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Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales still lag their gasoline counterparts but performance, refinement and driveability are all more than competitive, and economy... read more

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2014 Audi A6 TDI

Latest Luxury Diesels From Mercedes, Audi, BMW Add Stop-Start

Diesel engines and typical American-style commuting conditions are already a great match. Longer daily-driving distances get diesels up to their peak operating... read more September 7, 2013 by 


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC, upstate New York, April 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC: Fuel Efficiency Drive Report

Launched for 2009 and notably refreshed for the 2013 model year, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class luxury compact crossover has never been particularly green. But with the mid-year... read more May 6, 2013 by  9


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Best Diesel Car Of 2013: Cast Your Vote Now!

We don't know that 2013 will be seen as the tipping point for the acceptance of diesel-fueled passenger vehicles in the United States. But we're sure of one thing: that... read more March 12, 2013 by  5


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Revealed, BlueTEC Diesel Due

A small SUV with the Mercedes-Benz "three-pointed star" sitting on the grille may not be everyone's idea of a green car, but as it's representative of the trend towards... read more March 22, 2012 by  0


 
'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

What's The Best Diesel Car Of 2012? Cast Your Vote Now

The prospects for clean-diesel passenger cars are, slowly, looking up. Long-time diesel stalwarts Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen were joined in the U.S. market by BMW and Audi... read more November 18, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 Bluetec

2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 Bluetec Clean Diesel: Quick Drive

What can you say about driving a Mercedes-Benz S-Class? It's luxurious, smooth, powerful, packed with features, impressive on the road, and very, very large. Now you can add... read more October 18, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec

Diesel: The Dark-Horse Contender For Cleaner, Greener Cars?

Though about half the new cars sold in Europe are diesels, the technology has never had much traction in the United States, partly because much stricter U.S. clean air... read more September 19, 2011 by  17


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

Five Reasons Small Diesels Won't Dominate the U.S. Car Market

There's nothing like a rant from an old friend to focus the mind. We recently read a profanity-laced note from a high school pal excoriating all the major automakers for not... read more May 19, 2011 by  31


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC

2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC Making U.S. Debut In Detroit

Our cousins across the Atlantic got the new diesel-powered S-Class in June of last year, which we reported on back then. Now, on the eve of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show... read more January 9, 2011 by  0


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz Diesels And Hybrids: Green Goodness, Slow Sales?

Mercedes-Benz offers a clean-diesel Bluetec version of each of its large utility vehicles, the R-Class, GL-Class, and M-Class, along with a Hybrid version of the ML. But even... read more June 16, 2010 by  14


 

2011 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec Adds Clean Diesel to S-Class

Continuing to diversify the green powertrain options it offers to buyers, Mercedes-Benz will add a clean-diesel model to its largest sedan line, the S-Class. The new 2011... read more June 3, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid

2010 Geneva Motor Show: 57-MPG Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid

Earlier today, we ran down our list of new green production cars at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, where press days are now underway. There's one more we might have added to the... read more March 2, 2010 by  6


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show

Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only... read more January 7, 2010 by  2


 
Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

Why Can't We Buy Small European Diesels in the U.S.?

It may be the one question we hear most often here at GreenCarReports.com: Why can't I buy one of those great little fuel-efficient diesels, like they have in Europe? Take... read more December 8, 2009 by  18


 
2009 Los Angeles Auto Show GM Car Hero

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles... read more December 1, 2009 by  1


 
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