Suzuki Sourcing More Diesel Engines From Fiat

Suzuki is working closely with Fiat to increase their supply of diesel-powered cars in India.

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Americans Embracing Diesel-Powered Passenger Cars

There was a time in North America that the letters “TDI” and the word “diesel” was unknown. In fact, most American consumers wouldn’t even understand the idea of a diesel-powered passenger car, save for the dreadful Oldsmobile diesels of the 1970’s. But times have changed, or rather gasoline prices have skyrocketed, and more and more Americans are embracing the idea of a diesel-powered passenger car.

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BMW M550d Rumored to Have 381-HP, 516 Lb-Ft of Torque

BMW held a dealer presentation in the Netherlands and a leak has rumors stirring that the upcoming M550d will officially come with 381-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from its tri-turbo, inline-six diesel powerplant.

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Jaguar XF Diesel Achieves 62.9-MPG In Cross-America Trek

Jaguar recently took a road trip from New York to Los Angeles in a British spec XF 2.2 Diesel, and covered the 2884-miles journey at an average of 62.9-mpg. This makes it the most efficient Jaguar ever made.

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Jaguar XF Diesel Driving Across America Sparks Rumors of U.S. Diesel Jag Sales

The team at Jaguar have now begun North American testing of a standard 2.2 liter four-cylinder diesel Jaguar XF and, to channel the spirit of the Cannonball, have appointed two independent drivers to take their diesel sedan across 2,800 miles and through the 11 states between New York City and Los Angeles.

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More Diesel Cars In The Future For North America

If you aren’t familiar with the gravely rumble of a diesel powered vehicle you probably will be soon.

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BMW 3-Series Diesel May Return To North America

While the BMW 3-Series diesel  never really took off in the North American market, diesel powered Bimmers make up about 50 percent of European 3-Series sales, and the brand reports similar numbers for the X5 in North America.

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Mazda Looking To Boost U.S. Sales By 74 Percent With Sporty, Fuel Efficient Cars

Mazda is hoping to boost sales in the United States by 74 percent, and a key component of their strategy will be delivering sporty vehicles that can turn out “real world” fuel economy numbers.

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Cummins Forecasts Spike in Demand for Diesel Engines

The world’s economy stinks, gas is expensive and we’re all watching our wallets closely.

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Volkswagen Jetta, Golf TDI, Audi A3 TDI Being Recalled Over Fuel Leak

Volkswagen is recalling 168,000 diesel engine vehicles produced from 2009-2012 over a possible leak from the fuel injectors that could start a fire.

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2012 Mazda CX-5 Hits U.S In Early 2012, Will Get Diesel Option In 2014

The Mazda CX-5 will enter the highly competitive compact crossover segment in the U.S when it debuts in early 2012. The CX-5 prototype was equipped with 165-hp  2.0-liter engine producing 150 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and the American version will likely use the same setup.

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2009 BMW X5 Diesel Recalled For Fuel Filter Heater Issue

Owners of BMW‘s 2009 X5 SUV powered with a diesel engine should be keeping their eyes out for a recall notice, scheduled to be sent out on October 1st. The recall is for a replacement fuel filter heater that BMW has concluded can be faulty in 2,120 X5 SUVs with a diesel engine manufactured from October 1st, 2008 to June 12th, 2009.

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Land Rover DC100 Concept Previews Next-Gen Defender

Off-roaders may want to listen up, this is your lucky day. Land Rover has confirmed production for the next-gen Defender SUV. The British automaker intends to launch a new Defender in 2015, and the concept version (DC100) will be present at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show.

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U.S Army Trucks Drive Underwater In Downtown Manville, NJ [Video]

Two National Guard Light Medium Tactical Vehicles were entirely submerged during the Hurricane Irene aftermath, and the action was captured on video.

The two trucks drove through the deep water in downtown Manville. They managed to drive about a block  before either water got into the engine or the drivers ran out of breath. At one point when the trucks stop, the men climb out of the trucks and appear to be unable to swim.

Check it out for yourself after the jump!

[Source: Jalopnik]

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Volkswagen Admits Poor Quality, Assures American Consumers Of Improvements

Despite poor showings in various quality surveys, not to mention anecdotal evidence abound, Volkswagen is tackling its vehicle quality problems head on, and is openly discussing the steps it will take to remedy them.

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