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Volkswagen offers Bosch anti-drowsiness feature in Passat Alltrack

With the Bosch Driver Drowsiness Detection system, the early signs of fatigue will be detected while driving before a critical situation happens. Microsleep and fatigue at the steering wheel are two of the frequent causes of serious accidents. The system will monitor steering movements and advise the one behind the wheel to take a break.

This vital information is communicated by the steering angle sensor or by the electric power steering system of the vehicle. The steering angle sensor is part of the vehicle's ESP anti-skid system. This means that it would be cost-effective to fit the feature, which aids in further boosting road safety.

The Bosch Driver Drowsiness Detection is useable in light commercial vehicles and in passenger cars. It can also be combined with a range of control units in automobiles. In 2010, it was launched in the new Volkswagen Passat as a standard feature. The new Passat Alltrack is the latest vehicle to be fitted with the system.

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VW and Bosch to pay at least $1.6B to customers over Dieselgate scandal

As the Dieselgate scandal continues its run, German carmaker Volkswagen AG and supplier Robert Bosch GmbH each reached a settlement agreement with owners of VW, Audi and Porsche diesel-powered vehicles found to be cheating emissions tests. The agreement, once approved, would entail a payment of at least $1.6 billion to accommodate specific actions – repair, buy back or compensation – meant to settle the companies’ differences with affected customers.

VW’s settlement agreement covers around 78,000 VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles powered by the group’s 3.0-liter TDI V6 diesel engine. This agreement became necessary because of the so-called Dieselgate scandal, which is basically a scheme implemented by VW to sell around 590,000 diesel-powered vehicles in the US – from model years 2009 to 2016 -- by making it seem that these units were cleaner than they actually were. Regulators have found out that VW employed a defeat device that helps these vehicles cheat on emissions tests.

Under the 3.0-liter TDI settlement program, Volkswagen would pay up to $1.2 billion in benefits assuming that 100 percent of affected customers take part; all eligible Generation 1 vehicles are bought back; and Generation 2 vehicles are fixed with an Emissions Compliant Repair to bring them to same emissions standards as they were certified.

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VW reveals Passat GT Concept at 2016 LA Auto Show

Volkswagen of America, Inc., revealed that it will be officially unveiling the Passat GT Concept during the Automobility LA, also known as the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept itself was made possible through the brand’s North American Engineering and Planning Center located in Chattanooga. This was the result of looking into the extensive feedback from dealers and customers in the U.S. As a concept, this car serves as the preview for a possible new model to the Passat range.

In terms of overall description, the Passat GT concept is the standard Passat with new styles put in and mixed with the VR6 engine with output at 280 hp. Specifically, the Passat GT concept is powered with the 3.6-liter TSI VR6 engine that is paired to the automatic dual-clutch DSG 6-speed transmission. The transmission itself is controlled by using the shift paddles that are placed on the steering wheel.

On the inside, the Passat GT offers a more athletic feel given the carbon-fiber pattern seen on the instrument panel and the door trim. Helping with this impression are the black-and-gray two-tone sport seats that have contrast stitching. There is also console trim in piano black and the black headliner.

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Volkswagen unveils new trims for Polo, Golf, Passat Saloon and Estate

Volkswagen has unveiled a slew of upgraded trim levels for a number of its nameplates, particularly for its Polo, Golf, and Passat Saloon and Estate models. In lieu of the SE trim comes the new Polo Match, which can be availed in either three doors or five doors.

Available in several engine-transmission combos, the Polo Match now boasts of over £900 worth of extra equipment. For instance, the VW Polo Match now comes, as standard, with a number of new features like front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and front fog lights with static cornering function.

It also comes with tinted rear windows as well as smart new 15-inch Stratford alloy wheels. With all these new standard features, the Polo Match can be availed from just £12,735 RRP OTR, or equivalent to a price hike of just £100 OTR over the SE trim.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has reviewed the 2016 Volkswagen Passat and given it a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, following a series of tests conducted by the institute.

In an announcement, Volkswagen of America, Inc., said the 2016 Passat in particular aced the IIHS Small Overlap Front Crash test, receiving the highest possible rating of “good.” It also received “good” ratings in other crashworthiness tests conducted by the IIHS.

