Diesel Cars

 
2018 BMW 5-Series

Power to the people: Diesel BMW 5-Series headed to the States, on sale next month

We'll stop short of saying diesel has been resurrected, but reports of the oil-burner's demise may have been premature. This month, the EPA certified for sale the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive and rated the diesel-powered sedan at 26 mpg city, 36 highway, 30 combined. It will go on sale in the U.S. in... read more

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

German Chancellor Merkel says non-electrified cars will be phased out, but won’t say when

Governments, particularly in Europe, are under pressure to curb emissions. In July, both France and the United Kingdom agreed to ban the sale of cars powered solely by... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
2018 Ram 3500HD

2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty makes 930 lb-ft of torque, may rotate earth

The 2018 Ram 3500 can lay claim to two automotive superlatives. At least, right now it can. When equipped with a 6.7-liter turbodiesel, dual rear wheels, Aisin 6-speed... read more August 11, 2017 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

German automakers propose 25 percent NOx reduction, even in older models, to avoid ditching diesels

Automakers have spent billions developing diesel engines to help meet tougher carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards, so understandably they aren’t willing to walk... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Porsche Cayenne recalled in Europe due to diesel cheating concerns

Following a recent probe, Germany’s official transport authority, the KBA, on Thursday ordered Porsche to recall 22,000 Cayenne SUVs across Europe after discovering... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
1200-HP diesel-powered race truck

1,200-hp twin-turbo diesel truck defines tire roasting

What happens when an old truck is tuned to make 1,200 horsepower from a Cummins diesel engine? Rubber is burned, and plumes of tire smoke are created. Hoonigan had Chuckle's... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW Group, Daimler and BMW accused of cartel behavior

As investigations into diesel-emission cheating deepen, accusations have arisen that the Volkswagen Group, Daimler and the BMW Group may have colluded on development of... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Future of diesel at Porsche to be decided by end of decade

Porsche hasn’t been able to avoid the diesel emissions scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group, with the diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among the vehicles... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Porsche probed, ex-Audi manager arrested for fraud and false advertising

Further investigations into the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal have led to the arrest of a former Audi manager as well as a probe into Porsche by investigators in... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
Karl-Thomas Neumann

Opel CEO Neumann steps down, is tipped to take lead role at Audi

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann confirmed on Monday he is stepping down. He will remain a member of the board until after General Motors’ sale of Opel to French auto giant... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche 911 GT3

Report: Porsche being investigated for defeat device in Germany

The Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal is finally starting to settle here in the United States but over in Europe things are flaring up again. This time it’s the... read more June 5, 2017 by


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

GM sued over potentially cheating diesel emission tests, but not by feds

The state of diesel-powered passenger vehicles has been precarious since Volkswagen's scandal broke nearly two years ago. Since then, other automakers have been accused of... read more May 26, 2017 by


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

US officially files lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' proposed fix for Ram and Jeep vehicles equipped with the company's 3.0-liter diesel V-6 is not enough to satisfy the U.S. Department of Justice as... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Update: FCA prepares to certify diesel trucks, SUVs with fix

Just a day after sources pointed to a possible loggerheads between the Justice department and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over diesel emissions, the automaker announced Friday... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

US government prepares lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions

Talks appear to be breaking down between the U.S. government and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles over the automaker's alleged use of emission defeat devices. Now, according to... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Ralf Speth and Yin Tongyao

Jaguar Land Rover boss defends diesel, blames VW for backlash

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a ferocious defense of diesel power as the United Kingdom prepares a wide-ranging plan to improve air quality in its major cities. JLR CEO Ralf... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
 

 
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