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Audi TDI Engine Celebrates 25 Years (w/Video)

In 1989, a small German automaker named Audi introduced the first of an estimated 7.5 million TDI engines built since then. Debuting on the Audi 100, today’s TDI engines can be found not just in Audi’s production cars, but on the race track as well. In the quarter-century since the first TDI engine was built, […]

Small-Engine SUVs Prove Popular In India

A decade ago America was inundated with SUVs are soccer moms and insecure men sought to drive the biggest vehicles their budgets would allow. Today Americans are turning towards fuel-efficient SUVs after dancing with the devil of gas-guzzling SUVs, but other countries like India have managed to skip the growing pains of V8 SUVs and go right into more efficient four-cylinder crossover models.

German Automakers Team Up To Push Clean Diesel

There are two really remarkable differences between the American car culture, and the one in Europe. First and foremost to me is that manual transmissions are still very popular in cars of every class with Europeans. Secondly, about half of new cars sold in Europe come with diesel engines. Now several German automakers are teaming up to help push clean diesel engines here in America.

December 17th

Tri-Turbo Diesel-Powered Mercedes AMG SLS Coming To Paris Auto Show?

Diesel engines are gaining traction here in America, though over in Europe they already represent the most popular engine choice among consumers. Better gas mileage, lots of torque, and cleaner emissions all make diesel engines appealing to European automakers, and not just for commuter econoboxes either. Reports are surfacing that Mercede’s in-house tuning arm, AMG, […]

Return Of The 240? Next Nissan Z To Be Lighter, Smaller

Though I consider myself an American car kinda guy at heart, one of the most fun cars I ever owned was a 1992 Nissan 240sx. Light, rear-wheel drive, and with enough torque to spin both back tires, the 240sx is a much different vehicle from the big, bruising 350/370Z. But once again, reports are emerging that Nissan, like so many other automakers, will make its next Z car lighter and smaller in every way compared to the current Z cars.