Diesel

Daimler will receive 2.43 billion euros for stake in engine JV from Rolls-Royce

April 16, 2014 12:40 CET
Daimler will receive 2.43 billion euros ($3.36 billion) for its 50 percent stake in an engine joint venture from partner Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Audi to revive A3 hatch in U.S., sans gasoline

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Audi has decided to bring back the five-door version of its A3 compact to the United States -- but without an ordinary gasoline engine. The five-door body style will be available with a 2-liter TDI engine next summer, Audi said today. Audi already announced plans to sell a plug-in hybrid version of the hatchback called the A3 e-tron.... Read More »

 

Marchionne: No money in diesel-powered small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Chrysler Group's plans for new smaller engines -- due to be revealed May 6 -- are unlikely to include a four-cylinder diesel for the company's compact and mid-sized cars.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

GM's new head of powertrain 'loves' diesels

4:23 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
"I love diesels.” There's one clue to how General Motors' new head of global powertrain, Steve Kiefer, might steer future engine development.... Read More »

 

VW preps reworked diesel engine for '15

6:06 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Volkswagen, the biggest seller of diesel cars in America, said it will have the newest iteration of its TDI engine ready for U.S. sales at the start of the 2015 model year, marking a continued effort to popularize diesel with Americans.... Read More »

 

Daimler to sell 50% stake in engines JV to partner Rolls-Royce holdings

March 10, 2014 13:07 CET
Daimler will sell its 50 percent stake in an engines joint venture to partner Rolls-Royce Holdings to invest in its automotive and truck businesses.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Subaru hints at plug-in hybrid diesel crossover with Viziv 2 concept

1:49 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Subaru's “green” concept vehicle dubbed Viziv 2 -- short for “vision for innovation” -- hints at a new crossover and possible replacement for the outgoing Tribeca.... Read More »

 

Toyota hopes BMW diesel will lift Verso sales in Europe

Feb. 26, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota expects the majority of future European sales of the Verso minivan will be versions equipped with a BMW-sourced diesel engine.... Read More »

 

Dealers bullish on diesel Ram 1500 pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Almost half of the initial dealer orders for the 2014 Ram 1500 pickup are for the diesel-powered version.... Read More »

 

Dealers order more than 8,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500s in 3 days

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
Chrysler Group dealers ordered more than 8,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickups in the first weekend that they could do so -- a figure that represents nearly half of the light-duty pickup's normal monthly production.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

The mad truck dash to 30 mpg on highway and pickup gold

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
If you thought the pickup wars -- manufacturers' ongoing offensive to top each other with towing and payload increases and an ever-expanding array of luxury features -- couldn't get any more intense, you are dead wrong.... Read More »

 

GM to expand Opel diesel-engine plant in Poland

Feb. 11, 2014 13:28 CET
General Motors will spend $342 million on expanding its Opel engine plant in Poland for a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel unit.... Read More »

 

GM to spend $342 million expanding Opel diesel-engine plant in Poland

7:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
General Motors will spend 250 million euros ($342 million) expanding its Opel diesel-engine plant in Tychy, Poland, as the carmaker seeks to return to profit in Europe.... Read More »

 

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Nissan mulls small diesel, seeks input

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Nissan wants consumers, dealers and the media to help decide whether to put a turbocharged four-cylinder Cummins diesel engine into its mid-sized Frontier pickup, which would make it one of the few small-diesel trucks in the United States.... Read More »

 

Ram diesel tops pickup mpg ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
While the Ford F-150 is shedding pounds to improve fuel economy, the 2014 Ram 1500 used a new diesel engine to achieve a highway rating of 28 mpg, the highest for any pickup on sale in the United States.... Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

In Chicago, trucks get their mojo back

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
A new groundswell is taking place for sporty trucks. Of all the vehicles on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the pickup segment stands out.... Read More »

 

Ram EcoDiesel receives 28 mpg highway rating

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
The 2014 diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickup gets 28 mpg on the highway, the top rating for any pickup in the United States.... Read More »

 

Diesel-powered BMW 7 series due in spring

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
BMW is making good on a promise to put a diesel version in each of its three sedan ranges by adding the 740Ld xDrive this spring.... Read More »

 

GM considers a countermove: Light-duty diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Steve Kiefer, General Motors' vice president of global powertrain, said he is considering a diesel engine for the light-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra to counter fuel economy improvements due on the Ford F-150 and Ram pickups.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

New F-150 engine plays key role in weight reduction

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
The weight watchers who developed Ford's new F-150 truck included the powertrain team. The 2015 all-aluminum F-150 will be available later this year with a new, smaller V-6 engine, one of the smallest, lightest and most compact engines in its class.... Read More »

 

Mazda delays Skyactiv diesel launch in U.S. again

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
For the second time in roughly four months, Mazda has delayed the U.S. market launch of its Skyactiv diesel engine for emissions-related issues.... Read More »

 

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

GM's diesel Chevy could make waves

9:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
Keep your ears open for auto show chatter about diesel engines in Detroit.... Read More »

 

First Ram 1500 EcoDiesels expected at dealerships in February

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
Chrysler Group is scheduled to start building its first salable 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickups this month, several months later than originally expected.... Read More »

 

Mazda pins improved mpg on Skyactiv 2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Mazda has ambitious plans for a generation of engines debuting around 2020 that would achieve 30 percent better fuel economy than the current line of Skyactiv engines the company has only just begun rolling out.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Diesel struggles to clear air on dirty reputation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2014
When it comes to fuel economy and tailpipe emissions, today's diesel vehicles are as eco-friendly as their gasoline-fueled counterparts, and often more so. This is real progress. Unlike "clean coal," "clean diesel" is more than a marketing phrase.... Read More »

 

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