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The 2009 Audi TTS

The New Audi TTS

Audi is taking the wraps off a new sports car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Sunday, January 13, 2008 with the Audi TTS, the top of the TT model line. It will be coming to dealer showrooms in the early summer (late November 2008 in the U.S.). Under its hood lies a two-liter TFSI high-performance engine delivering a mighty 200 kW or 272 hp (265 hp in the U.S.).

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Fri, 2008-01-11 19:46.
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2008 VW Jetta Diesels - Where is the new TDI?

So there have been rumors and discussions about the new 2008 VW Jetta Diesel models and their release dates. With the advent of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel and new emissions standards, VW was forced to create a new clean diesel engine for the USA Market.

The latest information stated a release of April 2008. However this has been even further delayed. According to Adrian Hallmark in a letter to it's dealer network, the new TDI's will not be released until late Summer of 2008. This is attributed to what is described as a technical or emissions issue with the downstream exhaust.

Posted in | | Submitted by deviantspeed on Mon, 2007-12-03 18:17.
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Volkswagen starts vehicle assembly in Russia

The opening of the Kaluga plant will allow local production of vehicles for Russia. I'm sure they will get cool models that will never touch the soil in the USA!

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Thu, 2007-11-29 16:05.
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VW to Feature Clean Diesel Power in Jetta TDI Cup Racing Series

Jetta TDI Cup Series

A new Jetta TDI Cup series coming to North America, and it's sanctioned by the SCCA. Now only if these races will be shown on Speed, I'd throw a bbq and invite everyone over to watch!!

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2007-10-31 03:00.
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Tokyo: World Premiere of the space up! Concept Car

Passat Bluemotion

Wolfsburg/Tokyo, , 24 October 2007 - Just six weeks after the world premiere of the two-door city specialist – the up! – at the IAA in Frankfurt, Europe’s largest car producer is now showing the next member of the “New Small Family” – the space up! concept car – at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Fri, 2007-10-26 13:17.
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Audi Launches TDI Initiative in the USA

INGOLSTADT, Germany - Audi is launching its TDI initiative on the North American market. As early as next year, Audi will be putting the cleanest diesel engine in the world into production in the USA virtually in parallel to its launch in Europe: the 3.0 TDI with ultra-low emission system will initially be available for the Audi Q7, and later for the new Audi A4 too. Audi has been expanding steadily in the USA for many years now, and sees the market as holding high potential for its cutting-edge TDI engines.

Posted in | | Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2007-10-17 22:41.
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Volkswagen Again Receives ÖKO-TREND Award

Passat Bluemotion

Wolfsburg, 02 October 2007 - The Passat BlueMotion has been awarded the coveted “Automobile Environment Certificate” by ÖKO-TREND, an eco institute. With the highest scores in many of the categories that make up the criteria list, the fuel-efficient mid-class Volkswagen introduced this summer has been found to be one of the most environment-friendly automobiles of 2007.

Posted in | | Submitted by deviantspeed on Wed, 2007-10-03 17:18.
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Volkswagen Announces Massive SCORE International Contingency Programs Totaling up to $140,000

$40,000 Special Program for 40th Anniversary 2007 SCORE Baja 1000
$100,000 Program for full 2008 SCORE International season

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Sun, 2007-09-30 19:16.
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The New Audi A4

The New Audi A4

INGOLSTADT, Germany - In its design, the new A4 reveals its sporty, progressive character: taut and dynamic in its outlines, it speaks the language of technical perfection. With an overall length of 185.2 inches, the saloon has a substantial, powerful road stance and offers its occupants ample space in an interior full of light. The workmanship is typical of an Audi – quality with no compromises.

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Fri, 2007-08-31 02:05.
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VOLKSWAGEN IS THE OFFICIAL PACE CAR OF SCCA AND SCCA PRO RACING

1977 Diesel Rabbit

The yellow GLI actually looks good as the Official Pace Car of SCCA and SCCA Pro Racing. The Fahrenheit version must not be selling well, so they found a job for the cars. Read on for the details.

Posted in | Submitted by deviantspeed on Fri, 2007-08-24 17:57.
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