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Turbodiesels

  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

    Of the three brands caught up in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal in the U.S., Porsche was by far the least affected. It had sold only one diesel model, a version of its Cayenne performance SUV fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel developed by its VW Group sibling Audi. Regulators approved fixes to some of those engines last October, and Porsche won't sell any more diesel vehicles in the U.S. CHECK OUT: EU probes diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report (Jul 2017) The company said last July it would decide by the end of the decade when to phase out diesels for...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Inline-6 turbodiesel in 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup to be built in Michigan

    The forthcoming diesel-powered 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will, without a doubt, thump with the Heartbeat of America. During the new truck's launch at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GM product chief Mark Reuss hinted at a future announcement regarding the next-generation...

  • 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke
    As expected, 2018 Ford F-150 gets V-6 diesel engine option

    Ford's best-selling full-size pickup truck will be powered by a diesel engine for the first time in its 70-year history. Monday morning, Ford revealed details of the new diesel-powered 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke, which it claims will achieve an EPA-estimated fuel-economy rating of 30 mpg highway...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel (with 6-speed automatic transmission), Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2017
    2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: fuel economy review for automatic, manual versions

    Times are tough for sedans in general, as buyers swarm into crossover utility vehicles and ignore the passenger cars sitting next to them on the showroom floor. Also, gasoline remains cheap. All of which may add up to tough times for the current Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, the compact sedan to be...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel
    2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel: Full Details

    It's been a long time coming, but the wraps are now off Chevy's first diesel-powered passenger car since 1986. The 2014 Chevrolet Clean Turbo Diesel model is being unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show, and will go on sale the summer in the U.S. and Canada. The 2.0-liter direct-injected and...

  • Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)
    2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Preview

    Diesel passenger cars have long been the domain of German carmakers, but that will change early next year with the launch of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel four-door compact sedan. The eagerly awaited model, the first GM (NYSE:GM) passenger-car diesel since the early 1980s, was confirmed more than...

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

    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 farm salesman--steady speeds on Interstate highways and wide-open state roads for hours--you'll likely be better off with a diesel. That's our conclusion after a remarkable eight-day, 1,800-mile journey in a 2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC 4Matic. It's the new diesel version of the largest and most prestigious Mercedes-Benz luxury sedan. We first drove the car last October, and our early impressions left us wanting to test...

  • 2013 BMW 7-Series
    BMW To Launch Diesel Flagship 7-Series Sedan For 2014

    If you want to know what's coming down the pike in German luxury cars, just watch Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi. Whenever one maker launches a new car, crossover, body style, engine type, or performance package...the others usually follow. And so it is with BMW, which reportedly plans to launch a...

  • 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 seconds. Now it looks like the next version of the smaller Infiniti G sedan will use the same powertrain--which, in a smaller and...

  • The MINI Cooper SD diesel
    MINI Cooper Diesels May Be U.S. Bound: Report

    MINI head, Dr. Kay Segler, recently told Car and Driver that diesel models for U.S. customers are a "medium term" consideration for the automaker.

  • 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 turbodiesels, we're often told to make do with small capacity gasoline engines that don't come close to matching diesel, even if they're...

  • Chevrolet Beat Diesel (aka Chevy Spark) brochure image from India, Aug 2011
    GM Launches World's Second-Smallest Car Diesel, In Indian Beat

    It must be the Chevrolet Spark minicar's moment in the sun. Last week, GM confirmed that the smallest Chevy ever sold will come to the U.S. as a 2013 model. Then we put two and two together to wonder if Chevy's first all-electric car might be a converted Spark. What we forgot to mention--until...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI

    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 because of a national memory of the noisy and polluting diesels of three decades ago, and in part because diesel fuel and engines are still too expensive to make good business sense. This latter issue is something we’ve touched on several times before here at GreenCarReports, but thankfully, the tide is starting to turn. One of the biggest suppliers of diesel technology to the automotive industry is Bosch, which is...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
    2012 Volkswagen Beetle Revealed, Offers 40 MPG With Diesel Engine

    It’s been more than a decade since Volkswagen’s new-generation ‘New Beetle’ first hit showrooms but a successor is finally here, making its debut this week at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show before reappearing just a couple of days later at the 2011 New York Auto Show. It...

  • 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 will be offered with an advanced VM Motori turbodiesel engine in the U.S. by 2013. The information was reportedly revealed...

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