Front and center at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was the Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by the 2.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel that could make 200 horsepower and more than 350 lb-ft of torque controlled by a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Nissan says the Frontier diesel is based on a Frontier Desert Runner 4×2 model and […]
BMW debuted the new 328d Sedan at the 2013 New York International Auto show. The 328d will feature BMWs 2.0-liter TwinPower diesel 4-cylinder engine. It produces 181 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, available from 1,750 rpm. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 328d Sedan will accelerate from 0 “ 60 […]
Mike Siegrist, Assistant Chief Engineer, General Motors Powertrains, took time to talk to www.drivingthenation.com about General Motors new Chevy Cruze clean diesel engine.
What did General Motors have to modify on this European engine for the American market?
Is this a General Motors engine, or was it purchased from another company?
Volkswagen’s diesel engine is […]
California is a critical state for Mazda. Robert Davis, Senior Vice President for U.S. Operations, reminds me that they are headquartered in California, so he knows the California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions requirements all too well. “We’re a smaller manufacturer, so the ability to meet the requirements they give us are a little […]
Currently about 3 percent of all light-duty passenger car sales are diesel.
Twelve percent of all car take rates, as of August, 2008, were diesels. Fast forward to August, 2012 and 30% of all car take rates were diesel.
In the video, Bernd Boisten explains take rate “ if a vehicle is offered as a gasoline […]
Tim Mahoney, Volkswagen’s Vice President of Product and Marketing, Volkswagen North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Volkswagen’s new Beetle and record sales growth.
There were snickers behind the executives of Volkswagen AG’s backs when they said they wanted a certain number of sales, but Volkswagen’s sales are increasing, along with the […]