Honda Unveils 1.6L Diesel Engine for Euro Civic

Honda Civic buyers in Europe will benefit from a new 1.6-liter diesel engine — the first oil burner in the brand’s new “Earth Dreams” engine lineup. 

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Seven Diesels We Wish Existed

Its hard not to daydream about diesel cars, with their great torque and excellent fuel economy, so here’s our top picks of cars that we’d love to see a diesel option for. Our criteria is simple, the automaker must have a diesel engine in use somewhere in its lineup or in an international version of the car. In other words, these are all very real possibilities.

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2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid EPA Estimate Released

EPA estimates for the 2013 Audi Q5 small crossover are available, but return rather disappointing results. 

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New Reverse Rotary Engine Aims for Extreme Efficiency

Small engine manufacturer LiquidPiston is developing a tiny, lightweight, super-efficient engine that functions a lot like Wankel rotary units.

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Unveiled Before L.A.

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.

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BMW 1 Series Adding AWD, Not for US Market

BMW will showcase xDrive versions of its 1 Series during the upcoming Paris Motor Show meant for many markets worldwide, but not the U.S.

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In Memoriam: The V8 Engine 1900-201?

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?

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Kia Preparing Mercedes CLS Competitor

Kia is planning to launch a four-door coupe based on the GT concept (seen above) from last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show with crosshairs set on the Mercedes CLS.

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Toyota to Focus on Turbocharging, Diesel May Come to US

Big changes in the traditional Toyota engine lineup may be one the way soon in the form of turbocharging and possibly even diesel engines in the American market.

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BMW Proves Diesel as Hybrid Alternative at Olympics

While all eyes are on athletes vying for Olympic glory, BMW will be capitalizing on prime real estate within the Olympic Park to showcase its cars.

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Mercedes B-Class Caught Testing in California Suggests US Launch

Despite being sold in Canada, Mercedes-Benz has yet to offer its B-Class to an American audience, though reports of that changing have been floating for years.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Struggled in Swerve Test: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is, to an extent, corroborating Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld‘s accusations that the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a rollover hazard.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Tires Pop During Second Moose Test

Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld’s accusations toward the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee became much harder to dispute with the rag’s latest video. Both the clip and brief article that accompany it end with a pointed message that says: “Don’t buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee, for you and your family’s safety.”

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MINI Diesel Still Under Consideration for U.S.

At the recent “ MINI Takes The States” road rally, its head of U.S. product strategy, Patrick McKenna, said that the British automaker is still considering a diesel model for the U.S. market.

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AutoGuide Week-In-Reverse: Pikes Peak Hill Climb Delayed, Toyota and BMW Announce Sports Car

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

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