The story began back in the early ‘80s, with a man named Bill Neumann. Bill founded the California based tuning firm Automotive Performance Systems (APS). He was frustrated with the fact that Volkswagen’s hot hatchback GTI had been sold in Germany since 1976, but hadn’t yet come to America. Bill had driven the GTI in Europe on several of his parts-searching trips, and he was convinced it would be a big hit in America. So he sent letters to the factory. He wrote to enthusiast magazines and lobbie
Volkswagen is presenting in Paris the world premiere of a new generation of the Touareg luxury class SUV. The market launch of the new version of the top-seller will take place at the end of November 2006. The Touareg, equipped with over 2,300 redesigned parts, looks different from its predecessor with a completely modified front section with crest radiator grill, distinctive headlights and much more. In addition, a substantial amount of new and sometimes unique technical developments are being
The Touran is coming with a new look, new technologies and a new top TSI engine. The next generation of the bestseller will be presented in a world premiere at the Paris Auto Show on September 28. The market launch will be taking place in the middle of November. The van will be the first Volkswagen available with "Park Assist", unique in its technical design; the parking system that makes parking a snap, even in tight quarters.
At first glance the new Touran is recognizable from the front by
A racing car feel, but licensed for the road: the Polo GTI "Cup Edition" brings the look of the junior race series Polo to the road. In the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup talented young drivers take it to the race circuits with 150 PS. The turbo-charged Polo GTI "Cup Edition" is more than a match for that – its 180 PS make it the most powerful production Polo of all time.
Even the 110 kW (150 PS) standard specification Polo GTI is one of the fastest small compacts. Just a few months after its launc
The Passat, one of Volkswagen’s most successful models, has a very distinguished reputation. Since the beginning of 2006, VW’s versatile model has won some 20 international prizes, including such renowned awards as the “iF design award”, and the “Gelber Engel” from the ADAC automobile club. With the new V-Line aerodynamic package, Volkswagen Accessories clearly demonstrates that the Passat has the makings of a true sports car. The sporty premium kit includes, front skirt, side sills, rear skirt,
The Wiesmann-Roadster which is manufactured since 1993, has been adapted permanently to the latest technical development. It’s a dynamic and powerful sports car, made for convertible enthusiasts, taking its very own market position, supported by an ever growing fan community. The Wiesmann brand is established.
In succeeding years the Wiesmann-Roadster has been continuously developed and kept up-to-date with engineering progress. With almost 500 examples now having been built, a quality of fin
The success of the Roadster concept is based on a successful synthesis of classic design and state-of-the-art engineering. This encouraged Friedhelm and Martin Wiesmann to develop a new, similarly fascinating, sports car on the basis of the Roadster, the Wiesmann GT.
The two-seater coupé celebrated its premiere as a production vehicle at the IAA 2005 in Frankfurt, to be acclaimed by the motoring experts.
Despite the suggestions of a classic design as a further development of the Wiesmann-R
Volkswagen today introduced the Golf GTI Edition 30, a new study to mark the 30th anniversary of the GTI at the Golf Record Day in the Veltins Arena in Schalke, Gelsenkirchen in front of an audience of thousands of Golf drivers from throughout Europe.With a powerful 230 PS (169 kW) 2.0 litre turbo FSI engine, the Edition 30 study is closely related to the production model and responds to the wishes of GTI enthusiasts. The options package, a profile of desired equipment, is a reaction to the nume
Right before the turn of the year Volkswagen is presenting another member of the “Cross” family at the 30th Bologna Motor Show. The CrossTouran. After the start of the CrossPolo and the CrossGolf the crossover model of the successful compact van now complements the range of options. The strikingly styled, front-wheel drive Touran appears as a practical and lifestyle-oriented all-round talent. The new CrossTouran meets the demands for driving fun, a high level of product quality and an attractive
The new Yes! Roadster 3.2 is the perfect conceptual advancement of the yes! and sticks to its own principles: pure driving pleasure.
A powerful 3.2-liter-V6-engine with 255 HP produces an uncompromising driving machine, one that is powerful, vibrant in its performance and supercharged with passion. if 255 BHP is just not enough you can specify the optional power upgrade to 285 BHP! the result is an heir honouring its legacy yet adopting trendsetting shapes and technology – simply a revolution
In Geneva, Volkswagen presents its first series production vehicle under the BlueMotion banner: the Polo BlueMotion. The compact vehicle with a power output of 59 kW / 80 PS consumes an average of just 3.9 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, but is just as agile as a conventional Polo with the same specifications. Fuel savings: 0.5 litres per 100 kilometres.
The reduced consumption and emission values were achieved by longer gear ratios, by aerodynamic refinements and by modifications insi
4MOTION, the four-wheel drive system from Volkswagen, offers enhanced active safety and driving pleasure. In 2006 the new Passat will be available in three different engine versions with the latest 4MOTION system. The top model of the Passat range, the 184 kW / 250 PS Passat 3.2 V6 FSI 4MOTION, has the most effective form of power distribution as standard. The 4MOTION drivetrain is available as an option with the Passat 2.0 FSI (110 kW / 150 PS) and the Passat 2.0 TDI (103 kW / 140 PS). The perm
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