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While still only a small fraction of overall passenger vehicle sales in the United States, clean diesel power is becoming an increasingly popular choice among consumers. Sales in the first half of 2014 jumped by 25 percent over the same period last year — against an overall increase of only four percent — and some […]

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Coinciding with an E-Class mid-cycle refresh, Mercedes-Benz’ choice of a four-cylinder diesel for the new E250 BlueTEC is its first for a U.S. sedan since the mid-1980s, and it replaces the V6 of the previous E350 BlueTEC. The all-wheel-drive 4MATIC we drove for over 1,300 miles also happens to be priced at the entry point […]

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Audi just revealed prices for its new 2015 A3 Sedan TDI clean diesel, which will start at $32,600. Audi also revealed pricing for other versions of the A3, namely the 2015 S3 performance Sedan and A3 Cabriolet. The German company stated these are the latest models to join the newly launched Audi A3 family, which […]

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California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles. This fact comes out of new analysis and data released yesterday by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF). The DTF analysis is based on data that includes the registration statistics of all passenger vehicles – cars, SUVS, […]

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Adding to Audi’s increasingly well-stocked stable of U.S. diesel variants is its new-for-2014 Q5 TDI quattro. The midsized crossover SUV benefits from big-V8-like torque and a scooch better mpg than the Q5 Hybrid while costing almost $5,000 less and selling much better. In fact, the oil-burning Q5 for March was the sixth best-selling diesel passenger […]

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Citing many customer requests via e-mail and social media, Audi today said it has decided to introduce its A3 TDI Sportback to the U.S. in the summer of 2015. The clean diesel version of its A3 sedan will join the A3 e-tron Sportback as part of Audi’s electrified and diesel alternative energy portfolio. Audi has […]

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Audi’s midsized A6 has long been a well-regarded luxury performance sedan and this year the German automaker is offering it to the U.S. in diesel flavor. Counting the extra-potent S6, there are now five A6 variants available, and the 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo diesel in the A6 TDI quattro Tiptronic might just make choosing between these […]

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Since its introduction in spring of 2013, Audi’s A8L TDI quattro has been generally received as a worthy alternative within the German automaker’s all-wheel-drive flagship line. Why people have been keen on the diesel-burning A8L soon became apparent when we spent a week with an options-laden 2014 example stickering at $99,445. The A8L TDI combines […]

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It can be tough trying to oust a popularity contest favorite even if you too have a pretty face, and a fair degree of talent. And so it has been thus far for Chevrolet’s Cruze Turbo Diesel that went on sale in June 2013 with a German Opel engine refined at GM labs in Torino, […]

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It looks like we’ll have to wait longer before getting the Mazda6 diesel in North America. Mazda’s North American Operations, including U.S and Canadian operations, announced today that the launch of its SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine in North America is being further delayed from its Spring 2014 announced debut timing. “Although it is fully possible […]

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