Worldcarfans.com have put together a nice article featuring the future of German SUV’s. In there you can find pictures of the new BMW X3 (facelifted), the Volkswagen Marrakesh (prototype), the Mercedes-Benz GLK (prototype) and the Audi Q5 (computer image).
The Future of German SUV’s [worldcarfans.com]
“The best idea is to begin that special day with a relaxing trip to Autostadt followed by a tour until the big moment arrives: In a fully automated procedure, your new car is brought down to you from one of the 20-story Car Towers. Large signboards in the Customer Center show you when your turn has come. Then, you’re handed the keys, your picture is taken, the glass doors open and your brand-new car appears. You’re all set to go.”
At the German site Auto motor und sport you can find a photo of the new Volkswagen Scirocco 2008. It’s just one photo taken from behind (looks like an official image actually), so it’s not a spy shot.
Volkswagen have managed to do quite a journey with their brand the last four or five years – moving right up in the luxury segment with the Phaeton and the Touareg. The new Volkswagen Passat 3.6 is spot on in the upper class segment – “It’s a mini Phaeton, not a large Jetta.“. The list price is $29,950.
Volkswagen Passat 3.6 [Road & Track]
“The VW won the drag race, but the Honda tucked neatly into its draft and when the corners arrived, pulled away both statistically and subjectively. So when the Pomona dust settled to the ground – literally – the Civic Si emerged on top.”
Double Take: VW GTI vs. Honda Civic Si [autoweek.com]
JE Design have a tuning kit for the VW Tourareg called ‘Wide Body‘. It’s not just a body kit though, you will get a power output of 500bhp, which will increase accelleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) from 8.1 seconds to 5.6 seconds(!). Nice.
Je Design Volkswagen Touareg [tuningnews.net]
Road & Track have published a great 6 page article called Battle of the badge: Honda Civic Si vs. Mini Cooper S vs. Volkswagen GTI. It’s a quite close race but the final victory goes to the Volkswagen GTI.
Honda Civic Si vs. Mini Cooper S vs. Volkswagen GTI [Road & Track]
The original site use Photobucket as host of it’s images which means that the only thing you can view at the moment are lots of ‘Bandwidth exceeded’ buttons, but fortunately you can find some images over at Engadget.