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Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year has begun.  Seven automakers, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars and SUVs in the U.S.  The field has almost doubled, with 23 nominees compared to …

Audi Concludes Record Year, Sells 10,000 Diesels

Audi Concludes Record Year, Sells 10,000 Diesels

Audi announced that, with sales of 158,061 vehicles, 2013 was its most successful year in the U.S.  For the fourth year running, the automaker has set a new record, this year reporting a 13.5% increase in sales over 2012.
The Ingolstadt-based automaker sold more than 10,000 diesels in 2013, accounting for …

2013 Audi Q7 TDI: The Drive to the High Tatras Mountains – Review

2013 Audi Q7 TDI: The Drive to the High Tatras Mountains – Review

This is Part 2 of Grand Touring feature on the Drive to the High Tatras Mountains. The first part was The Drive to Vienna.
The Audi Q7 TDI is like an old friend.  I drove the Q7 for the first time four years ago and have driven it and its siblings (the …

2013 Audi Q7 TDI: The Drive to Vienna – Review and Report

2013 Audi Q7 TDI: The Drive to Vienna – Review and Report

The Audi Q7 has been around since 2009 and has been continually updated by Audi with the latest in driver assistance and safety technologies.  With regard to vehicle size, it was a bit of overkill for my trek to the High Tatras Mountains of Slovakia, a range of mountains along …

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

More Diesels Still to Come as Automakers Add Models to Lineup
America’s love affair with the diesel is being rekindled, at least as far as sales figures go.  Sales of diesel-powered cars and SUVs were up 26% in 2012 and it looks as if that trend is continuing for 2013.  While …

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Diesel in the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Diesel in the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards

Vote today for your favorite diesel automobile.  Balloting for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year is almost over but you still have a chance to support your choice.
The field is wide open: five companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer a variety of diesel passenger cars in …

Place Your Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Place Your Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only two weeks left to vote for your pick for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2013 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year.  Cars from five automakers are in the running: Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes eight passenger …

Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2013 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year has started.  Five companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer a variety of diesel passenger cars in the U.S.  To vote, scroll down on this page.
This year’s stellar field of …

2013 Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg to Get Updated Engine

2013 Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg to Get Updated Engine

Audi’s Q7 TDI SUV, which first joined the Ingolstadt automaker’s lineup in 2007 and is currently its largest vehicle, along with the Volkswagen Touareg, its platform cousin built on the same assembly line in Bratislava, Slovakia, will get a revised 3.0-liter V-6 engine for model year 2013.
The new engine develops …

Audi’s U.S. Diesel Strategy: An Interview with Wayne Killen

Audi’s U.S. Diesel Strategy: An Interview with Wayne Killen

In the next year or so, virtually every Audi model sold in the United States ranging from the compact A3 to the full-sized A8, will be available with a diesel engine.
Currently, only the A3 and the Q7 are available as oilburners, but starting in 2013 we will see diesel versions …

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only a few days left for readers to vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year.  Cars from four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, are in the running.  Nominees include seven passenger cars; the Audi A3 TDI, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec, the …

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec Review and Test Drive

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec Review and Test Drive

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class made its debut at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in New York and was designed with the North American market in mind.  It is currently offered in three versions, the GL350 BlueTec, with a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-charged diesel engine, the gasoline-powered GL450, with a 4.6-liter …