For sale is a unique 1984 Vanagon with just 25,600 actual miles from new. It was picked up at the Hanover factory on 8-17-84 by my late friend . While in his possession, Jonce removed the original wheels and tires and installed 16” BBS wheels with Goodyear Assurance 205/55/16‘s. The original wheels are available if the auction winner would like them, contact me and we can make arrangements. in very good condition All other glass is also original and in good condition All trim 100% original, complete and in very good condition Interior: Original Royal Blue Fabric interior in excellent condition Seats slide and operate as new Rear seats in as-new condition Original carpet in excellent condition, one hole in the carpet behind the driver’s seat, see pictures. It is easily repairable but I have left it as-is so the new owner could decide what to do Perfect original headliner Vent windows work perfectly Sliding windows work perfectly Inside mirror is as new with clear glass in very good condition No wind noise or other noise concerns when driving Driver and passenger window winders operate smoothly, feel new. Engine: Engine is 100% original with just over 25,000 actual miles driven since new Slight oil leak, as they all do Noise-free Turns over quickly, starts promptly Rock steady idle Pulls smoothly and runs cool Transmission: No noises when driving Shifts as new, very smoothly Suspension, brakes, steering: Rides beautifully, no suspension issues whatsoever Parking brake correctly adjusted and fully working Sixteen inch BBS wheels** Goodyear Assurance 205/55/16 tires, as new Drives as it should. Tracks straight. Steering wheel is level when driving straight No rattles or other concerns Brakes function as-new and with no pulling. All the rest: All engine gauges and warning lights function properly Clock operates Lights, horn,
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Auto blogWed, 18 Sep 2013 14:31:00 EST
This really was a matter of when, rather than if. Volkswagen will apparently be the first manufacturer to phase out naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharging its full slate. VW is kind of responsible for ushering in this push towards small-displacement, turbocharged engines that's taken the industry by storm. When it dropped its direct-injection, 2.0-liter turbo in the 2005 GTI it demonstrated that strapping an iron long to an engine can enhance the powertrain as a whole. VW made fuel economy gains, while also giving a linear, non-laggy turbo experience that it has replicated, model-after-model, to this day.
Speaking with The Detroit News, Volkswagen's executive Vice President of Group Quality, Marc Trahan, told the paper that, "We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it's in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum."
Really, it's hard to get teary-eyed about either of these engines going away. VW has access to smaller powerplants that could easily match the performance of the 2.5 five-cylinder and the 3.6 V6, while gobbling up less fuel and providing a better driving experience. What we are sad about is that a similar statement about the extinction of NA engines came from the Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, Joe Bakaj. We'd certainly get teary-eyed over a world without Ford's excellent 5.0-liter V8.
Volkswagen looks to be getting ready to jump into the large three-row crossover game. The automaker has officially pulled back the curtain on the CrossBlue Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Designers and engineers penned the machine specifically for the Canadian and US markets, and with a plug-in diesel electric hybrid drivetrain, the hulking five-door, at least in concept form, should offer substantially better efficiency than anything else on the market. The drivetrain pairs a 2.0-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine with two electric motors for a combined output of 305 horsepower and a ludicrous 516 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed dual-clutch gearbox handles shifting detail, while one electric motor spins the front wheels. The second motor spins the back axle independently, make the CrossBlue a through-the-road hybrid.
As a result, the crossover can pop to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. Perhaps more impressively, the CrossBlue can whir around on all-electric propulsion for up to 14 miles at up to 75 mph. Once the diesel four kicks in, the drivetrain can yield up to 39 mpg, though Volkswagen says the hardware can hit 89 MPGe on a full charge thanks to a 9.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Check out the full press release below for more information.
Michael Andretti and Volkswagen have both been involved in Global Rallycross for a couple of years, but not together. Andretti Motorsports Marketing organized the final round of the 2012 GRC series in Las Vegas, and there were rumors then that Andretti was going to get in. Around the same time there were news reports that Volkswagen was preparing a 600-hp Polo Mk5 to race in the SuperCar class; the photo above is racer Anton Marklund in his privateer Marklund Motorsports Polo at the 2013 X-Games round in Los Angeles.
Now it's official: Andretti Autosport will campaign the 2014 GRC season with VWs. That's all that's been said for now, Andretti being busy at the moment launching four entries for IndyCar, two for Indy Lights and two for Pro Mazda. We have a feeling we'll be seeing the MkVII Golf involved, but the cars and the driver lineup will be presented at the Chicago Auto Show on February 6.