Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Diesel Claims 62 MPG Without Fancy Electric …

The new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Diesel claims to return 62 MPG (US); in comparison, when measured using the same European combined cycle, the 2008 Toyota Prius gets 54 MPG. That's right: Using nothing but a thrifty diesel engine, low-rolling resistance tires, a revised gearbox and minor aerodynamic improvements, the … » 9/08/08 9:30am 9/08/08 9:30am

2009 BMW 335d Diesel Testing In U.S., Features Bluetec-Style Peeburner

Reports that the US market will be getting the new diesel BMW 3-series have gained additional credibility with this 2009 BMW 335d sedan spotted testing on our shores. It's no secret that modern European turbo diesels are wonders of efficiency and low-end torque; the BMW oilburner is no different, producing 425 lb-ft of … » 6/24/08 10:00am 6/24/08 10:00am

Who Fills the Pee Tank? Success of Mercedes' US Diesels Depends on Urea …

Just when did the aha moment come to Mercedes engineers? Who was the first to say, "Hey, why can't we just scrub diesel exhaust with a pee sprayer"? Then again, the Krebs-Henseleit cycle really does sound like something that would go on inside a German car. But however the technology was developed, the urea-injection… » 9/26/06 9:43am 9/26/06 9:43am