• 2009 Audi R15 TDI (photo via Canepa)

    An extremely rare 2009 Audi R15 Le Mans race car is for sale through Canepa.

  • Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
    VW CEO says a diesel renaissance is coming

    Many executives are gone. More than $30 billion dollars have been spent in legal battles, retro-fits, and recalls. Yet on Monday we learned that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller believes there is a coming "diesel renaissance." "Diesel will see a renaissance in the not-too-distant future because...

  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible
    Volkswagen settles Dieselgate lawsuit ahead of trial

    Volkswagen AG settled a lawsuit with more than 300 owners days before a potentially embarrassing trial in the U.S., Reuters reported last week. According to the report, Volkswagen reached a settlement Friday with David Doar, a North Carolina man, and similar owners after a judge rejected a request...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, Chicago Auto Show, Feb 2012
    2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    You had to look closely to see what made it special, but the white Beetle on Volkswagen's stand at the Chicago Auto Show had three chrome letters on the liftgate that gave it all away: TDI. That's VW's name for its diesel models, and the car on display was actually the first official U.S. showing...

  • Audi R18 TDI #2 wins 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Audi Wins 24 Hours Of Le Mans With R18 TDI #2

    Audi has taken out this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, with its number ‘2’ R18 TDI Le Mans prototype clenching victory at the hands of Marcel Fässler (Switzerland), André Lotterer (Germany) and Benoît Tréluyer (France). The achievement marks...

  • 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 of the R18 TDI sports prototype, the weekend could have been very different. Less than an hour into the race, star driver...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

    The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle was undoubtedly one of the stars of the recent 2011 New York Auto Show but interested buyers will have to anxiously wait several more months as the cutesy coupe isn’t scheduled to go on sale until October. We can now confirm what sticker price the car will where when it finally hits the showroom floor, however, with Volkswagen revealing full pricing details today for its 2012 Beetle lineup. Prices will start at $19,765, including a $770 destination charge, for the base Beetle model, which is slightly cheaper than the outgoing New Beetle Coupe Final Edition...

  • 2012 Audi A6 Avant
    2012 Audi A6 Avant Preview

    All the details and images for the new 2012 Audi A6 have been out for a while now but there are still several variants apart from the regular sedan still in the works, though not all have been confirmed for sale in the U.S. These include the high-performance S6 and RS6 models, A6 Hybrid and...

  • 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 LED lighting technology on its 2011 Le Mans contender, the R18 TDI. The new closed-cockpit racer, designed with the intention...

  • 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 the original, known variously as the Volkswagen, Type 1, Beetle, Bug, Käfer and many more names throughout the world...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
    2012 Volkswagen Beetle: 2011 New York Auto Show

    After more than a decade a replacement for the ‘New Beetle’ has finally arrived, making its world debut initially at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show and then again at the 2011 New York Auto Show just a couple of days later. The latest car drops its New tag and is just called the Beetle, or...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI
    Audi Bringing A4, A6, Q5 And A8 Diesels To U.S.

    Buoyed by the success of its diesel A3 hatch and Q7 SUV, Audi has confirmed the introduction of several more fuel efficient diesel models for the U.S., finally satisfying the desire of Europhiles and environmentally conscious luxury buyers all across the country. Over the next 24 to 30 months Audi...

  • 2012 Audi A6

    The new 2012 Audi A6 has been revealed in all its glory, showcasing a design that’s now become quite familiar as the new sedan is essentially a smaller version of its A8 sibling. However, there are a few unique elements to keep things interesting and as with any Audi, much of the excitement is due to what’s under the sheet metal. Much of the body of the new Audi A6 consists of aluminum and high-tech steels, making it light, stiff and safe. Advanced construction techniques and special hydraulic damping in the axle and drivetrain bearings all help to reduce noise, vibrations and...

  • 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 has a secure future and with cars like this new A4 TDI it’s easy to see why. The automaker has just announced for the...

  • Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model
    Audi Boss Promises More Diesels For U.S.

    Audi’s U.S. chief predicts that 20 to 25% of the company’s North American sales will eventually be diesel.

  • 2010 Audi A3 2.0 TDI
    2010 Audi A3 TDI Priced From $29,950

    The new diesel hatch is Audi's latest oil-burning offering here in the States.

  • The Mercedes ML350 BlueTec replaces the current ML320 for 2010
    Diesel sales surge in U.S.

    It wasn't so long ago that the superior fuel efficiency of diesel-powered vehicles could be rationalized away due to the higher per-gallon price of the fuel compared to gasoline. Now, however, a dip in the price of diesel has pushed it below gas, and lit sales on fire in the process. The price...

  • audi q7 v12 01
    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 (1,200Nm) of torque and sports-car-like 0-62mph (100km/h) times of just 5.5 seconds. How Abt boosted the big V12 diesel from its...

  • 2009 Audi A3

    In the U.S. the 2009 Audi A3 is only offered with a pair of petrol engines ranging in displacement from 2.0L up to 3.2L, but in the rest of the world Audi offers a full range of engine options including both petrol and TDI diesel units. Overseas the A3 engine family has now been expanded with the addition of two new 1.6L TDI engines offering 90hp (66kW) and 105hp (77kW), respectively. With fuel economy of 57.37mpg (4.1L/100km) , the A3 1.6 TDI with an output of 105hp (77kW), emits a mere 109g of CO2/km. These figures are made possible by efficient technologies such as the car’s engine...

  • Ford SYNC TDI
    Ford launches new SYNC TDI with enhanced navigation features

    Ford is enhancing the capabilities of its vehicles by introducing exclusive new SYNC features that add traffic, directions and information (TDI) in a simple download found on the company’s website. The latest application ties together the advantages of navigation and...

  • 2009 Audi A3 1.9 TDI e and Gerhard Plattner
    Audi A3 TDI to reach three continents in three days in new record attempt

    Covering over 3,044 miles (4,900km) in three days, driving specialist Gerhard Plattner is gearing up for his next record-breaking attempt as the first driver to reach three continents in just three days. On June 8, Plattner and his co-pilot Franz Doppler will depart from Rabat, Morocco, in an Audi...

  • 2010 VW Touareg TDI BlueMotion
    Volkswagen launches new 28mpg Touareg TDI BlueMotion SUV

    Next year Volkswagen will launch a new petrol-electric hybrid version of its Touareg in its BlueMotion range but before that another version of the handsome SUV will get the environmentally conscientious banner. Just launched in Europe is the new Touareg TDI BlueMotion, which comes with a 225hp...

  • 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
    Volkswagen launches 'truth & dare' site to dispel diesel myths

    Americans don't know what to think about diesel, and when they do, they usually think it's a clattery, foul-smelling solution best left to freight-movers and trains. But the reality of today's diesel-powered cars is much different, and Volkswagen is out to inform the public through a new site...

  • 2010 Audi Q7
    Audi ups the style of Q7 SUV with latest facelift

    The Audi Q7 is certainly starting to show its age against its prime rivals like the BMW X5, Mercedes Benz ML and the Porsche Cayenne, all of which have either undergone a complete redesign or facelift in the recent past. The Q7, however, has barely changed since its market introduction back in...

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