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BMW announced the new generation of its BMW X5 SUV will arrive in showrooms on November 16, 2013, including a new diesel version. The launch of this third generation X5 will include the diesel-powered BMW M50d M. Boasting what BMW qualifies as “the world’s most powerful inline-six diesel engine, suspension technology with hallmark M precision-tuning […]

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Chevy’s  2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel was awarded top diesel car of the year and Chevrolet is the top diesel manufacturer of 2014. “The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, with a market-leading 46 mpg highway (5.11 L/ 100 km) is clearly setting the pace for diesel-powered cars in the United States,” said Jonathan Spira, editorial director of The […]

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BMW has announced the BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan will be the first diesel-powered 7 series coming stateside. This model will feature BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel engine in the long-wheelbase 7 Series body and will include xDrive, BMW’s all-wheel drive system. BMW said the 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail […]

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BMW and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroën issued a press release this week stating that the two companies, the longtime partners in engine development, would begin developing hybrid technologies together. Bloggers jumped to the conclusion that the move is a sign of strength and shows a renewed commitment about electric drive vehicles. They immediately started guessing […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard Hybrid sales were up by 10 percent in September, compared to a year ago. But the total year-to-date numbers tell a more accurate picture. So far in 2010, automakers have sold 10 percent fewer gas-electric hybrids, in an overall auto market that has grown by about 10 percent. […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard The U.S. auto market experienced its weakest August sales since 1983. Overall sales dropped by 21 percent compared to last August, when the Cash for Clunkers programs gave an all-too-brief boost to car sales. Sales of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI were up nearly 30 percent compared to a […]

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Give consumers a vehicle with a choice between a gas engine and a clean diesel engine, and about 30 percent of them will choose the diesel. This statistic comes come from analysis by Bosch, a leading supplier of diesel systems, based on date from R.L. Polk & Co., and reported today by Green Car Congress. […]

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Audi believes it can sell 20 to 25 percent of its vehicles in the United States with diesel powertrains. Johan de Nysschen, president of Audi of America, said yesterday the diesel version of the Audi Q7 crossover SUV, the company’s first diesel in the US, could represent as much as 35 percent of Q7 sales. […]

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BMW could bring a clean diesel version of the X1, its new compact crossover vehicle, to the US by 2011. The vehicle will go on sale in Europe this fall, where it will be offered as four separate models—three with a diesel system and one powered by gasoline. “We’re hoping that by 2011, overall diesel […]

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One of the nation’s largest consumer incentives for energy-efficient cars—a tax credit of $1,800—goes to buyers of a $60,000-plus hulking diesel SUV that gets 17 mpg in the city. The Mercedes GL320 Bluetec and two other so-called “clean diesel” SUVs from Mercedes benefit from the tax credits. Meanwhile, today’s most efficient hybrids—such as the 50-mpg […]

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