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KERMATDi Becomes Exclusive US Distributor of Auto-Polar FIS

posted by on 27 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Colorado-based KERMATDi has announced that they have secured distributorship of Auto-Polar FIS, a plug and play system that can display multiple vehicle parameters such as boost level, exhaust gas temperatures, and coolant temperature.  In total, more than 140 different parameters are visible on the center cluster with the Auto-Polar FIS installed, and at $299 it’s […] More…

New DSG / Automatic Shift Knob Pre-Order From Black Forest Industries

posted by on 27 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Just because your car doesn’t have a third pedal, doesn’t mean you should be stuck with some goofy shifter. Until now options were limited to OEM and other less than ideal choices for those with DSG / Automatic cars. Fortunately with Black Forest Industries’  proprietary design you can ditch your stock shifter and switch to […] More…

New Škoda Superb GreenLine Goes More Than 1,100 Miles on a Single Tank

posted by on 26 August 2015 in Skoda News

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The ultra-efficient capabilities of TDI-powered Volkswagen Group vehicles is certainly nothing new, but the sheer amount of models in which the group employs this technology is nothing short of remarkable.  With the new Škoda Superb Greenline, the group’s 1.6 TDI is capable of achieving an incredible 76.4mpg, while emitting just 96g/km of CO2 emissions- allowing […] More…

Find of the Day: 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V

posted by on 26 August 2015 in Find Of the Day

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Around these parts, most anything with a 16-valve Volkswagen engine is looked upon quite fondly.  Examples that are in near-perfect condition really make our ears perk up, and this 1987 Scirocco certainly has done just that.  Without question, this Scirocco deserves to be our Find of the Day. Traveling a verified 66,500mi since new, this Tornado Red 5-speed example […] More…

034Motorsport Presents New Line of Billet Aluminum Dogbone Mount Inserts for Audi & Volkswagen

posted by on 26 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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034Motorsport is proud to announce the availability of a new line of Billet Aluminum Dogbone Mount Inserts for Audi & Volkswagen vehicles, including the 8J/8p/8V Audi TT/A3/S3 (MQB) and MkV/MkVI/MkVII Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/GTI/GLI/R32! These precision-machined inserts are designed to fill voids in the factory dogbone mount, and limit fore-aft movement of the engine and transmission under load, which […] More…

Super Trofeo: Antinucci, Piscopo Run Away from Field for Victory at VIR

posted by on 26 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo North America stormed into Virginia International Raceway this past weekend, with the Lamborghini Beverly Hills/O’Gara Motorsport-backed Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo of Richard Antinucci and Edoardo Piscopo capturing victory at Round 6 of the North American championship.  The next round of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America competition takes place in Austin, TX […] More…

WRC 2: Win at Rally Germany Makes it Three in a Row for Skoda

posted by on 26 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Škoda Motorsport has continued their streak with an overall victory at Rally Germany, making it three in a row for the brand-new Fabia R5.  Making the victory just a bit more special, pilot Jan Kopecký drove the Fabia R5 to its first ever victory on asphalt, leading the WRC2 pack by more than four minutes […] More…

Volkswagen Group Delivers 5.83 Million Vehicles in Period to July

posted by on 26 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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792,100 deliveries in July Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Patchy development in markets. Tailwind from Europe and North America.” From January to July this year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 5.83 (January to July 2014: 5.89; -1.0 percent) million vehicles. In July, the Group handed 792,100 (July 2014: 822,200; -3.7 percent) vehicles over to […] More…

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Delivers 3.40 Million Vehicles in Period to July

posted by on 25 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Continuing tailwind especially from European markets In January to July this year, the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 3.40 million vehicles (January – July 2014: 3.56 million; -4.3 percent). Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 457,800 (July 2014: 491,600; -6.9 percent) vehicles to customers in July.  In Europe as a whole, the Volkswagen passenger Cars brand […] More…

HPA’s Jetta GLI’s Find The Podium For The Second Time In Two Events

posted by on 25 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Langley, BC CANADA – As the Pirelli World Challenge series was about to enter the mid point of the season this past June, the HPA Jetta GLI’s found their stride. Road America showcased the potential for the pair of FWD entries with Jeff Altenburg in Car No.15 challenging on all three races for P1 and […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Motorsport Achieves One-Two-Three Finish at Home Event

posted by on 25 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen unbeatable in front of over 225,000 spectators in Germany Successful all over the world: Polo R WRC victorious at least once at every WRC rally A Volkswagen driver, but which one? Drivers‘ title destined for Wolfsburg Three match points in Australia: Drivers’, Co-Drivers’ and Manufacturers championships Wolfsburg. A one-two-three on home […] More…

Automotive Brand Contest 2015: German Design Council Honors Volkswagen Brand with Eight Awards

posted by on 25 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Since 2011, the German Design Council has been organising the “Automotive Brand Contest” every year as a brand and design award for the automotive industry. This year Volkswagen is again among the major winners, because a total of eight models have been honoured by the expert jury – with two models receiving the coveted top […] More…