Tag: Diesel

Volkswagen Loses Dieselgate Appeal In Australia To Lower $95 Million Fine

Australia’s federal court has dismissed an appeal from Volkswagen concerning a $125 million AUD ($95.2 million USD) fine that was imposed to it. The fine was set by the federal court for the automaker’s Dieselgate scandal, which ruled the company sold diesel vehicles that polluted more than the legal amount through deception. Volkswagen was trying […]

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Ford May Use Maserati-Like Prechamber Ignition Tech For Future Diesel Engines

Ford is investigating the possibility of producing efficient diesel engines with prechamber ignition technology, the same system used in Maserati’s innovative twin-turbocharged Nettuno V6 petrol engine. Motor Trend recently received word that the car manufacturer is working with engineering consultancy FEV and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on a prechamber diesel engine. The $10 million, […]

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Volkswagen Is Going After Its Former CEO For Damages In Dieselgate Scandal

The conclusions of Volkswagen’s multiyear internal investigation concerning the diesel emissions scandal, aka Dieselgate, are in and the company is going after a handful of former executives for damages. The investigation was launched in October 2015, just a month after the scandal broke, and the company today announced that it is claiming damages against former […]

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U.S. Government Sues EZ Lynk For Allegedly Selling Emissions Defeat Devices

Aftermarket diagnostic manufacturer EZ Lynk is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department and the EPA for manufacturing and selling devices that can disable a vehicle’s emissions compliance software. EZ Lynk’s AutoAgent vehicle diagnostic and control device is designed primarily for pickup trucks and works on both diesel and petrol engines. According to Reuters, the […]

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Mercedes-Benz G400d Launched In Australia As The Base G-Wagen With A Not-So-Base Price

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the second member of the new-gen G-Class, after the AMG G63, Down Under: the G400d. The G400d uses a 3.0-liter diesel with two-stage turbocharging which develops 243 kW (330 PS / 326 HP) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. The mill is coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission with low-range function […]

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Shelby F-250 Super Baja Is A Diesel-Powered, Off-Road Beast With 1,050 Lb-Ft Of Torque

Rugged pickups are a hot commodity and Shelby American is responding by introducing their 2021 F-250 Super Baja. According to Shelby American President Gary Patterson, “The astounding capabilities of the Ford Shelby F-150 … led to requests for a three-quarter ton truck that delivered maximum towing capacity and serious off-road capabilities.” The company has delivered […]

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2022 Mercedes C-Class Could Be Limited To Four-Pot Engines Only – Including The AMG C63

With the unveiling of the new-gen C-class reportedly set for February 23, more details on Mercedes-Benz’s next BMW 3-Series and Audi A4 competitor have started emerging, and it appears that the engine lineup will be indeed revolutionized. We heard in the past that the premium compact model from the Stuttgart car brand might ditch the […]

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2021 Audi SQ5 Sportback V6 TDI: Can A Diesel SUV With An Electric Compressor Sound Good?

Diesel-powered cars may be a dying breed in Europe, no thanks to the stricter emission standards, but Audi has nonetheless given its 2021 SQ5 Sportback a low-revving oil burner. Announced last month, the performance coupe-SUV recently became the subject of the Euro reviewers at Automann-TV who among other things, wanted to see how it sounds. […]

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BMW 4-Series Gains New M Performance Diesel And Carbon Fiber Roof

BMW was pretty busy last night as they introduced the 2022 M5 CS as well as new plug-in hybrid powertrains for the 3- and 5-Series. That was just the tip of the iceberg as the company also revealed their spring updates. The big news is the M440d xDrive Coupe will arrive in March with a 3.0-liter […]

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