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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #309
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    Lots of Audi diesels on the way, GM says 500,000 electric cars per year soon, Ford fiesta EcoBoost 1.0, NTSB wants more safety tech Episode #309 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and George Kennedy talk about the coming horde of new Audi diesels, the Ford ...

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    Official: Diesel sales jump, we ask "how high"? (35 percent)
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    It may come as a shock, but diesel cars are doing well outside of their traditional European home. The just-released Mazda CX-5 shows that diesels are selling beyond expectations in Japan, but the real story is that we might be seeing the start of a golden era for diesel-powered cars in the U.S. ...

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    Official: Audi pumps out new twin-turbo TDI 3.0L V6 [w/audio]
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    If you're in the market for a new car and diesel's among the options you'd consider, your local Audi showroom should be among your first destinations. The German automaker has made burning oil a cause célèbre right up there with Quattro all-wheel drive, but it's not about to sit on ...

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    Report: Audi S6 and S7 to offer diesel engines *UPDATE
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    The Audi S lineup is not a world filled with many choices. Sure, you can pick your poison in terms of which S vehicle you want, but you do not have a say in which engine is mounted under the hood. However, it seems the upcoming Audi S6 and S7 might be poised to break with that tradition. Rumor ...

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    Spoiler Alert: Audi's new R15+ racer comes out storming
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    Allan McNish in Audi R15+ – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite winning in its debut at the 2009 12 Hours of Sebring, last year was not a stellar year for Audi's Le Mans Prototype program. After a thorough reboot, Audi is trying again this year with the R15+ TDI. The heavily ...

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    LA 2009: Audi A3 TDI named 2010 Green Car of the Year in diesel repeat
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    Audi A3 TDI - Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the LA Auto Show this morning, the Audi A3 TDI was crowned the 2010 Green Car of the Year, wresting the title away from last year's winner, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Even though three hybrids made this year's list of finalists, the A3's ...

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    All Grown Up: Audi celebrates 20th birthday of TDI
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    Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As Audi begins to roll out the A3 TDI to its U.S. dealers in the coming weeks and the diesel version of the Q7 takes an ever larger share of sales, it's time to celebrate. This Fall marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the ...

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    REPORT: Audi of America president de Nysschen calls Chevy Volt "a car for idiots," slams electric vehicles
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    Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen is a big fan of diesels (no surprise), and during a recent chat with veteran auto journo Lawrence Ulrich, de Nysschen imparted a few choice morsels on the pitfalls of electric cars, with an extra helping of wrath aimed at the Chevrolet Volt. To start, ...

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    2009 Audi Q7 TDI priced at $50,900
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    2009 Audi Q7 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Touted as the world's cleanest diesel SUV, Audi has announced pricing on its 2009 Audi Q7 TDI will start at $50,900 (plus $825 for destination charges). Dropped under the hood of the 50-state model is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 ...

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    REPORT: Next Bentley Arnage to feature Audi turbo-diesel
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    Bentley Arnage Final Series – Click above for high-res gallery
    Bentley has long been rumored to be considering the use of diesel engines. The torquey oil-burners would enable Crewe to continue offering the kind of freight-train muscle for which it has become known while living up to the ...

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    On Again, Off Again: Winterkorn suggests Bentley diesel
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    Bentleys are known, among other things, for their train-like torque delivery. But while Bentley has toyed with the idea of an oil-burning engine for its big saloons, the idea was ultimately rejected by the luxury automaker due to low market interest. However, Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Bentley's ...

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    Audi hitting the road in cross-country diesel Mileage Marathon
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    Click for a high res gallery of the mileage marathon vehicles
    It's been a few years since Audi sold diesel-powered cars in the U.S., but that's about to change. After three years of showing what diesel is capable of at Le Mans and in the ALMS, Audi will introduce a diesel-powered Q7 TDI sometime ...

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    Diesel's on our doorstep: Audi lays out TDI intitiative for the U.S.
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    While Japanese automakers have the hybrid lead, the front-runners in diesel are companies of German descent. Mercedes is bringing home the bacon with BLUETEC, BMW is slapping twin turbochargers onto a 3.0-liter diesel, and Volkswagen will implement BlueMotion into five different VWs. Audi intends ...

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    Audi Q7 hybrid and diesels to arrive next year
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    Audi's first diesel and hybrid powertrains in the US will be launched in the Q7 next year. The power units will likely trickle down to other vehicles in Audi's range, but they're not yet offering up any details on how prolific this hardware will be. Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have been working ...

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