The Passat used in the tests was equipped with the available Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) system. This system employs a radar sensor to monitor the distance between the Passat and the vehicle ahead.

Read the entire article 2016 Volkswagen Passat earns TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from IIHS

Amid the controversy surrounding emissions ratings, Volkswagen’s production of the diesel-powered 2016 Passat midsize sedans at the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee has been suspended. This was confirmed by company spokesperson Scott Wilson.

The stop in production is happening in the middle of a plan to increase the production of this Passat. Notably, VW dealerships will begin receiving the gasoline-powered 2016 Passats late in November or the early part of next month.

Via an email sent to media, Wilson said that the company’s plan to boost production is underway and that he doesn’t see a problem in making adjustments in order to cope with the changes.

Read the entire article VW stops diesel Passat’s production at Chattanooga amid emission-rigging scandal

Volkswagen of America, Inc. is introducing the new MY2016 Volkswagen Passat midsize sedan that is designed and developed for customers in the United States. This newest version of the Passat has been homologated to suit American taste in terms of design, cargo space, interior, technology, engines and driver assistance systems.

Aside from infotainment and connectivity technologies, the MY2016 VW Passat is also blessed with a number of new safety and driver assistance systems in.

One of these is the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System that comes as standard on all MY2016 Passat models. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System is developed on the assertion that a collision is a series of events following the initial impact, which means subsequent collisions are possible.

Read the entire article 2016 VW Passat features new design suited for American customers, prices start at $22,440

Grabbing the accolade as Europe's 2015 Car of the Year is the Volkswagen Passat, the brand’s third in six years. The Passat gained 340 points from a panel of 58 European business and trade journalists. Running second is the Citroen C4 Cactus (248 points); followed by the new version of Mercedes-Benz’s C class (221 points), according to Hakan Matson, head of the Car of the Year jury.

Volkswagen commenced sales of the new versions of the midsize Passat lineup in 2014 as part of its bid to become the largest carmaker in the world by 2020. This will be the third time in six years that VW won the accolade, with the Golf compact and Polo subcompact grabbing the Car of the Year title in 2013 and in 2010, respectively.

The Passat is underpinned by VW’s new MQB platform, which enabled engineers to trim its weight by up to 85kg while providing more space for rear passengers and luggage. Likewise, the new Passat is powered by engines that are 20 percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor.

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After it made quite a buzz on the market, the new VW Passat (B8) received a new version as the German manufacturer unveiled the redesigned Passat (B8) Alltrack. Set to make its official debut next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Passat (B8) Alltrack features a 27.5 mm increased ride height and comes with plenty of design features that underline its off-road capabilities.

As a result, the new 2015 VW Passat Alltrack shows redesigned front and rear bumpers as well as plastic elements that improve its rugged look. The interior features as standard unique Alcantara, fabric interior and metal trim, while leather is available as an option. As expected, the 2015 Passat Alltrack is offered with the 4Motion four-wheel drive system as standard.

Four driving modes will be offered by the new vehicle: Eco, Normal, Sport and Off Road. Alltrack version will be available with the same engines found on the standard model, such as a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine developing 150 hp or a 2.0-liter TSI with 220 hp.

Read the entire article 2015 VW Passat (B8) Alltrack officially unveiled, will arrive next month in Geneva

When Volkswagen introduced its all-new Passat B8, everyone was impressed by the vehicle’s 2.0-liter biturbo diesel engine that produced 240 hp and 500 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm. The engine is available only with a new seven-speed DSG gearbox and with 4Motion all-wheel drive.

Still, if these numbers don’t impress you that much, you better know that B&B can boost the performances of the biturbo diesel engine to an impressive 300 hp and 630 Nm of torque for 3,950 euros.

The standard model is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds, the upgraded engine pushes the Passat B8 from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds.

Read the entire article 2015 VW Passat (B8) gets 300 hp from B&B

Wolf-Henning Scheider has resigned from Robert Bosch to join engine parts maker Mahle. He was chief of Bosch's automotive division. Bosch is now grouping all automotive activities grouped under the new mobility solutions business sector, and has assigned Rolf Bulander to take over Scheider’s role.

