Devastating news for Volkswagen diesel fans broke earlier today that the company was reportedly cheating on its Environmental Protection Agency smog tests of nearly 500,000 cars. But they’ve been touting their supposedly “clean” diesel tech for awhile. So why and when did they delete all their diesel ads from YouTube?
The New York Times reports Volkswagen has been ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency to recall 482,000 diesel cars in the U.S. over software they say was intentionally designed to circumvent smog regulations. (See updates below, but no recalls yet.)
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The Wärtsilä 14RT-flex96C is not the latest deadly virus coming from the tropics to kill you, despite its name. It is, in fact, a diesel engine, designed by a Finnish company, and built in Korea. It is a very powerful engine. It is also a very enormous engine. Bigger than your house. I promise.
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Volkswagen has a problem with their diesel engines: You. You people keep ruining them by filling them with gasoline instead of diesel fuel.
Could you really stand the thought of a diesel Mazda Miata? Mazda engineers are apparently toying with the idea of the fourth-generation of the roadster, due in the next couple of years, being available with a super-efficient, yet totally uncharacteristic, engine.
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.
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.
Volkswagen said today it would recall nearly 170,000 diesel-powered Golfs, Jettas and Audi A3 to fix a fuel line that could leak. What makes it more interesting is just how hard VW had to work to find the defect.
Summer is over and Nice Price or Crack Pipe is putting away its white shoes for the year. Getting back to work, we're going see who loves the ‘80s, and more importantly, a Diesel Chevette.
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…
As of late, it has looked as though the Mazda2 will not be making a visit to America, due mostly to the presence of the Ford Fiesta in the US market. We'd gotten close to accepting this and just moving on when Mazda once again piqued our interest. Jim O'Sullivan, head of Mazda North America, mentioned at a lunch with…
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.…
We've got some good news for those of you among our readership that are constantly clamoring for new U.S.-bound diesels, it's working! According to Marketing Daily, a new report by BrandIntel entitled "Shaping the Future of Automotive Engine Technology" shows that positive online conversations relating to diesels are…