2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive a Diesel Flagship for ‘Murica

2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive a Diesel Flagship for ‘Murica
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BMW LITERALLY made a BIG reveal right here at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2015 740Ld xDrive is a long-wheelbase version of the brand’s already gargantuan 7 Series flagship, but with a twist. It features all-wheel drive and a diesel engine. Continue Reading...

Fiat Plans to Take Full Control of VM Motori

Fiat Plans to Take Full Control of VM Motori
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Fiat plans to purchase the remaining half of VM Motori, an Italian engine manufacturer whose ownership is currently split in half between General Motors and Fiat. Continue Reading...

How the Ram 1500’s Diesel Almost Wound Up in the Cadillac CTS

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How the Ram 1500’s Diesel Almost Wound Up in the Cadillac CTS
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Ram recently announced its new 1500 diesel model, powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6; but the story behind that engine’s development actually involves one of the American automaker’s major competitors. Continue Reading...

2014 Mazda6 Diesel Debuts for North America: 2012 LA Auto Show

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2014 Mazda6 Diesel Debuts for North America: 2012 LA Auto Show
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The wait is finally over today as Mazda finally confirmed that that it will offer the SkyActiv-D diesel powerplant in the North American market optionally in the 2014 Mazda6. Continue Reading...

Diesel Exhaust a Cause of Lung Cancer Says WHO

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Diesel Exhaust a Cause of Lung Cancer Says WHO
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The World Health Organization has concluded that diesel exhaust is a cause of lung cancer, a move that could significantly impact the proliferation of diesel engine vehicles in North America. Continue Reading...

2013 BMW X6 M50d Equipment Revealed

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2013 BMW X6 M50d Equipment Revealed
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Pricing and equipment details for the 2013 X6 M50d from BMW that won’t be coming stateside are now available. Don’t fret too much, though. Oil burners aren’t as popular here, at least not yet, and the X6 M which you can have is pretty much the blue print for the euro-only SAV. The standard equipment list… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2011: MINI Cooper SD Burns The Midnight Oil

Geneva 2011: MINI Cooper SD Burns The Midnight Oil
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Diesel hot hatches have always been a bit of an oddity – one would think that a big, heavy diesel engine would throw off the superb balance and lightweight that are the hallmarks of most front-wheel-drive hot hatchbacks, but the MINI Cooper SD is one diesel hot hatch that deserves the benefit of the doubt… Continue Reading...

Mazda 6 SKY-D Prototype Previews Possible Diesel Model

Mazda 6 SKY-D Prototype Previews Possible Diesel Model
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Mazda‘s announcement regarding a SKYACTIV diesel engine in future products had car geeks hoping for a diesel Mazda3, but it looks like the oil-burner will actually make an appearance on the mid-size Mazda6, putting it squarely against the updated Volkswagen Passat, which will be available with a TDI diesel engine. While details on the SKY-D… Continue Reading...