Bulander will also be in charge of Bosch’s diesel systems, gasoline systems, and starter motors and generators divisions as well as for the electrical drives division. Dirk Hoheisel, meanwhile, will take charge of Bosch’s automotive steering business as well as the chassis systems control, car multimedia, and automotive electronics divisions.

Assuming Scheider’s sales and marketing roles will be Markus Heyn, who was most recently president of the Bosch diesel systems unit. He will also be in charge of the automotive aftermarket division and the ETAS and Bosch Engineering subsidiaries.

Read the entire article Wolf-Henning Scheider quits Bosch, joins Mahle

Volkswagen’s 2015 Passat (B8) follows its predecessor when it comes to safety as the new model managed to receive the maximum rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. The overall safety rating of 5 stars for the new Passat is composed of the results obtained by the vehicle in four sub-areas: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and security support.

According to the press release, the occupant protection for adults include a head-on crash test against an aluminum barrier at 64 km/h and 40% overlap, as well as a side impact at 50 km/h in the vehicle structure and a pole side impact at 29 km/h.

The new Passat managed to receive 85 percent of the maximum rating. During the tests in the important area of child protection, the Passat reached over 87 percent of the maximum rating thanks to the standard Isofix and top tether child seat anchors.

Read the entire article 2015 VW Passat (B8) receives the maximum rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests

By 2025, fuel-cell technology will be less costly due to greater economies of scale and will be commercially viable for mass use in vehicles, according to Wolf-Henning Scheider, head of Bosch's automotive division. Fuel cell vehicles still have to gain acceptance due to prohibitive development costs despite their capability to travel five times longer distance than electric cars and take less time to refuel.

Scheider remarked that fuel cell vehicles are a viable alternative to other zero-emission vehicle technologies. He quipped that while fuel-cell powertrains might still be twice as costly to build than those found in electric cars in 2025, the higher operating range of fuel-cell cars would make them a viable alternative.

Carmakers developing fuel cell vehicles include Daimler, Hyundai, Nissan, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Honda and General Motors are all developing fuel-cell vehicles. Toyota and Honda have plans to commence sales of fuel-cell vehicles next year.

Read the entire article Bosch exec says fuel-cell tech will be commercially viable by 2025

Volkswagen officially confirmed the fact that the Alltrack version of the Passat (B8) Estate will be unveiled next year in July. Under the hood, we expect to see the powerful 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine that generates 240 hp (176 kW) and 500 Nm of torque but also a less powerful turbocharged version that produces 190 hp (140 kW).

When it comes to petrol engines, the Passat (B8) Alltrack is expected to get a 1.8-liter TSI engine with 180 hp (132 kW) and 280 Nm of torque as well as a more potent 2.0-liter TSI with up to 220 hp (162 kW).

The most fuel-efficient version will get a 1.6-liter TDI with 120 hp and bolted to a 6-speed manual transmission. Just like the previous model, the new Passat Alltrack will feature the 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive system.

Read the entire article VW Passat (B8) Alltrack officially confirmed for July 2015

Ahead of the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled its all-new Passat GTE a.k.a. the plug-in hybrid version of their Passat B8. Available in both Sedan and Variant versions, the Passat GTE follows the same recipe as the Golf GTE and uses a hybrid system consisting of a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine that delivers 156 hp (115 kW) and is bolted to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission as well as an electric motor with 115 hp (85 kW) and 400 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.

The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 218 hp or 160 kW. As a result, the Passat GTE accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 8 seconds, with a top speed limited at 220 km/h or 137 mph.

Regarding the fuel consumption, Volkswagen says that its Passat GTE will need around 2.0 l/100 km (combined) or 141 mpg and 13.0 kWh/100 km, while CO2 emissions are just 45 g/km. Due to the low fuel consumption, the Passat GTE will qualify for the French challenge of having the 2 l/km cars by 2020. This means that with a full tank of fuel (50 liters) and a fully charged lithium-ion battery, the Passat GTE promises a range of 1,000 km or 622 miles.

Read the entire article 2015 VW Passat GTE is the German version of the 2 l/100 km French cars

With ZF Friedrichshafen's planned acquisition of TRW Automotive on full blast, another German supplier is bound to benefit from the transaction, albeit unexpectedly. Bosch recently announced plans to gain full control of its 50-50 steering joint venture with ZF.

