Diesels

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class (GLS 550)

    Diesel has, more or less, become a rather dirty word in the aftermath of Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal. However, as the majority of European automakers back away from the fuel, Mercedes-Benz isn't ready to walk away from it just yet. Mercedes-Benz head, Dieter Zetsche, told Autocar in a Monday report that consumer confidence in diesel powertrains is still rather high, despite the political discussions ongoing in Europe. He said customers in Europe bought more diesels in 2017 than in 2016, though 2018 is showing a slight dip. More than 50 percent of Mercedes-Benz's sales still come from...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Report: BMW 3-Series, X3 to gain diesel engines in the future

    We previously learned BMW hasn't given up on the idea of a diesel-powered 5-Series, but the marque is reportedly preparing to also bring diesel power to the future 3-Series and X3. According to BMW Blog, a reliable source has confirmed at least one future variant of both the 3-Series and X3 will...

  • 2015 BMW X3 xDrive 28d, 2014 New York Auto Show
    2015 BMW X3: Live From The 2014 New York Auto Show

    The BMW X3 is, or at least has been, a hard vehicle to get excited about. It's comely enough, and quite comfortable and capable, to be sure; it's just not all that moving, especially for a BMW. But there are a few new aspects to the updated 2015 X3 that just might get your enthusiast juices...

  • Audi A3 TDI Sportback, 2014 New York Auto Show
    Audi A3 TDI Sportback Confirmed For U.S., Debuts In New York: Live Photos

    Are you a fan of Audi's diesel models? If so, give yourself a pat on the back--because it's thanks to you that Audi has decided to bring its five-door Audi A3 TDI Sportback to the U.S. Demand for the model has been so great from Audi TDI fans that the German automaker has seen fit to bring it to...

  • 2015 Ford Focus ST facelift spy shots
    Golf GTD-Rivaling Ford Focus ST Diesel In The Works

    A top Ford exec has revealed that the company’s updated Focus ST due later this year will offer a diesel option, although this particular variant is unlikely to be offered in the U.S. market. Such a model would rival Volkswagen’s sporty Golf GTD and may prove as popular as the...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Cruze spy shots
    2016 Chevrolet Cruze Spy Shots

    These are the latest spy shots of a prototype for the second generation of Chevrolet’s Cruze compact sedan. The new Cruze was originally due late this year but its release has been pushed back to late 2015, which means we’re likely to see it list as a 2016 model. The delay will enable...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S300 BlueTEC Hybrid

    Mercedes-Benz is expanding its S-Class family with two new fuel-efficient options, though neither have been confirmed for the U.S. market yet. The two models are the S300 BlueTEC Hybrid and S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, the latter of which is likely to arrive here as a replacement for its previous-generation model. The S300 BlueTEC Hybrid is a diesel-electric hybrid version of the latest S-Class and features a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel paired in parallel with an electric motor sandwiched between the engine and transmission. The engine produces 204 horsepower on its own while the electric...

  • 2014 BMW 7-Series
    Diesel Model Added To 2014 BMW 7-Series Range

    For the 2014 model year, BMW’s flagship sedan is getting a second option for buyers looking to curb their fuel use. BMW has announced that a new diesel model, the 740Ld xDrive, will join the rest of the 7-Series range this spring, offering an alternative to the existing ActiveHybrid 7L model...

  • 2014 Mazda 6  -  First Drive, February 2013
    Mazda Delays U.S. Launch Of SkyActiv-D Diesel Because It Lacks Zoom Zoom

    Mazda will delay the U.S. launch of its 2.2-liter "SkyActiv-D" four-cylinder diesel engine, but the company says it has a good reason. The Japanese automaker said more development work was required to "deliver the right balance between fuel economy and Mazda-appropriate driving performance," and...

  • 2014 Mazda prototype for TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
    Mazda Reveals Diesel Prototype For 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

    Having teased us with an initial photo late last year, Mazda has now released full details on its diesel-powered prototype that’s set to compete in the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, which gets underway with the Rolex 24 at Daytona running from January 25 to 26. Mazda plans to field...

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
    New Details On Mitsubishi’s Next Evo

    A new Mitsubishi Evo is in the works, only it won’t be based on the Lancer platform anymore and its design will be being taken in a new direction. That direction is likely to be an electrified one, with most reports suggesting the next Evo will likely feature a diesel-electric hybrid...

