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Tom Cruise is getting a divorce from Katie Holmes, and while the Maverick will be riding solo, at least he’ll be doing it in style. Tom Cruise drove the BMW i8 in the movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. He also got to drive the concept car to the Russian screening, though we imagine that involved […]

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A diesel Ram 1500 will be on sale soon.  According to Allpar, the Ram 1500 is being fitted with diesel engines for testing right now, though the actual production has not started.  Ram is testing the diesel engine in this generation of the Ram though, so expect it to launch in the next few years, […]

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Concept cars don’t normally have the greatest post-show life.  Most are non-working prototypes only built to gauge potential customer interest or show off a design theme the company is considering.  Even the working show vehicles are often crushed after their tours to protect trade secrets and to prevent them from ever being used on the […]

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new 2013 GL-Class SUVs at the New York Auto Show.  The updates to the GL aren’t groundbreaking, but sleeker headlights and a bulkier grill give the SUV a more aggressive look, bringing it in line with the current SL-Class and C-Class styling-wise. There will be three entries into the GL-Class.  First […]

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Audi announced yesterday that the Allroad would be returning to America , this time based on an A4 rather than an A6, and now Volkswagen is testing the waters to see if a non-luxury off-road capable wagon could be successful.  Just like the Allroad you might be familiar with, the VW Passat Alltrak will be […]

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BMW M Division Goes Diesel

All of BMW’s new diesel M vehicles will be powered by a tri-turbocharged inline six-cylinder diesel engine that makes 376-hp and 545 lb-ft of torque. Of course, because these are diesels, the power is available very low in the rpm range, making for great acceleration. All of the diesel Ms will come with an eight-speed […]

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Jeep will offer a diesel engine in the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep fans have been clamoring for a diesel powered model for years, though most would prefer an off road oil burner like the Wrangler. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee will have more than 400 lb-ft of torque, giving it the power to overcome […]

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Diesels have long been touted as the frugal alternative to gasoline engines in small cars. For years, they offered much higher gas mileage for a small price premium. Now that carmakers are putting out small gasoline powered cars with 40 miles per gallon though, is the diesel dead? The 2012 VW Jetta is one of […]

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Chevrolet has announced that the 2013 Chevy Cruze will be available with a diesel engine. The Cruze, like many vehicles, is already sold in Europe and other parts of the world with a diesel engine for the increased fuel economy, so Chevrolet will not need to do much engineering for the additional engine choice. Automakers […]

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Volkswagen has announced that the 2012 VW Passat will have a base price of $19,995. That’s a $8,305 price drop compared to the 2009 Passat, which started at $28,300. The 2012 VW Passat will occupy a space between the Jetta and the CC, which was originally a spinoff model based on the previous generation Passat. […]

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