The Mercedes Benz OM 654 4-cylinder diesel. image courtesy of Daimler Global Media.

Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Four-Cylinder Diesel

The new four-cylinder diesel unit OM 654 marks the debut of a ground-breaking family of engines from Mercedes-Benz. The development goals were defined more than four years ago. The result is a modular concept with a special focus on integration of the drive into different models as well as a...

The New Mercedes Benz GLS

The renaming of the Mercedes Benz SUV line is complete.  It began with the GLA, aligned with the CLA class--and a better looking alternative to an E-Class wagon.  Then, earlier this year came the announcement of the GLE, dooming the ML nameplate forever.  Great vehicle, awkward name. And now comes the GLS....

Coming to the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: 2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Here's a little something from the fine people at Jaguar Land Rover: The stunning new F-Pace will be available to view at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show beginning on September 17th. Camouflaged prototypes have already been seen proving the all-new F-Pace's everyday usability and exceptional ride and handling by supporting Team Sky...

9 Things You Need to Know about the 2015 Volkswagen Sharan

For many adult Germans, the VW Sharan is like our Chrysler minivan.  Solid transportation for 5+ people.  In fact, VW has sold over 800,000 since it's launch in 1995.  Which aren't bad numbers at all considering the Sharan never came to the USA. For it's 20-year anniversary, VW is launching an updated...

Audi TT TDI Wins Diesel Car Magazine’s Best Sports Car of the Year Award

From DieselCar.co.uk and Newspress.co.uk: Ultra-frugal Audi TDI sports coupé announced as category victor in leading industry magazine Audi TT 2.0 TDI ultra wins DieselCar’s Best Sportscar Award for 2015 Performance Prices start from £29,810 OTR, available in Sport or S line specification CO2 as low as 116g/km, with the potential for 62.8mpg combined ultra engine now also...

Mercedes Benz S-Class, Diesel Car Magazine's Diesel Car of the Year. Image courtesy of Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz S-Class is Diesel Car Magazine’s Executive Car of the Year

From our friends at NewsPress.co.uk and DieselCar.co.uk, May 12, 2015: Mercedes-Benz S-Class wins ‘Best Executive Car’ at 2015 Diesel Car, Car of the Year Awards The Awards were judged by a panel of well-respected writers from across the industry The S-Class remains the number one luxury car in the UK    Mercedes-Benz S-Class awarded ‘Best Executive Car’...

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb. Image courtesy of Porsche Motorsports

2015 FIA WEC Video Update: Silverstone

FIA WEC stands for Formula International Association World Endurance Championship.  WEC is the racing circuit that sponsors one of the most famous races ever, the 24 Hours of LeMans. Like Formula One and Formula E, racing technology for this circuit has long outstripped the need for the Big Heavy Engine.  WEC is...

VW’s Passat Wins 2015 European Car of the Year Award

The 2015 VW Passat beat 6 competitors to win the 2015 European Car of the Year Award.  This ceremony marks the beginning of the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The video above is of the ceremony, and really picks up at 2:19. A jury of 58 panelists awarded 340 points to the...

VW to Debut New Touran Compact MPV at Geneva Motor Show

The newly redesigned small people mover is a minivan at it's core.  So I won't regale you with tales of turbodiesel performance.  If you've got a family, here's some of the real sexy stuff: Child safety seat anchors on all rear seats 47 storage compartments 3-zone PureAir automatic air conditioning system Collision avoidance with emergency...

Cars to See at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show: Chevy Colorado ZR-2 Concept

We discussed this turbo diesel powered, rugged and fast Chevrolet concept small pickup here.  But you can see it up close and in person at this year's Chicago Auto Show.  The ZR-2 was originally introduced at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. [caption id="attachment_26641" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image by Hybrid and Electric...

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