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Audi reached its goal of reducing fuel consumption while competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The company’s R18 e-tron quattro clinched its 2014 Le Mans victory while consuming 22 percent less fuel than its predecessor in 2013. Audi said it saved energy through the use of technologies such as optimized aerodynamics, 45 kilograms less […]

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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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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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As automakers are contemplating more diesel models for the U.S., some in Europe are backing away as EU authorities admit failures after two decades of trying to curb emissions from a technology that could cause cancer. Turbo diesels are the most thermally efficient engines available, deliver high torque, typically higher mpg, and lower CO2. In […]

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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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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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Today Volkswagen Group of America reported it had sold over 100,000 Volkswagen and Audi TDI-powered vehicles in the United States this year. This is the first time it has reached this sales level in a calendar year. Volkswagen and Audi currently offer 12 different TDI Clean Diesel powered models in the U.S. “Selling more than100,000 […]

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Audi revealed a few more technical details about its 2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid racecar. Announced earlier this week, the 2014-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattro is described by Audi as the most complex race car ever built by the company; at first glance, the new hybrid sports car appears like a continuous further development […]

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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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Marketed as being a car using around 3 liter of gasoline per 100 kilometers, Volkswagen’s Golf TDI BlueMotion has proven itself to be the real deal after a 995 miles run on a single tank. On a trip from Nantes to Copenhagen, the Golf, equipped with a TDI engine, used 2.92 liters of diesel per […]

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