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In einer Weltpremiere wird Volkswagen auf der Essen Motorshow am 30. November den neuen Passat R36 vorstellen. Die Kraft des stärksten Passat aller Zeiten liefert ein 220 kW / 300 PS starker und 3,6 Liter großer Sechszylinder-Benzindirekteinspritzer (3.6 FSI). Die Kraftübertragung erfolgt serienmäßig via Doppelkupplungs¬getriebe (DSG) und permanentem Allradantrieb (4MOTION). Die Höchstgeschwindigkeit der Limousine wird bei 250 km/h elektronisch abgeregelt. Die Besc
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Der neue Eos von Volkswagen ist das erfolgreichste Cabriolet Deutschlands: Im Frühsommer 2006 eingeführt, übernahm das Cabrio-Coupé auf Anhieb die Spitzenposition seines Segmentes. Im August betrug der Marktanteil des Viersitzers 15,3 Prozent; mit rund 1.600 in einem Monat neu zugelassenen Eos lag der Volkswagen dabei mehr als 100 Prozent vor den nächsten Wettbewerbern. Ein Kompliment an den Eos, der in den Versionen „1.6 FSI“,„2.0 FSI“ und „2.0 TDI“ die Kunden der
Today, Ford debuts the all-new 2007 Ford Shelby GT through a behind-the-scenes look at the high-performance Mustang's development on its “Bold Moves: The Future of Ford” web-based documentary ( www.fordboldmoves.com ). On Wednesday, Ford confirmed production of the Shelby GT as one of 9 new product introductions coming in the next 6 months. The Shelby GT will feature a 4.6-liter V-8 producing 325-horsepower and production will be limited to less than 10,000 models in volume therefore assuring it
Shelby Automobiles, Inc. (SAI) a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), will offer Mustang enthusiasts the ultimate components for 2005 and later Mustangs through the leadership of legendary racecar driver and Cobra creator Carroll Shelby. The Shelby GT-H Convertible Concept highlights new components for late model Mustangs including special parts and packages for the Shelby GT-H and upcoming Shelby GT models. The Shelby GT-H Convertible Concept will make its deb
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 of America, Inc. is introducing an exciting new concept vehicle from its Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL), located in Palo Alto, California. The ERL has taken a 1964 Deluxe Microbus and retrofitted it with a collection of cutting edge technologies. Dubbed the “Chameleon”, this renovated bus contains projects developed by ERL engineers and external partners that explore novel design concepts for tomorrow’s cars.
With the goal of preserving the classic look of the Microbus, the
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
Compared to its predecesor, the new YES! has grown significantly. Larger engines and a longer wheel base have resulted in more over - hang at the front aswell as the rear leading to a more stretched and full of suspense appearance of the roadster.
The wedge-shaped ascending sideline and the racy accentuated wings in the front and rear do remain THE striking attributes.
For the »YES! Roadster 3.2 Turbo« the concept was taken one step further : an especially developed rear wing spoiler asu
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 Swiss tuning company Z-Art from Tägerwilen is revving up with a brand-new aerodynamics package for the Porsche Boxster model 986.
The aerodynamics package, which comprises the front bumper, side skirts, rear spoiler attachment and rear bumper, is made from GRP. The conversion is rounded off with GRP fenders and a GRP front hood in the original, round 987 look (different design of headlights) of the Boxster model year 2006. The front hood is also optionally available in carbon fiber. The c
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,