Diesel Cars

2010 Opel Astra

New Opel Astra Cabrio in the works

With Opel’s new Astra now out in the open, attention can turn to variants other than the regular five-door Hatchback that’s been plastered all over the web in recent months. While a new Wagon and sporty Coupe are almost certain, latest reports indicate that a stylish Cabrio model will... read more

June 23, 2009 by
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Preview: Abt Sportsline turns up the wick on Audi's Q7 V12 oil burner to 560hp

Not much is yet known about Abt Sportsline's latest take on the Audi Q7 V12 TDI, but the numbers are enough to pique any enthusiast's interest: 560hp (412kW), 886lb-ft... read more June 15, 2009 by

2010 Jaguar XF

Jaguar unwraps Police pursuit XF for the UK

We've all seen the odd supercar in police livery, but it's another thing entirely when the police are actually considering buying fleets of one of the market's highest-rated... read more May 27, 2009 by

Mark VI VW Golf

Volkswagen Reveals Smaller Engines For Golf And Polo Range At Vienna Motor Symposium

While the horsepower wars may or may not be over, the efficiency wars are just shifting into high gear, with every carmaker on the planet searching for ways to get more power... read more May 12, 2009 by

Audi R8 V12 TDI

Audi Abandons Plans For R8 V12 TDI

When Audi's R8 V12 TDI made its debut at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show, the world stood in awe of the sheer beauty of the idea: a fuel-efficient, torquey and potent diesel... read more May 6, 2009 by

Mazda Tribute Hybrid

Mazda backflips on diesel strategy - hybrid and electric vehicles coming in 2015

Just a few weeks ago, Mazda was adamant that diesel engines would be enough to satisfy its needs for more fuel-efficient cars - but now, in a major shift in strategy, the... read more April 13, 2009 by

Honda CEO Takeo Fukui

Honda CEO puts price floor on Insight, has no plans for large diesels

Earlier this year, Honda won a lot of attention with its 'cheapest hybrid in America' pricing on the new 2010 Insight. But now Takeo Fukui, the company's CEO, says he won't... read more April 3, 2009 by

Daimler car2go

Daimler bringing car2go vehicle sharing program to Texas

Daimler commenced trials of a new mobility concept called the ‘car2go project’ in Ulm, Germany, in October last year in an attempt to provide a solution for... read more March 26, 2009 by

No diesel for the European Cadillac CTS

Cadillac to pull out of half of European markets, cancels diesel

Say what you will about General Motors' past decade or two of planning, their products have come a long, long way in the past several years. That makes the events of the past... read more March 26, 2009 by

Mazda MZR-CD diesel engine

Mazda plans to battle hybrids with clean diesel technology

Diesel pundits have consistently argued that a good oil-burner can match, and in some cases outdo, a comparable hybrid powertrain when it comes to fuel-economy. Carmakers on... read more March 26, 2009 by

2009 Nissan Maxima

Nissan reviewing U.S. diesel plans

Diesel engine sales have stagnated in the U.S. due largely to lingering perceptions of the clattering, foul smelling contraptions of the 1970s and earlier. It hasn’t... read more March 17, 2009 by

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Techart bringing pair of tuned Cayennes to Geneva including 680hp Magnum

Renowned tuner TECHART, known for adding insane power to everything with the Porsche badge, will be bringing a pair of modified Porsche Cayennes to the 2009 Geneva Motor... read more February 27, 2009 by

2010 toyota iq motorauthority 009

Toyota to add 1.3L four to iQ lineup at Geneva Motor Show

The 2009 Geneva Motor Show will play host to a wide range of concepts and production vehicles, from speedy supercars to family sedans and even raw engine technologies. One of... read more February 26, 2009 by

Volvo D5 twin-turbo diesel Euro 5 five cylinder engine

Volvo adds pair of new five-cylinder turbodiesels to engine lineup

Diesel is the way of the present in Europe, and to hear some tell it, it's the future for the U.S. as well. Either way, Volvo will be prepared with two new diesels announced... read more February 17, 2009 by

Euro-market Mini Cooper D

Mini considering U.S.-market diesel by 2011

Diesel engines are still failing to gain much traction in the U.S., in part because of a national memory of the diesels of three decades ago, and in part because diesel fuel... read more February 10, 2009 by

2009 BMW 335d and X535d

New coalition formed to promote diesels in U.S.

Diesels may account for half of all vehicle sales in Europe but in the U.S. their numbers still hover barely above the 3% mark. A lack of availability, a dirty image, and... read more February 6, 2009 by


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