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Black Forest Releases Clean Catch Oil Separator for MK7 / MQB 2.0T and 1.8T TSI

posted by on 10 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Black Forest Industries has released the most efficient, simple, and cost effective catch can available for the MK7 / MQB 2.0T and 1.8T TSI engines. This kit installs in just minutes and allows for the retention of your existing factory PCV system and oil separator. BFI’s Clean Catch features a proprietary baffled can design which […] More…

Upcoming Boxster GT4 Spied Undergoing Winter Weather Testing

posted by on 10 December 2014 in Porsche News

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The Cayman’s upcoming GT4 variant may be the worst kept secret in Stuttgart, but until now, the certainty of an open top Boxster version of the model was still up in the air.  The auto spies at CarPix have sent over the first images of the yet-to-be-announced model, featuring a number of unmistakable cues which […] More…

Video: Neymar Tries Out Navigation Skills with Sebastien Ogier

posted by on 9 December 2014 in Videos

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I’ve you’ve seen Brazil’s national squad play in the past few years, chances are that you’ve heard of Neymar.  The 22 year old forward has scored 42 goals in just 60 appearances for the team, and is currently ranked as one of the highest paid footballers in the world.  Clearly Neymar is adept at handling […] More…

Lamborghini Announces North American Winter Driving Academy For 2015

posted by on 9 December 2014 in Lamborghini News

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One of the best things about living in the snowier areas of the United States is occasionally hooning in the white stuff.  Be it in an empty parking lot (responsibly) or on the street (not so responsible), sliding around is a small silver lining to the months of frigid temperatures and snow shoveling.  For those […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK Celebrates Best-Ever Year

posted by on 9 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Record UK registrations of more than 41,000 light commercial vehicles Volkswagen cements number two position in the LCV sector Crafter and Amarok year-to-date registrations up 41.9 per cent and 19.2 per cent respectively Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating best-ever new vehicle registrations.  Sales have passed 2013’s full-year results of 40,857, completing sales of 41,267 from January to November […] More…

Essen 2014 Gallery: Part 2

posted by on 9 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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This year’s Essen Motor Show has come to a close, but before the cars were rolled outside and lights were turned off, the show previewed many of the trends that will be popular in the coming years.  Quite possibly the closest thing to SEMA happening overseas, Essen did not disappoint in the number and quality […] More…

Carlex Design Applies Expertise to New GTI

posted by on 9 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We’re fairly certain the whole tailored interior trend is an established thing now. A number of firms have been tailoring the more exotic and expensive makes under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, but very few have focused their attention on the Volkswagen brand.  Polish tailors Carlex Design look to change that with their new GTI, featuring […] More…

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Supervisory Board Appoints Dr. Herbert Diess to Group Board of Management

posted by on 9 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Dr. Herbert Diess to take over as Chairman of Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has unanimously appointed Dr. Herbert Diess (56) as a full member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG effective October 1, 2015. In his capacity as a member of the Group Board of Management, Diess […] More…

Volkswagen Delivers 5.6 Million Vehicles in Period to November

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Wolfsburg, December 8, 2014 – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 5.59 (January-November 2013: 5.48; +2.0 per cent) million vehicles to customers from January to November. “The challenging developments on markets worldwide – above all in Eastern Europe and South America – will continue for the remainder of this year. The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand […] More…

RM Auctions Brings VAG Roster to Arizona in January

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Find Of the Day

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RM Auctions is bringing will kick off their 2015 with “120 blue-chip automobiles” in the copper state at the Arizona Biltmore sale.  Among those 120 automobiles are more than a few significant or noteworthy cars who’s manufacturers currently fall under the Volkswagen Group umbrella- including an Audi Sport quattro, Bugatti EB110, and Type 2 Westfalia […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 8 December 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. FIA […] More…

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Volkswagen Enthusiasts

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Choice Gear

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We’ve successfully made it through both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, meaning that the holiday season is officially upon us. Each year this website attempts to piece together a nearly perfect Holiday Gift Guide including the coolest pieces that we’ve encountered over the past year to enhance your Volkswagen, and your life. Items on this list may range […] More…