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VWís Passat named 2015 European Car of the Year

Mar 02, 2015 - 2:13 PM - by AutoGuide.com

Volkswagen drove away with a prestigious honor. The brandís new eighth-generation Passat sedan won Europeís Car of the Year award.

The VW four-door beat a multinational lineup of contenders including the BMW 2 Series, Citroen C4 Cactus, Ford Mondeo, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Nissan Qashqai and Renault Twingo. Thatís some serious competition, particularly the C-Class and 2 Series.
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2016 Audi R8 Revealed

Feb 26, 2015 - 5:58 AM - by AutoGuide.com

It changed the way people think about the brand and now Audi is stepping up its game once again with a second generation of its R8 sports car.

Using a light weight aluminum and carbon fiber structure, a new all-wheel drive system and impressive V10 power the new R8 is a true exotic.

At launch two 5.2-liter V10 engines will be available, the first making 540 hp while the second will up the performance significantly to 610 hp. Audi says that model will hit 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph!

Paired with a new Quattro AWD system and the brandís 7-speed dual-clutch transmission Audi claims 100 percent of the engineís torque can be sent to either the front or rear axle.

Using a new chassis shared with the Lamborghini Huracan the R8 has a dry weight of just 3,205.5 lbs, a total of 110.2 lbs less than its predecessor.

Inside the R8 gets a simple and clean new look with digital gauges while the most important controls can be operated by the driver on the steering wheel. Another notable change is the addition of a push-button
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Volkswagen Concept Previews Upscale Model

Feb 25, 2015 - 2:25 PM - by AutoGuide.com

Volkswagen will debut a new concept car next week at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

While the German automaker is keeping the details quiet, the two released sketches preview a replacement for the CC as a stylish four-door coupe that looks to move upmarket. Volkswagen hasnít even revealed the name of the concept but we can see a wide grille up front with sleek LED headlights while bulging fenders give it a nice, aggressive profile. What Volkswagen has shared is the concept is the 'champion of a new progressive VW design language.'
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