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    Study: Modern diesels pollute over 20% less than those from 10 years ago
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    Today, if you're a car company and you offer a diesel engine in this market, you have to go to great lengths to show consumers that it's less harmful to the environment than a gas-powered engine. That's why marketing types have come up with TDI Clean Diesel and EcoDiesel and BlueTec and so on, ...

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    Official: VW says it has sold over 100,000 TDI diesels in America this year
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    Volkswagen Group of America has lit oil-burning fireworks to celebrate the sales of more than 100,000 TDI Clean Diesel vehicles in the US between its VW and Audi brands this year. According to VW, that means it is responsible for more than 75 percent of diesel-engined cars and SUVs sold here ...

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    Study: Audi claims America unfairly pushes electrics over diesels, backed by survey
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    Audi, in case you haven't noticed, is quite committed to diesel technology. It champions oil burners in both the racing world and to consumers, offering American customers a total of five diesel-powered models, which is more than any brand in the US market save for its parent company, Volkswagen. ...

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    Official: Diesel-powered Mazda6 going racing in Grand-Am Series
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    The diesel version of the 2014 Mazda6 won't be hitting North American showrooms until the middle of next year, but we won't have to wait that long to see the car in action. Mazda will enter its midsize sedan in the new Grand-Am GX class with a Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine under the hood, and ...

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    Official: Honda unveils new diesel for overseas Civic... will it come here?
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    Honda has indeed been promoting its new Earth Dreams family of fuel efficient engines, and with good reason. The next generation of the Japanese automaker's powerplants are said to deliver more power with less consumption. You can't go wrong there. So it has greatly piqued our interest that ...

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    Official: High-MPG Taylors drive a Volkswagen Passat 1,626 miles on one tank of diesel
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    Watch out, Wayne Gerdes, there's a new hypermiling crew in town. John and Helen Taylor – Volkswagen calls them "mileage experts" and "the world's most fuel-efficient couple" – recently drove a stock 2012 Passat TDI SE all the way from Houston, Texas to Sterling, Virginia without ...

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    Study: U.S. diesel auto sales up 27% in 2011 while hybrid share shrinks
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    A plethora of new diesel offerings is driving sales, according to a new report from the Diesel Technology Forum. Sales of diesels rose 27.4 percent in 2011, according to numbers from HybridCars.com and market researchers Baum and Associates. The Diesel Technology Forum pegs the overall market ...

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    Report: U.S. diesel vehicle sales up 38.5% in 2011, VW Jetta TDI leads pack
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    Through the end of July, sales of diesel vehicles in the United States were up 38.5 percent, compared to the same seven-month period in 2010. Led by the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Golf TDI, diesel vehicles appear to have escaped the quake-related supply issues that crippled hybrid vehicle sales for ...

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    2012 Volkswagen Passat configurator powers up
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    The Volkswagen Passat has gotten a big makeover for 2012, with all-new styling and a lower price tag starting at $19,995. Now we know exactly what to expect for under $20k, thanks to VW's the new online configurator. For starters, the base Passat has the 170-hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder mated to a ...

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    Report: Honda to abandon clean diesel development, focus on hybrids
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    Regular readers know we tend to be big fans of modern diesel engines. All the past demons that had plagued oil-burners over the years have been exorcised, including rough running, nasty smells, loud operation and narrow power bands. But sadly, modern clean diesel powerplants have never taken hold ...

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    Audi R15 "plus" TDI shows off new, more aerodynamic nose
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    2010 Audi R15 plus – click above to enlarge
    Testing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans doesn't begin until mid-June, but that doesn't mean that Audi isn't already hard at work bettering the chances of their diesel-powered R15 TDI racer. Thanks to a belated rule change for the LMP1 class designed ...

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    Audi gets Cheap Trick to re-record Dream Green Police for Super Bowl ad, download it now for free
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    Audi's Green Police Super Bowl ad for clean diesel technology and the A3 TDI has gotten a bit of negative attention, but some parts of the campaign have gone unnoticed. For example, did you know that none other than Cheap Trick provided the soundtrack for the ad? They did, and the band even went ...

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    Video: Audi TDI good at a lot of things, but suicide apparently isn't one of them
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    Killing yourself is a bad idea. And trying to kill yourself by running a hose from the tailpipe to the cracked window of an idling Audi TDI diesel isn't only a bad idea; it's apparently unlikely to get the job done. That's the message we get from the four-ringed automaker's interesting ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Audi to intro clean A4 TDI, A3 TFSI, coming to America?
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    Audi A4 TDI - click above for a high-res image gallery
    Audi will be launching at least three new models next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, two of which seem like they have a good chance of coming to North America and one that doesn't. The A4 TDI clean diesel will make its debut at the German ...

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    Detroit 2009: Volkswagen Concept BlueSport roadster live
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    Click above for a live gallery of the Volkswagen Concept BlueSport
    Volkswagen's Concept BlueSport should go a long way towards making the term "diesel performance" a household name. While it might seem to be an oxymoron to some, seeing it at the Detroit Auto Show, we can tell you that if it reaches ...

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    New diesels won't run when the urea tanks is dry
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the MB GL320 BlueTEC
    Owners of the new crop of clean diesels will have another maintenance item to concern themselves with if their new cars are equipped with urea injection. The EPA requires that all diesels meet strict new emissions standards, which almost ...

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    VW and its dealers butting heads over Jetta TDI?
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    We recently received a note from an anonymous source indicating that there's a mildly strained relationship between VW and some of its dealers. The source of the consternation seems to be the highly anticipated Jetta TDI, which was just recently released in the U.S. market. Apparently, Volkswagen ...

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    Nissan's diesel Maxima may be manual only
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Nissan MaximaSales of Nissan's first clean diesel in America could be severely hampered before the car even gets a chance at life. According to Nissan, the diesel engine slated to power the Maxima could come equipped with a manual transmission as its ...

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    Detroit 2008: Honda gives us a peek at the i-DTEC clean diesel
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    We've been hearing about Honda's upcoming clean diesel for quite some time now, and the automaker was kind enough to show a cutaway of the i-DTEC clean diesel for us at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. Expect to see the engine appear first in an upcoming and unnamed Acura product around 2009 - but while ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Mitsubishi officially reveals the Concept-cX
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    Click images for high-res galleryOfficial photos of Mitsubishi's Frankfurt-bound Concept-cX squirted onto the web yesterday, and today,the automaker has provided full info on the car. Obviously telegraphing a Lancer-based 5-door hatchback/crossover, the Concept-cX is also a showcase for the clean ...

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