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Geneva 2015: BBS Premieres CI-R in Platinum Silver

posted by on 10 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Sometimes walking nearly 12 miles while at the Geneva Motor Show just isn’t enough to see it all.  Case in point is BBS’s new CI-R in Platinum Silver, which saw its official premiere at this year’s event.  The new wheel is available in 20″ only with multiple widths, offsets and bolt patterns.  BBS’s CI-R is […] More…

Event Report: Orchid Euro Open House

posted by on 10 March 2015 in Events Coverage

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If you’ve spent any time at a Volkswagen enthusiast event (any of them, really), theres a very good chance that you’ve seen Orchid Euro and their blue Volkswagen Crafter-conveted Sprinter van, surrounded by more than a few Volkswagens converted to resemble their European-spec counterparts.  To those in the know, owner Jamie Orr and his staff can […] More…

Stars of Geneva 2015: Volkswagen Passat Variant by ABT Sportsline

posted by on 10 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Be it the sheer number of unveils, the concentration of Volkswagen Group unobtanium on display, or the impressive aftermarket turnout, this year’s Geneva Motor Show may just go down in history as one of the best ever.  To ensure that no noteworthy Volkswagen Group product wrongfully slips through the cracks, we’ve decided to place our […] More…

Gwinnett County’s Beat the Heat Jetta Receives Winter Overhaul

posted by on 10 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Gwinnett County Beat the Heat’s Rich Younker has been a very busy man over the past few months.  Using the colder weather as a major motivator, Deputy Younker has been hard at work on his Jetta in search of those all-important tenths by removing weight and adding horsepower.  Powertrain improvements include a built head, custom camshafts, new […] More…

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Delivers 920,700 Vehicles in Period to February

posted by on 10 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Deliveries by Volkswagen Passenger Cars remained stable in February. The brand handed over 413,700 vehicles last month, thus matching deliveries for the same month of the previous year in a difficult environment. A total of 920,700 (January-February 2014: 935,200; -1.6 percent) vehicles were therefore delivered to customers in the first two months of the year. […] More…

USP Motorsports Presents The Spulen Spherical Catch Can Kit!

posted by on 9 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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With the introduction of direct injection engines, intake valve carbon buildup has become a common occurrence especially on the 2.0TSI engine. Carbon buildup on the intake valves is largely attributed to oil vapors being recirculated back into the intake system. While the 2.0TSI does feature a factory oil separator, it is prone to failure and […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Celebrates 65 Years of the T-Series

posted by on 9 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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From work-horse to legend Sketches on a sheet of notebook paper are basis for its success story 11 million T-series vehicles sold worldwide   Hannover/Wolfsburg, 9 March 2015 – Some retire at the age of 65 – but this one is just getting started! The Bulli runs and runs and runs … production of the […] More…

WRC: Win Number Three for Ogier/Ingrassia in the Polo R WRC

posted by on 9 March 2015 in Motorsport News

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Third victory in Mexico, third win of the season for Ogier/Ingrassia Second in the World Championship – Mikkelsen/Fløene on the podium for third time in a row Win number 25 for the Polo R WRC, Volkswagen extends lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship Hat-trick for the world champions: Volkswagen duo Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) pulled off […] More…

Volkswagen de México to Produce New Three-Row Tiguan At Puebla Assembly Plant

posted by on 9 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Investment of $1 billion at Puebla plant US-CEO Michael Horn: Localization key to safeguard our competitive position  Start of production end of 2016 Puebla/Herndon, March 9, 2015 – Volkswagen de México announced today that a three-row version of the Tiguan will be produced at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. The car will be launched to the […] More…

2015 Golf SportWagen: SUV Versatility, Compact Fuel Efficiency And Driving Excitement

posted by on 9 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Based on the award-winning Mark 7 Golf, the all-new Golf SportWagen replaces the outgoing Jetta SportWagen Thrifty TDI® Clean Diesel and 1.8T TSI® Golf SportWagen models will be offered Pricing starts at $21,395 for the S model with manual transmission: a content adjusted reduction of $700 over the previous base Jetta SportWagen New TDI S […] More…

World RX: Top Gear’s James May Pilots 600hp Volkswagen Polo RX

posted by on 9 March 2015 in Motorsport News

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On last night’s Top Gear, James May strapped himself into one of Marklund Motorsports’ 600hp Polo RX rallycross cars to participate in an event at Britain’s Lydden Hill circuit.  Volkswagen Rallycross Driver and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust was on hand to go over the finer points of Rallycross competition and give a quick […] More…

Porsche’s New GT3 RS Debuts in Geneva

posted by on 6 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Porsche debuted their latest GT3 RS earlier this week in Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show in front of journalists from around the world.  As with all other Porsche RS cars, the new one is all about the numbers- 500hp, 3.3 seconds to 62mph and a Nürburgring lap time of 7:20.  The fifth generation car […] More…