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Fiat Wants A Huge Turbo Diesel V8 For Volkswagen Fighting Purposes

For years now we've been seeing carmakers trend towards smaller engines. V8s are getting dropped for V6s, and V6s are getting dropped for turbo fours. While that's good for emissions and fuel economy — and in many cases, performance hasn't suffered either — big engines are undeniably great in their own way. »4/28/13 11:00am4/28/13 11:00am

Are Fuel Pump Failures Sidelining Volkswagen's Diesel Engines?

The diesel-powered Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Passat, Beetle and Audi A3 have been amongst the most popular diesel vehicles on the market (partially because they're most of the market), with dealerships reporting constant high demand -– TDIs are about 90 percent of sales in the case of the Jetta Sport Wagon. »12/15/12 10:00am12/15/12 10:00am

Diesel-Powered Tiger Champ Pickup Gets 37 MPG, Only Road-Legal In Oklahoma

Mike Ward, CEO of Tiger Truck LLC, thinks his Chinese-designed, Oklahoma-built Tiger Champ truck is just what Oklahoma farmers need — particularly with 37 MPG from its Caterpillar-sourced three-cylinder diesel engine. With a retail price of about $13,000, the price point is certainly right. So why isn't the nation… »7/21/08 9:20am7/21/08 9:20am

What North American Cars Are Most In Need Of A Diesel Engine?

This week we continue to probe the shortcomings of American cars relative to their European counterparts. Yesterday, we asked what American cars should be rally-fied and got some interesting answers (our favorite was the idea of rallying a Panoz Esperante). Today is all about diesels. They have them. We want them.… »2/13/08 11:00am2/13/08 11:00am