Diesels

 
Reader Q: All-Wheel Drive Hybrid Or Diesel Cars (Not Trucks)?

Reader Q: All-Wheel Drive Hybrid Or Diesel Cars (Not Trucks)?

We get some of our most interesting topics from reader questions. Past questions include how emergency responders should react to hybrid and electric cars, and whether towing a Prius behind a motorhome is a good idea. Today, we have a query about green cars (not trucks) that offer all-wheel drive... read more

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2010 Audi A3 TDI

Bosch Predicts Diesel Sales To Reach 10 Percent Of U.S. Market By 2015

Diesel models may account for more than half of all new car sales in Europe but in the U.S. their numbers still hover around just 3 percent of the market. This in part... read more May 20, 2011 by 10


 
2011 Saab 9-4X

Could China’s Hawtai Supply Saab With High-MPG Clean Diesels?

Saab's new deal with a fledgling Chinese automaker doesn't just mean a lifeline for the struggling Swedish automaker; it could over the longer term become a much-needed... read more May 10, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 Miles In A 2011 VW Jetta TDI: A Not So Quick Drive

In some new cars, you can't learn enough over the course of a first drive. There's not enough time to experience every handling nuance, or every electronic helper, in a... read more April 28, 2011 by 7


 
Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones

Attention, Shoppers: Infiniti QX56s, Diesels Are NOT Hybrids

It will come as a horrible shock to the driver of the pale green Infiniti QX56, but the 2-ton-plus full-size sport utility vehicle is not actually a hybrid. Nor, for that... read more April 18, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee Getting 3.0-Liter Turbodiesel By 2013: Report

It's the news Jeep fans all across the country have be waiting years for. That one little tidbit execs at Jeep love to deny but no longer can--that the Jeep Grand Cherokee... read more April 15, 2011 by 1


 
Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

Ford Still Bearish On Diesels, Product Chief Derrick Kuzak Explains Why

It’s the age-old question: Why do we still not have the wide range of clean-diesel models that automakers have offered to the rest of the world for decades? It’s... read more March 10, 2011 by 2


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

Audi Powers Onward With Clean-Diesel Lineup For U.S. Buyers

While Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz are the long-term diesel stalwarts in the States, relative newcomer Audi has ambitious plans. During a lengthy teleconference yesterday... read more March 9, 2011 by 0


 
Volvo C30 Electric

With Green Cars, A License To Drive More?

Sweden has, for several years, led the world in per-capita green-car ownership. And it's managed to strengthen economically without increasing industrial carbon emissions... read more March 4, 2011 by 3


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

NHTSA Investigates 2009, 2010 VW, Audi TDI Diesel Fuel Pumps

Got a 2009 or 2010 Volkswagen Golf or Jetta with the TDI clean diesel engine? Or an Audi A3 TDI? Ever had the engine stall unexpectedly? If so, the National Highway Traffic... read more February 14, 2011 by 2


 
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


 
diesel and AdBlue fillers in Audi Q7 TDI

Green Advice: You Filled A Diesel Car With Gasoline; Now What?

Unless you're Argonne Laboratories, putting gasoline into a diesel fueled car is a bad problem. Maybe it was brain fade. Perhaps you rented or borrowed an unfamiliar car. Or... read more December 29, 2010 by 3


 
Waste plastic bottles

British Firm Producing Diesel Fuel From Plastic Bottles

There seems to be no end to the list of waste products that can be converted into useable diesel fuel. The latest material researchers are using to create a renewable fuel... read more November 10, 2010 by 1


 
Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model

Audi To Add Diesel Versions Of Every Model It Makes By 2015

In Europe, roughly half of all passenger cars sold come with fuel-efficient diesel engines. But for a variety of reasons, passenger diesels haven't caught on in the States... read more November 1, 2010 by 4


 
2011 BMW 335d sedan

2010 BMW 335d: Green Rock 'N Roll

BMW’s 3-Series has been at the top of any enthusiast’s shopping list of sporting sedans. With tidy aesthetics, fabulous chassis dynamics, enviable drivetrain... read more September 23, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Goes For Twincharging

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta arrives this fall in showrooms, but the German automaker's already planning on two green versions of the new compact four-door for U.S. customers... read more July 21, 2010 by 0


 

 
 

 
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