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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brews Up an Extended Transporter Deal With Zip Heaters

posted by on 11 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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New Zip Heaters agreement will see the Volkswagen-only fleet updated with 45 new Transporters over the next three years All 45 will be high-spec Trendline models with DSG transmissions Transporters chosen for reliability and low running costs As a nation famed for its love of a good cup of tea, the British know the importance […] More…

Back in Gravel Mode – Shakedown Completed: Volkswagen All Set for Australian Round of the WRC

posted by on 11 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Latvala, Ogier and Mikkelsen fourth, fifth and eighth fastest WRC event down under boasts unique conditions on this year’s calendar A rollercoaster ride through the forests of New South Wales, with the added difficulty of having to switch from asphalt back into gravel mode – Volkswagen used the shakedown ahead of the Rally Australia to […] More…

Video: Rolling Coal… In an Audi allroad?

posted by on 10 September 2014 in Videos

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Those of us lucky enough to live in the middle of nowhere (or certain southern cities) are well acquainted with the act of “rolling coal.”  For those less fortunate, rolling coal is when a large diesel truck (or small car) accelerates and dumps a massive plume of black smoke into the air.  More recently, ‘coal […] More…

Rendered: Volkswagen Passat CC

posted by on 10 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It seems that four door coupes are all the rage these days, with at least one offered from every major German manufacturer.  At the forefront of this automotive trend was the Volkswagen Passat CC (now just called the CC), which was introduced in 2008 and has proven to be an extremely popular model for the […] More…

Video: Tanner Foust Teases The New Volkswagen Beetle GRC

posted by on 10 September 2014 in Videos

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Since its unveiling at Rallycross DC, we have eagerly anticipated the debut of the Volkswagen Beetle GRC in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series.  We know the drivers are very much looking forward to the new car as well, as they claim that it is much better to drive, meaning that it allows them to […] More…

Integrated Engineering To Release FDS Intercoolers for TSI, FSI and TFSI Applications

posted by on 10 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Integrated Engineering is set to release a new line of FDS Intercoolers for TSI, FSI and TFSI applications, shown to drop temperatures 65% and greatly reduce heat soak.   Coming in at 54% larger than the stock intercoolers, Integrated Engineering’s FDS Intercooler has the core of largest drop-in intercooler upgrade and has been proven to efficiently cool […] More…

Volkswagen Teams With Funny or Die to Take the 2015 Golf on a Wild Shopping Spree

posted by on 10 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Vehicle Launch Kicks Off with Video Starring Childrens Hospital’s Rob Huebel Herndon, VA (September 10, 2014) – Volkswagen of America (VWoA) today announced a collaboration with Funny Or Die to support the market introduction of the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf. The platform provides the leaders in automotive and humor an opportunity to come together […] More…

Black Forest Industries Hosting 4th Annual Oktoberfest Event

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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On Saturday, October 11th, Black Forest Industries will be holding their 4th Annual Oktoberfest celebration at their North Carolina location. Starting a 11:00am everyone is invited to come out and enjoy great food, local beer, and of course a huge variety of German automobiles. Anyone is welcome, and there is no admission charge to attend, […] More…

Rumor: Next Bugatti Veyron to be Called “Chiron”

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Bugatti News

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Late last week, Car and Driver’s German correspondent Jens Meiners revealed what his sources say will be the name of Bugatti’s Veyron successor- the Chiron.  To those that have been around for a while, this name is a very interesting choice as it just so happens to be the same name used by Bugatti in 1999 when they […] More…

Find of the Day: 1965 Volkswagen Squareback

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Of the early Volkswagens the Squareback seems to be the least loved, but then again, when your siblings are global icons, it is an easy classification to fall into. This doesn’t mean that the Squareback isn’t a cool or interesting car though, as it’s quite the opposite.  Gladly some enthusiasts seem to share in our feelings, like […] More…

ŠKODA Records Further Growth in August

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Skoda News

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ŠKODA deliveries increase 14.3% to 73,200 vehicles Best August in ŠKODA’s 119-year corporate history European market share increases for the first time to over 5% in August World Premiere of the new ŠKODA Fabia early October in Paris ŠKODA has achieved double-digit growth again in August. ŠKODA’s deliveries grew 14.3% to 73,200 vehicles (August 2013: […] More…

Dyson Racing Team Bentley Sharpened for Season Finale

posted by on 9 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Dyson Racing Team Bentley will conclude their season in Utah this weekend at Pirelli World Challenge Rounds 15 and 16, taking place at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.  Coming off of third and ninth place finishes at Sonoma after setting the second and third fastest qualifying times, Butch Leitzinger and Guy Smith look to […] More…