Diesels

 
 Diesel Hybrids: Why They Don't Make As Much Sense As You Think

Diesel Hybrids: Why They Don't Make As Much Sense As You Think

Volkswagen's line of TDI diesel cars has passionate fans. Now that the company is launching the 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid, it will likely gain some hybrid advocates too. But diesel and hybrid fans are very different groups, as the company's marketing surveys show. So why couldn't Volkswagen simply add a... read more

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2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC 4Matic, road test, June 2012

2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC: One Week In 32-MPG Diesel Luxury Sedan

If your daily driving resembles a New York City cabbie's--lots of stop and go--you should get a hybrid for best fuel efficiency. But if it's closer to that of a traveling... read more June 19, 2012 by 1


 
Tata Nano Diesel prototype seen on the road in India - spy photo by Indian Autos Blog

Will Tata Nano Diesel--World's Tiniest & Cheapest--Get 70 MPG?

We won't see it here, but diesel fans everywhere are eagerly waiting for the world's smallest, cheapest four-seat diesel passenger car to be launched later this year in... read more June 4, 2012 by 0


 
U.S. Army Fuel Efficient Demonstrator (FED) Bravo concept diesel hybrid-electric vehicle, April 2012

Army Diesel-Hybrid Concept: Twice The MPG, Just As Fierce As Humvee

For U.S. armed forces, green is mostly seen these days as accents in beige battlefield camo. But reducing the cost and risk of delivering very expensive diesel fuel in... read more May 4, 2012 by 1


 
'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

One In 10 New Vehicles Will Be Diesel In 2015, Bosch Says; Here's Why

Hybrids have fans, diesels have fans, and while they produce their best fuel economy under different circumstances, each one tends to be a greener choice than a conventional... read more April 30, 2012 by 32


 
Sexy is a diesel

Sales Of Diesel Cars Rise By 40 Percent In 1 Year, But...

They might get impressive gas mileage and be great for towing, but it isn’t a secret that most Americans hate diesel-powered cars. Historically, diesel-powered cars... read more April 19, 2012 by 6


 
BMW X5 xDrive35d 10 Year Edition

BMW X5 xDrive35d Named 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

This morning, the BMW X5 xDrive35d was named the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year by the readers of The Diesel Driver magazine. The BMW beat the new Volkswagen Passat TDI, which... read more April 4, 2012 by 5


 
2011 Mazda Takeri Concept

Mazda Takeri Diesel Concept: 2012 New York Auto Show Preview

The Mazda Takeri Concept sedan will make its North American debut this week at the 2012 New York Auto Show. But this is a slightly different Takeri than we saw at the Geneva... read more April 2, 2012 by 0


 
Ford Transit Van, high-roof European model

New Ford Transit Van In 2013 Will Have Diesel Engine Option

It's become a staple tactic of automotive PR operations: Trickle out one factoid at a time, well in advance of an actual vehicle, and get stories each time. So here's the... read more March 28, 2012 by 2


 
2012 Infiniti G37 Sedan

Will Infiniti G Sport Sedan Add New Hybrid, Diesel Models?

The 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid large sport sedan is marketed by Infiniti as the "world's quickest (full) hybrid sedan," based on its 0-to-62-mph acceleration time of 5.5... read more March 23, 2012 by 0


 
New Audi A3 Hatchback live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Next Audi A3 To Offer Diesel, Hybrid, CNG Options Globally

Audi’s newly-revamped A3 will begin hitting European showrooms late this year, with U.S. deliveries set to begin in early 2013. In addition to a new A3 sedan model, so... read more March 8, 2012 by 0


 
Range Rover Evoque diesel

Diesel Cars: Economical, But Can They Ever Be Desirable?

Tractors have a lot to answer for. While they've furthered agriculture to the benefit of the greater good, their use of torquey, grumbling diesel engines has subsequently... read more February 28, 2012 by 4


 
2012 Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel

Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel: Forbidden Fruit First Drive

There are - believe it or not - advantages to living in England. Okay, so the weather is as depressing as the stereotypes suggest, and the average price of gas is currently... read more February 27, 2012 by 0


 
Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: More Details Released By GM

Until now, there wasn't much official information about the upcoming diesel version of Chevy's Cruze compact sedan beyond the fact that it existed. Lots of reporters--us... read more February 22, 2012 by 8


 
Beijing smog

Big Emissions Gain: Cleaning Up Dirtiest Third-World Diesels

In asking developing world countries to clean up their act when it comes to reducing automobile emissions, it's easy to sound hypocritical. A new climate change initiative... read more February 20, 2012 by 3


 
BMW 116d EfficientDynamics

Forbidden Fruit: 60 MPG BMW 1-Series Due At Geneva Show

When it comes to diesel cars, the choice in the U.S. is a little thin next to the selection of diesels on sale in Europe. After all, where else could you buy an example of... read more February 17, 2012 by 0


 

 
 

 
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