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Dr. Thomas Bscher to become new Bugatti boss


Dr. Thomas Bscher (51) is moving up within the Volkswagen concern to assume the top position at the Bugatti brand. On December 1st, 2003, Dr. Bscher will succeed Dr. Karl Heinz Neumann as the President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. After a successful career of 38 years at Volkswagen, Dr. Neumann will retire from the firm at the end of this year.
Thomas Bscher has had considerable managerial experience. From 1986 to 1995, as a partner in the firm, Sal. Oppenheim Jr. & Cie., in Cologne, he was personally responsible for the department, Corporate Finance and Financial Markets. In addition, since then he has successfully been engaged in a series of business ventures in the sport of automobile racing. According to Dr. Bernd Pischentsrieder, Chairman of the Board at Volkswagen AG, commenting on the upcoming change, “Management experience combined with a great affinity for sports car racing is a good combination which promises to be of considerable benefit to the Bugatti brand”.
Dr. Karl Heinz Neumann began in 1965 as a technical volunteer at Volkswagen. After various stations in the firm’s technical development, he was named in 1994 as the head of aggregate development. Among the milestones of his career was the successful implementation of new engine generations at Volkswagen. Since December 15, 2002, as the President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., Dr. Neumann has been responsible for the Bugatti Veyron*). Under his direction, the new super sports car, the Bugatti 16.4 Veyron, featuring a six cylinder engine with 736 kW (1001 hp), was developed all the way to the automobile’s series production which is slated to begin in the spring of 2004.


*) Gearbox: 7 Gear DSG, fuel consumption in town: 41.9l/100km, fuel consumption out of town: 15.6l/100km, fuel consumption combined: 24.9l/100km, CO2 emission combined: 596g/km, Efficiency Class: G
Annual tax for this vehicle €1132
Energy costs at a mileage of 20,000 km:
Fuel costs (Super Plus) at a fuel price of 1.624 EUR/billing unit €8087.52
Created on: 11/30/2011
The values were calculated using the prescribed measurement method (§ 2, numbers 5, 6, 6 per car energy labeling ordinance in its current version).CO2 emissions, which result from the production and provision of fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC. The figures do not refer to a specific vehicle and are not part of the offer, but only serve the purpose of comparing different vehicle types. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a vehicle not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but also on driving style and other non-technical factors. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Notice pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC of each current valid version: For more information on official fuel consumption and the specific official CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be acquired from the "Guide for Fuel Economy, CO2 Emissions and Power Consumption of New Passenger Cars" available at all sales outlets and at DAT German Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, D-73760 Ostfildern – available free of charge or at Efficiency classes of vehicles are evaluated in terms of CO2 emissions by means of the vehicle's empty weight. Vehicles that correspond to the average are classified as D. Vehicles that are better are graded with A+, A, B or C. Vehicles that are worse than the average are given an E, F or G.