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New Volkswagen Formula 3 engine ready for first race

(24 August 2007). Ready for running its first race: The new Formula 3 engine from Volkswagen will celebrate its racing début during the DTM weekend on the Nürburgring (31 Aug -02 Sep). For its comeback as an engine supplier, Volkswagen initially equips three vehicles in the Formula 3 Euro Series.

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Mini John Cooper Works Challenge

John Cooper Works Challenge

The MINI CHALLENGE 2007 is entering its decisive phase - and behind the scenes the stage is already being set for the next season of this unique Clubsport Series.

The absolute star of the show in the MINI CHALLENGE 2008 will of course be the new racing car, the MINI John Cooper Works CHALLENGE.

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Oldest VW Diesel - VW search finds 1977 Rabbit

1977 Diesel Rabbit

Volkswagen previously launched a contest to find the oldest VW Diesel car in the USA. Low and behold, Clint Wilson submits his 1977 Rabbit to the challenge, wins, and gets to drive a V10 TDI Touareg for 6 months. I would have expected a 55 gallon drum of free diesel, but we love Touaregs!!

1977 Volkswagen Rabbit Recognized As Oldest Volkswagen Diesel

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Golf BlueMotion - First Facts

Wolfsburg, Germany – Volkswagen will be firing off the next salvo of its BlueMotion offensive at the Internatio­nal Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. In total, six new models with technology that is as economical as it is environmentally friendly, will debut at the world’s largest car show. One of the high­lights there: The new Golf BlueMotion. At just 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, its fuel consumption has been reduced by a full 0.6 liters compared to the original model. Similarly, CO2 emissions have been reduced from 135 g/km to 119 g/km.

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DARPA Urban Challenge 2007 in the USA: Passat Wagon "Junior" one stage further

DARPA Passat Variant

Wolfsburg, August 10, 2007 - The participants for the Urban Challenge have been named. All participating vehicles were tested by the DARPA* in the so-called "Site Visit" on 14th June 2007. "Junior", a Passat wagon made by Volkswagen, has now been officially nominated for the next stage.

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The Convertibles of the Volkswagen Corporation

Volkswagen Convertibles

Wolfsburg, August 09, 2007. It is high summer and so it is high season for convertibles. According to a recent study by the German Federal Vehicle Registration Authority, most of them are being driven around the Starnberger See and in the Hochtaunus region. Meanwhile, the biggest lineup of open-air cars – worldwide – is offered by the Volkswagen Corporation.

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Volkswagen at the IAA 2007

Volkswagen 2008 Tiguan

Wolfsburg, 01 August 2007 - Volkswagen will present its widest product range of all time at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt (13th to 23rdrd September). Europe's no. 1 will be presenting over fifty models on view in Hall 3.0 – eight of them world premieres. One of the highlights: the Tiguan – an entirely new generation of SUV developed to complement the Touareg.

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PIKES PEAK - TOUAREG TDI SETS BENCHMARK IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SHOWROOM STOCK DIVISION

2007 Pikes Peak Volkswagen Touareg

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. scored the top spots in the High Performance Showroom Stock division at the 85th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on Saturday, July 21, 2007.

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THE TOUAREG 2 — NEW FEATURES AND A NEW VISUAL IDENTITY

Volkswagen 2008 Tiguan

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — With the launch of its restyled Touareg 2, Volkswagen pushes one of the world’s most successful premium SUVs to a new plateau. No small feat for a vehicle that has set records – from the highest volcanic peaks in Chile to the dunes of the legendary Dakar Rally.

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2008 VW Tiguan SUV - First Pictures

Volkswagen 2008 Tiguan

WOLFSBURG, Germany - With the first pictures of the new Tiguan Volkswagen is starting the countdown for the debut of it’s 14th model series. The Sports Utility Vehicle – SUV for short – will be presented to the public for the first time in September as part of the International Motor Show (IAA in Frankfurt).

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