The Truth About Cars » Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volkswagen Shows Off its New Gasoline-Powered Gas Engine That Runs on Gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-shows-off-its-new-gasoline-powered-gas-engine-that-runs-on-gas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-shows-off-its-new-gasoline-powered-gas-engine-that-runs-on-gas/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334242 Diesel? What’s that? Volkswagen is embracing a far less controversial type of fuel with its new 1.5-liter TSI engine, unveiled yesterday at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The ultra-efficient four-cylinder uses variable turbine geometry (VTG) in its turbocharger to generate peak torque at a low 1,300 rpm, then maintain a flat torque curve until about 4,500 […]

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Diesel? What’s that? Volkswagen is embracing a far less controversial type of fuel with its new 1.5-liter TSI engine, unveiled yesterday at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The ultra-efficient four-cylinder uses variable turbine geometry (VTG) in its turbocharger to generate peak torque at a low 1,300 rpm, then maintain a flat torque curve until about 4,500 […]

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Volkswagen’s Buyback Might Be Worse (Environmentally) Than the Crime http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329625 Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Here’s What It Might Cost To Fix Each 2.0 TDI Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen-2/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:31:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329609 Note: In light of today’s news regarding an agreement between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators, we believe it’s pertinent to rerun this piece considering Volkswagen still plans on fixing some of the affected 2.0-liter TDI vehicles. —MS In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, […]

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Note: In light of today’s news regarding an agreement between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators, we believe it’s pertinent to rerun this piece considering Volkswagen still plans on fixing some of the affected 2.0-liter TDI vehicles. —MS In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, […]

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Should 54.5 MPG Stay or Go? CAFE Crams for Midterms http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/should-54-5-mpg-stay-or-go-cafe-crams-for-midterms/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/should-54-5-mpg-stay-or-go-cafe-crams-for-midterms/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326562 As regulatory bigwigs gear up for a midterm review of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements, will the 54.5 mpg target for light-duty vehicles get a haircut, or be deemed too  unambitious? Under a 2012 agreement between the federal government and automakers, cars and light trucks will have until 2025 to meet the 54.5 mpg […]

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As regulatory bigwigs gear up for a midterm review of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements, will the 54.5 mpg target for light-duty vehicles get a haircut, or be deemed too  unambitious? Under a 2012 agreement between the federal government and automakers, cars and light trucks will have until 2025 to meet the 54.5 mpg […]

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Mitsubishi Plans to Boost Sales With Blown Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-plans-boost-sales-blown-engines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-plans-boost-sales-blown-engines/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1318026 Mitsubishi has a plan to gain market share in the U.S. that’s right out of the ’80s. Dealers were told during last weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association conference that Mitsubishi will introduce turbocharged engines to model line, according to Automotive News. The forced-induction renaissance will begin with a 1.5-liter mill powering the automaker’s planned midsize crossover, expected […]

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Mitsubishi has a plan to gain market share in the U.S. that’s right out of the ’80s. Dealers were told during last weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association conference that Mitsubishi will introduce turbocharged engines to model line, according to Automotive News. The forced-induction renaissance will begin with a 1.5-liter mill powering the automaker’s planned midsize crossover, expected […]

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Polestar Pinnacle: Volvo Launches its Quickest Models Ever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/polestar-pinnacle-volvo-launches-quickest-models-ever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/polestar-pinnacle-volvo-launches-quickest-models-ever/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:30:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316538 Volvo set a corporate high-water mark for speed today by launching two new Polestar models, each with enough power to make a tenured Vermont professor blush. Dropping two cylinders while gaining 22 horsepower, the upgraded S60 and V60 Polestars are part of Volvo’s effort to boost the visibility of its performance division. The 2.0-liter Drive-E […]

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Volvo set a corporate high-water mark for speed today by launching two new Polestar models, each with enough power to make a tenured Vermont professor blush. Dropping two cylinders while gaining 22 horsepower, the upgraded S60 and V60 Polestars are part of Volvo’s effort to boost the visibility of its performance division. The 2.0-liter Drive-E […]

