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David Tracy David Tracy Dec 03, 2019. 11 comments

This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most 'Texas' Truck I've Ever Seen

This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most 'Texas' Truck I've Ever Seen

This past weekend, I drove from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where I spotted the most “Texas” truck I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Sitting in the parking lot of the most Texas fast-food joint I know of, Whataburger, was a red Ram 3500 diesel armored with what I assume are standard automobile accessories sold at every AutoZone in The Lone Star State. Except this truck may have...

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David Tracy David Tracy Nov 12, 2019. 13 comments

America's First-Ever Diesel Jeep Wrangler Is The Torquey Off-Road Beast You Prayed It Would Be

America's First-Ever Diesel Jeep Wrangler Is The Torquey Off-Road Beast You Prayed It Would Be
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For decades, diehard Jeep CJ and Wrangler fans in the U.S. have prayed for the low-end torque and high(er) fuel economy of a diesel engine, and for decades they have been denied. That is, until now; the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel ends the drought by bringing absurd off-road capability and the best fuel...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Oct 09, 2019. 22 comments

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Is A $4,000 Premium With No Manual Option: Report

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Is A $4,000 Premium With No Manual Option: Report

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler will finally be available with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel making a boatload of torque, and an alleged dealer order guide lists the upgrade will cost about $6,000 over the standard Wrangler.

According to a forum member over on the JL Wrangler forums, the new diesel option is now available for order on four-door Wranglers, with an order sheet for a 2020 Unlimited Rubicon...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Sep 27, 2019. 24 comments

What Do You Want To Know About The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel?

What Do You Want To Know About The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel?
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Well, it’s finally here. After almost 10 years of promises , the 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel has arrived. And we have it to go tooling around with for a week. What do you want to know about it?

I don’t think I’ve ever driven a modern diesel car in the United States—that Defender doesn’t count—so it’s been fun pulling up...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Sep 12, 2019. 16 comments

Diesels Emit More Toxic Gases During Heat Waves; Good Thing There Won't Be Way More Of Those!

Diesels Emit More Toxic Gases During Heat Waves; Good Thing There Won't Be Way More Of Those!

Earth is getting hotter, which is bad news for a lot of reasons. One new reason hotter temperatures are bad news: diesel engines spew far more toxic particles when the temperature rises about 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), according to a new study by The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) initiative, and many times higher than the average emissions permitted under EU regulations.

Using fancy...

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David Tracy David Tracy Aug 29, 2019. 8 comments

A Teenage Kansas Farmer Built This Diesel Off-Road Corvette And It's A Stroke Of Genius

A Teenage Kansas Farmer Built This Diesel Off-Road Corvette And It's A Stroke Of Genius

When the C8 Corvette debuted last month , I bet most of us were deeply disappointed that its 490 horsepower V8 engine was not a much, much less powerful, heavier, less-refined diesel motor. But there’s good news, because a compression-ignition Corvette does exist, though it wasn’t built by GM, but instead by a teenage farmer in Kansas, who’s now older and has the vehicle listed on Craigslist....

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Aug 27, 2019. 24 comments

What Owning A Reformed Cheater Volkswagen Diesel Is Really Like

What Owning A Reformed Cheater Volkswagen Diesel Is Really Like

“When are you going to get press cars again?” my mom asked. I looked down at my right foot, still in a support boot a month after snapping two bones in my ankle. She wasn’t concerned, or just casually inquiring about my driving schedule. I had let her borrow my 2015 Volkswagen TDI SportWagen for a few months before my injury while I was cycling through press car loans, and she wanted it...

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David Tracy David Tracy Aug 21, 2019. 8 comments

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is a Torquier Version Of An Already Great Truck

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is a Torquier Version Of An Already Great Truck
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Ram started the half-ton diesel craze back in 2013 when it announced the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Since then, the brand lost ground to legal issues related to emissions and stiff competition from Ford and Chevy. But now Ram is back in the game with a new diesel engine for its latest “DT” generation truck, and after testing it, I can...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Aug 16, 2019. 14 comments

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's $36,890 Starting Price Undercuts Chevy And Ford

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's $36,890 Starting Price Undercuts Chevy And Ford
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The EcoDiesel is back in the Ram 1500 for 2020, after some, uh, regulatory issues meant that the launch of the fifth-generation Ram pickup in 2019 featured only gasoline engines. Now we know how much it’ll cost: $36,890 for the base model, or the lowest among the Big Three’s full-size pickups.

You’ll have to tack on an additional $1,695 to that to account for...

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Graverobber Graverobber Aug 15, 2019. 21 comments

At $13,500, Could This 2012 BMW X5 xDrive 35d Get You To Lean Its Way?

At $13,500, Could This 2012 BMW X5 xDrive 35d Get You To Lean Its Way?
Nice Price Or Crack PipeIs this used car a good deal? You decide!  

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe X5 sports a rare diesel six but also comes with a lien against its title. That’s an annoying complication to its purchase, but its price be the ultimate driving factor.

