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World premiere in Los Angeles: Volkswagen presents study of the new Tiguan

Volkswagen Concept Tiguan

29 November 2006 - LOS ANGELES, Calif.-

The countdown for the Tiguan has begun: Volkswagen will bring the “small Touareg” to market at the end of next year – a SUV, a highly variable companion for use on all routes, terrains and in all situations. Some initial signs of just how this Volkswagen – with all-wheel drive in most versions – might appear were offered in early 2006 with the Concept A presented in Berlin. Front grille, headlamps, engine hood, front fenders and wheel arches gave flashing glimpses of the Tiguan and showed where the journey is headed. Now this journey will be continued in Los Angeles: That is because with the exceptionally early world premiere of the Concept Tiguan at the LA Auto Show Volkswagen is now offering another preview of the sport utility vehicle that will arrive at its first customers within twelve months.

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Touareg tows Boeing 747

VW Touareg tows Boeing 747

24 November 2006 - RECORD-BREAKING: TOUAREG TOWS BOEING 747
TDI power: A Touareg V10 TDI takes a 155-ton jet along for a ride

WOLFSBURG, Germany - “Wanna bet that a Touareg V10 TDI can tow a Boeing 747?” “A 155-ton jet?” “Never!” “Sure it can!” This verbal exchange by two Volkswagen employees had consequences: A few months later, on Thursday this week, a Volkswagen crew did indeed hook up a new generation Touareg V10 TDI to a 747.

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Suspension Installation - VW MKV GTI / Jetta GLI GTI Rabbit 2.0T FSI

How to change the suspension on a 2006/2007 MKV GTI or Jetta GLI.

The procedures outlined should be the same for GTI, Golf, and Rabbit on the same platform, but for this writeup, we used a 2006 GLI.

In this example, we installed Neuspeed springs on the stock GLI shocks. Most people will want to change out the struts and shocks, but overall, the ride is not bad with this setup. Ooops, we spoke too soon, several weeks later, and it's starting to bounce over the little bumps! Ultimately, you should contact the spring manufacturer to help decide whether you need to replace the shocks with their spring kit.

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Volkswagen Rabbit ranked first in comparison test of six small sedans

VW Rabbit

16 November 2006 - AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – In a comparison test of six entry-level sedans, the editors of Car and Driver ranked the 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit first. Other vehicles included entries from Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota. The results appear in the December 2006 issue of the magazine.

The Rabbit swept top rankings in several vehicle attribute categories, including driver comfort, ergonomics, features and amenities and exterior styling. More importantly, editors scored the Rabbit highest in the subjective experience categories of “Gotta Have It” and “Fun to Drive.”

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Volkswagen R GTI: Transforming a rich past into a promising future

R GTI Concept

10/31/2006 - LAS VEGAS — Thirty years ago Volkswagen launched the GTI, the “hot hatch” that would revolutionize the concept of affordable and accessible high-performance motoring. Now comes the R GTI, a look forward into the future of compact car performance, making its debut at the 2006 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on October 31.

Over its four generations, the GTI has grown larger, its technology more sophisticated and powerplants more muscular, but Volkswagen has never abandoned the formula that made the GTI badge an instant icon of affordable, exhilarating performance — a big-hearted engine beating in a compact, usefully shaped and lightweight platform.

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Thunder Bunny: A new performance variation on an old-school theme

Thunder Bunny Concept

10/31/2006 - LAS VEGAS — Volkswagen introduces a concept vehicle that reflects its roots in the sport compact tuning community.

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 lobbied Volkswagen dealers for support. Then, he put together the proof that a Rabbit-based performance car was capable of generating both stunning performance numbers and lots of attention from the American automotive press corp.

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2008 VW Diesel News

What is happening to the VW TDi's that are available in the USA? They are going away, but what does the future hold?

New emissions regulations called Tier II Bin 5, combined with new Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel delays, have put a halt to any announcements or hopes for a 2007 VW equipped with a diesel engine. Green Car Congress states, Tier 2 Bin 5 is the “50-state diesel” standard—matching California requirements—for light duty vehicles. Part of the problem here has been the high sulfur content in our fuels, and the distribution of the new and much cleaner ULSD diesel. VW has "dubbed" the last of the PD diesels here with a special "Diesel Edition" that will be a late model year 2006 VW.

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Various tricks and mods for the 2.0T

Various tricks and mods for the 2.0T

Here's a list of some tricks that can be done on the 2.0T engine found in the VW GTI and GLI. Topics are in bold and currently cover: Y Pipe Eliminator | Descreening the MAF | Resetting Fuel Trims

Y Pipe Eliminator: Right before the throttle body on the GLI/GTI is a Y pipe that leads to a resonator. It goes to left side of the engine cover and people mistake it for a coolant line. It's just that, a noise maker that the turbo has to fill up with boost! How can we get around it? Use a pipe from an A3 and delete this performance robbing noise maker!

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VW Xenon HID Adjustment Procedure

How to adjust your Xenon HID lights on a VW.
In this example, we adjust our 2006 VW Jetta GLI, but the procedure should be the same for GTI and other VW models. There is also a problem that we found after lowering car. We'll also go over the troubleshooting steps to fix the leveling.

The basic procedures are outlined here on the Ross-Tech website. Well, these are not enough if you have a problem adjusting your xenon lights up or down. After lowering our car, it generated a soft code in the xenon range controller:

VAG-COM Version: Release 512.1-UD

Control Module Part Number: 1T0 907 357
Component and/or Version: Dynamische LWR 0003
Software Coding: 0000003
Work Shop Code: WSC 00066
1 Fault Found:
01539 - Headlights Not Adjusted

005 - No or Incorrect Basic Setting / Adaptation

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Oil Filter and Oil Information - 2006 VW Jetta GLI 2.0T FSI

Oil Filter and Oil Information

Oil Filter and oil information for the VW/Audi 2.0T FSI engine. How to reset the service light procedure.

This information should cover 2.0T and 2.5L engines with codes AXW, BGQ, BLR, BLX, BLY, BPR, BPS, BPG, BPY. As always, please reference or check with your reseller or service department for accuracy.

The filter is a cartridge type filter and is inside this housing:

oil filter housing

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