This is the funny Volkswagen commercial featured in the Super Bowl 2011. The commercial is about the new Volkswagen Passat.
Volkswagen decided that to challenge the Taurus, Accord and Camry in the U.S., it needed a car that bigger than the Passat and a better value. That's why America gets the New Midsize Sedan. It's a neat trick if VW can pull it off.
In Europe, compactness, high-speed refinement, and fuel economy are the priorities. Now free of the need to be all things to all continents, this new Passat has now become more of a European car than ever.
It will be interesting to see which philosophy will win out -- VW's strategy of building different cars for different markets, or Ford's "One Ford" global convergence.
.2 Liter V10 Engine
At the heart of the R8 5.2 FSI quattro is the soul stirring 525 hp 5.2 FSI V10 engine. Displayed under a transparent panel and nestled within a Carbon Fiber Sigma engine bay, the V10 screams to an astronomical 8700 rpm and propels the R8 5.2 to 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds on the way up to a top track speed of 196.4 mph. As part of a race-bred mid-engine design that contributes to superb handling dynamics, the 5.2 V10 produces 101hp/liter and features race winning technology such as FSI direct injection and a dry sump lubrication system that assures engine lubrication under the most demanding driving situations. It is no wonder then, that this same engine is used in the R8 LMS GT3 race car
4.2 Liter V8 Engine
The soul of the R8 4.2 FSI quattro is the adrenaline inducing 420 hp 4.2 FSI V8 engine. Like the 5.2, the V8 is also displayed under a transparent panel, producing 317 lb-ft of torque and rocketing from to 60 mph in only 4.4 seconds to a top track speed of 187 mph. As part of a race-bred mid-engine design that contributes to superb handling dynamics, the 4.2 V8 features race winning technology such as FSI direct injection, sodium-cooled exhaust valves and is setup for a high-revving 8250 rpm.
Every element fulfils a function. From this principle, the 911 draws its inner strength. The logical consequence of this is the 911 Carrera’s very low drag coefficient of 0.29.
The air intakes on the front end have been enlarged to provide increased cooling power and give an even more dynamic appearance.
Bi-xenon headlights are fitted as standard on all 911 models. The indicators and LED daytime running lights and position lights are harmoniously integrated into the separate front light units above the outer air intakes for an imposing look. The optional dynamic cornering lights have a swivelling module for the dipped beams – visible engineering for improved visibility.
As with the modified exterior mirrors which provide an even better rearward view.