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Volkswagen has shown an emissions solution for the 1.6-liter TDI engine to federal authorities in Germany. If approved, the recall for the 1.6 liter might still take a year to complete in Germany alone.


Money Will Be Paid Half As Gift Card, Half VW Cash To TDI Owners

VW wants to 'Make Things Right' with two $500 payments to people who own a TDI vehicle that uses diesel cheat software.


VW will launch a "TDI Goodwill Program" that compensates diesel car drivers with prepaid cards, which, in the US, will be worth between $500 and $750.


3.0L TDI Models Being Held At Dealers

Following Porsche's stop-sale of the Cayenne Diesel, Audi is holding all of its models equipped with the 3.0-liter TDI V6.


VW allegedly altered its software defeat device multiple times to put the cheat into several engines, suggesting more people knowing about the trick. If proven, the result could be harsher penalties against the company in the US.


VW Says That Number Is 'Without Foundation'

Dozens of managers will be suspended and at least 30 employees are believed to have been aware of Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal, a new report claims.


Not A G'Day For VW Down Under

Almost 100,000 diesel-powered personal and commercial vehicles will get checked out by VW in Australia as part of global scandal.


VW Customers Have Contacted One Firm In 'Unprecedented' Numbers

Livid at the prospect of losing thousands of dollars from the value of their cars and performance from their diesel engines, many owners of Volkswagens are headed to court.


VW Promises Dealer Financial Support, Says New EU 6 Engines Are Fine

A wrap up of the latest news about the VW diesel scandal, including that South Korea will soon investigate and that the FTC might also take a look.


Exploring VW's Surprising Diesel Problem In Depth

After the EPA says VW used software to get around federal tests, we see how it looks from a green car event in California and try to understand what happened.


Feeling The Change Is Easier Than Spotting It

You'll have to look closely to tell the difference, but the Volkswagen Jetta has received a raft of improvements for 2015, and nowhere is that clearer than with the TDI diesel model.


We won't even ask how much torque it'll produce, but we could easily see the number cresting 450 lb-ft.


Audi is issuing a recall covering some 70,000 vehicles worldwide, due to problems with their brake boosters. According to Automotive News Europe, diesel-powered examples of the A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q7 are all being called back due to this issue.


Most cars use a 12-volt system to power their electrical components. But, with more and more electric bits and bobs being added to new vehicles, a dozen volts is looking a bit weak these days. In fact, Audi says that standard 12-volt systems are being stretched "to their very limits." Enter 48 volts.


With the racing pedigree provided by the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the German king of Le Mans is capitalizing on the connection between its road cars and race cars at every opportunity. Maybe there's an entire range of Le Mans Editions for the automakers diesel-hybrid offerings, with perhaps Tom Kristensen acting as the brand's spokesperson for the technology in Europe. You'd be wrong, though, because despite the R18's overwhelming successes in endurance racing


Nope, the diesel engine never really did go out of style for Audi. Now, the German automaker has released a video reminding the world of its persistence with the oil-burners and is commemorating the Silver Anniversary of Audi's first commitment to turbodiesels in 1989. And, yes, there are some road racers shown in the clip, so some of those bad boys actually move pretty well.


Official price remains a mystery

Volkswagen has delivered the first XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid to a customer from Berlin, Germany. Dr. Christian Malorny received his Oryx White XL1 with black and grey interior from Volkswagen Germany's director of sales and marketing for passenger cars, Thomas Zahn, at the company's Transparent Factory in Dresden.


The schism that separates the European-market Volkswagen Passat and its American-built cousin is evidently only set to widen, as renderings have officially been released showing off the next-generation Euro-market Passat sedan, and it looks quite different than our larger, less costly family sedan. That's especially true up front, where it wears an aggressive scowl thanks to a chrome strip that forms a brow over the piercing headlamps and grille.


The brands in the Volkswagen Group have shown that they can develop some of the world's best diesel engines for passenger cars. At the Vienna Motor Symposium taking place May 8 and 9, Audi has an updated one to add to its lineup. It's launching a new version of the 3.0 TDI V6 with better efficiency and more power than the version currently in the US.


We know it doesn't look like a concept, but the Golf TDI SportWagen being shown at today's New York Auto Show is not (yet) a production model. There will indeed be a production car bearing the same name coming to these United States early next year, and it will look very much like the showcar seen above, but there are decisions that still need to be made lying under the wagon's skin before any of that can happen.


Diesel lovers rejoice. Volkswagen is bringing the latest iteration of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine – dubbed the EA288 – to the 2015 model year Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle (2013 model pictured above) and Beetle Convertible, and the cars will be on sale in the second half of 2014.

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