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Diesels Gain (And Lose) Some Appeal At The Pump

Diesels Gain (And Lose) Some Appeal At The Pump

In case you haven't noticed, diesel and gasoline prices have now reversed their trends of the past several years. Now diesel is considerably cheaper than regular unleaded in most spots. Here on the West Coast, gasoline is averaging about $2.95 while diesel is at $2.70, according to the federal... read more

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2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI

Driven: 2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI

The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI makes a lot more sense than the standard gasoline Touareg V-6 and V-8 models, but it's still a niche vehicle with niche appeal. That's an... read more July 15, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Audi A5 Sportback

Teased: The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback

Audi fans: we have good news and bad news. The good news? Audi has released a sketch and a teaser image for the upcoming 2010 Audi A5 Sportback, and although we can only see... read more June 17, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

2009 VW Touareg BlueMotion Is No Hybrid, But It Ekes Out Extra MPG

Volkswagen has released a more efficient, eco-honed BlueMotion version of its Touareg TDI in Europe and the U.K. The new Touareg BlueMotion employs a host of efficiency... read more June 15, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf GTD (Euro)

Forbidden Fruit: 2010 Volkswagen Golf GTD

Volkswagen’s high-performance turbo-diesel hatchback, the Golf GTD, goes on sale today in Germany. Yeah, we know it’s highly unlikely for the U.S., but we just have gush... read more June 8, 2009 by  4


 
2010 Jaguar XF

Really Hot Pursuit? 2010 Jaguar XF Police Car Hits the Streets

Here in the U.S., police generally make do with high-volume, low-tech fleet vehicles like the long-lived Ford Crown Victoria or the more recent Chevrolet Impala or Dodge... read more May 27, 2009 by  3


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup racer

EVs Won’t Be Affordable To Middle Class, Says VW’s Jacoby

In remarks to the automotive and environmental press last week in Seattle, Volkswagen of America president and CEO Stefan Jacoby said that while the automaker is considering... read more May 15, 2009 by  5


 
2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

Driven: 2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

Last weekend we drove VW's brand-spanking new 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 powered Touareg TDI. It's VW's second vehicle in its diesel onslaught for 2009, made possible by the... read more May 7, 2009 by  0


 
From Volkswagen's TDI Truth & Dare campaign

Volkswagen On The Offensive; Out To Prove That Diesel Is Awesome

Volkswagen's feeling a little punchy these days. Across the pond, VW is angling to buy Porsche AG, the other major holding of its parent company, Porsche. And on this side of... read more May 5, 2009 by  1


 
Mercedes BlueEfficiency four-cylinder diesel

BMW, Mercedes Consider Stepping Down

Given today's economic climate, most companies are thinking about downsizing (some more than others). BMW and Mercedes-Benz aren't immune to that pressure--though they're... read more April 27, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Audi Q7

Audi Q7: The Remake

Audi fans: today is your day. Well, assuming you're fans of the Audi Q7, that is. (For everyone else, it's just Wednesday.) Audi's popular crossover is having some work done... read more April 15, 2009 by  6


 
2011 Mercedes E250 Bluetec

2009 New York Auto Show: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec Diesel in the Works

“Could you imagine a four-cylinder diesel?” asked a Mercedes-Benz exec, right after showing off the company’s new E-Class range for 2010. The question, posed by sales... read more April 8, 2009 by  2


 
2008 BMW X6-Series xDrive35i

BMW Introduces X6 M Sports Activity Coupe In New York

BMW's M, or Motorsports, division will introduce "the next milestone in its illustrious history," the BMW X6 M, at the New York Auto Show next week. It's an even more... read more April 2, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Ford F-150

Ford And Chevy Unite For Joint Duramax Diesel Project

Proving that the threat of bankruptcy proceedings makes for the unlikeliest of bedfellows, we found out from folks at PickupTrucks.com that the Blue Oval and the Bow Tie are... read more April 1, 2009 by  3


 
Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion Concept

VW Polo BlueMotion Concept: A Link to the Past

Volkswagen was thrilled to show off the new 2011 Polo at the recent 2009 Geneva motor show.  So thrilled in fact that they also dropped a BlueMotion concept. Although using... read more March 20, 2009 by  0


 
Volkswagen New Mid-size Sedan

Germans Have Arrived in Chattanooga

A delegation of the big wigs from Germany, a delegation of Lower Saxony including the former Minister of Economics, Labor and Transport, Walter Hirche, have dropped in to... read more February 26, 2009 by  0


 
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