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2013 Diesel Car of the Year to be Announced Wednesday at New York International Auto Show

2013 Diesel Car of the Year to be Announced Wednesday at New York International Auto Show

The recipients  of the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year and 2013 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year awards will be announced on March 27, 2013 at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Over 6,000 votes from over 100 countries were cast by readers …

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 …

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

New Models, New Engines, New Manufacturers for the New Year
With the start of 2013 only a few weeks away the discussion is already shifting to new cars for model year 2014 and more than a few automakers will be launching brand new diesel-powered offerings.
2012 was a good year for diesel, …

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, …

Diesel Model Guide

The Diesel Model Guide aggregates reviews, news, and other information published about diesel models available in the United States in The Diesel Driver.
Audi | BMW | Cadillac | Chevrolet | Chrysler | Mazda | Mercedes-Benz | Porsche | Volkswagen
Audi Models
Audi A3 TDI
Audi Q7 TDI
 
BMW Models
BMW 335d
BMW X5 xDrive35d
 
Cadillac Models
Cadillac ATS …

Introducing The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Car: the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d

Introducing The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Car: the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d

A BMW X5 xDrive35d is the newest member of The Diesel Driver’s long-term fleet.  In a recent online poll, 28% of The Diesel Driver’s readers correctly guessed that our new car would be the X5.
(Admittedly, 35% voted for the VW Passat TDI, 10.5% favored the Audi Q7 TDI, 5.3% said …

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 …

BMW X5 Named 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

BMW X5 Named 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

The BMW X5 xDrive35d is the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year, according to the readers of The Diesel Driver magazine.
The BMW X5 diesel received 19.9% of 6,070 votes cast by readers of The Diesel Driver. The votes came from over 100 countries.  Sixty-seven percent of the votes were cast …

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 …

Volkswagen to Offer Diesel Beetle Starting in August

Volkswagen to Offer Diesel Beetle Starting in August

Volkswagen, the current market leader in U.S. diesel sales, will offer a diesel model of the Beetle and will debut the Beetle TDI (which stands for “turbocharged direct injection”) at the Chicago Auto Show next week.
The Beetle TDI is expected to offer 29 mpg (8.11 l/100 km) in city driving …