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    Official: VW Passat BlueMotion Concept gets strong mpg with two cylinders tied behind its back

    Cylinder deactivation is pretty easy to understand in, say, a V8 or V12, where not all the pistons need to be firing all the time. But cylinder deactivation on a four-cylinder engine? That's something new, and precisely what Volkswagen has in store for us at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Variable ...

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    Paris: Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Concept boasts 73.5 MPG of eco-minded fury

    In addition to the seventh-generation production-ready Golf being shown here in Paris, Volkswagen is using the French expo to tout the great strides it has made with diesel efficiency, best represented here with the Golf BlueMotion Concept. The swan song of this oil-burning Golf? Seventy-three ...

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    VW sets single-tank distance record with 1,527-mile Passat BlueMotion

    What's the most you've ever gotten out of a single tank of gas? 400 miles? Maybe 600 miles if you're under diesel power? Volkswagen wanted to put its Passat BlueMotion to the test and see just how many miles it can cover on one tank. A team from the UK's Sunday Times set off from Kent, England ...

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    Final three World Car of the Year finalists announced

    The votes from 59 international journalists have been counted and the finalists for World Car of the Year have been named. The Detroit News is reporting that the Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Polo and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have made the final cut, and the three vehicles will go toe-to-toe on April ...

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    REPORT: VW logs 13,000 orders for new Polo ahead of launch

    2010 Volkswagen Polo: Click above for a high res-gallery
    The new Volkswagen Polo is all-new for 2010, and early returns show plenty of interest in the little European hatchback. VW is reporting 13,000 pre-orders for the B-segment five-door; news that is sure to have executives at the German ...

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    Diesel's on our doorstep: Audi lays out TDI intitiative for the U.S.

    While Japanese automakers have the hybrid lead, the front-runners in diesel are companies of German descent. Mercedes is bringing home the bacon with BLUETEC, BMW is slapping twin turbochargers onto a 3.0-liter diesel, and Volkswagen will implement BlueMotion into five different VWs. Audi intends ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: VW Golf BlueMotion gets over 52 mpg

    click above image for galleryFresh from ditching its collaboration with Mercedes-Benz on BLUETEC diesel technology, Volkswagen will be showing its newest economical diesel offering at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month – the Golf BlueMotion. BlueMotion is VW's own line of ultra ...

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    Frankfurt preview: VW to debut rear-engine city car

    The Tiguan is one of eight models making their Frankfurt debut.Volkswagen is gearing up for Frankfurt and has no intention of disappointing the seething throngs of media-types when it lifts the curtain on its home turf. A total of eight new models will debut, including the Tiguan, six ...

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    New York Auto Show: VW forbidden fruit on the floor

    Click for one more floor shot plus VW press photos of the Polo BlueMotionOn Thursday afternoon, a group of us ventured out onto the floor to check out this alleged New York Auto Show we'd heard was going on all around us. Those of you familiar with the Jacob Javits Center know that the lower level ...


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