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If you're looking for a compact luxury sedan with enough power to dust off Mustang GTs at a stoplight, Audi has you covered with its all-new RS3. Like the previous generation, the high-performance compact sedan is coming to the United States. The RS3 is based on Audi's latest 2022 A3 sedan, which uses the latest... Read more...
Nearly one year ago, Lamborghini first announced its Sian, which is a limited edition hypercar with stupefying specs including a 6.5-liter V-12 engine hooked up with a 48- volt mild hybrid setup that spits out an incredible 819 horsepower. The coupe is a brash as you might expect from a Lamborghini, with its hard... Read more...
Bugatti first announced the Chiron as the successor to the famed Veyron back in early 2016. The bodacious two-seater is powered by a monstrous quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine pumping out 1,479 horsepower and 1,179 lb-ft of torque. At the time, Bugatti said that channeling all of this power to the... Read more...
No information is safe in the Internet age. Citycomp, an Germany-based IT services company, reported that they had been hacked and blackmailed. Some of their clients include Oracle, Airbus, Toshiba, Volkswagen, Leica, and Porsche. Citycomp is an IT services company that provides items such as servers, storage, and... Read more...
When it comes to modern electric cars, your mind almost always wanders towards Tesla. Tesla is responsible for the rise in the modern EV, first with the Roadster and then with the groundbreaking Model S. Since that time, the company has released the Model X crossover and the entry-level Model 3. Volkswagen has of... Read more...
Volkswagen has taken a beating in the U.S. market after it was discovered years ago that the automaker was purposely cheating with software designed to help its popular diesel cars pass emissions testing. VW is trying to put that behind it and get Americans interested in its cars again. A new concept called the Atlas... Read more...
Volkswagen's reputation is still somewhat stained by its diesel emissions scandal, and the company has been working overtime to erase that debacle from the memory of customers with its efforts in electric vehicles. The latest product of this "green" push is the new I.D. Vizzion all-electric concept that debuted today... Read more...
This isn't the first time that Lamborghini has produced an SUV, and it likely won't be the last. We present to you the Urus crossover SUV. We doubt that you'd mistake it for anything but a Lamborghini with its sharp lines, gaping grilles, big wheels, and low-slung design. The Urus is built on Volkswagen's MLB [Evo]... Read more...
On the same day that a Volkswagen exec was arrested by the FBI for his part in the massive TDI emissions scandal, the German automaker has pulled the wraps of the latest in a long line of “Microbus” concept vehicles. The I.D. BUZZ is perhaps the most faithful of these concepts to the original Microbus, and probably... Read more...
While Volkswagen is in the midst of Dieselgate and is preparing to begin vehicle buybacks in the United States, the German automaker is betting its future on electric vehicles. Although American customers only have one Volkswagen EV to choose from today, the e-Golf, the company is forecasting that 20 to 25 percent of... Read more...
If you own a Volkswagen Group vehicle that was manufactured within the last twenty years, chances are that a hacker would be able make their way into your “locked” vehicle with ease. A team of researchers from the University of Birmingham, led by Flavio Garcia, were able to clone the keyless entry codes used by... Read more...
The finish line is in sight for Volkswagen, and more importantly, diesel owners that were innocently caught up in the German auto giant’s emissions cheating scandal. Although an official settlement offer is expected to be revealed on June 28th, sources close to Volkswagen are revealing that the company will pay $10.2... Read more...
It seems as though Volkswagen would do just about anything to take the public’s mind off its diesel emissions scandal. VW’s popular TDI has taken a huge hit in the United States as a result, and the company is looking to electric vehicles as the future of its “green” push. That change in direction is made readily... Read more...
Volkswagen has come under immense global scrutiny for its willful negligence with regards to cheating emissions regulations with its diesel engines. In the United States alone, over 480,000 Volkswagen- and Audi-branded vehicles have “defeat devices” installed that allow the 2.0-liter TDI engine to pass Environmental... Read more...
Well folks, here’s the first of Volkswagen’s actions to “make customers” whole with regards to #DieselGate. In case you need a refresher, Volkswagen admitted to installing a “defeat device” on 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engines (under the TDI brand name), allowing them to ace the EPA’s emissions tests. However... Read more...
Owners of Volkswagen vehicles with the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbodiesel (TDI) engine has been in quite a pickle over these past few months. It was revealed that Volkswagen weaseled its way to top-of-the-class fuel economy by cheating EPA emissions tests, affecting nearly 500,000 vehicles sold in the United States... Read more...
It's sure been a busy couple of weeks for Volkswagen, but not for good reasons. On the 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen had been cheating on its emissions tests, which is an incredibly serious offense. Similar to what we've seen in the past from certain computer hardware... Read more...
Well, that didn’t take long. Less than a week after a wide-ranging emissions cheating scandal broke involving diesel-engine cars sold in the United States, Martin Winterkorn has announced that he is stepping down from his post as Volkswagen CEO. Although we have a feeling that Winterkorn was kicked out the door with a... Read more...
Things just keep getting worse for Volkswagen, but it only has itself to blame for its newfound troubles. We’ve already told you about the emissions scandal that the German automaker is currently embroiled in, but it looks as though the number of affected vehicles is way more than the 482,000 that were sold in the... Read more...
This is just the beginning of what will no doubt be a long, public, and very expensive flogging for German automaker Volkswagen. We reported late last week that the company got caught cheating on U.S. EPA emissions tests by using a “defeat device.” To put it succinctly, VW programed the engine control units (ECU) of... Read more...
Whoa, Nelly! Volkswagen has gotten caught with its hands in the cookie jar, and its offense is pretty egregious. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused the Volkswagen Group of purposefully programming its engine control units (ECU) to detect when federally-mandated emissions tests are being run on... Read more...
It looks as though everyone it gunning for Tesla Motors these days. Aston Martin is developing an 800hp, all-electric version of its Rapide luxury sedan to do battle with the Model S, and we saw yesterday that Porsche is clearly gunning for the Model S with the Mission E Concept. Now the Volkswagen Group has pulled... Read more...
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