While Volkswagen hasn’t decided on the methods by which it will compensate the U.S. owners affected by its Dieselgate scandal of last year, the company’s new hire overseeing the issue is confident in how customers will react: well.
Take a scrap Porsche 911 shell that would have otherwise ended up as raw material for toasters and stuff a Volkswagen TDI engine in the rear, and we’ll love your LeMons team forever. Destroy the car’s front end but make it back on track after only two and a half hours and you’re gunning for Repair of the Year.
As we speak, some likely frustrated engineering team in Germany is deciding the best way to fix the thousands and thousands of emissions-cheating diesel engines. There’s already fixes in place to meet the Euro standards, and the US will likely require much more. But there’s one simple little fix all solutions should…
Despite Volkswagen’s denial that its 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine features a EPA regulations-cheating defeat device, Porsche has now officially ordered a stop sale on its Cayenne SUV featuring the engine in question.
If you’ve read any of my 2-3 other posts, you’d know that I went out and leased a 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen TDi about a year ago in an attempt to merge the practicality of my beloved 4Runner and my I-like-it-but-I-don’t-have-room-for-three-cars Scion FR-S into a single, fun car that according to my salesman- achieves…
According to Reuters, Volkswagen’s freshly appointed CEO Matthias Müller has announced a “comprehensive recall and refit plan” to fix all 11 million TDI diesel cars caught cheating on emissions.
Audi says 2.1 million TDI engines put into their A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5 models feature Volkswagen’s emission decreasing software, but only about 13,000 of those units made it to United States.
The diesel engines found in Volkswagen products since the 2015 model year are not the Type EA189 TDIs that admittedly have the emission cheating software installed, but VW still can’t sell you the newer Type EA288 TDI engines in 2015 and 2016 model year cars either. Why? We’re not sure yet.
Things just went from catastrophic to apocalyptic as Volkswagen just admitted that the emission test cheating engine management software at the center of the Dieselgate controversy is installed in 11 million Volkswagen Group cars worldwide. They also say they’ll set aside $7.2 billion in just the third quarter to…
Yes, it’s a catastrophe. There’s no other way to describe the allegations from the Environmental Protection Agency that Volkswagen cheated on their emissions tests with nearly half a million TDI diesel cars. What’s at stake here? Potentially billions in fines, criminal prosecutions, VW’s reputation, and maybe even the…
Hella Shitty Racing brought us the world's first turbodiesel Porsche 911 in Ferkel the Nein-11, a Volkswagen Jetta TDI swapped 24 Hours of LeMons entry sure to make purists everywhere cringe. Now they have their diesel Porsche appropriately themed.
Volkswagen has gone one step closer to giving us the perfect "have your cake and eat it too" motor. The automaker recently unveiled their new super advanced performance diesel engine in Wolfsburg. You'll want this diesel, you'll want it bad.
For awhile it seemed like the only people who liked diesels were truck drivers and us Jalops. Even though diesel vehicles only make up 3% of the market, US sales are up 25%. This is good news for people like us who want some fun to go with our fuel economy.
You know, for science. See, the A8 TDI has both a very good highway fuel economy rating and a very large tank, and that means exceptional range. We tested our theory on this by seeing quite how far that range would be for a normal driver.
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Man, it's been a rough couple of weeks for Chevy trucks. First one gets publicly humiliated by a Dodge truck in a tug-of-war that was probably allowed to go on too long, and now another one gets soundly trumped by some German engineering.
It finally happened. And we're jumping for joy.
Averaging 84.1 miles per gallon, John and Helen Taylor drove a stock, manual 2012 Passat TDI from Houston, TX to Sterling, VA on one tank of diesel. It took them three days and 1,626.1 miles, but they set a new fuel economy world record.