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LEAKED: Volkswagen Sends “EcoPlus” Diesel Fix to Customer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/leaked-volkswagen-sends-ecoplus-diesel-fix-to-customer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/leaked-volkswagen-sends-ecoplus-diesel-fix-to-customer/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:58:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316562 It looks like Volkswagen has inadvertently sent a fix for its illegally polluting TDI vehicles to a customer, along with a letter spelling out the costs of said fix. The fix, which is included on an OBD II adapter, wasn’t supposed to be sent with the letter, explained the TDI owner who wished to remain […]

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It looks like Volkswagen has inadvertently sent a fix for its illegally polluting TDI vehicles to a customer, along with a letter spelling out the costs of said fix. The fix, which is included on an OBD II adapter, wasn’t supposed to be sent with the letter, explained the TDI owner who wished to remain […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Mazda Doesn’t Need No Stinkin’ Hybrids, Volkswagen Rebuffs Deadline, and March Looks Like a Winner http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-mazda-dont-need-no-stinkin-hybrids-volkswagen-rebuffs-deadline-march-looks-like-winner/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-mazda-dont-need-no-stinkin-hybrids-volkswagen-rebuffs-deadline-march-looks-like-winner/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:45:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1310898 “Hybrids? Those things that can’t make up their mind on what they want to be in life? Come on!” – Mazda. That, Volkswagen floors the accelerator past a deadline, March looks like a boffo month for vehicle sales, Audi dials it back a bit, and getting a Tesla Model 3 depends on whether or not […]

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“Hybrids? Those things that can’t make up their mind on what they want to be in life? Come on!” – Mazda. That, Volkswagen floors the accelerator past a deadline, March looks like a boffo month for vehicle sales, Audi dials it back a bit, and getting a Tesla Model 3 depends on whether or not […]

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BMW’s Game Plan: Connectivity, Autonomous Technology and a Whole Lot of Plug-ins http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/bmws-game-plan-connectivity-autonomous-tech-whole-lot-plug-ins/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/bmws-game-plan-connectivity-autonomous-tech-whole-lot-plug-ins/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 21:28:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1306129 BMW Group is laying out its game plan for the future, and it includes a lot of new electric vehicles. Beyond the marketing buzzwords, there’s much similarity between BMW’s plan, released yesterday, and those of so many other automakers: building high-tech convenience and connectivity into their vehicles, diversifying their electric offerings, developing autonomous driving technology, […]

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BMW Group is laying out its game plan for the future, and it includes a lot of new electric vehicles. Beyond the marketing buzzwords, there’s much similarity between BMW’s plan, released yesterday, and those of so many other automakers: building high-tech convenience and connectivity into their vehicles, diversifying their electric offerings, developing autonomous driving technology, […]

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Former Volkswagen Employee Claims Unlawful Firing Over Data Deletions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/former-volkswagen-employee-claims-unlawful-firing-over-data-deletions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/former-volkswagen-employee-claims-unlawful-firing-over-data-deletions/#comments Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:40:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302873 A former employee, who was fired after news of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal broke, is claiming in a lawsuit that he was let go from the automaker after noticing data related to the scandal was being deleted, several German language outlets are reporting (via Automotive News). The lawsuit, filed by a former employee of Volkswagen Group […]

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A former employee, who was fired after news of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal broke, is claiming in a lawsuit that he was let go from the automaker after noticing data related to the scandal was being deleted, several German language outlets are reporting (via Automotive News). The lawsuit, filed by a former employee of Volkswagen Group […]

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Unfixable Volkswagen Diesels Could Keep Living the California Dream http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/unfixable-volkswagen-diesels-keep-living-california-dream/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/unfixable-volkswagen-diesels-keep-living-california-dream/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1300649 There’s a chance that older Volkswagen TDI models branded as pollution monsters in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal could keep rolling along the avenues and alleyways of the Golden State. On March 8, California’s air regulator floated the idea that diesels that can’t fully be brought back into compliance with state laws might get a […]

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There’s a chance that older Volkswagen TDI models branded as pollution monsters in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal could keep rolling along the avenues and alleyways of the Golden State. On March 8, California’s air regulator floated the idea that diesels that can’t fully be brought back into compliance with state laws might get a […]

