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RIP Rip-Snorting Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel

RIP Rip-Snorting Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel

TDI, we hardly knew ye. Dispensed before birth, now merely a dream of the clean, high-mileage supercar, how should we mourn the death of the Audi R8 V12 TDI diesel--which Audi now says it won't build after all? First revealed at the 2008 Detroit auto show as the Audi R8 TDI Concept, then updated as... read more

May 7, 2009 by - 1
 
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Mercedes Announces 2010 E-Class Coupe Engine Lineup

Today Mercedes-Benz announces its European range of engines for the 2010 E-Class Coupe. U.S. offerings likely won't include four-cylinders or diesels (unless diesel... read more March 25, 2009 by 0


 
2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 engine

New Type Of Re-Gen Braking To Yield Air/Gasoline Hybrid Car?

The concept of re-generative braking is not new; gasoline/electric hybrids have been using the concept for some time to turn deceleration of mass into electron storage. But a... read more March 23, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Honda Ridgeline

Next Gen Honda Ridgeline Lighter, More Efficient and Aerodynamic

“The (current) Ridgeline was the right thing to do at the time,” said Dave Marek, chief designer and senior manager of the automotive styling group at Honda Research and... read more March 20, 2009 by 1


 
Old Gas Pumps

MPG vs GPM: Should America Make The Switch?

Apart from eating mayo with their french fries, driving a bunch of tiny little diesels, and idolizing Abba and David Hasselhoff, what's the big difference between a European... read more March 13, 2009 by 7


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen

Driven: Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen. Achieved: 52.4 Mpg

Volkswagen has pumped huge time, effort, and money into its latest diesel offering, a 2.0-liter common rail, piezo-electric-direct-injected four. They call it good, clean... read more March 6, 2009 by 18


 
Dodge Circuit EV

80 Journalists Drive Dodge EV During Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler reports a "phenomenal amount of interest" in their ENVI electric vehicles, on display at the Geneva Motor Show. 80 journalists apparently took the chance to drive... read more March 5, 2009 by 2


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Ethanol Might Be Sinful Suggests Islamic Scholar al-Najimi

Looks like Bentley Motors can eliminate staunch Islamists from the list of potential buyers for its "greenest car ever," the E85-powered Continental Supersports that debuts... read more February 27, 2009 by 0


 
Daniel Sperling on The Daily Show, 2-11-09

In The News: Daniel Sperling And Two Billion Cars On The Daily Show

  Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart had a sit-down with Daniel Sperling, co-author of  Two Billion Cars. (The other authors: policy consultant Deborah Gordon and... read more February 12, 2009 by 4


 
1976 Chrysler Cordoba Sport Coupe

Cash For Clunkers Part Deux: Yield Cordoba, Get 10K From Uncle Sam

Richard Read just reported that the Senate passed car buyer-friendy legistlation yesterday, aimed at easing the financial burden of getting into a new car. Well, if Michigan... read more February 5, 2009 by 8


 
2009 Honda Fit

2009 Honda Fit Rises To The Top In Consumer Reports Comparo

Consumer Reports' March issue rated the 2009 Honda Fit tops in a test of five subcompact hatchbacks and sedans. Against the Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa, Suzuki SX4, and... read more February 3, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Mazda3

Mazda3 i-stop To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

We now know that Mazda's trick engine start/stop function will be dubbed "i-stop," and its world debut will be this March at the Geneva Motor Show. It will first be fitted to... read more February 3, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Volvo XC60

2010 Volvo XC60 Pricing Starts At $37,200

Volvo announced yesterday its new premium crossover, the 2010 XC60, will be at dealerships this March with a base price of $37,200. This puts it right in line with its... read more January 30, 2009 by 0


 
2016 Ferrari 488 GTS spy shots - Image via Niki Motorsport

Alabama-Built Accord-based Crossover To Compete With Venza

Sources close to TheCarConnection.com report that a new Toyota Venza-fighter, a mid-sized crossover, will soon be coming from Honda. They say the vehicle is proposed for... read more January 26, 2009 by 3


 
Fuel gauge

What Will California Waiver Mean To Automakers and Engines?

As Richard Read just reported, President Obama's administration is pushing forward with plans to allow California and other states to pursue their own emissions regulations... read more January 26, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Mazda3

Mazda3 To Get Fuel-Saving Engine Stop/Start Feature

Before the end of 2009, the European Mazda3 will be fitted with the company's fuel-saving engine stop/start technology (dubbed SISS). We're not certain when this technology... read more January 23, 2009 by 0


 

 
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