• 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

    GM has recently confirmed that from 2013 the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan will be sold with a turbodiesel engine option, allowing an auto-equipped diesel Cruze to hit low to mid 40s miles per gallon on average. Even the regular gasoline version is fairly efficient by the standards of many cars though, achieving 28mpg city and 42mpg highway, 33mpg combined. One of the ways this is possible is by using microprocessors to control an Electronic Returnless Fuel System. Where the fuel pump in a regular vehicle runs at full speed all the time, the pump in the Chevy Cruze is monitored by the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans race car
    Peugeot Unveils Diesel-Powered 908 Le Mans Race Car

    Peugeot once again will tackle the grueling Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, this year bringing a brand new version of the 908 HDi FAP race car. The latest version, known simply as the 908, ditches the former car’s V-12 turbodiesel engine in favor of a V-8 unit with a 90-degree angle and 550...

  • 2011 MINI Cooper SD
    2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: MINI Cooper SD Range

    MINI will be using next month’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show to unveil a range of new sporty diesel models based on the regular Cooper and Cooper Convertible, as well as the longer wheelbase Clubman and Countryman SUV. The new range will be badged as SD models and will come fitted with a 2.0-liter...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots
    Report: Renault Engines To Power Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz A-Class And B-Class

    Last April Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Renault-Nissan formerly signed an agreement to purchase shares in each other’s company and cooperate on future products. The deal would guarantee access to Renault’s range of compact gasoline and turbodiesel engines for...

  • 2011 Range Rover

    Despite undergoing a major facelift only last year, which saw the addition of a range of new engines and standard features, Land Rover’s latest 2011 Range Rover SUV has been updated again and the changes to the luxurious off-roader appear just as significant. The 2011 Range Rover is further enhanced by improvements to the Terrain Response system in the form of Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. The luxury off-roader also benefits from an Adaptive Dynamics system, offering firm control of body motions through turns while providing the calm, composed ride. Active safety aids...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
    First Details On Next-Gen Volkswagen Phaeton, U.S. Market Crucial

    The Phaeton flagship sedan may have been a major flop for Volkswagen but officials are keen for a launch of a successor. The car was priced similarly to BMWs and Audis but it wore a humble VW badge, and there was nothing particularly exciting or innovative about it either. It had mundane styling...

  • 2011 Jaguar XKR
    First Details On Next-Gen Jaguar XK, New Diesel Model Planned

    Over the past year or so most of the buzz surrounding Jaguar’s future sports car lineup has centered on a new roadster model dubbed the XE, which is expected to arrive in the next couple of years. However, around the same time, a replacement for the stunning XK is also due. We now have the...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
    AMG Mulls Diesel Models

    In 2013 AMG will launch an all-electric SLS, but before that we could see a diesel model sprung forth from the Affalterbach-based tuner.

  • BMW Four-Cylinder Diesel
    BMW Bringing Four-Cylinder Diesels To U.S.

    Some of the BMW models that could get four-cylinder engines include the 3- and 5-Series sedans as well as the X3 and X5 SUVs.

  • 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.

  • Ford Scorpion 6.7-liter V-8 Turbodiesel

    The Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel engine will debut in the 2011 F-Series Super Duty pickup truck.

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