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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Kill EPA Racecar Regulation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/bipartisan-bill-aims-kill-epa-racecar-regulation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/bipartisan-bill-aims-kill-epa-racecar-regulation/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1299721 Attention, racecar enthusiasts: Your Congressional representatives are looking out for you! Normally, this phrase would be met with suspicion and outright fear, but for those fighting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulation on racecar conversions, it’s the best news they’ve had in weeks. A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress would protect the track-only use of […]

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Attention, racecar enthusiasts: Your Congressional representatives are looking out for you! Normally, this phrase would be met with suspicion and outright fear, but for those fighting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulation on racecar conversions, it’s the best news they’ve had in weeks. A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress would protect the track-only use of […]

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TTAC News Round-up: North Korea’s Good Times Threatened, Suzuki Cashes Out, and an EPA Backup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-north-koreas-good-times-threatened-suzuki-cashes-epa-backup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-north-koreas-good-times-threatened-suzuki-cashes-epa-backup/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:35:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1298881 New U.S. sanctions might spell the end of the glorious, glorious era of North Korean vehicle production. That, Suzuki asks for its winnings and staggers home, automakers are being slowed down by the EPA (and it’s all Volkswagen’s fault), Audi still loves diesels (and so do you, America!), and Volvo tries to spice up its […]

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New U.S. sanctions might spell the end of the glorious, glorious era of North Korean vehicle production. That, Suzuki asks for its winnings and staggers home, automakers are being slowed down by the EPA (and it’s all Volkswagen’s fault), Audi still loves diesels (and so do you, America!), and Volvo tries to spice up its […]

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Mercedes-Benz Hasn’t Escaped the Diesel Dragnet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/mercedes-benz-hasnt-escaped-diesel-dragnet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/mercedes-benz-hasnt-escaped-diesel-dragnet/#comments Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1292490 After staying relatively clean in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal that’s keeping European automakers up at night, Mercedes-Benz now finds itself the potential target of an Environmental Protection Agency investigation, Automotive News Europe reports. The EPA’s request for information targets the nitrous oxide emissions of the company’s Bluetec diesel engines, and comes less than two […]

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After staying relatively clean in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal that’s keeping European automakers up at night, Mercedes-Benz now finds itself the potential target of an Environmental Protection Agency investigation, Automotive News Europe reports. The EPA’s request for information targets the nitrous oxide emissions of the company’s Bluetec diesel engines, and comes less than two […]

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General Motors Beats Ford to Hybrid Pickup Punch … Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/general-motors-beats-ford-hybrid-pickup-punch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/general-motors-beats-ford-hybrid-pickup-punch/#comments Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:38:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1289857 General Motors will test the coastal waters with mild-hybrid versions of its 1500-series trucks beginning this spring, the automaker announced Thursday. A total of 500 Chevrolet Silverado and 200 GMC Sierra eAssist trucks will be sold exclusively to granola-fed Californians. GM claims the trucks are good for a 13-percent boost in city fuel efficiency, the natural habitat of the […]

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General Motors will test the coastal waters with mild-hybrid versions of its 1500-series trucks beginning this spring, the automaker announced Thursday. A total of 500 Chevrolet Silverado and 200 GMC Sierra eAssist trucks will be sold exclusively to granola-fed Californians. GM claims the trucks are good for a 13-percent boost in city fuel efficiency, the natural habitat of the […]

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Volkswagen TDI Owners Being Stuck with $1,000+ AdBlue Heater Repairs, Still Not EPA Compliant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-tdi-owners-being-stuck-with-1000-adblue-heater-repairs-still-not-epa-compliant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-tdi-owners-being-stuck-with-1000-adblue-heater-repairs-still-not-epa-compliant/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1283266 Owners of some Volkswagen TDI models are experiencing premature selective catalyst reduction (SCR) failures because of AdBlue heaters that, in some cases, aren’t lasting more than 50,000 miles. According to a source who spoke to TTAC under the condition of anonymity, many Volkswagen TDI owners are arriving at dealerships after seeing check engine lights for failing AdBlue (diesel […]

