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.
In conjunction with the launch of its diesel engines in the U.S., Audi has created a Facebook Causes page to benefit the Nature Conservancy. For every person that joins the cause, Audi has committed to donating a dollar to the Tensas River basin project where the Nature Conservancy is conducting a carbon offset program. The Tensas project involves reforestation of private lands and restoring natural habitats that have been shrinking due to human activity.
It looks like Bentley chief Franz-Josef Paefgen is being over-ruled when it comes to what kinds of powertrains will appear in his cars in the future. Specifically, Volkswagen is firmly committed to diesel engines while Paefgen has said that they are inappropriate for Bentley automobiles. VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn told Auto Motor und Sport that the company will respond to changing markets and he could imagine a diesel Bentley. The engine for the British luxury brand is likely to be a new twi
The all-conquering Audi R10 TDI has been awarded the Pioneering and Innovation Award from the British racing magazine Autosport at their annual awards ceremony. The R10 was the first diesel-powered racer to win the 24 hours of Le Mans as well as going undefeated in the seven races it ran in the American Le Mans Series. The vastly reduced fuel consumption of the diesel allowed the R10 to run three laps farther between each fuel stop at Le Mans compared to the previous R8. In 2007 Audi will be joi
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