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2014 BMW 535d xDrive Diesel Sedan: Fuel Economy Drive Review

2014 BMW 535d xDrive Diesel Sedan: Fuel Economy Drive Review

For 2014, BMW offers diesel engines in its three sedan lines, and now we've spent a long weekend with the mid-size 5-Series sedan fitted with the fuel-efficient engine. Given the depth-of-winter test schedule, its xDrive all-wheel-drive system was very welcome--and almost a necessity for our... read more

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2013 Audi A6 TDI

Are Diesels The Future For Luxury Sport Sedans? Audi Says Yes

As gas-mileage standards tighten steadily through 2025, how do you have a big, powerful, luxurious sedan more efficient? The Tesla Model S shows one way--make it... read more August 14, 2013 by  26


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

The New Diesel Cars For 2014

With an increasing number of diesel passenger cars appearing in showrooms, car buyers have more options for fuel-efficient driving than they did only a few years ago. After a... read more August 12, 2013 by  9


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Unveiled: 240 HP, Higher Fuel Economy

Chrysler-Fiat took the wraps off its long-anticipated 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, the first light-duty pickup truck to be offered with a diesel engine in many years. The new... read more June 30, 2013 by  16


 
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


 
Kia Rio Ecodynamics live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Kia Rio Ecodynamics: Forbidden Fruit At 2011 Frankfurt Show

For fans of ultra-economical vehicles living in the United States, life just isn't fair sometimes. While the European market gets to play with dozens of high MPG... read more September 14, 2011 by  1


 
Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)

2013 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Not Just MPG, MPH On Offer Too

Diesels: Dirty and slow, right? Only if you've never left the 1980s. Diesel engine technology has come along in leaps and bounds over the past two decades and the best of... read more August 17, 2011 by  12


 
Porsche Panamera Diesel

Porsche Panamera Diesel: The High-MPG Porsche You Can't Have

Introduced for 2010, the Porsche Panamera horrified purists but lured buyers all over the world. It was Porsche's first-ever four-door sedan, built in part for the burgeoning... read more May 2, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Ford Focus ECOnetic, high gas-mileage turbodiesel model for Europe

Europe's Ford Focus Econetic 67-MPG Diesel Better Than Hybrids?

Oh, the pain. We hear about all those special European models with astoundingly high gas mileage ratings, and we wonder, why can't we have them here? The latest is the 2012... read more April 14, 2011 by  7


 
2013 Audi A3 leaked official sketches

Redesigned Audi A3 Getting New Sedan Model, Six Different Power Sources

Audi is currently working on a new generation of its A3, a preview of which we got at last month’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show in the form of the Audi A3 Sedan concept... read more April 14, 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


 
Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)

2013 Chevrolet Cruze To Offer 2.0-Liter Clean-Diesel Option

Last fall, GM executive Tom Stephens said the company would offer a passenger car with a clean-diesel engine in the U.S. market, its first since 1985. Now we know what that... read more February 19, 2011 by  33


 
Volkswagen XL1 Concept

Volkswagen Says It Will Build 2-Seat, 260-MPG Plug-In Hybrid

What's good gas mileage? 30 mpg? 40 mpg? The 50-mpg combined rating of the 2011 Toyota Prius, the most fuel-efficient car sold in the U.S. this year? Nah. How about 261 miles... read more January 25, 2011 by  26


 
Mercedes-Benz S 400 Hybrid

Small, Powerful Engines: Four-Cylinder Mercedes-Benz S-Class

We talk quite a lot about how global regulations aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions will lead to much smaller, more powerful engines. Latest... read more November 10, 2010 by 


 
2011 Audi A4 TDI

53-MPG Clean-Diesel Audi A4 TDI Coming To U.S...In Four Years

German automakers have spent time and money on ad campaigns promoting clean diesels as the better way to improve fuel economy, so far with limited results. But that could... read more November 4, 2010 by  4


 
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


 
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