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2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011

Despite Previous Doubts, Mazda Bringing Diesels To The U.S.

When it comes to increasing fuel economy across a product range, automakers currently have a few options. First, they can make vehicles lighter and engines more efficient, which will net immediate gains with only modest development costs. The next step involves either hybridization or the addition... read more

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Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car

Audi Wins Le Mans 2011, R18 TDI Withstands Huge Crashes

Audi Sport has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the La Sarthe circuit in Northern France in one of the closest races in many years, but were it not for the strength and safety... read more June 12, 2011 by 


 
2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

2012 BMW 1-Series: Larger, More EfficientDynamics Technology

You can make your own mind up about the styling of the upcoming 2012 BMW 1-Series hatchback, but one thing is for certain: with larger dimensions and more efficiency, the... read more June 6, 2011 by 


 
UPS' latest prototype. Image: UPS

New UPS Trucks Are Lighter, Cheaper, Greener (No, Really)

A body made of lightweight composite panels, LED lighting, a high-efficiency four-cylinder diesel engine and easily-repaired molded fenders may sound like the ideal basis for... read more May 27, 2011 by 


 
Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car

LED Lights For This Year's Audi R18 TDI Le Mans Racer

Audi is at the forefront of LED lighting on road cars, and the German maker is now ready to reap the benefits in racing too. The company has announced that it intends to use... read more May 6, 2011 by 


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: New, Retro, Tech-Laden

The Volkswagen New Beetle has had a good life - launched in 1998, it's carried on for the past thirteen years virtually unchanged. Okay, so that's not quite as impressive as... read more April 18, 2011 by 


 
2012 Jaguar XF development mule

2012 Jaguar XF Development Mule Sports New 2.2-Liter Diesel

Official "spy shots" released today by Jaguar show a 2012 XF development mule packing a new 2.2-liter diesel engine. While we won't likely be seeing the oil-burner here in... read more March 30, 2011 by 


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Official: Jeep Grand Cherokee To Get New Diesel At Geneva Motor Show

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is no stranger to diesel power, though the last we saw it here in the U.S. was in 2008. Unlike the previous Daimler-sourced unit, the next diesel in... read more February 21, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Report: Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GLK Diesels In U.S. Due By 2012

Mercedes has been talking about a diesel GLK and C-Class in the U.S. since at least 2008. There's even the possibility they'll be built in the company's Alabama plant. The... read more January 25, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen XL1 Concept

Volkswagen XL1: High-Tech, Super Efficient, 261 mpg

If the 20th Century was all about improvements in safety and performance for the motor car, the 21st Century see these criteria joined by efficiency. We're seeing a... read more January 25, 2011 by 


 
2011 Audi A4 TDI

Audi A4 TDI Achieves 53.46 MPG In European Combined Cycle

While most automakers are looking to hybrid and electric vehicle technology to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, Audi remains adamant that its TDI diesel technology... read more November 4, 2010 by 


 
2012 MINI Cooper S Diesel spy shots

Spy Shots: 2012 MINI Clubman S Diesel

Just as there will be a sporty MINI Cooper S Diesel model, so too will there be a Clubman S Diesel. Combining the sporty elements of the Clubman S with the fuel-efficiency of... read more September 29, 2010 by 


 
2011 Range Rover

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Gets 25 MPG--But Not in the U.S.

There’s no arguing that big SUVs offer a sense of luxury and ride comfort that is difficult to obtain in all but the most elegant of sedans. However, those towering... read more September 17, 2010 by 


 
2011 Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Says Diesels A No-Go, Won't Sell In U.S., Japan

Back in 2008 rumors that Bentley was planning a hyperlux diesel were rampant, and since then, there's been a steady whisper that it might yet come to pass, especially with... read more September 14, 2010 by 


 
MTM Porsche Cayenne Diesel

MTM takes on the Porsche Cayenne Diesel

German tuning house MTM has given the world some lightning quick creations in the past, but this time it is focusing on something a little more sedate - the Porsche Cayenne... read more July 30, 2009 by 


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz to offer 58 BlueEfficiency models by end of 2009

Green isn't always green - sometimes it's blue. Or at least that's what Mercedes-Benz wants us to think when we think of efficient, environment-friendlier motoring. And to... read more July 22, 2009 by 


 
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