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TDI: Internal Investigations at Volkswagen Identify Irregularities in CO2 Levels

posted by on 4 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Matthias Müller: “Relentless and comprehensive clarification is our only alternative.” Around 800,000 Group vehicles could be affected Initial estimate puts economic risks at approximately 2 billion euros The Volkswagen Group is moving forward with the clarification of the diesel issue: during the course of internal investigations irregularities were found when determining type approval CO2 levels. Based […] More…

Volkswagen Phaeton Rendering Imagines Next-Generation VW Q-ship

posted by on 4 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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It’s fair to say that Volkswagen’s venerable Q-ship the Phaeton is getting a little long in the tooth. Most in tune with the brand’s product cadence know there’s a new one planned, and we’ve just received these renderings of what that car might look like thanks to our friend Tobias Büttner. As you can see […] More…

APR Releases OEM Golf R/S3 IS38 Turbocharger ECU Upgrade for GTI/A3

posted by on 4 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Product Page APR is pleased to present the OEM Golf R/S3 IS38 Turbocharger ECU upgrade for GTI/A3 platform vehicles! APR’s IS38 Turbocharger ECU Upgrade is designed for use with the factory Golf R / S3 turbo on GTI/A3 platform vehicles and produces an asphalt-shredding 386 HP on 93 octane fuel, and over 400 HP using […] More…

MOMO Edition 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Debuts at SEMA

posted by on 31 October 2015 in 2015 SEMA Show

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There are many questions that can be prefaced by “What if…” and this 2016 VW Jetta GLI 2.0T is the answer to the question, “What if Volkswagen were to offer a MOMO Edition of its successful sports compact.” The result is a vehicle that is best described as OEM-plus. It maintains all of the benefits […] More…

ECS Tuning Launches Billet Engine Oil Dipsticks

posted by on 30 October 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ECS engineered in-house and manufactured in the U.S.A., you can expect nothing short of the very best quality in terms of fitment, precision and longevity. Designed to match the OEM dipstick length and indicator reading, simply check your oil level as you would on your original dipstick, but with billet confidence! The ECS dipstick handle […] More…

GRC: Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Ready to Celebrate First Championship in Las Vegas

posted by on 30 October 2015 in Motorsport News

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Team enters season finale with a lock on the 2015 championship title Herndon, VA — No matter the result on track, Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) will be celebrating at the Red Bull Global Rallycross season finale in Las Vegas. After four consecutive wins and double podium finishes, VARX teammates Scott Speed and Tanner Foust are the […] More…

Roadtrip Alert- We’re Driving to SEMA

posted by on 30 October 2015 in On Location

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Like so many brilliant ideas before it, it all started over a beer.  “I haven’t done anything stupid in a really long time”, I told John Acton, our Head of Sales.  Sure, we are both fortunate enough to travel for work quite often, but the resulting inconsistency in personal schedules doesn’t leave much chance for […] More…

Transcript: Testimony of Christian Koch, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of Chattanooga

posted by on 30 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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[Editor’s Note: Below is the full testimony of Christian Koch, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga operations before the Tennessee Senate Committee on Finance, Ways and Means Appropriations Subcommittee] Senator Watson, Senator McNally, Senator Tate, and members of the community, thank you for inviting me to be here today.  I know that […] More…

Volkswagen Reaffirms Chattanooga Investment Plans

posted by on 30 October 2015 in Volkswagen News

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U.S. remains one of the most important markets for Volkswagen Chattanooga, Tenn./Wolfsburg, Germany, October 29, 2015 – The Volkswagen Group has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding its Chattanooga facility, where it plans on producing a newly developed midsize SUV for the U.S. market. As previously announced, the Group plans on a total investment of approximately $900 […] More…

Sidney Industries Widebody GTI Coming to Essen

posted by on 29 October 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Over the past few years, aggressively flared bodykits have come into their own, spurred on in part by the stance scene and the ever-increasing popularity of JDM tuning styles.  More recently, the treatment has been applied heavily to Porsche models by Rauh Welt, Scion FR-S/Toyota BRZ by Rocket Bunny, and most everything else by Liberty […] More…

Bentley’s Power on Ice Returns for 2016, Marks Event Debut of Bentayga

posted by on 29 October 2015 in Bentley News

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Bentley’s extraordinary ice-driving event returns for 2016 Bentayga to demonstrate prowess on frozen lakes of Finland Former World Rally Champion, Juha Kankkunen, leads tuition team (Crewe, 29 October 2015) The most powerful, most luxurious, most exclusive and fastest SUV in the world, the Bentley Bentayga, makes its ice-driving debut in 2016 at Bentley’s flagship customer event, […] More…

SEMA Bound: Let’s get Dynamic

posted by on 29 October 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Now that MOMO’s 2015 SEMA project Jetta GLI is sounding the part, thanks to an exhaust system from Milltek, it’s time to focus making the car more dynamic from a driving perspective.  Namely, it’s time to address brakes and suspension, with help from OEM suppliers and aftermarket superstars Brembo and H&R. As one of the […] More…