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VW Passat BlueMotion Concept teases cylinder deactivation to the US market

Cylinder deactivation has been around for a while. After its initial experiments during WWII, Cadillac was the first to introduce the technology in its L62 engine [1]. Since then the technology has been widely used but has been much more

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US Hypermilers smash the 48 state MPG record with 77.99 MPG US / 93.66 MPG UK

US Hypermilers have stepped into the record books following an epic Hypermiling run of 48 US states that resulted in an amazing 77.99 mpgUS / 93.66 mpgUK for the trip. Wayne Gerdes and Bob Winger piloted the 2013 VW Passat TDi

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VW group to commit to plug-in hybrid technology. Seven new hybrids by 2013

Dr Martin Winterkorn, CEO and Chairman of the VW group has revealed that they will fully commit to Hybrid technology and will introduce seven plug-in hybrids over the next three years. Speaking at the VW Group evening just Dr Winterkorn called hybrid

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Volkswagen unveil the new 2013 (Mk7) Golf complete with 88mpg BlueMotion model

Volkswagen have unveiled the all new MK7 Golf  upon the world prior to the Paris Motor Show later this month.  The have been busy making some major improvements to its popular family hatchback with its super efficient BlueMotion model stealing the

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US Hypermilers squeeze 1,626 miles from a tank in Volkswagen Passat TDi

US Hypermilers John and Helen Taylor have yet again rocketed into the record books with another epic FE (fuel efficency) run. Equipped with nothing more than a stock 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE TDI Clean Diesel and one tank of fuel (or gas in the

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VW to roll out cylinder shut-off in its “four banger” TSI engines

VW are have made huge advances in fuel saving technologies recently, with the BlueMotion badge occupying grills ranging from the Polo to Passat. Volkswagen‘s latest efficiency technology is a cylinder shut-off system which will debut in the new 1.4-litre TSI

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VW Passat sets new world record on a single tank of fuel

A Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion driven by journalist Gavin Conway writing for The Sunday Times has set a new Guinness World Record for the distance travelled by a production passenger car on a single tank of fuel. In setting the record

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