New Passat Revealed in China; Likely Previews American Passat

The new Chinese Passat has launched and while it’s likely a little longer than ours, we have every reason to expect that the North American model will look like it. Heavily influenced by the Arteon at the front, VW’s big sedan espouses VW’s current understated…

Driving impression: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI Executive

… It’s no secret that Volkswagen’s flagship SUV, the Touareg … .  What’s it powered by?  Volkswagen has decided to keep engine … 8-speed automatic gearbox.  Gallery: 2018 Volkswagen Touareg Its 600Nm are all … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: … It’s no secret that…

Please Don’t Spend $1 Million on this Beetle

I think it’s time we all sit down and, as a group, face the fact that things are getting of hand. Air-cooled Beetles are great. I love ’em. Original, low mile cars are interesting. I want one. A car’s value is often determined by emotion. I instinctually…

Watch: Bugatti Chiron Drag Race 1,300 HP Audi S4

The Bugatti Chiron and it’s 1,500 hp make it undeniably quick, but you don’t often see them on the drag strip. Maybe that’s because they’re too quick for that small run, but maybe it’s because they’re afraid of losing? Check out this race between a…

How Does Traction Control Work and How Has it Improved?

Traction control. For most drivers, it’s great in the snow, great in the rain, and great on the pavement. For enthusiasts, it’s terrible pretty much everywhere. Or at least it used to be until automakers started taking it seriously. Back in the old days, traction…

Flying Closer to the Sun: How Does ECU Tuning Work?

Gotta get a tune. Get that tune dialed in! You need to tune it! It’s not ready yet, the tune’s off. If you’ve walked through a car show parking lot, you’ve heard the word “tune” tossed around like it’s going out of style. But what…

Design Your Own 3D-Printable Parts for the I.D. Buzz

Volkswagen, you may have heard, wants the the microbus to make a retro comeback and it’s soliciting its fans to come up with 3D printable accessories for it. You can submit your ideas until September 14 and Volkswagen has a prize pool of 27,300 Euros…

2018 Beetle Sunshine Tour Moves to Wolfsburg to Celebrate Water-Cooled Beetle’s 20th Birthday

It’s official: the New Beetle has now reached classic car status. Twenty years ago the car that was “reverse-engineered from UFOs” went on sale at dealerships around the world. To honor this ground-breaking car, the Beetle Sunshine Tour will feature the car this weekend at…

Farmers blame Volkswagen’s ‘weather cannons’ for recent drought

… ice. Credit: Augustin MalletWeather cannonFor Volkswagen, it’s the perfect weapon … Mexican environmental official told AFP. Volkswagen, for its part, has recently … company told The Washington Post: Volkswagen Mexico is committed to maintaining … cannons. They are acting arbitrarily … Volkswagen claims to…

Audi and BMW Get Back Into it on Twitter

It’s like cats and dogs with these two. Audi and BMW’s latest twitter fight started on August 21, when BMW released a press photo of its M4 surrounded by sparks. Audi’s Twitter feed was quick to point out that the overlapping circles in the background…