Audi A3 TDI

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

More and more buyers picked a diesel in the first half of 2011 and the reasons behind this are clear. Not only do diesels have better fuel economy but they are typically cleaner than the gasoline-powered equivalents and one doesn’t have those pesky (and expensive) batteries to worry about a …

Diesel Economics: Sales Up 39% for First Half of 2011

Diesel Economics: Sales Up 39% for First Half of 2011

An in-depth analysis of new car sales data by The Diesel Driver shows that sales of diesel-powered automobiles in the U.S. are up by 39% compared to the first half of 2010. In addition, buyers continue to choose diesel models over gasoline equivalents at the same rate as last year. …

BMW 335d is the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

BMW 335d is the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

The BMW 335d is the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year, announced Jonathan Spira, editor of The Diesel Driver magazine.  The BMW 335d received 29.6 percent of 3,669 votes cast by readers of The Diesel Driver from 43 countries.  83% of the votes came from readers in the United States.
“The …

Lexus CT 200h First Look, Road Test and Review

Lexus CT 200h First Look, Road Test and Review

While the Toyota Prius has long reigned as king of the hybrids, its relatively barebones interior and quirky design have left some buyers wanting a more luxurious Prius, more on the order of a Lexus.  Starting in early March, they can get their wish.  The Prius now has a more …

Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars in the U.S.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes six passenger cars, the Audi A3 TDI, the BMW 335d, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Volkswagen Golf TDI, the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan TDI, and the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen …

Diesel Economics 200: 40% Take Rate for 2010

Diesel Economics 200: 40% Take Rate for 2010

A new analysis by The Diesel Driver shows a growing preference for diesel-powered cars compared to petrol-powered equivalent models

The Diesel Driver recently obtained detailed sales data from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, the four companies that currently offer diesel-powered passenger vehicles in the U.S. The data cover the first six …

European Diesel Delivery Programs

European Diesel Delivery Programs

Travelers, when visiting interesting destinations, frequently bring home a souvenir or two for friends and family members.  This past December I was finally able to bring home a diesel-powered automobile, namely a BMW 335d,   Until recently, picking up a diesel as part of a European Delivery program simply wasn’t possible …

Audi A3 2.0 TDI Review

Audi A3 2.0 TDI Review

The diesel invasion from Germany continues with the Audi A3 TDI.  Audi started its clean diesel lineup in the States last spring with the big Q7 TDI that is now joined by the compact A3 five-door hatchback, the recipient of the 2010 Green Car of the Year award.
The sporty looking …