An Edmunds 2007 Geneva Auto Show post announced that the 2008 Touareg BlueTDI will be introduced in the US rather than in Europe. The new "selective catalytic reduction" or SCR, system that reduces nitrogen-oxide emissions by up to 90 percent, thus making it what VW asserts is "one of the cleanest diesel engines on the market." The system is linked to a diesel 3.0-liter V6 TDI that makes 222 horsepower and will meet CARB state standards.
The Cars.com blog posted a couple photos of the New 2008 Volkswagen SportWagen from the Geneva Auto show. Looks okay from a VW advocates perspective, but folks at Cars.com commented that “the front and profile seem to be in proportion, but VW just lost us with the bland back end. It looks like every other car on the road, not something unique.”
GTG April 14thThe date this year is Saturday, April 14th and the start time will be 0800, location Mark Groves. More details to follow.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. and Stanford University will participate in this year’s DARPA Urban Challenge on November 3, 2007 with a completely autonomous 2006 diesel-powered Passat wagon. The robotic Passat will compete on a 60-mile mock urban course that involves merging with traffic, crossing traffic circles and negotiating busy intersections while following traffic laws.
he purpose of the Greater Cincinnati TDI Club is to help owners of this modern diesel learn how to maintain, enhance, preserve, and enjoy their vehicles.
We are a group of diesel lovers and Volkswagen TDI owners that enjoy learning about and maintaining our vehicles. Besides supporting the efficient petroleum diesel engines in our TDIs, we are committed to improving the environment and are advocates for clean, renewable, domestically produced fuels such as biodiesel. Our group first met in a local Northern Kentucky VW dealership and has since grown to include members around the country. We have local meetings known as GTGs in local Volkswagen dealerships, restaurants, members' homes and a county parks.
July 22, 2006 RallyVW Tuning event in Marysville, Ohio
RallyVW will be hosting a tuning session on July 22, 2006 in Marysville, Ohio. Rocket Chip will be tuning and we will be installing injectors and assisting with Tuning. If you are interested, please contact me for more info and for time slots. Note, this will be limited to tuning and injectors only. No major repairs.
Note: Proceeds will help us continue RallyVW's racing season.
June 25, 2006 CinciTDI GTG Follow-up
September 17, 2005 - RallyVW Tuning Session, Marysville, Ohio
Jon Hamilton from RallyVW hosted an encore tuning event on Saturday, September 17th and enhanced 12 more smiles. Oliver Wegener along with Jeff Robertson from Rocketchip Tuning and injectors from KermaTDI, work throughout the day to get injectors and/or chip upgrades for each owner. The session was well attended by both CinciTDI and the Columbus TDI members. We all had a good time socializing and parting with a few dollars that in part supports the RallyVW Rally racing team.