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    Official: Renault reveals tiny two-stroke twincharged diesel
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    The Renault-Nissan Alliance bills itself as the worldwide leader in electric vehicles with a claimed 58 per cent of the global market share. In the highly competitive world of increasingly efficient powertrains, development can never stand still if the company wants to maintain that dominance. ...

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    Report: France says diesel cars a 'mistake,' announces phase-out plans
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    Anyone even vaguely familiar with the European auto market knows that diesel-fueled vehicles take up a huge portion of the roads there. A combination of high fuel efficiency, useful torque in tightly packed cities, low CO2 emissions and tax incentives all contribute to the popularity. However, ...

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    Official: Volkswagen announces new 268-hp TDI diesel, 10-speed DSG
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    We won't even ask how much torque it'll produce, but we could easily see the number cresting 450 lb-ft. From dual-clutch transmissions to W-shaped engine blocks, the Volkswagen Group has certainly contributed more than its fair share of powertrain innovations to the automotive world. The ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Maserati Ghibli Diesel
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    Burning Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Is Cheaper But Less Exciting Than You'd Think It used to be easier to make sense of the auto industry. There were mainstream manufacturers, and there were niche sports car manufacturers. That was before Porsche starting selling more crossovers than it does sports ...

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    Featured: Autoblog editors come clean about their controversial automotive beliefs
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    Our Staff Voices Their Unpopular Opinions... How About You? We all have controversial opinions. Be it whether you think the Nissan Juke is actually pretty attractive, manual transmissions aren't always better, or you honestly didn't hate the Pontiac Aztek, we all harbour some persuasion, be it ...

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    Report: Lexus LX to get diesel engine?
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    Australian consumers appear poised to get another diesel-burning luxury SUV in the near future, and word is it's coming from Lexus, of all automakers. Sean Hanley, chief executive of the company's branch in Oz, recently told Aussie website Drive that he's "pretty confident" that the new engine ...

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    Official: Ford rolls out diesel Focus ST at Goodwood [w/poll]
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    If you're in the market for a hot hatch, there are some excellent choices at your disposal – especially if you live in Europe. But if you want a diesel, well, your choices become rather more limited. Volkswagen tends to that niche market with the Golf GTD (essentially an oil-burning version ...

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    Video: 1947 Chevy rat rod pickup leaves rubber and smoke in its wake
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    Cool comes in multiple flavours. One one hand, we have the sophisticated attraction of svelte design and the efficient use of power. Of course, on the other hand there is the allure of being the bad boy and going against the grain. That is part of the appeal of rat rods. Ideally, they are built ...

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    Official: Trident Inceni stakes claim to world's fastest diesel sports car, will come to North America
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    It was back in 2006 when we first came across Trident and its plans to create a diesel-powered sports car. The prototype was up and running a couple of years later, and it debuted at the Salon Privé in London a few years after that. It's now been the better part of two years since its ...

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    Report: High-tech observatory only uses decades-old diesel trucks
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    Head on out to Green Bank, WV, and you're likely to notice what looks like a giant satellite dish on the horizon. Only it's not a satellite dish. It's actually a fully steerable radio telescope – the largest of its kind in the world. It's funded by the federal government through the US ...

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