The second generation Volkswagen Scirocco (EA 491) was based on the engineering platform of the Volkswagen Golf. Thanks to the car’s length, which was extended from 3.85 to 4.05 meters, the overall softer lines of the Volkswagen Scirocco had a very elegant effect and also offered more space for people and luggage.
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The Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is a perfect car for a sunny day. The new Cabriolet even comes with a traditional soft top giving it a perfect retro look. The Beetle looked a bit lonely, so Elina came to assist, and together they show what Beetle summer would look like.
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf R has an even more advanced version of the EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection 2.0-liter engine that’s fitted to the new Volkswagen Golf GTI. The cylinder head together with exhaust valves, valve seats, and springs, pistons, high-pressure injection valves, and turbocharger have been modified or completely redesigned compared to the GTI engine. Compared to the 227 hp GTI engine, the engineers boosted power by 69 hp to 296 hp (221 kW), delivered at 5500 rpm.
The new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is a perfect retro car. It inevitably resembles the original Beetle Cabriolet from 1949, but still has modern design. The car looks great and is much sportier than the predecessor, the New Beetle Cabriolet. Compared to which, the Beetle Cabriolet is 152 mm (6.0 inches) longer and 84 mm (3.3 inches) wider. Car’s overall length is 4,278 mm (168.4 inches). The longer wheelbase has improved interior space and boot capacity. At the rear there is enough knee space also for an adult passenger. The cargo capacity has increased by 24 litres to 225 litres. The rear seat can now be folded down, thanks to a newly developed rollover protection system.
It’s good to know that there are some things in life that you can always rely on. One of them is Volkswagen Golf. Making its first appearance in 1974, the Volkswagen Golf is now in its seventh generation. Although the Golf has new design, some typical Golf elements like the C-pillars and the roofline have remained. The front and rear section have a modern look thanks to the new headlights and rear lights, but still the Golf is easy to recognise.
On June 22, 1934 the Reichsverband der Deutschen Automobilindustrie (RDA) (National Association of the German Automobile Industry) commissioned Ferdinand Porsche for a design of a new people’s car. In Ferdinand Porsche’s opinion, the people’s car, or volkswagen, should be a fully adequate and reliable automobile, although with a comparatively light construction style. It should offer room for four people, reach speeds of up to 100 km/h and be able to overcome gradients of 30 percent. The first prototype had an air-cooled, 700cc boxer engine producing 22,5 hp. The prototype featured an independent suspension with torsion bars and friction shock absorbers. Although there were no hydraulic brakes yet, the braking was boosted mechanically using a corresponding control lever in the cable brake system. More prototypes were built for testing and development purposes before the car was unveiled in 1938 with a 986cc engine. However, because of the war, the mass production of the Beetle didn’t start until 1945.
Volkswagen will offer the R-Line trim on Beetle Convertible for the U.S. market. The Beetle Convertible R-Line adds performance-inspired exterior and interior treatments. On the outside, the R-Line features unique 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels on lower-profile all-season tires. Paired with the Beetle Turbo’s sport-tuned suspension, the combination gives more dynamic driving characteristics. Additional enhancements include an R-Line badge on the front grille and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs.
Volkswagen will introduce the new Golf GTI at the Geneva International Motor Show. For the first time, the iconic hot hatch is available at launch with two power levels. The new Volkswagen GTI is powered by a turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine (TSI) that makes 220 hp and 350 Nm (258 pound-feet) of torque in standard form. Volkswagen is offering a factory-installed performance pack for the first time, which boosts power to 230 hp and adds bigger brakes and a torque-sensing limited-slip differential.
At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen debuts the new Golf GTD. The latest version of this fuel-sipping sporty compact features a 184 hp version of the new EA288 TDI turbocharged, direct-injection, four-cylinder diesel engine that already complies with the challenging EU6 emissions standard.
Volkswagen is expanding the new Golf range with the 4Motion all-wheel drive models. The new Golf’s permanent four-wheel drive system is one of the most modern and efficient of its kind in the world. In this latest version of the Golf 4Motion Volkswagen is using a four-wheel drive system with an enhanced, fifth-generation Haldex coupling. The intelligently controlled 4Motion drive weighs 1,4 kilograms less than the previous system, requires no pressure accumulator and reacts extremely quickly to every conceivable influence exerted on it. The result is greater active safety and improved handling.