Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Myths Explained by Automaker

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Myths Explained by Automaker
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A battle that almost seems to have fought it self, selling diesel cars in the U.S. used to be little more than a fool’s errand for most automakers, but that is quickly changing with companies competing to catch up with the trend. Continue Reading...

Next-Generation Volkswagen Diesel Engines to Debut This Year

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Next-Generation Volkswagen Diesel Engines to Debut This Year
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Volkswagen will be releasing a new generation of diesel engines for their upcoming MLB- and MQB-platform vehicles. The new turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine range will be called “EA288″ and will have a displacement range of 1.6L to 2.0L. America however will only get the 2.0L TDI that will have around 190-hp and 280 lb-ft of… Continue Reading...

Maserati Planning Diesel Sports Car

Maserati Planning Diesel Sports Car
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Maseratis exude power, style and sex appeal. They do not, on the other hand, evoke anything close to the unrefined image of a diesel engine. Or at least they haven’t in the past. According to a report by AutoBild, Maserati is making a smaller version of its yet-to-be-release Quattroporte luxury sedan and it seems the… Continue Reading...

Volvo to Phase Out 5-Cylinder, 6-Cylinder Engines

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Volvo to Phase Out 5-Cylinder, 6-Cylinder Engines
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There was a time, some 35-odd years ago, when the only engines found under the hood of a Volvo were four-cylinder units. Some were naturally aspirated, and some were boosted via a turbo-charger. However, due to the demands and pressures from customers and share holders, Volvo started producing five-cylinder, six-cylinder engines. They even got Yamaha… Continue Reading...

Nissan Titan Diesel Test Program Underway

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Nissan Titan Diesel Test Program Underway
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However substantial gains in fuel economy have already been achieved, the diesel is said to currently allow a 2WD Titan to achieve around 28 miles per gallon, a sizeable improvement on the V-8 truck’s 13/18 mpg (city/highway). Continue Reading...

GM Reconsidering 4.5-Liter Duramax Diesel for Light-Duty Trucks

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GM Reconsidering 4.5-Liter Duramax Diesel for Light-Duty Trucks
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According to Mark Cieslak, Chief Engineer for GM’s full-size truck program, making the engine an option in H-D trucks as well as the 1500 personal use models would give it a stronger business case. Continue Reading...