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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Incoming GM chairman Solso made tough calls as Cummins' CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
The recent selection of Tim Solso as General Motors' nonexecutive chairman didn't come as a shock to former colleagues, given the parallels between his 12-year tenure as Cummins Inc. CEO and the path of post-bankruptcy GM. Both involved a struggle to change the culture of a once-dominant but humbled company....
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Ford, Ram trucks square off in fuel economy, tech race

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
Watch for a pickup truck fuel economy war between Ford's F-150 EcoBoost and Chrysler's new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel....
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BorgWarner buys German exhaust-gas technology specialist

11:25 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Supplier BorgWarner said it has agreed to acquire Germany’s Gustav Wahler GmbH, a company that specializes in exhaust gas recirculation products....
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Infiniti Q50 offers auto first: steer-by-wire

Dec. 11, 2013 06:15 CET
With the Q50, Infiniti is counting on a world-first technology for a serial production car – steer-by-wire – and the addition of its first diesel powertrain to lure European premium-car buyers from the dominant German brands....
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Toyota Verso to get BMW diesel

Dec. 2, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota expects the addition of a BMW-sourced diesel will make it more competitive in Europe's compact minivan segment. Starting in February, the Toyota Verso will be offered with a BMW 1.6-liter diesel....
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Hyundai works on gasoline engine that mimics diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Hyundai is working on a 1.8-liter engine that works like a diesel but burns gasoline....
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As spotlight dims on plug-ins, new focus to spur hydrogen, diesel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
With sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Obama's goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel....
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Fiat buys remainder of diesel maker VM Motori from GM

Oct. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat Group has acquired the remaining half of VM Motori, a diesel engine manufacturer, from GM for 34.1 million euros....
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Fiat buys remainder of diesel maker VM Motori from GM

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Fiat Group, Chrysler Group's Italian parent company, has acquired the remaining half of VM Motori S.p.A. from General Motors for 34.1 million euros ($47.1 million)....
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A photo flub puts M-B diesel on Corolla site

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
On Toyota Motor Sales USA's Web site, the thumb and forefinger of a giant hand hold an engine behind the back bumper of a 2014 Corolla. The idea is to show how shoppers can configure their own cars....
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Ford settles class action over Navistar diesels

10:21 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2013
Ford has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it sold defective Power Stroke diesel engines in its 2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans....
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Federal-Mogul pushes for 'smaller and lighter'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Rainer Jueckstock, co-CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp., sees exactly where automakers are spending their r&d money as they develop the next generation of fuel-efficient powertrains....
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GM considers new powertrain options for its large SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
Diesel engines, hybrid powertrains and high-geared transmissions are all on the table over the next few years for General Motors' soon-to-launch redesigned large SUVs, GM's top truck engineer says....
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New diesels from Audi

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Lamborghini expects the Urus SUV concept unveiled last year at the Beijing auto show to be approved for production....
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Ford adds improved 6.7-liter V-8 diesel engine to '15 Super Duty pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Ford will spotlight an improved 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel as it introduces its 2015 F-series Super Duty lineup today at the Texas State Fair in Dallas....
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Ram's pitch: This is not your dad's diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Ram wanted to demonstrate how far diesel technology has come in the past three decades....
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