When a company goes to the mammoth length of changing its name it’s oftentimes done as way to cast off some prior malfeasance...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Aug 08, 2019. 11 comments

The Nissan Titan XD Cummins Diesel Was A Flop

The Nissan Titan XD Cummins Diesel Was A Flop
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The 2020 Nissan Titan half-ton and Nissan 2020 Nissan Titan XD “half-ton-and-a-half” pickups will get redesigned this year. But the Cummins diesel engine that the new XD version made headlines with is being taken off the board after just a few model years.

You might remember all the noise from the Titan XD launch circa 2015; Nissan’s revolutionary “whitespace”...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Aug 07, 2019. 15 comments

Trump's 'Great News' For Shuttered GM Ohio Plant Is In Real Trouble

Trump's 'Great News' For Shuttered GM Ohio Plant Is In Real Trouble
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Less-than-stellar profits for Workhorse, Ford playing with different sales models, Tesla getting served a cease-and-desist and more await you in The Morning Shift of Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

1st Gear: Workhorse Not Working Out So Great Still

When General Motors announced it would shutter five...

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David Tracy David Tracy Jul 13, 2019. 23 comments

The 39 MPG Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Was in Fact a Hard Sell and Is Now Dead

The 39 MPG Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Was in Fact a Hard Sell and Is Now Dead

The 39 MPG 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Seems Like A Hard Sell, ” I wrote after Chevy’s mid-size crossover’s fuel economy numbers dropped in August of 2017. The vehicle would flop, I suspected, and now, about two years later, GM is giving up selling the thing due to “low demand.” You don’t say?

“We no longer offer the diesel option on the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox due to low demand,” GM’s...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Jun 14, 2019. 24 comments

Here's the Last 1 Ton Luxury Truck You Can Buy New With a Manual Transmission

Here's the Last 1 Ton Luxury Truck You Can Buy New With a Manual Transmission
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

What appears to be the last remaining 2018 Ram 3500 Laramie that you can buy brand new with a manual transmission has apparently been languishing on a dealer’s lot in Pennsylvania for more than six months. Folks, I am crestfallen.

I’ve been tearfully rocking myself to sleep every night since we heard America’s last-ever brand-new stick-shift Cummins diesel...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook May 23, 2019. 21 comments

GM Delays Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 3.0-Liter Duramax Diesel, Cancels 2019 Orders

GM Delays Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 3.0-Liter Duramax Diesel, Cancels 2019 Orders
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

General Motors has been forced to cancel orders and delay the new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine for its full-size Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, which were originally scheduled to be available early this year, due to emissions testing for the engine taking longer than anticipated.

Automotive News reported that a memo sent out to GM dealers on...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth May 06, 2019. 21 comments

Runaway Diesel Somehow Still Runs After Becoming a Massive Fireball

Runaway Diesel Somehow Still Runs After Becoming a Massive Fireball
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Imagine your ideal race weekend. No matter what you picture, there’s a pretty good chance it doesn’t involve your vehicle looking like a zombie flamethrower. But that’s just what happened to the Dirty Hooker Diesel team at the Ultimate Callout Challenge event.

If you’ve never had the chance to...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Apr 18, 2019. 22 comments

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Is Finally Here

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Is Finally Here

Even though diesels aren’t all that popular in the United States, Mazda still thinks that they’re a viable market. It just unveiled the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD diesel today at the New York Auto Show, which is nice I suppose.

During today’s press conference, Mazda announced that a Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel variant is coming in July for the CX-5 with the Signature trim and all-wheel...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Apr 16, 2019. 18 comments

Looks Like the Diesel Mazda CX-5 Is About to Be Revealed Again

Looks Like the Diesel Mazda CX-5 Is About to Be Revealed Again

Despite not yet selling a single diesel Mazda CX-5 in the U.S., a car that was revealed all the way back in November of 2016, Mazda is apparently still determined to figure out a way to make diesel engine work in America, as revealed in an edited teaser for this week’s New York Auto Show.

A teaser email for Wednesday’s Mazda livestream presentation from the New York Auto Show forwarded to...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Apr 12, 2019. 24 comments

2019 Audi S6 Avant Diesel: Bow Before Your New Wagon-God With 516 LB-FT of Torque

2019 Audi S6 Avant Diesel: Bow Before Your New Wagon-God With 516 LB-FT of Torque

A confluence of car enthusiast clichés has been given life, and we are now but humble servants to a new patron saint of Talking About Cars Online: the 2019 Audi S6 Avant TDI. The new diesel-powered mega-wagon of your dreams claims 516.3 lb-ft of torque, 36.2 mpg on the highway, and a payload capacity of 1,400 pounds.

If you’re reading this in America, like, statistically, most of our readers...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Mar 26, 2019. 24 comments

The 2019 Chevy Silverado's New Diesel Has More Power Than Ford

The 2019 Chevy Silverado's New Diesel Has More Power Than Ford
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  

One of the 2019 Chevy Silverado ’s most enticing options is without a doubt its new inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine. Chevrolet hasn’t released official specs yet, but a credible document we’ve seen establishes that this engine will make a factory-claimed 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, edging out Ford’s competing engine and...

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