Diesel vehicles are set for a comeback in 2017

Just this week alone, two very major surprises were announced. First, Bentley announced that they are going to produce a diesel version of their new quarter-million dollar SUV known as Bentayga. It will be on par with the already announced Audi SQ7, which also happens to be a diesel special...

Important Volkswagen TDI Emissions Settlement Info for 2.0L Diesel Owners

If you have an affected 2.0L Volkswagen TDI model, here are some important things to consider:

  1. States that accept settlement money cannot prevent you from registering your TDI
    This is defined on page 3 of the...

Diesel Bentley Bentayga: Coming Soon!

While it's no secret the new Bentley Bentayga has a lot of similarities to the new Audi Q7, it isn't hard to see what's coming next: the world's first diesel-powered Bentley. Supposedly based on the new Audi SQ7 TDI's developments, the new diesel Bentayga will have the same 48-volt electrified...

Defeated: More "unapproved" devices in 3.0L TDI engines?

German rag Bild am Sonntag, claims that US Federal Authorities, most likely EPA, discovered 3 software hacks to defeat emissions. Is this in addition to the original November 2015 release from the EPA?

The original reason the 3.0L engine pissed off the EPA was because the engines, since...

Chevy needs a Cruze Diesel with a manual transmission to satisfy TDI owners

Here I am, spending a pleasant week with a 1.4L gasoline powered 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Premier. The interior of the Cruze is a nice place to be. Meanwhile, it just blends in and gets the job done from the looks on the outside. So will the Cruze succeed where the TDI is now failing? Yes, but only...

2016 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Duramax Diesels do it all on a Single Tank of Fuel

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax Diesel Crew Cab was offered to me for a week in May, and I decided to take it for a drive throughout Texas to attend an event. Naturally, my first leg of the trip originated in Austin, and my destination was El Paso, a mere 550 miles away (give or take). I...

2016 Audi A6 TDI - My Complete AdBlue Experience

AdBlue is a fluid that is sprayed into the exhaust to reduce Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). The process is a simple chemical reaction with ammonia, which is contained in urea (urine). Basically, when modern diesel engines combust fuel, many things happen downstream before exiting out the tailpipe. The...

2016 Range Rover HSE Td6 Diesel - Off-road King, or Pavement Queen?

If you've had the opportunity to live in a place like Los Angeles, you'll know that a Range Rover is driven to make a statement. It stands for presence. For it's entire life, it won't do anything important other than shuttle people to and from in reprehensible traffic. Life is fabulous,...

Audi V6 TDI Diesel Owners are now Eligible for the Goodwill Package

You may not have noticed, but the goodwill package consisting of a $500 pre-paid Visa card and a $500 pre-paid Audi Dealer purchase card, plus an additional 3 years of roadside assistance are now available for 3.0 V6 TDI Audi owners.

Since the...

Live: Volkswagen Press Conference from Detroit, MI NAIAS 2016

Volkswagen will present a World Premiere at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, January11,2016 @ 9:05 AM EST. Watch a live feed of the press conference in the following video.

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Personal Tour of the BMW USA Factory in South Carolina

One day, while I was visiting family in Greenville, SC, I called a press contact at BMW and asked if I could book a tour. My request was welcomed with open arms, and less than one hour later, I was at the entrance to the factory, camera in tow. What you're about to watch is a personal factory...

2016 Audi A6 Bang & Olufsen Demo

It's hard to locate an Audi A6 with the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system. As a result, it's hard to justify spending money on something that can't be auditioned.

I personally took the plunge because my previous A6 came with Bose and it induced a lot of listening fatigue. Given...

Full Review: 2015 GMC Sierra Denali HD 2500 4x4 Duramax Diesel Crew Cab

It's been nearly two months since I last drove the 2015 GMC Sierra Denali HD 2500 4x4 Duramax Diesel Crew Cab from Austin to El Paso. All I can tell you is that I really miss that truck.

The 6.6 liter V8 Duramax turbo diesel engine produces an astonishing 395 hp and 768 lb-ft of torque....

Full Review: 2015 Audi Q5 TDI quattro Prestige

When someone hands you a Q5, you say "Thanks." And you drive on your way, wondering how life can get any better. When someone hands you a diesel Audi Q5, known as a TDI, you say "Wow!" Then you think up of clever things to do in order to find its limits. In this case, it's going to take a lot of...

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