Tag: Diesel

Duramax Deferral: Emissions Delay Punts Straight-six GM Diesel to 2020 Model Year

General Motors’ new Flint-built, light-duty 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel won’t be a late-year addition to the company’s full-size pickup lineup, after all. Apparently, the engine’s emissions certification process was not the speedy affair GM had hoped for. Customers will now have to wait for the 2020 model year before getting their hands on the 460 lb-ft […]

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The Heat Is … Off? Porsche Pays Up to Distance Itself From Diesel Scandal

<img data-attachment-id="1211793" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb.jpg" data-orig-size="3600,2400" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Porsche cayenne diesel" data-image-description=" Porsche ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1211793 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-610×407.jpg” alt=”Porsche cayenne diesel” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/P14_0596_a4_rgb-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Porsche, builder of SUVs (but also some sports cars), wasn’t eager to draw out the nearly four-year-long diesel emissions […]

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Let It Bleed: As Buyers Dry Up, Europe’s Diesel Affair Is Clearly Over

<img data-attachment-id="1541969" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/00-1975-Mercedes-Benz-240D-in-California-wrecking-yard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D in California wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D in California wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2017 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/00-1975-Mercedes-Benz-240D-in-California-wrecking-yard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/00-1975-Mercedes-Benz-240D-in-California-wrecking-yard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1541969 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/00-1975-Mercedes-Benz-240D-in-California-wrecking-yard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D in California wrecking yard, LH front view – […]

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Rare Rides: An International Truck Experience With the 2008 MXT

<img data-attachment-id="1671666" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2008 International MXT" data-image-description=" https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/49130098 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1671666 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1163467976.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The Rare Rides series doesn’t often venture into Tough Trucks land, but when it does, it goes all […]

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The Mazda CX-5 Diesel’s Economic Case Is Nonexistent

<img data-attachment-id="1671014" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,683" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Skyactiv-D" data-image-description=" Image: Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1671014 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Skyactiv-D – Image: Mazda” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Mazda-CX-5-Signature-Skyactiv-D.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Finally. Mazda’s promised diesel-powered CX-5 is now […]

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Diesel Engine, All-wheel Drive Coming to Mazda 6; No Word on Suspension Lift, Cladding

<img data-attachment-id="1644944" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1537117354","copyright":"","focal_length":"85","iso":"500","shutter_speed":"0.01","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Mazda 6 Signature front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2018 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1644944 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Mazda 6 Signature front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It seems the […]

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Mazda CX-5 Diesel: Giving Yourself the Skyactiv-D

<img data-attachment-id="1670696" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,683" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="CX-5_skyactiv d" data-image-description=" mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1670696″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CX-5_skyactiv-d.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Mazda has certainly bent over backwards to get its new diesel to the U.S. market. Originally slated to […]

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Power Specs Leaked for GM’s New Inline-Six Diesel

While diesel may be deader than disco in the passenger car segment, it is rolling plenty of coal in the half-ton pickup truck class. Once the domain of heavy duty rigs, oil burners are now snaking their way under the hoods of consumer-grade trucks. We’ve known for a spell the output of Ford’s half-ton PowerStroke, […]

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2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising

2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged diesel V6 (250 horsepower @ 3,250 rpm; 440 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm) Ten-speed automatic, four-wheel drive 20 city / 22 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.8 city, 9.3 highway, 10.7 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $58,210 (U.S) / $69,129 (Canada) As Tested: $70,375 (U.S.) […]

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U.S. Indicts Four Audi Managers for Diesel Deception

Four men tasked with developing a very dirty diesel engine for use in Audi vehicles have been indicted by a U.S. grand jury. The four, including the head of Audi’s Diesel Engine Development department, face charges of wire fraud, violation of the Clean Air Act, and conspiracy, all stemming from the development of an engine that […]

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QOTD: Who’s Brave Enough to Challenge the Torque King?

Monday mornings are probably responsible for more murders than infidelity, but yesterday brought a glorious thing: the official launch of the next-generation Ram Heavy Duty. Be still my pounding heart. Sure, I’d seen the embargoed images and even published alluring spy shots taken after the entire product line “accidentally” paraded itself down a known photog […]

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Ram and Jeep EcoDiesel Owners Stand to Earn a Nice Little Bonus in Fiat Chrysler Settlement: Report

As we told you yesterday, a settlement in Fiat Chrysler’s diesel quandary could come any day. Today, we’re telling you it could come, well, today. According to sources who spoke to the New York Times, FCA plans to settle a 2017 Justice Department lawsuit by making a collection of 104,000 trucks and SUVs greener, while […]

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Waiting for That Diesel Santa Fe? Hyundai Says Forget About It

If you’re enamored by the thought of a high-torque, compression ignition Hyundai crossover, dream on. After promising a diesel version of its new-for-2019 Santa Fe, which began arriving at dealers this past summer, Hyundai has announced a diesel is off the table. The automaker admitted as much to Green Car Reports following a plant tour in […]

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Rare Rides: An Absolutely Beautiful Peugeot 504 From 1975

Rare Rides has featured a couple of Peugeot vehicles before, like this 106 from Canada or this 405 from The America. But both of those were sporty cars from the Nineties. Today we have a look at a Peugeot from the Seventies which is most definitely not sporty. It’s a stunning 504 with a diesel […]

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Volkswagen’s Dieselgate Still Going Strong in Europe

While Volkswagen’s diesel emission fiasco has died down in the United States, costing the automaker billions before going achieving dormancy, the legal fires burn brightly in Europe. On November 14th, a German court ruled that VW must reimburse the owner of a Golf the full price of the vehicle from when it was purchased in […]

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Fiat Chrysler Puts a Price on Its EcoDiesel Punishment

With Fiat Chrysler’s third-quarter earnings report, released Tuesday, the automaker showed it could improve on the boosted North American profitability seen under late CEO Sergio Marchionne. The automaker posted an EBIT (earnings before taxes and interest) profit margin of 10.2 percent in the region, helped by heady Jeep and Ram sales and the 2016 decision […]

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The Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj Cheat Sheet for Those Who Act Like They’re Above this Pettiest of Beefs

Photo: Getty If you happened to be within spitting distance of either Nicki Minaj’s or Cardi B.’s social media accounts last night, then you know it was a wild one. Their beef, which had been simmering all weekend, thanks to an online back-and-forth between Cardi’s sister, Carolina Hennessy, and Nicki’s friend, Rah Ali, finally spilled […]

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After Firing Its Boss, Audi Prepares to Pay the Piper

The scandal has raged for over three years, and Audi clearly wants to be done with it. The company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that, like Volkswagen, it will not fight a fine handed down by German prosecutors over the selling of rigged diesel engines in that country. Earlier this month, Audi said auf wiedersehen to […]

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Unlike Some Automakers, BMW’s Keeping Its Visions of the Future in (Very) Low Earth Orbit

A big question mark hanging over the auto industry concerns the rate of electric vehicle adoption, but BMW — unlike some of its rivals — isn’t prone to wild predictions about the public’s enthusiasm for clean, green EVs. Despite rolling out a global plan earlier this year for 25 plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles by […]

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Leaked Specs Reveal Power, Fuel Economy of GM’s Diesel Inline-six

The EPA hasn’t officially rated the 3.0-liter inline-six diesel bound for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, nor has the automaker released power specs for this Flint-built light truck engine. Thankfully, someone took photos of GM Canada’s dealer site and flung them to the internet. Published by TFL Truck, shots of a page detailing […]

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