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Owners of some Volkswagen TDI models are experiencing premature selective catalyst reduction (SCR) failures because of AdBlue heaters that, in some cases, aren’t lasting more than 50,000 miles. According to a source who spoke to TTAC under the condition of anonymity, many Volkswagen TDI owners are arriving at dealerships after seeing check engine lights for failing AdBlue (diesel […]

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Feinberg: Volkswagen Will Offer ‘Generous Solution’ to U.S. Customers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/feinberg-volkswagen-will-offer-generous-solution-to-u-s-customers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/feinberg-volkswagen-will-offer-generous-solution-to-u-s-customers/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281826 Kenneth Feinberg, the man behind Volkswagen’s claims fund, stated American VW TDI customers should expect an offer that will make them very happy in an interview published this weekend. When asked by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (via Reuters) what he will offer the more than 500,000 Americans who own dirty diesels, he replied, “I can promise that there will be a […]

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Kenneth Feinberg, the man behind Volkswagen’s claims fund, stated American VW TDI customers should expect an offer that will make them very happy in an interview published this weekend. When asked by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (via Reuters) what he will offer the more than 500,000 Americans who own dirty diesels, he replied, “I can promise that there will be a […]

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You Still Want to Buy a Volkswagen TDI? Sign Here http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/you-still-want-to-buy-a-volkswagen-tdi-sign-here/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/you-still-want-to-buy-a-volkswagen-tdi-sign-here/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281146 The fuel cost savings of a diesel vehicle can be huge for those who eat up highway miles. However, with Volkswagen’s voluntary stop sale of those vehicles implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, you may think you can’t buy one from a Volkswagen dealer. You’d be wrong. According to a source who spoke to TTAC […]

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The fuel cost savings of a diesel vehicle can be huge for those who eat up highway miles. However, with Volkswagen’s voluntary stop sale of those vehicles implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, you may think you can’t buy one from a Volkswagen dealer. You’d be wrong. According to a source who spoke to TTAC […]

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Volkswagen is Buying Back Dirty Diesels, But Not From Owners http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-is-buying-back-dirty-diesels-but-not-from-owners/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-is-buying-back-dirty-diesels-but-not-from-owners/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1280226 Volkswagen Group of America has begun the process of buying back cars affected by the ongoing diesel emissions scandal, but you shouldn’t expect to receive a letter or phone call with a buyback offer anytime soon. VW is going ahead with a buyback program that will see the automaker acquire affected vehicles from dealers’ certified pre-owned (CPO) inventories, a source familiar […]

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Volkswagen Group of America has begun the process of buying back cars affected by the ongoing diesel emissions scandal, but you shouldn’t expect to receive a letter or phone call with a buyback offer anytime soon. VW is going ahead with a buyback program that will see the automaker acquire affected vehicles from dealers’ certified pre-owned (CPO) inventories, a source familiar […]

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Time’s Up: Volkswagen Must Submit 3-liter TDI Fix for Approval by Today http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/times-up-volkswagen-must-submit-3-liter-tdi-fix-for-approval-by-today/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/times-up-volkswagen-must-submit-3-liter-tdi-fix-for-approval-by-today/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:35:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278322 Volkswagen Group has until the end of the day Tuesday to submit its final plan to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its illegally polluting 3-liter TDI engines, primarily used in Audi vehicles, reported Automotive News on Monday. The deadline comes after an earlier proposal to fix 2-liter TDI vehicles was rejected by the regulatory agency and […]

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Volkswagen Group has until the end of the day Tuesday to submit its final plan to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its illegally polluting 3-liter TDI engines, primarily used in Audi vehicles, reported Automotive News on Monday. The deadline comes after an earlier proposal to fix 2-liter TDI vehicles was rejected by the regulatory agency and […]

