Diesels

Really Hot Pursuit? 2010 Jaguar XF Police Car Hits the Streets
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 Charger - all perfectly capable of the job, but not particularly luxurious or sporting. In the UK, however, things are apparently...Read More»

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 electric vehicles along with other alternatives, he does not see EVs or advanced plug-ins becoming a significant portion of...Read More»

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 German obsession with the oil burner, and it's the first time they've put their new clean diesel in the big SUV. So is "Clean...Read More»

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 the Atlantic, Volkswagen has launched not one, but two ad campaigns. One's pretty standard, but the other is definitely on...Read More»

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 thinking less about staff and more about powertrains. Here in the U.S., BMW and Mercedes engines are pretty robust things that...Read More»

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 before the 2010 model hits the lots later this year. Under the hood, there'll be three different options for buyers. On the...Read More»

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 and marketing VP Klaus Meier, followed his proud descriptions of the 2010 E350 BlueTec. The diesel model in the new E-Class...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 4-door HB S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Premium Instrument Panel
Detroit Show: 2010 A3 TDI Confirmed

Although the A3 TDI's arrival to the U.S. market has been pretty much confirmed for months, Audi made it formal in its press conference at the North American International Auto Show. At a Detroit auto show where the dominant theme so far is fuel consumption, it’s appropriate. TheCarConnection.com...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview

With more ridges and more resistors, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is certainly the edgiest and most technologically complex mid-size sedan ever produced by the German automaker. The new sedan went on display for a select audience in Detroit prior to the 2009 Detroit auto show, but the new vehicle...Read More»

2007 Honda S2000CR
Honda Bringing S2000CR To NY Show

Honda says the latest rendition of the long-lived S2000 roadster will be a “club-racer-inspired” version due at theNew York auto show. Honda promises the new edition will take the two-seater’s performance to “an entirely new level.” The new edition will be dubbed the S2000 CR and will be...Read More»

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