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Volkswagen Touareg 4Motion AWD System – A Comprehensive Review

All-wheel-drive system is a somewhat complicated topic. The main factor lies in: there are many types of differential, and also an AWD system always has 3 differentials (front/center/rear), hence there are many possible combinations of ways to implement an AWD system.


Since a typical consumer may not have enough knowledge to understand all technical details behind the AWD system, automobile manufacturers usually employ a single, unified generic term to name all of its AWD systems. Take Volkswagen as example: all of its AWD systems have only one name: “4Motion”, the same thing applies to Audi’s Quattro system.

The current way that car makers name their AWD products seems ...

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The Hot Hatch War Begins: 2016 Focus RS, WRX STI, Golf R

Two days ago, Ford announced the all-new 2016 Focus RS, which has more than 315hp from the 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, mated to an AWD system.

This effectively puts the Focus RS into the competition with other hot hatches in the market, such as the Subaru WRX STI and also the Volkswagen Golf R. The current 2015 WRX STI is in the sedan form, but we can safely bet the hatchback version is coming very soon, therefore we include it into our discussion here.


Generally speaking, Subaru WRX STI is the most hardcore vehicle for rally purpose, while it has lower refinement; the VW Golf R has the best refinement, but its AWD system is the weakest among the three candidate...

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Bugatti Will Roll Out New Model in 2015/2016

Bugatti Veyron

The Veyron is the only product that Bugatti offers at this time, and it is almost 10 years old (the Veyron was debuted back in 2005).

In a media interview, Walter de Silva, VW Group’s design chief mentioned that Bugatti is already working on a new model which will not just replace the current Veyron, but also “redefine the benchmarks”. This new model will be announced in either late 2015 or early 2016.

No further information is available at this moment. If  you haven’t seen our previous article regarding the benefit of hybrid powertrain to sports cars, check it out...

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2015 Volkswagen GTI/Golf Earned IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

Today IIHS released its crash test result for the 2015 VW GTI and Golf (they are essentially based on the same platform and share the same frame structure). They got “Good” result for all testing categories, which earns them the Top Safety Pick Plus rating.

The highlights of the result are in the small overlap front test and also the side impact test. For the small overlap test, unlike some cars that use the “trick” to slide over the test barrier, avoiding a direct impact to the car body to get a good result, the 2015 VW GTI directly hit the barrier...

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Production Volkswagen Golf R400 May Come with 10-speed DSG

Latest insider information indicates for the production version of the Golf R400, its engine’s torque output will exceed 332 lb-ft (450 Nm). This exceeds the design maximum torque that the current 6-speed DSG transmission on the Golf R can handle.

In our May.11 article, we report the future VW development plan. We mentioned the 10-speed DSG transmission. Today our source told us, it is the transmission that will go into the production Golf R400. By design, this new 10-speed transmission can handle torque up to 369 lb-ft (500 Nm).

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