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    Exclusive: Bentley considering diesel engine for new SUV
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    Turns out, in case you didn't know, the rich are just like regular people. They too are concerned about the environment, even when tooling around town in their super-luxurious Bentleys. So the automaker is weighing the idea of offering a diesel engine in its SUV offering, which could help satisfy ...

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    Official: GM-Isuzu joint venture assembles 1.5-millionth Duramax diesel
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    General Motors and Isuzu have officially stitched together 1.5 million Duramax 6.6-liter diesel engines. The joint venture between the two manufacturers started in 1998, and now the DMAX plant employs 517 workers in a 584,000 square-foot facility. GM introduced the Duramax turbo diesel engine to ...

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    Video: Are these the most epic diesel-powered burnouts ever?
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    Here in the States, we generally think of diesel-powered vehicles in one of two ways. First, there are the gigantor pickups with their loud and burly turbodiesel engines. Second, there are the diesel fuel misers, such as Volkswagen's stable of TDI mobiles. In Europe, though, nearly every car is ...

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    Rumormill: Lured in by Opel Ampera tech, BMW seeks deal with GM
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    Spiegel Online set the rumormill ablaze with an unconfirmed report that General Motors is seeking some sort of cooperative deal with German automaker BMW. Speigel says The General's interest in BMW is primarily related to the German firm's gasoline and diesel engine technology. Beyond that, ...

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    World's largest diesel engine makes 109,000 horsepower
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    Shipping goods from China to the U.S. is big business. And when we say big, we're talking 1,300-foot-long ships that weigh 170,974 tons. The cargo ships in question can carry 11,000 20-foot shipping containers at a breakneck speed of 31 knots. That's a lot more oomph than the typical 20-knot ...

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    Report: All Audi models to be available with diesel engines by 2015
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    2010 Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Diesel is slowly making an impression here in the United States and Audi has been paying attention. Parent company Volkswagen has been selling a steady stream of diesels for many years, and the enthusiasm for the oil-burners has ...

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    Report: Next Range Rover detailed, huge weight loss, 33 mpg!
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    It's no secret that in recent years Land Rover has been itching to reduce the mass of its products. Even before Ford sold the brand to Tata it had been working on a variety of lighter weight concepts. It looks like the next generation Range Rover will be the first benefactor of those efforts when ...

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    Report: Diesel and electric vehicles two of many options to meet CAFE regulations
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    2010 Volkswagen Golf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    New CAFE standards set to take affect in 2015 have automakers in a hurried frenzy. Meeting target CAFE numbers of 35.5 miles per gallon within the short five-year time frame is no easy feat. Current standards, set at a fleet average ...

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    Dodge and Cummins reach multi-year contract extension
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    2010 Dodge Ram HD – Click above for high-res image gallery It's tough to sell a heavy-duty pickup truck without a diesel engine offering. Ford uses Navistar, General Motors has worked with Isuzu Motors and Chrysler has Cummins. Of all the automaker diesel offerings, Chrysler's pact with ...

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    STUDY: Diesel sales still limited in U.S. by buyer perceptions [w/POLL]
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    2009 BMW 335d – Click above for high-res gallery
    Just the other day, Volkswagen revealed that it is having little trouble selling diesel versions of the Jetta here in the United States. Fellow German automakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz, however, apparently aren't finding the oil-burning ...

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    Navistar suing Ford... again
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    Ford and Navistar are once again going to court over the automaker's plans to develop a 4.4L diesel engine inhouse for the F-150. The original lawsuit was thrown out last June, with the judge ordering the two corporations to iron out their differences in mediation. Since no progress has been made ...

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    Ford begins production of twin-turbo diesel V8
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    Ford Motor's new top-of-the-line diesel (photo at right) starting rolling off the production line Friday at the company's Dagenham Diesel Centre in Britain. The new powerplant is a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V8 that puts out about 265 hp (270 ps) and 472 ft-lb. of torque (640 Nm). Up to 25,000 ...

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