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Volkswagen Unveils Limited Edition Beetle GSR

Volkswagen Unveils Limited Edition Beetle GSR

Jul 18 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Limited-edition Beetle starts at under $30,000

Volkswagen has announced pricing for the latest limited edition Beetle variant. The car is called the 2014 Beetle GSR and starts at $29,995 for versions featuring a six-speed manual transmission....

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Volkswagen Unveils Limited Edition Beetle GSR

Jul 18 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Limited-edition Beetle starts at under $30,000

Volkswagen has announced pricing for the latest limited edition Beetle variant. The car is called the 2014 Beetle GSR and starts at $29,995 for versions featuring a six-speed manual transmission. The GSR will also be available with a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission for $31,095.

Volkswagen plans to produce only 3500 of the yellow black GSR models globally. The car gets 19-inch Tornado aluminum wheels and features to 235/40 tires and black brake calipers. Inside the vehicle, the yellow and black theme carries through on the sport seats and the leather wrapped steering wheel.

Power for the GSR model comes from an EA888 turbocharged direct injection 2.0-liter TSI engine producing 210 hp and 270 pound-feet of torque. That allows the vehicle to accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. The vehicle also promises a top speed of 130 mph.

 
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Audi A3

Jul 28 2014 8:47pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Audi A3 is a compact, luxurious hatchback that's been for sale since 2013. It was initially unique in its class, before the Volvo C30 and Lexus CT200h arrived on the scene. It’s one of the few Audis that shares its underpinnings with a Volkswagen—the Golf in this case—which means the A3 is riding on a chassis that’ ...
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2012 Volkswagen Passat Long Term Report: The Long Goodbye

Jul 28 2014 3:09pm CDT | Source: KBB

When my wife and I left Los Angeles, vectoring northbound towards Washington State I fully expected the journey to be a fun, final hurrah for Kelley Blue Book's beloved 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI ...
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European jury unveils 32 candidates for 2015 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

A jury of 58 automotive journalists from Europe have unveiled its 32 candidates for the 2015 Car of the Year. The candidates are (in alphabetical order): Audi TT, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW 2 Series Coupe, BMW i8, BMW x4, Citroen C1*, Citroen C4 Cactus*, Fiat 500X (hasn’t been launched yet)*, Ford EcoSport*, Ford Mondeo (Fusion in Canada), Hyundai i20*, Infiniti Q50, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Lexus NX, Lexus RC, Me ...
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BMW to offer faster battery chargers for i3 owners

Jul 28 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

BMW, the world’s biggest maker of luxury vehicles, is offering drivers of the i3 city car speedier and smaller auto-battery chargers in an effort to make driving electric vehicles more practical. The units, developed in collaboration with component supplier Robert Bosch GmbH, can bring the battery up to 80 per cent of power capacity in 30 minutes, Munich-based BMW said today in a statement. U.S. owners ...
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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Hits 246 MPH On Public Road: Video

Jul 28 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Going fast on a private stretch of race track is quite enjoyable. Especially when there happens to be enough room to really let the car stretch its legs. That is why Volkswagen owns the Ehra-Lessien testing facility in Germany, which comes with a 5.4-mile long straight. It's also the perfect place to find the upper limits of a Bugat ...
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European jury names 31 candidates for 2014 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 10:36am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EuropeEvery year a panel of jurists representing a variety of automotive publications in different languages and from different countries get together and pick their Car of the Year. It's a long and exhaustive process, and it starts right here. For the 2015 award, the panel has identified 31 candidates: the Audi TT; BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and 2 Series Coupe, i8 and X4; the Citroën C1 and C4 Cactus; Fiat 500X (which hasn't ...
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Get Your Kicks With The Fiat 500L Vans Concept

Jul 28 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

The stereotypical surf wagon is a ratty old woody or Volkswagen bus, but Fiat's designers hope the 500L can take on that role as well. Unveiled at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, the Fiat 500L Vans concept is a modern-day beach cruiser inspired by the popular sneaker line. The exterior gets more attitude thanks to ...
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Porsche acquires Kyalami race track at auction

Jul 28 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Porsche, Earnings/Financials With more victories under its belt than any other manufacturer, you could say, in a figurative sense at least, that Porsche owns countless numbers of race tracks around the world. But here we're not talking about figuratively owning a track - we're talking about literally buying one. And Porsche has just bought Kyalami. Kylamai, for those unfamiliar, is a grand prix circuit near Johannes ...
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$30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: What the Judges Said

Jul 28 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Cars.com

To test our sub-$30,000 speedsters, we put them through an even more rigorous set of tests than we usually use in our Challenges: We spent one day at the Byron, Ill., Dragway to get zero-to-60-mph times and quarter-mile times and speeds; we also captured 60-mph-to-zero braking distances there. We spent one day at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill., where the experts put the cars through a long day on the road course ...
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The ‘quirky little car’ inspiring an automotive backlash

Jul 27 2014 9:23pm CDT | Source: globeandmail - Globe Drive

The famed Mitsubishi Delica is a boxy, diesel-powered vehicle that strongly resembles the iconic Volkswagen vans of a ...
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