Volkswagen Touareg TDI

Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year has started.  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 seven passenger cars; the Audi A3 TDI, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec, the Volkswagen Golf  …

2011 Audi Q7 TDI Quattro Review and Test Drive

2011 Audi Q7 TDI Quattro Review and Test Drive

The Audi Q7 TDI, last reviewed here in 2009, is Ingolstadt’s largest and was eagerly awaited here for its combination of aggressive styling, overall useability, and good handling. Few vehicles provide seven seats, massive torque, and 21.5 mpg (10.94 l/100 km). Its optional towing package can handle up to 6,600 …

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. …

From Argentina to Alaska in a Volkswagen TDI

From Argentina to Alaska in a Volkswagen TDI

Known for his long-distance drives in Volkswagen alternative-fuel cars, German off-road driver Rainer Zietlow, along with his team, plan to take a Volkswagen Touareg TDI on a two week, 16,000 mile (25,750 km) drive from the southern tip of Argentina to Alaska.
Timed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Pan-American …

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 …

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Review and Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Review and Road Test

The  all-new 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is the second generation of the SUV built on a shared Volkswagen Group platform in Bratislava, Slovakia alongside its platform cousins, the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne.
The Touareg, pronounced “twah-reg”, gets its name from the nomadic Tuareg people in North Africa, believed to …

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 201: Q3 Sales Accelerate to 33%

Diesel Economics 201: Q3 Sales Accelerate to 33%

Is 2010 the year of the diesel?  A new analysis by The Diesel Driver shows an increasingly strong  preference for diesel-powered cars compared to the petrol-powered equivalent models
The Diesel Driver analyzed detailed new-car sales data from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, the four companies that currently offer diesel-powered passenger vehicles …