  • 2015 Porsche Macan S
    Macan S Diesel Will Be America’s Most Affordable Porsche: Report

    Next year will see Porsche’s Macan crossover receive two new variants: a four-cylinder base Macan and a fuel-efficient Macan S Diesel. Unfortunately, only the diesel model will be reaching the U.S. market. The information was reported by Car and Driver, which claims the Macan S Diesel’s...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT

    The new 2015 Ford Mustang may have just been unveiled, but speculation regarding future models is already beginning. We're not just talking about the rumored Mach1 or Shelby GT350; this latest gossip is on the greener side of things. At the 2015 Mustang's unveiling, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] global powertrain chief Bob Fascetti told GoAuto that the Blue Oval is considering diesel, hybrid, and even electric powertrains for future Mustang models. Fascetti didn't give any specifics, only saying that Ford would consider all options when it came to improving the Mustang's fuel economy. MUST SEE...

  • mazda skyactiv-d diesel prototype
    Mazda Going With Diesel Prototype In 2014 United SportsCar Series

    We become more convinced each day that Mazda is secretly run by a person attempting to channel Enzo Ferrari. That person believes his or her brand exists solely to fund the automaker's exploits on the race track. Sure, it's a much more affordable and approachable version of what Enzo was doing, but...

  • 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
    Fiat Buys Remaining Half Of Diesel Supplier VM Motori From GM

    Fiat is now the sole owner of diesel engine supplier VM Motori after it acquired a remaining 50 percent stake in the fellow Italian firm from General Motors. VM Motori supplies diesel engines for vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and previously some Cadillac models...

  • 2013 Buick Verano
    Buick Mulls Diesel For Certain Models

    Diesel has struggled for acceptance in the U.S. in the past, too many customers haunted by horrific dabblings with diesel in the 1970s, or the image of lifted trucks "rolling coals" tarnishing its reputation. Anyone familiar with modern diesels will dismiss both and even overlook the occasionally...

  • 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Hybrid Range Rover And Range Rover Sport: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    Land Rover unveiled new diesel-electric hybrid versions of its latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show this week. Unfortunately, neither of these models will be offered in the U.S., though they do provide clues as to what American buyers can expect for planned...

  • Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept  -  2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Mid-Engine Audi nanuk Could Be Built (And Sold) Alongside R8

    When news first broke about the surprise Audi nanuk quattro concept at this week’s Frankfurt Auto Show, some fingers may have been pointed for just a moment—at the close likeness of the nanuk to another concept car from earlier this year: the Giugiaro Parcour. The Parcour was one of the...

  • Audi nanuk quattro concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    Before we leave to cover an auto show, we typically have a decent idea of what we're going to be seeing. Audi switched things up a little bit by dropping a surprise on us on the eve of the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. It's called the nanuk quattro concept, and it's an on-road/off-road stunner packing serious power alongside its super show car looks. We expected to see the Sport quattro concept make an appearance, but this new machine ups the excitement ante quite a bit. Here's what has us a bit giddy; the nanuk quattro concept is powered by a twin-turbocharged V-10 TDI motor. This mill is said...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel
    Porsche Panamera Diesel Gets Power Boost

    Porsche’s 2014 Panamera has a wide variety of powertrain options for what is arguably a niche model, ranging from gas and diesel V-6s to plug-in hybrid and high-performance twin-turbo V-8 setups. Today the focus is on the Panamera Diesel variant, whose turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is completely...

  • 2014 BMW X5 M50d
    Forbidden Fruit: 2014 BMW X5 M50d

    BMW has no triple-turbo love for the U.S. it seems, as the automaker has just revealed its second-generation X5 M50d performance diesel SUV based on the latest 2014 X5 range, and it’s not coming to local showrooms. If you’re unfamiliar with the X5 M50d, it’s a sporty SUV from...

  • 2009 BMW X5
    Diesel BMW X5s Recalled Because Of Potential Fire Issue

    BMW has issued a recall on certain versions of its X5 SUV due to an issue that could cause the vehicles to catch on fire. The recall only affects X5 xDrive35d models from the 2009 and 2010 model years, and then only those built from June 13, 2009 through November 9, 2009. BMW says that a potential...

  • BMW 3-Series
    2014 BMW 328d EPA Fuel Economy And Pricing Revealed

    Buyers looking for performance, luxury and stellar fuel economy, your car has arrived. Yes, with the new 2014 BMW 328d, you really can have it all. The complete 328d range, which includes sedan and wagon bodystyles, the latter offered exclusively with all-wheel drive, comes with a 2.0-liter...

  • Mazda6 Skyactiv Diesel racecar at Brickyard 400
    Mazda Brings Diesel Back To The Brickyard

    Mazda is keen on making a diesel impact this year. Many folks are waiting to get their hands on the upcoming oil-burning Mazda6. It's the first time a Japanese automaker has sold a diesel mill here in the States since it came attached to a vehicle wearing an Isuzu badge. Since this is Mazda we're...

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