Wolfgang Duerheimer exits from Volkswagen Group

Article by Anita Panait, on September 4, 2013

Wolfgang Duerheimer is exiting from Volkswagen Group after declining to reprise his old role as chief executive of Bentley, according to a report by German newspaper Handelsblatt. Duerheimer was the head of technical development at Audi until he was removed in June 2013, left without a fixed role at the group.

VW had tasked Duerheimer with boosting Audi technology to provide the luxury brand an advantage over main rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but decided to replace him after he failed to live up to expectations. The group has named VW brand development chief Ulrich Hackenberg as Duerheimer’s replacement at Audi.

Der Spiegel magazine reported in June that Duerheimer was forced out as head of technical development at Audi after he pushed for cost savings and caused friction among the luxury carmaker’s development team.

Duerheimer launched his auto career at BMW in 1984, and joined Porsche 15 years later in 1999. He served as r&d chief at Porsche for 10 years until 2011. It was during his term that Porsche launched the Cayenne and the Panamera.

Topics: vw

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

South Korean car company SsangYong recently revealed sketches of their upcoming SUV. We’re not always impressed by Korean car designs, but this one looks quite promising. Yup, it is the...
by - March 26, 2017
Twenty-eight years after the company was first launched by Toyota, which was initially targeted to the United States market only, Lexus has already made its way to over 70 countries....
by - March 26, 2017
Last year was probably Porsche’s best year ever in terms of sales. Their factory in Stuttgart delivered 237,778 cars in total, which represents a six percent increase compared to the...
by - March 26, 2017
Lamborghini has disclosed that it is looking into the possibility of releasing electric vehicles. With the Volkswagen Group revealing that it will be releasing electric vehicles within several years, there...
by - March 25, 2017
Daimler AG, through its Smart division, has disclosed that its two electric models, the Smart ForTwo and the Smart ForFour are now open for orders in Germany. Official market launch...
by - March 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries