It's an incredible-sounding amount of money: 84.2 billion euros, or about $114 billion. That's what German auto giant Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH:VWAGY) says it's going to spend over the next five years, as VW's all-out push to become the world's largest automaker by 2018 hits its final stage.

Believe it or not, that $114 billion represents a reduction from VW's past plans. In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at what VW wants to get for all that money -- and at how the company will attempt to spend big while increasing its profitability at the same time.