The terms "performance" and "
" used to be mutually exclusive, but times, they are a-changin'.
with its R10 TDI and the recent unveiling of the
concept might be giving
a reason to turn towards oilburners for some of its high-po offerings.
has made a name for itself by providing, among other things, torque-rich engines that sometimes have to be electronically limited due to their tire (and differential) decimating potential.
supposedly has it on good authority that plans are in the works to offer diesel models with an AMG badge, but both Mercedes and
failed to provide any details about what vehicles or engines would be used. It might be a forgone conclusion that new CAFE standards in the U.S. are causing automakers to rethink their performance offerings, but in the meantime, we're going to throw this in the rumormill and see what comes out the other end.