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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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Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI earned a 5-star safety rating as the company works also to introduce a lower-priced model, the Value Edition. The news came yesterday, when Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the 2014 Jetta has earned a 5-star Safety Rating from the government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Jetta joins the Passat and […]

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Mazda’s SKYACTIV Diesel engine found under the hood of Mazda6 race cars in 2013 will now be found in a pair of 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship prototypes. Mazda Motorsports said it will field a pair of factory-backed SKYACTIV Technology-powered prototypes. Behind the wheel will be the four drivers who delivered nine race wins and […]

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Promoters of clean diesel passenger cars are working to establish parity among U.S. alternative energy choices and the public relations battle lines are drawn on several fronts. Like every other technology, diesels have their detractors, including those who comment on this site categorically stating “clean” and “diesel” do not belong in the same sentence. In […]

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Honda’s new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine has found another application under the hood of the Honda CR-V, but for Europe only. Honda announced that in a rigorous independent test on UK roads over more than 500 miles, the CR-V achieved 77.86 mpg, almost a quarter more than its official rating of 62.8 mpg; through the […]

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Volkswagen offered New Yorkers a glimpse of the future this week, bringing the Volkswagen XL1 in the city as part of a month-long American tour that took in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and now the Big Apple. The XL1 is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a European combined fuel consumption rating […]

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