Tag Archives: Diesels
2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback interior

2014 NYIAS: We sniff the 2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback

Due to what Audi calls an outpouring of enthusiasts’ support, the Ingolstadt-based marque will daylight the premium oil burning hatchback as a model year 2015 offering and will include Audi’s 150 horsepower 2 liter four cylinder mated to a 6 speed S Tronic automatic transmission. The new model will sit alongside the entry level A3 […]

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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen revealed en route to New York

Though VW lightly uses the term “concept” here and there for its appearance at the New York Auto show next week, what you see here is essentially the replacement for the Jetta SportWagen. Using the Golf nomenclature, VW is offering an all new replacement fitted with either the 170 bhp 1.8 liter four cylinder gas […]

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Report: Audi will offer a self-driving car, R8 e-tron is still alive

At  Audi’s annual press conference, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi board member for Technical Development, mentioned that the new Q7 will be up for replacement later this year, that the new A8 would offer “piloted driving” (in other words, a self driving car for low speeds), and that a 2 liter diesel powered TT will be available in […]

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Report: Ford will offer a Focus ST Diesel

Will we get it? Probably not, but that’s not the point. As more automakers start shoveling diesels into their performance cars, the trend has started trickling over to the United States where, in some cases, quick diesels have already made their splash in cars like the BMW 335d. The new Focus ST diesel is said […]

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Report: Bentley’s SUV gets pricing and powertrain details ahead of Geneva

Though the auto business used to be pretty straightforward for years, new niches have been popping up left and right; one of the latest is the six-figure pricetag SUV segment. Many Range Rovers on the road today sit squarely within it, as to most well-optioned Porsche Cayennes. Bentley has let slip through a back door […]

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2015 Volvo V40

Volvo releases info on V40 Drive-E powertrains and why it matters

Volvo has released new emissions figures and powertrain details for the V40 D4 offered in Europe: 85 grams per kilometer. To those Americans uninitiated in emissions, this seems like an unimportant value that only the crunchiest of granola slaves might pay attention to. Over in the United Kingdom, this is a big deal; in order […]

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2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

Jaguar confirms XFR-S Sportbrake, adds new R-Sport line for Geneva

Yesterday, we mentioned that Jag is revealing a new wagon to go up against the likes of the Mercedes E63 AMG wagon, today, it is confirmed with another development: Jag is adding a sporting transition trim line called “R-Sport”. Not unlike BMW’s M-Sport specification, or Audi’s S-Line, Jag is now allowing customers to purchase a […]

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze

Report: Next Chevy Cruze spy photos

Looking a little bit more like the outgoing Impala, it would appear the Chevy is playing it pretty conservative with the next Cruze compact sedan. The small Civic fighting, and sometimes diesel fuel ingesting symbol of how Americans can build a decent small car is about to get a significant makeover. Judging from the interior […]

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BMW refreshes the X3, modernizes options, adds a diesel

Shortly following the leak of one of the images in the above gallery, BMW revealed their freshest interpretation of the X3 SUV (codenamed F25). It is still a 90% scale X5, BMW still insist on calling it a Sports Activity Vehicle, and it still comes with just an automatic in the US. It’s not all […]

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Report: GM to bring reasonably priced, sporty wagon to the US

Just as the CTS wagon faded into the sunset, and many drivers mourned its passing, GM’s Mark Reuss, VP of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, said in an interview with FoxNews that “I still think no one’s offered a really good, affordable wagon in the United States. You know, mainstream, fun, good-looking, hot-looking, fun-to-drive […]

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