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At the International Motor Show (Cars) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen is presenting a ground-breaking innovation in the development of direct injection petrol engines: The world’s first twin-turbocharged FSI engine – the “Twincharger”. The engine developers at Volkswagen have taken an unusual approach to achieving lower fuel consumption values: Reduction in cubic capacity alongside the combination of an exhaust turbocharger with a compressor. With the new 1.4 l 125 kW Twincharger engine, Vo

The performance of the new VW Touareg W12 has been increased through modifications within the engine by 22 kW / 30 PS. At the same time the maximum torque increased from 550 to 560 newton metres, and is now available from 2750 instead of the previously 3000 rpm. The overall effect is an even smoother delivery of power.This powerful character can be found in the Touareg W12 Executive, newly designed by Volkswagen Individual. The exceptional SUV offers a level of powertrain technology and equipmen

The 2006 VW Jetta GLI is Volkswagen’s answer to drivers who seek the sporty attitude, style and driving dynamics of an Autobahn-bred performance sedan with the everyday practicality of a large four-door compact, all at a solid Volkswagen value that offers a lot of car for the money. Backed by the promise of Volkswagen’s advanced German engineering and meticulous attention to details, the new GLI infuses the very best of Volkswagen’s unique driving pleasure sought by the automaker’s en

IAA world premiere: 18 months after the concept C study made its debut at the Geneva Automobile Salon, Volkswagen now presents the series version of its new convertible coupe in the form of the VW Eos. This is the world's first four-seater car with a five-section CSC roof; the folding hard top combines the characteristics of a coupé, sliding and convertible roof, thereby unifying three different car concepts to form a whole. Consistently new design CSC design: When closed, the CSC roof curves

It was the most powerful Golf ever. The VW Golf R32 powered by a 177 kW (241 bhp) engine was first launched in August 2002. Not only was it one of the hottest cars on the road, it also sold like hot cakes: three times as many R32's were sold than originally planned. These are excellent prospects for its successor. Now comes a new R32 based on the Volkswagen Golf V generation. This time it packs 184 kW (250 bhp) under the bonnet; the permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive again promises excellent

The Volkswagen Passat, the mid-sized car that forever changed the attitude of owning a “grown up” family sedan and wagon, is ready to take this popular segment to greater heights and was unveiled at one of metro Detroit's premier automotive events during a press conference on August 2, 2005 at Meadow Brook Mansion. For the first time ever, Volkswagen has chosen the burgeoning Meadow Brook Concours d' Elegance, which has emerged as one of the most renowned automotive events in the world, t

Pre-production of the new VW Passat Estate has begun. The countdown to the European launch of the sixth new Volkswagen this year is underway: the first VW Passat Estates will be presented at VW dealerships in Germany, the debut market, on 19 August. Advance sales start on 3 June. Prices start from 22 900 euros including standard equipment such as air conditioning system (Climatic), roof rails, electronic parking brake and ESP. The VW Passat Estate is one of the most successful in the world

Volkswagen of America, Inc. revealed its “new” VW Beetle and VW Beetle convertible which has a subtle but stylish new look that fashionably updates, yet maintains, the core emotional appeal of the iconic new Beetle design, first launched in 1998. The 2006 VW Beetle and the convertible will be launched in September of this year and will come standard with a more powerful new 2.5 liter, five-cylinder engine that creates 150 horsepower (versus the four-cylinder, 2.0 liter that created 115 hp

Volkswagen's 2005 model offensive is maintaining its impressive momentum as the new VW Fox and new VW Polo make their international debuts. Following the Jetta in the USA, the Golf Plus, and the new Passat, two more models are now set to be unveiled. The 15th AMI Leipzig (2-10 April 2005) will also be the venue for the first appearances of the VW Passat und VW Golf Plus at a German motor show. Both debuting models will be unveiled at the press conference on 1 April 2005 at 9:00 am on the Volk

In time for its 30th birthday, the new VW Polo appears optically more dynamic and fresher than ever before. The new front end with its V-shaped radiator grille, in particular, lends the VW Polo a significantly more striking look. Pre-sale will start on March 14; despite improved equipment, the vehicle's prices will remain at the same level. The new VW Polo is coming! Based on its well-known virtues, the most recent generation of this all-round talent will remain the benchmark in its class. Th

It’s a statement, an automotive way of life. More than 800.000 drive one, the Volkswagen with the perhaps most famous design in the world: the New VW Beetle Ragster. For the North American International Auto Show in Detroit the German company presents the hot potential of the design classic – with a study on 2005 VW Beetle Ragster. Its most visible characteristic: a drastically dropped roof with a large ragtop. Ragtop + Speedster = Ragster The development team based the Ragster on the rei