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Honda Orders Stop Sale of 2016 Civic, 2-liter Engine to Blame http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/honda-orders-stop-sale-2016-civic-2-liter-engine-blame/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/honda-orders-stop-sale-2016-civic-2-liter-engine-blame/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278218 CivicX is reporting that Honda has ordered a stop sale on all 2-liter four-cylinder-equipped 2016 Honda Civics. To blame: piston pin snap rings, which may be incorrectly installed or not installed at all. This is the first recall of Honda’s tenth-generation Civic and includes 33,735 units in the United States and an additional 8,000 units in Canada. The […]

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CivicX is reporting that Honda has ordered a stop sale on all 2-liter four-cylinder-equipped 2016 Honda Civics. To blame: piston pin snap rings, which may be incorrectly installed or not installed at all. This is the first recall of Honda’s tenth-generation Civic and includes 33,735 units in the United States and an additional 8,000 units in Canada. The […]

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Sunday Cinema: Snow Dancing in a Porsche 911 SC RS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sunday-cinema-snow-dancing-in-a-porsche-911-sc-rs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sunday-cinema-snow-dancing-in-a-porsche-911-sc-rs/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:45:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276985 The year was 1984. Rally was all the rage. Danger was mainstream. And carcinogens weren’t exclusively advertised by the rumble of tailpipes. Also in 1984, Porsche was developing a legend, but it was behind schedule: The 959 wasn’t ready when David Richards, the orchestrator of the Porsche-Rothmans deal, wanted to go rallying. So, along with […]

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The year was 1984. Rally was all the rage. Danger was mainstream. And carcinogens weren’t exclusively advertised by the rumble of tailpipes. Also in 1984, Porsche was developing a legend, but it was behind schedule: The 959 wasn’t ready when David Richards, the orchestrator of the Porsche-Rothmans deal, wanted to go rallying. So, along with […]

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Audi Wants To Say Something, And Will Spend $10M To Do It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/audi-wants-to-say-something-and-will-spend-10m-to-do-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/audi-wants-to-say-something-and-will-spend-10m-to-do-it/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:35:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276881 Football fans are finalizing their Super Bowl 50 party plans, which will undoubtedly include copious amounts of heart-clogging edibles and liquids that might be confused for beer. At the same time, Audi is tapping its foot in anticipation. The automaker will air a 60-second Super Bowl spot in an effort to get the attention of those cod-lager-swilling football fans watching the game next weekend. […]

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Football fans are finalizing their Super Bowl 50 party plans, which will undoubtedly include copious amounts of heart-clogging edibles and liquids that might be confused for beer. At the same time, Audi is tapping its foot in anticipation. The automaker will air a 60-second Super Bowl spot in an effort to get the attention of those cod-lager-swilling football fans watching the game next weekend. […]

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DeLorean is Coming Back – Not from The Future, But from Texas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/delorean-coming-back-not-future-texas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/delorean-coming-back-not-future-texas/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1275073 For the “Back To The Future” fan keen on winning the parking lot at the next confab, DeLorean announced this week that it’ll make “new” cars again in Texas. Thanks to a change in the small volume manufacturing law, DeLorean Motor Company said it could build around 300 new cars from parts it purchased when […]

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For the “Back To The Future” fan keen on winning the parking lot at the next confab, DeLorean announced this week that it’ll make “new” cars again in Texas. Thanks to a change in the small volume manufacturing law, DeLorean Motor Company said it could build around 300 new cars from parts it purchased when […]

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SPIED: 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel; Have Your Hybrid and Burn Oil, Too http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/spied-2017-ford-f-150-diesel-hybrid-burn-oil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/spied-2017-ford-f-150-diesel-hybrid-burn-oil/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:20:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274913 That’s clearly a diesel gurgle coming out of that F-150’s lightly camo’d buttock. If our ears are to be believed, that would be the pending fulfillment of a prophecy made here two years ago: Ford is preparing a light-duty diesel to sell by 2018. I have so many questions to ask: What about EcoBoost? Where does […]

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That’s clearly a diesel gurgle coming out of that F-150’s lightly camo’d buttock. If our ears are to be believed, that would be the pending fulfillment of a prophecy made here two years ago: Ford is preparing a light-duty diesel to sell by 2018. I have so many questions to ask: What about EcoBoost? Where does […]

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