Showing posts in the category of Diesel

Mazda3 Takes on Equally Priced Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series


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There’s a very thin line between premium and mainstream offerings in the small and compact segments, and the following comparative review proves it.

Opel Starts Production of the New 170PS 2.0-Liter Diesel in Kaiserslautern


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Opel’s engine manufacturing plant in Kaiserslautern, Germany, has begun producing the new 2.0-liter diesel engine that debuted at this year’s Paris Auto Show.

1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D Looks Fantastic, Seller Claims it Only Has 41K Miles


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The Mercedes-Benz W123 series was one of the most successful model lines in the history of the brand, with almost 2.7 million units built between 1976 and 1985, when it was replaced by the W124.

Fresh Details about Alfa Romeo’s New Engines, Twin-Turbo V6 With Up to 480HP


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We’ve been hearing of Alfa Romeo’s new models and engines for quite a while now, but the moment of truth is getting nearer. On June 24, 2015, the Italian brand will unveil the new rear-wheel drive midsize sedan that will kick-start its revamp process.

Renault's Twin-Pot Two-Stroke Diesel Engine with Supercharger and Turbocharger


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Engines don’t need to be big and powerful to be worth talking about, and there’s no better example to support that than Renault’s recently announced two-cylinder two-stroke diesel engine.

Its focus is squarely on efficiency and compactness, and with a displacement of 730 cc it can still put out anywhere between 47 to 68 hp.

Citroën Gives the DS 4 New Engines and Color Combinations for 2015


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Along with the mild facelift applied to the C4, Citroën has also operated some changes on the C4-related DS 4 premium compact hatchback.

To mark the start of its third full year on the market, the DS 4 is now available in a two-tone version with a choice of three roof colors, two new engines and a range of connected services.

Peugeot Bipper Tepee Is a Van that Wants to Come Across as an MPV


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For the price of a supermini, Peugeot offers the Bipper Tepee, a small MPV derived from the Bipper van that can easily play both the role of a family car and of a vehicle for small businesses.

Citroën Refreshes the C4 with New Lights, Equipment and 3-Cylinder Engine


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Four years after launch, Citroën has given the second-generation C4 its first facelift, with updates including new light signatures, technologies and engines.

Plug-In Hybrid Diesel Model Confirmed for Upcoming Audi Q7


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Audi will merge diesel and plug-in hybrid technology with the second-generation Audi Q7, which will debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

France Wants to Discourage Ownership of Diesel Cars, Automakers Protest


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The French government has announced plans to gradually phase out the use of diesel fuel for passenger vehicles and will establish a system to identify the most polluting vehicles.

After Emissions, Now Performance Causes US Launch Setback for Mazda6 Diesel


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The Mazda6 diesel was supposed to have been launched in the US back in 2013. The Japanese automaker faced setbacks in trying to hit its emissions targets and this caused the delay, but now it seems to not be satisfied with performance so this could cause further setbacks.

New Alpina D4 Biturbo is Better than BMW M4 "342 Days of the Year"


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The Alpina D4 Biturbo is the closest thing to a diesel-powered BMW M4 one could get.

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2014 Buyer Survey [w/Video]


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Would you buy your current car again? That’s a tough one, but it shows how satisfied a car owner is with his current set of wheels – and the Tesla Model S topped Consumer Reports’ survey for the second year in a row.

Cadillac to Launch Diesel Model in 2019, 911 Rival Beyond 2020


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Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen has admitted the company needs diesel engines if it wants to succeed in global markets, especially in Europe.

Japanese Cops Get Diesel-Powered Mazda CX-5 Patrol Cars


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Mazda has released a new police car version of its current, pre-facelift CX-5 crossover, for the Hiroshima Prefectural Police who will use it for highway patrol purposes.

TechArt Gives Porsche Macan S Diesel a Power Boost


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As promised earlier this year, TechArt has released a power kit for the diesel-fueled version of Porsche's new Macan SUV.

Mitsubishi's All-New Triton Unveiled in Thailand Is the New L200


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Mitsubishi has unveiled the all-new Triton pickup truck in Thailand today, the country where the model is built at the Laem Chabang Plant. Known as the L200 in most export markets, the new Mitsubishi Triton will eventually go on sale in some 150 countries from the ASEAN region, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

2002 Opel Zafira Covers 500,000 Kilometers without Major Issues


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The German owner of a 2002 Opel Zafira that has covered 500,000 kilometers (310,686 miles) was congratulated by Opel Group CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann in person.

Two Answers to the Same Question: New Ford S-Max or Renault Espace?


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Two of the latest and most modern MPVs on the market are the Ford S-Max and Renault Espace, both revealed at the Paris Auto Show.

Audi Freshens up A1 and A1 Sportback with Styling Changes, Three-Cylinder Engines


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Audi has just revealed an updated version of its A1 and A1 Sportback premium superminis. The model’s look has been updated (quite extensively, despite looking subtle at first) and it’s actually around 2 cm / 0.8 in longer as a result of the changes (we assume it’s all just extra overhang). The engine range has also been revamped and three-cylinder units have been added for the first time.