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VW-Board Chairman Pischetsrieder: “Our transmission can do the job”


Bernd Pischetsrieder, Chairman of the Volkswagen concern (to which the brand Bugatti belongs) has responded to the newspaper article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung from August 31st, 2003, by remaining positive about the status of the development of the Veyron. There is nothing to complain about with this most ambitious sports car project in modern times. Pischentsrieder said that he was satisfied with the engine performance test results on the engine test bed and emphasized that there are no problems with the vehicle’s engine or the transmission. The planned driving premiere of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4*) has been postponed because the vehicle’s steering does not yet function as well as it should. The Volkswagen head also emphasized that the work on the vehicle’s technology is entering the last round of fine adjustments, and that the first Veyron-series automobiles will be delivered to customers beginning in April of next year.


Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder


*) 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
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