich Golf R with DCC and Nav starts at $39,090 with DSG transmission With 292 horsepower, the Golf is the most powerful Golf ever to be sold in the U.S. market New Golf R has 36 horsepower and 37 pound-feet of torque more than […] More…

Singer Vehicle Design to Display at Los Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo

posted by on 18 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Singer Vehicle Design will be making the relatively short trek from their Sun Valley, California headquarters to the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, displaying one of their latest creations and the 911 that originally inspired it all as part of the Connected Car Expo.  The firm aims to demonstrate the “evolution of the company’s […] More…

Porsche to Introduce Three New Models in Los Angeles

posted by on 18 November 2014 in Porsche News

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While not quite as unexpected as the developments from its Volkswagen Group siblings, Porsche has also recently announced three new introductions ahead of this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.  The brand will be presenting the new 911 Carrera GTS and Cayenne GTS at the Los Angeles Convention Center this week, along with the Panamera Turbo S Exclusive […] More…

Transporter Kombi Doka Plus- A Panel Van and Kombi in One

posted by on 18 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Transporter range from Hannover enriched by addition of a further version: a mix of car and commercial vehicle Hannover – The T-range is entering the new year with an additional Transporter version. The Transporter Kombi Doka Plus spans the divide between pure commercial vehicle and comfortable passenger car. Welcome passenger car comfort for up to […] More…

Underground Racing Previews Lamborghini Huracan Twin-Turbo

posted by on 18 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The crew at Underground Performance have quickly become known as the go-to manufacturer for those with a generous amount of disposable income looking to go fast.  Their Twin-Turbo kits have sent everything from Vipers to Aventadors into the horsepower stratosphere, leaving no supercar owner’s desires unmet.  And luckily for us mere mortals, their YouTube channel allows […] More…

Bentley Grand Convertible Redefines the Luxury of Open-Air Driving

posted by on 18 November 2014 in Bentley News

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Bentley has added their name to the growing list of debuts for this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show with the unveiling of their Grand Convertible, a car which the brand boasts as their “most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley.”  Featuring the infamous six-and-three-quarter liter twin-turbo V8 packing more than 500hp and over 800 lb/ft […] More…

“Think Blue. Factory.” Environmental Program Well on its Way to Success

posted by on 18 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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More than 2,700 environmental projects successfully completed at Volkswagen plants within three years Production already 17 percent more environmentally Annual experts’ meeting in Wolfsburg The Volkswagen brand’s “Think Blue. Factory” environmental program remains on track for success. The objective is to reduce energy and water consumption as well as the share in waste, CO2 and […] More…

Volkswagen Golf R Variant Makes World Debut at the LA Auto Show

posted by on 18 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It’s real, and it’s spectacular.  The highly anticipated Golf R Variant will be making its global debut in the coming days at this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show, featuring a 296hp turbocharges and direct injected four cylinder and 6 speed DSG gearbox, capable of returning 34mpg.  European citizens will be able to purchase their […] More…

Upcoming Cayman GT4 Spied Testing

posted by on 17 November 2014 in Porsche News

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Late last month a few members of the online Cayman community ‘Planet 9′ caught a minor slip up by Porsche, confirming the existence of an upcoming model dubbed the ‘GT4.’  Industry minds were quick to connect the dots, tracing the yet-to-be-confirmed model back to the tarted-up test car that had been spotted numerous times testing on […] More…

EU: First Polo BlueMotion to Have TSI Technology

posted by on 17 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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4.1 l/100 km and best in class for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions Polo TSI BlueMotion now available to order In the Polo TSI BlueMotion Volkswagen is offering its fuel-saving technology for the first time in conjunction with a petrol engine. With the Polo TSI BlueMotion Volkswagen has succeeded in optimising the already economical TSI […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 17 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. Formula […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Ends Record-Breaking WRC Season with Win in Wales

posted by on 17 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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Eighth victory of the season for world champions* Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia Record number of wins in one WRC season for Volkswagen Latvala and Mikkelsen recover well from set-backs The icing on the cake at the end of the season – the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) saw Volkswagen set a new […] More…