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Welcome Audi RS6 Avant, goodbye Lincoln Continental | Autoblog Podcast #592

Plus Land Cruiser death rumors, driving the newest diesels, and more

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2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel First Drive | To be continued …

Yet another new Ram to love, but without fuel economy estimates, the jury is still out

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U.S. judge urges VW and SEC to resolve civil Dieselgate suit

'Sit down and see if you can work it out'

A federal judge in California on Friday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Volkswagen AG to resolve a civil suit stemming from its Dieselgate emissions scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco, who earlier had questioned why the agency waited two years to sue the automaker, said he was putting the suit on hold until Oct. 4. The SEC filed a civil suit in March accusing Volkswagen and its former chief executive, Martin Winterkorn, of defrauding

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2020 Ram EcoDiesel gets a price, will be a $4,995 option

Ram says it will be available on every trim level and configuration

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Daimler may be fined 1 billion euros for diesel cheating

At 5,000 euros per car, it could even be quite a bit more

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GM being sued over imploding Bosch fuel pumps in Duramax diesel trucks

Lawsuit alleges CP4 pumps weren't designed for thinner U.S. diesel

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Ford reveals specs on new 7.3-liter V8 for Super Duty trucks

Along with new 10-speed, and the updated 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel

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Land Rover Classic bolsters Defender capability with new upgrade kits

Range of components pulled from 70th anniversary Defender Works V8

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2013 Peugeot 508 Rental Car Review | Adrift in the Azores

Yeah, 2013, as in a six-year-old rental car. It had 106,000 miles. What could go wrong?

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2020 Chevy Silverado diesel gets official EPA highway rating of 33 mpg

It trounces both Ford and outgoing Ram diesels in fuel economy

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Cummins makes offer for VW's large engines unit, sources say

VW and Cummins have no comment

United States-based diesel engines maker Cummins has made an indicative offer for Volkswagen's MAN Energy Solutions unit, people close to the matter said, as the carmaker seeks to slim down its portfolio of disparate assets. Volkswagen announced in May that it is exploring a sale or partnership for its MAN Energy Solutions as part of a restructuring of the German cars, trucks and bus empire. VW has held talks with Cummins, and received an offer from the U.S. company for MAN

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Ford Transit Connect loses the diesel engine it never truly had

The facelifted van also loses its short-wheelbase passenger option

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'Mystified' judge asks why SEC sued VW two years after emissions scandal

'Today's filing confirms that the SEC is now piling on,' says Volkswagen

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday defended the pace of its investigation into Volkswagen AG after a judge asked why the agency waited two years after a global scandal related to vehicle emissions to sue the automaker. The SEC filed a civil suit in March accusing Volkswagen and its former chief executive, Martin Winterkorn, of defrauding investors in U.S. bond offerings. Volkswagen was caught using illegal software to cheat U.S. pollution tests in 2015, triggering a gl

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