Vehicle Testing

Volvo S60 chosen as IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Five stars and four innovation awards for the new Volkswagen Golf 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid hits 185 mph at Bonneville World record for the Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 minutes at the Nürburgring All-New BMW 3 Series Sedan Earns “Top Safety Pick” from IIHS Porsche 918 Spyder prototypes commence trials Video - Volvo Car Corporation tests flywheel technology cuts fuel consumption with up to 20 percent Design award and top positions for Volvo Car Corporation at Michelin Challenge Bibendum Climatic wind tunnel helps Audi at Le Mans Volkswagen Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Lab for Emissions Testing and Powertrain Development
Volvo S60 chosen as IIHS Top Safety Pick+
Volvo S60 chosen as IIHS Top Safety Pick+
Written By: Volvo of North America

New safety award recognizes 2013 models with superior crash protection...

Five stars and four innovation awards for the new Volkswagen Golf
Five stars and four innovation awards for the new Volkswagen Golf
Written By: Volkswagen AG

The new Golf has received a top five star rating by the European consumer protection organization Euro NCAP...

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid hits 185 mph at Bonneville
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid hits 185 mph at Bonneville
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Carlos Lago runs 185 mph (298 kph) in turbocharged Jetta Hybrid to set Hybrid Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats...

World record for the Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 minutes at the Nürburgring
World record for the Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 minutes at the Nürburgring
Written By: AUDI AG

R8 e-tron has set a world record for a production vehicle with an electric drive system on the Nürburgring Nordschleife ...

All-New BMW 3 Series Sedan Earns “Top Safety Pick” from IIHS
All-New BMW 3 Series Sedan Earns “Top Safety Pick” from IIHS
Written By: BMW Group USA

Newest sports sedan continues BMW long tradition of class-leading safety...

Porsche 918 Spyder prototypes commence trials
Porsche 918 Spyder prototypes commence trials
Written By: Porsche AG

The Porsche 918 Spyder is on the road: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has taken the driving trials of the super sports car of the future a step further with completion ...

Video - Volvo Car Corporation tests flywheel technology cuts fuel consumption with up to 20 percent
Video - Volvo Car Corporation tests flywheel technology cuts fuel consumption with up to 20 percent
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

A light, cheap and very eco-efficient solution that makes a four-cylinder engine feel like a six at the same time as fuel consumption drops with up to 20 percent. This autumn, Volvo Car Corporation will be one of the world's first car makers to test the potential of flywheel technology ...

Design award and top positions for Volvo Car Corporation at Michelin Challenge Bibendum
Design award and top positions for Volvo Car Corporation at Michelin Challenge Bibendum
Written By: Volvo Car Corporation

All of Volvo Car Corporation's three cars the 11th Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin achieved top results in the international sustainability event....

Climatic wind tunnel helps Audi at Le Mans
Climatic wind tunnel helps Audi at Le Mans
Written By: AUDI AG

Premiere for Audi Sport: the Audi R18 TDI, with which Audi Sport Team Joest contests the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 11/12, is the first Audi race car to be developed with the aid of the new climatic wind tunnel. ...

Volkswagen Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Lab for Emissions Testing and Powertrain Development
Volkswagen Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Lab for Emissions Testing and Powertrain Development
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

The $25 Million Lab Will Also Serve as a Support Center for Bugatti Dealers and Customers ...

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces Three New Ultra High Performance Tires
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces Three New Ultra High Performance Tires
Written By: Bridgestone Americas, Inc

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is proud to announce the launch of three new ultra high performance tires to its Potenza family of tires....

Video - The Volvo C30 Electric tested in rough winter conditions
Video - The Volvo C30 Electric tested in rough winter conditions
Written By: Volvo of North America

The Volvo C30 Electric has been exposed to rough winter conditions in order to ensure that the battery-powered car runs smoothly in temperatures as low as -20° Celsius....

IIHS names MINI Countryman as a 2011 Top Safety Pick Winner
IIHS names MINI Countryman as a 2011 Top Safety Pick Winner
Written By: MINI USA

In recent testing, the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) designation as a “Top Safety Pick” for achieving “Good” ratings for front, side, rollover, and rear impact protection....

Video - Bentley Continental Supersports  shatters World Record on sheet ice
Video - Bentley Continental Supersports shatters World Record on sheet ice
Written By: Bentley Motors Limited

Finland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen drove a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the hazardous frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland, at a breathtaking 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h) to set a new world speed record on ice....

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety selects Audi A3, Audi A4 and Audi Q5 as 2011 Top Safety Picks
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety selects Audi A3, Audi A4 and Audi Q5 as 2011 Top Safety Picks
Written By: Audi of America

The influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) chose three Audi models – the Audi A3, Audi A4 and Audi Q5 – as 2011 TOP SAFETY PICK winners....

2011 Volkswagen Touareg is the only large SUV to earn IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK
2011 Volkswagen Touareg is the only large SUV to earn IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK
Written By: Trina Miao

Though the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) does not normally evaluate large SUV’s VW requested their newly redesigned Volkswagen Touareg ...

