A Diesel Mazda CX-5 for 2018?

by Bryan Grant
2 weeks 2 days ago
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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda announced the new 2018 Mazda CX-5. Promptly thereafter, word spread that there will be a diesel version of the CX-5. Bullshit! For years, Mazda has announced and then backtracked on their diesel intentions. During that time, Volkswagen was killing it with... Read More

Diesel 2017 Land Rover Discovery Td6 Available Soon

by Bryan Grant
2 weeks 2 days ago
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During the reveal of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery (a luxurious 7-passenger SUV), I inquired about the possibility of diesel Td6 trim availability. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: there will be a diesel version of the Land Rover Discovery in the United States. The bad news:... Read More

Court Transcripts Reveal 3.0L V6 TDI Settlement Clues

by Bryan Grant
3 weeks 4 days ago
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One year after EPA and CARB called out Volkswagen Group for cheating on emissions testing for 2.0L and 3.0L diesel engines, we are still waiting for information on 3.0L V6 diesel models. Can they be fixed? Will there be a buyback? What kind of compensation will owners receive?

While news... Read More

"Audi threatens the repurchase of 85,000 cars"

by Bryan Grant
1 month 5 days ago
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On November 3, 2016, US District Court Judge Breyer may force V6 TDI Buybacks of Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen diesel models.

An obscure... Read More

The Problem for 3.0L V6 TDI Diesel Owners

by Bryan Grant
2 months 6 days ago
2015 Audi A6 TDI Prestige Value with 19k Miles

Volkswagen and the Court have been very quiet on the resolution for 3.0L TDI owners. The nearest court date relating to the V6 diesel models won't be until November 2016. Meanwhile CARB is saying that it won't be able to verify the Generation 2.2 3.0L V6 TDI engine (that's the latest version... Read More

Diesel vehicles are set for a comeback in 2017

by Bryan Grant
2 months 2 weeks ago
Diesel Bentley Bentayga

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... Read More

Important Volkswagen TDI Emissions Settlement Info for 2.0L Diesel Owners

by Bryan Grant
2 months 2 weeks ago
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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... Read More

Diesel Bentley Bentayga: Coming Soon!

by Bryan Grant
4 months 1 day ago
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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... Read More

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

by Bryan Grant
4 months 2 days ago
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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... Read More

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

by Bryan Grant
4 months 5 days ago
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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... Read More

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

by Bryan Grant
4 months 3 weeks ago
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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... Read More

2016 Audi A6 TDI - My Complete AdBlue Experience

by Bryan Grant
5 months 3 weeks ago
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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... Read More

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

by Bryan Grant
8 months 3 days ago
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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,... Read More

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

by Bryan Grant
10 months 4 days ago
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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... Read More

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