That came after Bosch’s partner disclosed intentions to sell its stake in the joint venture – which build electronic steering systems critical to development of driverless cars – to the largest supplier in the world and purchase TRW for $105.60 a share. ZF has to let go of its holdings in the joint venture, ZF Lenksysteme, to avoid antitrust issues in the acquisition of TRW.

ZF doesn’t have to worry about losing a place in the steering segment since TRW also has a steering systems business largely involved in developing technology that could pave way for autonomous driving. ZF will have to pay TRW around $12.4 billion in cold cash, based on equity value.

Read the entire article Robert Bosch is silent beneficiary of ZF’s TRW takeover

ZF Friedrichshafen is resuming discussions to exit its joint venture with Robert Bosch, a move that if successful would allow it to successfully acquire TRW Automotive Holdings, people privy with the matter told Bloomberg. The parties plan to resume talks this week following a short break due to summer holidays.

ZF wants to divest its 50-percent stake in the steering-systems venture to Bosch to avoid antitrust problems since TRW boasts of a significant presence in steering systems, people privy with the matter said. The sources said if Bosch agrees with ZF, a deal to acquire TRW could come as early as next week. ZF and Bosch established the joint venture in 1999, which now boasts of around $5.5 billion in annual sales.

Both ZF and TRW have agreed on the broad outline of a merger, one of the sources told Bloomberg. The parties have talked about a price of between $105 and $110 per share, although the final figure is still under negotiations.

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Chrysler released two new ads promoting their 2015 Dodge Charger but what’s more interesting is that both mock the Volkswagen Passat. The first commercial is called “Just Kidding” and presents a Dodge Charger waiting for the green traffic light. In addition, the commercial shows the well-known race track LED taillights and provides the best sound delivered by the HEMI V8.

The second commercial, called "I Wish", is in fact the same video but with a different speech and just like in the first one, the German sedan is mocked again. Both commercials promote the 2015 Charger SRT, which is powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that pumps out 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

For those who don’t know, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in the high-second range and runs the quarter mile in the high 12s.

Read the entire article Dodge mocks the Passat in the latest Charger SRT commercials

ZF Friedrichshafen is aiming to become the second-largest parts supplier in the world, but that target is being put on hold by negotiations to exit a joint venture with Robert Bosch, people privy with the matter told Bloomberg. ZF is seeking to sell its stake in the joint venture before it could complete an agreement to acquire TRW Automotive Holdings.

Breaking down the partnership, however, is complex and several key parties are away for summer holidays, the sources said. ZF wants to close the deal with TRW in the first half of September, the people told Bloomberg. ZF and TRW have discussed a sale at a price of around $105 to $110 per share, although the final amount is still under negotiations.

In July, ZF and its advisers at Citigroup Inc. and other banks had been exploring a proposal that values TRW at between $110 and $112.50 per share, two people told Bloomberg last month.

Read the entire article Talks over Bosch venture exit stalling ZF’s acquisition of TRW Automotive

Volkswagen released today the official details and specs of its all-new 2015 Passat (B8). As we said, the new Passat (B8) will move upscale in order to escape mid-market struggles and will hit the European dealerships by November, with a price tag of 25,875 euros (saloon) and 25,950 (estate). According to the official press release, advance sales for the 2015 Passat (B8) will begin on Thursday, 10 July.

The new Passat will be available with a choice of 10 direct injection turbocharged petrol and diesel engines that cover a power range from 120 PS (88 kW) to an impressive 280 PS (206 kW). The entry-level 1.4-liter petrol engine comes with 125 PS (92 KW), but Volkswagen offers a more potent version with 150 PS (110 kW) that comes with Active Cylinder Technology.

A bigger 1.8-liter TSI engine generates 180 PS (132 kW). The 2.0-liter TSI comes with 220 PS (162 kW), but VW offers a more powerful version that develops 280 PS (206 kW). Regarding the diesel engines, the entry-level 1.6-liter TDI comes with 120 PS (88 kW). Still, Volkswagen offers the popular 2.0-liter TDI engine that generates 150 PS (110 kW) or 190 PS (140 kW).

Read the entire article 2015 VW Passat (B8) Sedan and Estate arrive with new engines and a fresh look
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