The folks at Green Car Journal have just released their list of finalists for the 2015 Green Car of the Year award. The group includes a surprising diversity of vehicles from several manufacturers. Continue Reading...
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The A8 is Audi’s flagship model, sitting at the top of its core lineup. Serving a diversity of luxury customers, the car is offered in two different wheelbases with a variety of engine options. There’s a supercharged V6, two flavors of twin-turbocharged V8 and even an exotic W12. Continue Reading...
Diesel. To many American drivers the “D” word is something of a mystery. It’s associated with construction equipment, tractor trailers and hillbillies “rollin’ coal” in their modified pickups, spewing more black smoke than a burning pile of used tires. Continue Reading...
Midsize sedans are a big deal; this segment is one of the most important in the automotive industry. Corporate fortunes are won or lost on the backs of these versatile, hard-working cars. Continue Reading...
Audi has new diesel V6 engines waiting in the wings with improved efficiency ready for stricter European emissions standards. Continue Reading...
When it comes to cars, pretty much all automotive journalists lust after diesel-powered, rear-wheel-drive station wagons with manual transmissions. Believe it or not, Audi is happy to answer the call… sort of. Continue Reading...
Customers should wait if they are about to buy a new diesel-powered Volkswagen sedan or coupe because a new turbo diesel will replace the current engine later this year. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen will reveal a quartet of subcompact Polos at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Naturally fuel efficiency is a top priority with these models but the company hasn’t forgotten about performance. Continue Reading...
What do Abraham Lincoln, Shaquille O’Neal and Chewbacca have in common? Truth be told, not a whole lot. Honest Abe got capped, Shaq can’t shoot free throws and Chewie is hairier than a herd of yaks… or the filter in a Econo Lodge hot tub. This trio’s differences abound, but one thing they all share… Continue Reading...
Audi just announced pricing for its all-new 2015 A3 sedan. The company had hinted that this compact four-door would start right around 30 grand and they nailed that price point. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen announced today that it’s diesel-powered Passat set a new record to fuel economy driving through every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Continue Reading...
Diesel powertrains are always more expensive than their gasoline counterparts, but Audi is asking a big premium for the diesel versions of its A6, A6 and Q5. Continue Reading...
People buy hybrids because they think the “H” word is synonymous with fuel savings. While that’s true, hybrid appeal leaves a wide grey area between mildly improved mpgs and real returns at the pump, not to mention the higher cost of entry into the gasoline-electric segment. Toyota’s success with the Prius often leads people to… Continue Reading...
Pumping gasoline into a diesel Volkswagen voids the warranty and can lead to costly repairs, which is why the brand is kicking off a massive modification campaign. Continue Reading...
Put your ear to the ground. You’re probably going to hear the gravelly sound of a diesel engine coming… at least figuratively. Continue Reading...
Grab your three wood and don your Tam o’Shanter because Volkswagen just revealed the North American version of its 7th generation Golf. This 2015 model is larger and roomier inside than its predecessor but lighter and more fuel efficient at the same time. Continue Reading...
Audi just announced pricing and fuel mileage estimates for the long wheelbase diesel version of its A8 flagship sedan. Continue Reading...
With recent news that Audi has axed its development plans for the R8 e-tron electric supercar, it appears as though the German automaker has a different powertrain solution in mind: a diesel engine. Continue Reading...
It was no secret, it had to happen and now it’s here for you to look at: The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle convertible is out for all to see. Continue Reading...
Audi just unveiled an electric twin-turbo diesel engine setup that it is currently testing which it says can give a “distinct boost in performance.” Continue Reading...
With the oil crisis of the ‘70s many predicted the death of the V8 engine, but it has continued to solider on. With Chrysler and Infiniti execs recently commenting that there’s no place for eight-cylinder cars in the future of their respective brands, this time, are the V8 engine’s days finally numbered? Continue Reading...
Clean diesels and hybrids are two options for consumers who want to ease the pain at the pump, and both are continuing to see impressive growth in the U.S. marketplace with diesel sales increasing 27.5 percent in the first half of 2012, while hybrid sales have jumped 63.5 percent. Continue Reading...
In response to the World Health Organization’s recent decision to classify diesel exhaust as a carcinogen, more toxic to your health than second hand smoke, America’s largest retailer of diesel passenger cars is questioning the findings. Continue Reading...
Price, looks and size… these are the few factors that used to decide what vehicle you’d park in your driveway. Looking for a cheap and small car? A Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic will do. Need something bigger, perhaps a mid-size Hyundai Sonata or an SUV. Things used to be pretty easy. With increasingly high… Continue Reading...