After the South American-based Dakar Rally and Europe’s Monte Carlo Rally have launched the 2014 year in motorsports, the month of January will be ending with a popular motoring beach party in Florida. The 2014 sports car racing season kicks off with a 24-hour event on the road course of Daytona International Speedway. While winning a long-distance […]
With diesel engines dominating the European markets and invading the US market, these kind of power sourcing machines became much more important than before. Clean diesel technologies, wonderful European diesel engines such as TDI or CDI and very advanced common rail diesel systems deserve to be closely monitored and reported on.
In North America, diesel engine technology is receiving a much-deserved second look for powering passenger cars. More affordably targeted vehicles such as the Mazda6 SkyActiv-D Diesel and the Chevrolet Cruze Clean Diesel eyes increasing the visibility of the gasoline alternative. Across the Atlantic Ocean, diesel powered passenger cars account for more than half the […]
Well, there’s another thing the rest of the world can snicker at us about. You see, as Americans, we aren’t exactly used to filling up our cars with diesel fuel. It’s been nothing but gasoline (for the most part) for decades, and now that diesel-powered cars are gaining in popularity in the States (this is […]
The iconic Volkswagen Beetle, informally called the VW Bug is as well known as any vehicle on the planet. The Beetle is the longest running and most manufactured car of a single design platform in the world. This week we’ll get a chance to test drive a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe with a diesel powerplant. […]
Up until now, VW Group – to include Audi and Volkswagen, among others – have had a near monopoly on consumer-level clean diesel cars. That is, anything they put the “TDI” badge on. Diesel hasn’t been a big thing in the States for a long time, unlike Europe, mainly because in the past, diesel-powered cars […]
As many are aware, the gasoline engine dominated the past century-worth of motoring. Steam power disappeared in the 1920s while electric cars lost early 20th century momentum. Throughout the time gasoline power has held a stranglehold of the automobile marketplace, there had been one other propulsion choice making a small but effective impact. It was […]
A realization of diesel engines for speed-oriented vehicles has existed for many decades. Only recently Volkswagen and Audi have been making headlines in popularizing car-based diesel engine power across the globe as a funcational as well as fashionable driving experience. Their TDI engine technology has opened the eyes of the automotive world to seeing a […]