Report: Volvo to Bring Diesel and Hybrid-Diesel Cars to North America

Report: Volvo to Bring Diesel and Hybrid-Diesel Cars to North America
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Volvo will bring diesel engines as well as diesel-hybrids to North America in the future says the company’s North American CEO. Doug Speck made the comments to Automotive News, as the automaker is faced with the same lofty corporate fuel economy standards as the rest of the industry, which will see automakers average 35.5 mpg… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics gets 57.4 mpg

Frankfurt Preview: BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics gets 57.4 mpg
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BMW is unveiling a high-mileage Efficient Dynamics Edition 320d sedan at the Frankfurt Auto Show with a claimed fuel mileage of 57.36 mpg with CO2 emissions rating of 109 g/km. Helping the 320d reach such figures are the fitted wheels and a lowered body, reducing the drag coefficient to 0.26. Parasitic losses are reduced by… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Volkswagen 1-Liter Concept Car Gets 189 MPG

Frankfurt Preview: Volkswagen 1-Liter Concept Car Gets 189 MPG
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Back in 2002 Volkswagen first showed its two-seater One-Liter Concept car and tomorrow at the Frankfurt Auto Show Germany’s largest automaker will unveil an updated version of that vehicle. Called the One-Liter or L1 Concept because of its ability to travel 100km on 1 liter of gasoline (235 mpg), the latest edition isn’t quite so… Continue Reading...

Report: 2011 Ford Super Duty Will Debut at Texas State Fair

Report: 2011 Ford Super Duty Will Debut at Texas State Fair
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After releasing some exciting technical info on an all-new Power Stroke engine for the 2011 F-Series Super Duty, Ford has now announced plans to officially unveil the new diesel pickup at the Texas State Fair, with sales starting in the Spring of next year. Under the hood of the new F-Series Super Duty will be… Continue Reading...

Report: 2010 Dodge Caliber Gets All-New Interior, Plus Diesel Engine in Europe

Report: 2010 Dodge Caliber Gets All-New Interior, Plus Diesel Engine in Europe
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As expected, Dodge has redesigned the interior of the Caliber for 2010, marking a significant improvement over the previous design. In addition, a new 2.2-liter diesel engine will be added to the lineup in Europe, where the 2010 model will debut this month at Germany’s Frankfurt Auto Show. The new interior design also features plenty… Continue Reading...

Report: Volkswagen to Unveil BlueMotion Polo, Golf and Passat in Frankfurt

Report: Volkswagen to Unveil BlueMotion Polo, Golf and Passat in Frankfurt
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Volkswagen will debut a new set of ultra-efficient BlueMotion diesels at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just two weeks. Included in the list are the new BlueMotion versions of the Polo, Golf and Passat. First up is the ultra-efficient BlueMotion Polo sub-compact, which is powered by a 75hp 1.2-liter diesel engine. Improving even on the… Continue Reading...

Report: BMW Offers $4,500 Off on Diesel Models

Report: BMW Offers $4,500 Off on Diesel Models
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As though there was any doubt that BMW’s diesel models weren’t selling well in the U.S., the German automaker is now following in the footsteps of Chrysler by offering an additional $4,500 off. Earlier this week Chrysler announced that it would discount most of its models by $4,500 on top of a possible $4,500 cash-for-clunkers… Continue Reading...