Diesel

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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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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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....
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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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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....
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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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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....
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NO BULLIES, NO SACRED COWS

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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RICHARD TRUETT

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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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