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AddAutoblog Podcast #309

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

111Diesel sales jump, we ask "how high"? (35 percent)

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. In fact, clean diesel sales were up 35 percent in the first quarter of 2012 over Q1 2011, a trend – and it is a trend, since diesel sales were up 27 percent in 2011 – that the Diesel Technolo

56Diesel sales jump, we ask "how high"? (35 percent)

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. In fact, clean diesel sales were up 35 percent in the first quarter of 2012 over Q1 2011, a trend – and it is a trend, since diesel sales were up 27 percent in 2011 – that the Diesel Technolo

63Audi pumps out new twin-turbo TDI 3.0L V6 [w/audio]

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 its proverbial laurels and let the competition catch up. To that end, Audi has just announced its most powerful V6 TDI yet.

6Report: Audi, Mercedes-Benz to double U.S. diesel models

Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery

16Audi launches pair of new TDI-powered A4 models; sedan to get 53.5 mpg

Audi will up the fuel efficiency ante with the addition of two new models that bring a new miles per gallon level to the A4 lineup that has never been reached. Packing 2.0-liter TDI engines, the pair of new models – a sedan and an Avant (wagon) – boast near best-in-class fuel economy ratings of 53.5 mpg (U.S.) and 51.1 mpg, respectively. In addition, the sedan's emissions now stand at 115 grams CO2 per kilometer, while the wagon version trails ever so slightly at 120 g/km CO2.

38Sales of clean diesel models skyrocket in September; hybrids dip

2011 Honda CR-Z vs. 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Street Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

8Audi to "more than double" its lineup of clean diesel models in U.S.

Audi A4 TDI – Click above for a high-res image gallery

AddAudi introduces lighter, more efficient 3.0L V6 turbodiesel, can cut consumption by 20%

At its annual technology day in Ingolstadt yesterday, Audi revealed more information about its redesigned 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine. The refreshed powerplant will be appearing in an array of products from the Volkswagen Group this year, including the new Touareg, Cayenne and the Porsche Q7 update.

11Spoiler Alert: Audi's new R15+ racer comes out storming

Allan McNish in Audi R15+ – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddAutocar samples 2011 Audi A8 TDI, 35.6 mpg (U.S.)

2011 Audi A8 – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddAudi to U.S. politicians: Diesels > hybrids and EVs

Audi A3 1.6 TDI - Click above for high-res image gallery

18All Grown Up: Audi celebrates 20th birthday of TDI

Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddAll Grown Up: Audi celebrates 20th birthday of TDI

Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery

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