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The Release Of Mazda's Skyactiv-D Will Be Delayed
Due To Emissions Regulations... Posted January 9 2014 11:53 AM by Mike McGlothlin

 Unfortunate news today, as Mazda has delayed the release of its Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine destined for its Mazda6 sedan...

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Filed under: What's New, Diesel Passenger-car, Diesel News  | 


33mm vs. 34.4mm
Jetta Turbo Upgrade Posted December 19 2013 03:45 PM by Mike McGlothlin

 What if I told you 1mm could mean 14 more horsepower for your diesel?...

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Filed under: What's New, Diesel Passenger-car, Compact Cars  | 

Even For Jettas!
Stock-Like Gauges... Posted December 11 2013 03:06 PM by Mike McGlothlin

 Did you know they even make stock-appearing gauges for Volkswagens?...

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Making The Switch
Diesel Converts Posted October 5 2013 06:50 PM by Mike McGlothlin

 Diesel owners are born every minute...

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Diesel Jaguar Averages 62.9 MPG!
Cross Country Trip Yields Awesome Results Posted November 17 2011 03:58 PM by Mike McGlothlin

In a recent road trip spanning from New York to Los Angeles , Jaguar averaged a whopping 62.9-mpg in its new XF model, four-door luxury sedan...

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Diesel Powered Avion Gets 117 MPG On Goodyear Tires
Aircraft Inspired Avion= 1,550 Pounds Posted September 1 2010 08:05 PM by jason.thompson

I met up with the Avion team sponsored by Goodyear and their Assurance Fuel Max tires a s they made their way through the fast and mean LA traffic. Last I heard they were averaging 117 and120's mpg with the 799cc Mercedes...

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Avion 100+ MPG Car You Can Buy
Border to Border on 18 gallons of Diesel Posted August 30 2010 04:54 PM by jason.thompson

I plan on taking pictures and possibly driving the Avion a 100+ MPG diesel car going from Canada to Mexico. They'll be coming through Southern California on Wednesday.

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What Were We Doing In A $140,000 Bimmer?
Diesel BMW Posted March 10 2009 01:50 PM by Mike McGlothlin

I’ve been working on the story the past couple days, and although I wrote out my thoughts on the car, I don’t think they’ll make the cut for the final story (for space limitation reasons, and I like to write—a lot)....

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Filed under: Reviews, Diesel Passenger-car  | 

Why I'm Not Worried About Higher Economy Standards
35 MPG Cafe - What's the Big Deal? Posted April 22 2008 10:01 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

With all the crying and carrying on by the OEMs over the upcoming CAFE standards, you'd think the apocalypse was nigh. But while some companies are crying and whining about the "impossible" standards, others are quietly...

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Filed under: Miscellaneous, Diesel Observations, Trend Observations, Diesel Passenger-car  | 

Audi R8 TDI May Be V8 Only
R8 TDI Might Not Be V12 Posted March 25 2008 06:02 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

With all the wild rumors flying around the blogosphere, it's hard to know what to believe anymore. And now after all the teases, limited media test drives, and concept "unveilings" of the R8 V12 TDI LeMans, now comes talk...

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Filed under: Miscellaneous, Trend Observations, Diesel Passenger-car  | 

Audi R8 TDI
Diesel Supercar - For Real Posted January 14 2008 01:11 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

We all knew it was coming. And it's finally here. The Audi R8 V12 TDI. How could Audi not cash in on the publicity of its Le Mans-winning car? And what a sweet machine it is. 500 horsepower and a staggering 738 lb./ft. of...

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Filed under: Diesel News, Diesel Passenger-car  | 

Daimler-Benz Unveils DiesOtto Engine
Weird Science Posted July 24 2007 02:13 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

STUTTGART - The performance of a gasoline engine, the high torque and fuel economy of a state-of-the-art diesel together with extremely clean emissions: Mercedes-Benz has combined all the advantages of both engine types...

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GM to purchase 50 percent of VM Motori
Letting Bygones be Bygones Posted July 17 2007 12:00 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Of the major automakers, it seems like the one that's been the most ambivalent about diesel engines in passenger-car applications has been General Motors. Could it be this automaking giant is still haunted by the...

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Filed under: Diesel News, Diesel Opinions, Diesel Passenger-car, Passenger Cars  | 

Nissan Promises Clean Diesel Option for Maxima in 2010
Diesel Maxima Coming in '10 Posted April 18 2007 06:02 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 18, 2007) - Nissan today announced its plans to launch its first clean diesel engine in the United States for use in the Nissan Maxima in 2010. The passenger car will be powered by an all-new...

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Filed under: Diesel News, Diesel Observations, Trend Observations, Diesel Passenger-car, Passenger Cars  | 

Volkswagen to offer 50-state diesel in 2008
50-state TDI Returns Posted April 5 2007 10:04 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

At one time, I was a big VW enthusiast. I owned one, and was proud as punch of my custom-ordered Tropic Orange 2000 GTI VR6. When it was in full working order (more on the "when" part to come) it was great fun. The VR6 had...

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Filed under: Diesel News, Trend Observations, Diesel Passenger-car, Passenger Cars  | 

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