Video - MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport - The Essence of High Performance
Video - MICHELIN Pilot Super Sport - The Essence of High Performance
Written By: Michelin North America

Designed for the sportiest series-produced cars as well as for vehicles specially tuned for ultra-high performance...

Video - Top-selling Audi A4 and Q5 models earn Insurance Institute TOP SAFETY PICK rating
Video - Top-selling Audi A4 and Q5 models earn Insurance Institute TOP SAFETY PICK rating
Written By: Audi of America

Audi of America, Inc. today announced that the Q5 and A4 models earned 2010 TOP SAFETY PICK ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...

Euro NCAP crash test: 5 stars for the new BMW 5 Series
Euro NCAP crash test: 5 stars for the new BMW 5 Series
Written By: BMW Group

The epitome of aesthetic appeal and dynamic performance in the upper medium category now performs the function of a role model in the field of safety, too...

Video -  Mercedes-Benz Automated driving proving method for state-of-the-art safety systems
Video - Mercedes-Benz Automated driving proving method for state-of-the-art safety systems
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

With an eye on future generations of assistance systems, Mercedes-Benz is the first vehicle maker worldwide to introduce an innovative proving method...

Video - BMW Group Olympic ambassador Katarina Witt's Instinct for Ice and Snow
Video - BMW Group Olympic ambassador Katarina Witt's Instinct for Ice and Snow
Written By: BMW Group USA

Sun, rain, ice and snow "at the push of a button" - all climate zones of the world in one building in northern Munich...

Volvo Cars' crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year
Volvo Cars' crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year
Written By: Volvo of North America

Volvo Cars' crash-test laboratory in Torslanda turns 10 this year - and the almost 3,000 full-scale tests...

Video - 911 GT3 R Hybrid piloted by Formula 1 Nico Hülkenberg Makes Successful Nordschleife Debut
Video - 911 GT3 R Hybrid piloted by Formula 1 Nico Hülkenberg Makes Successful Nordschleife Debut
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid has passed its most unusual task by now with flying colours in preparation for the Nurburgring 24...

Video - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F 1 TM Safety Car in Action
Video - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F 1 TM Safety Car in Action
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has the best possible credentials for this demanding role in the top flight of motor racing: its 6.3-litre V8 engine has a peak output ...

Video - Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton take the McLaren 12C to the Test Track
Video - Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton take the McLaren 12C to the Test Track
Written By: McLaren Automotive

Reigning Formula 1 world champion, Jenson Button, along with team-mate, and 2008 Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton took to the wheel of McLaren’s...

Video - Audi Ingolstadt Technical development Center
Video - Audi Ingolstadt Technical development Center
Written By: AUDI AG

Technical Development at AUDI AG occupies an area of about 352,000 square meters in Ingolstadt. Its tasks range from the development of the engines (assemblies and transmissions), the electrification of the drive train to design...

Video - Aston Martin One 77 hits the Track
Video - Aston Martin One 77 hits the Track
Written By: Aston Martin

Aston Martin test driver takes the One-77 out on the track. Footage includes interior and exterior action shots of the One-77 as it accelerates around a closed circuit....

Video - BMW Safety Innovations X6 Rollover Test
Video - BMW Safety Innovations X6 Rollover Test
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW’s Safety Center designed the corkscrew, sand pit, and embankment test to simulate possible vehicle rollover scenarios. The footage demonstrates each test and presentations form BMW safety engineers regarding the importance of each test...

Video - Volkswagen Tiguan Laboratory Testing
Video - Volkswagen Tiguan Laboratory Testing
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Watch the Volkswagen’s compact sport utility vehicle the Tiguan being put through a battery of laboratory tests....

Video - McLaren Automotive Next Generation of Prototypes at the Track
Video - McLaren Automotive Next Generation of Prototypes at the Track
Written By: McLaren Automotive

McLaren MP4-12C Experimental Prototype (XP) 12Cs undergoing intensive testing at Spain's Applus IDIADA facility and on public roads in the foothills near Tarragona...

Video - 2011 Porsche Cayenne Off Road Testing
Video - 2011 Porsche Cayenne Off Road Testing
Written By: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Watch as the all new Porsche Cayenne tackle the sand dune of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates ...

Video - Volkswagen MK6 Chassis Testing
Video - Volkswagen MK6 Chassis Testing
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Watch the sixth generation Volkswagen Golf/GTI in the lab and in the real world. Footage includes a demonstration of the Volkswagen chassis dyno and in the vehicle being put through extreme driving conditions...

Video - Volkswagen Tiguan Real World Testing
Video - Volkswagen Tiguan Real World Testing
Written By: Volkswagen of America, Inc

Watch the Volkswagen’s compact sport utility vehicle the Tiguan being put through real world endurance tests....

Video - 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan Endurance and Performance
Video - 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan Endurance and Performance
Written By: Mercedes-Benz USA

Watch the ninth generation E-Class Sedan being put to the test in the lab and the real world. Footage includes a demonstration of the Mercedes Benz chassis dyno and snow/desert driving conditions. ...

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