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Biodiesel Report: What B20 Means to You and Your Warranty

Biodiesel Report: What B20 Means to You and Your Warranty

Five years ago, biodiesel was a form of fuel that the diesel enthusiast would convert his or her vehicle to use.  Since then, it has been forced into the mainstream through various government mandates and subsidies, in the form of blended fuels that are often the only option for drivers …

Report from Paris: The Mondial de l’Automobile 2012

Report from Paris: The Mondial de l’Automobile 2012

The Paris Motor Show, or Mondial de l’Automobile, was the world’s first auto show and remains one of the most important shows in the industry.  Many manufacturers use the Paris show to debut their wildest concept cars and latest production models. 2012 has brought no changes to this tradition, and …

Porsche Announces the Cayenne S Diesel, Most Powerful Oilburner on the Market

Porsche Announces the Cayenne S Diesel, Most Powerful Oilburner on the Market

Porsche will soon add a second diesel model to its Cayenne line-up. The Porsche Cayenne S Diesel will join the current Cayenne Diesel  and the Panamera Diesel to become the company’s third diesel-powered model. The new Cayenne S Diesel will win the Porsche Cayenne S the title of the most …

New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

Not terribly long ago, September marked the start of the new automotive model year. Manufacturers would show off their new models and new features and the previous year’s models would be discounted to clear space for everything new. While things have become more fluid as competition among manufacturers has increased, …

The Complete Guide to Factory and European Delivery for Diesels

The Complete Guide to Factory and European Delivery for Diesels

European Delivery, also known as Factory Delivery is the only way I know of buying a new car.  Indeed, I have found memories of accompanying my parents to the local Mercedes-Benz dealer to discuss ordering a vehicle when I was just ten years old.  Unlike the way my friends’ parents …

First Look: 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel – Review and Report

First Look: 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel – Review and Report

Coming to America this September
While the idea of a Porsche SUV was somewhat controversial in 2002 when the Porsche Cayenne was introduced, it was met with great success and turned out to be a true high-performance SUV, with excellent handling and powerful engines including a V-8 and a turbo-charged V-8.   …

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 …

Preview: 2013 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S.

Preview: 2013 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S.

Editor’s Note: A more up-to-date 2013 preview was published on September 1: New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report
As interest in diesels continues to grow, in the next 12-18 months several automobile manufacturers, including Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler (Jeep), and Porsche, will be joining the diesel party.  In the …

Porsche Introduces Cayenne Diesel

Porsche Introduces Cayenne Diesel

Porsche will soon become the fifth carmaker in the U.S. to offer a diesel model with the introduction of the Cayenne Diesel sport utility vehicle (SUV).  Currently, diesel models are available from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen in the U.S. market.
The Cayenne Diesel was first offered in Europe in 2009 …

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

It’s common knowledge that the market share for diesel is in the low single digits in the U.S.  Currently, only four manufacturers, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen currently offer diesel-powered automobiles although there will be several automakers joining the diesel fold, including Jeep, Mazda, and Porsche, in the coming 18 …

2011 BMW 335d Review and Final Drive: The Road to Stuttgart and Munich

2011 BMW 335d Review and Final Drive: The Road to Stuttgart and Munich

Our fascination with the BMW 335d started almost two years ago, when Jonathan Spira took delivery of our 2010 BMW 335d at the BMW Welt.  The successor to the E90 BMW 3 Series has just been unveiled and production of the current (E90) 3 Series has ended.  The 335d introduced …

2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel – First Look

2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel – First Look

Introduced at the 13th Auto Shanghai in 2009, the Porsche Panamera represents the latest expansion of the Porsche model range following the Porsche Cayenne in 2002. The Panamera is a four-seat hatchback luxury liner and is available with a variety of petrol engines. With the world premiere of the Panamera …