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  The diesel engine is a type of internal combustion engine; more specifically, it is a compression ignition engine, in which the fuel is ignited by being suddenly exposed to the high temperature and pressure of a compressed gas, rather than by a separate source of ignition, such as a spark plug, as is the case in of the gasoline engine.


Mini has just unveiled details on the 2011 Cooper S that will go on sale on September 18, 2010, but we have just received new details on the hatchback just ahead of its sales date. German magazines report that Mini is planning to bring a diesel engine to the lineup.

Right now, the Cooper S comes with a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a new 2.0-liter, but starting next year, customers will also be able to get a diesel engine with their little pride and joy. The diesel engine that will be used is a BMW N47 based engine, with displacement change down to 1.6 L (from 2.0 L). The engine will develop a total of 143 HP and a peak torque of 300 NM. The same sources report that the new engine will also be used for the Countryman S .

It’s true that this new engine will not be able to deliver the same output as the 1.6 Turbo engine, but it will still be a desired engine thanks to its autonomy. It is expected to have a fuel consumption of 4-4.5 liters per 100 kilometers and a CO2 emission of less than 110gr.

A similar engine is being used for both the BMW 1-Series and the 3-Series .

Source: Big Blogg

If you want your Porsche to be tweaked to its maximum capacity, many would automatically check out RUF . This German tuner specializes in all things Porsche and are known to refine and enhance Porsche’s models better than most. Their most recent concoction is a tuning package for the Porsche Cayenne Diesel. This new kit is available in two upgrade versions with a max output of 310 HP (from a standard 240 HP). The package can be applied to the Cayenne version powered by direct-injected 3.0 liter V6 turbo engine mated to eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

In the first package called the Upgrade One, the Cayenne Diesel’s performance is increased to 288 hp with a peak torque of 580 NM. It includes the optimization of the electronic engine management system and is priced at 3,850 € plus VAT. In the second package, Upgrade 2, the power boost is taken to an awesome 310 HP and a peak torque of 630 NM. This upgrade includes a modified turbocharger and the optimization of the engine management system and is priced at 7,300 € plus VAT.

We enjoy a good power boost just as much, if not more, than anyone, but a couple of exterior modifications would have been nice to see on the Porsche . RUF has decided against those types of upgrades at this point, but we are hoping they will add a bit of style to this package at some point.

Press release after the jump.


German tuner, Cargraphic, got their hands on the Porsche Cayenne Diesel back in March and already they are taking another stab at the SUV. This latest package comes with a 22% increase in power with a result of 292 HP and 644 NM of torque. This kit beats out their previous one by 2hp and manhandles the power upgrade given to the Cayenne Diesel by Lumma Design (they were only able to get 276hp out of the SUV).

The result is a top speed of 141 mph and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) which is one second faster than the standard model. Also, going from 60 to 130 km/h in fifth gear saves a good 1.5 seconds in comparison to the normal Cayenne Diesel.

The tuning kit is called the KTC 300 and also includes a new stainless steel exhaust system and a set of 9.5x22 inch (front) and 10.5x22 inch (rear) cast aluminum sport wheels. The whole package is finished by a Cargraphic module for the air suspension, which lowers the car 40 mm at the front and 30 mm at the back.

Press release after the jump.

Nissan Europe has unveiled official details on the 2011 Murano diesel version. The new Murano diesel will go on sale in September, and in the UK, it is priced at £37,795.

The new diesel version is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 190 Hp and 450Nm at just 2,000rpm and delivers a fuel economy of 35.3mpg.

Nissan developing a diesel version of their crossover is not the only news they are bringing us today. We are happy to inform you that the 2011 model will receive a few exterior upgrades as well. The 2011 Murano will get a new front end with a larger air intake surface and a redesigned bumper that will now offer a more generous air intake and will incorporate new fog lamps. Standard equipment will include 20-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate and color rear, Nissan Connect Premium satellite navigation system with 7” touchscreen, HDD 9.3 Gb music server, ipod, Bluetooth, and aux connectivity combined with premium 11 speaker BOSE system and the option of rear seat DVD entertainment system.

The new diesel version will add a rear privacy glass, bi-xenon headlamps, cruise control, and Murano’s signature electrically folding rear seats.

Press release after the jump.

Today, Mercedes added a new version to theirS-Class line-up. The new S350 BlueTEC will go on sale at a price of €76,279. The car is powered by a V6 diesel engine that delivers a total of 258 hp and 620 NM of torque. All with a fuel economy of 6.8 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155 mph.

The new S350 BlueTEC comes with an available Passion leather package and an Exclusive Passion leather package that feature seats, armrests, instrument panel support, door linings, ruffled pockets, and a rear shelf in fine leather with contrasting stitching.

Standard technology includes: Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, and a new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG sound system that combines 15 loudspeakers and two amplifiers with a total output of 1200 W.

Press release after the jump.

Comparing cars have always been a calling card for the auto industry. If you’re in the market to purchase a car, it’s always a good idea to do your homework on the cars on your wishlist just so you have a better understanding of what you’re getting yourself into and the merits and demerits of each option you may have.

Over in Europe, the eco-friendly sports car market is getting a nice boost, courtesy of two models that figure to go head-to-head with each other in the coming years: the Honda CR-Z Hybrid and the Peugeot RCZ sports coupe.

As both a hybrid and a frugal 2.0-liter diesel - both the CR-Z and the RCZ - are two vehicles that promote the same thing (fuel-efficiency) yet does so in completely different approaches. The ever-informative kids of AutoExpress took both cars through the ringer to see which one holds the leg up over the other. After a series of tests, the verdict remains unsettled because both cars hold a distinct advantage over the other in different respects.

Watch the video and find out how the CR-Z and the RCZ match up.

Source: Auto Express
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A few years ago Audi started a big clean diesel push in the United States market when they brought the Q7 TDI over. The Q7 TDI was one of the most fuel efficient seven-seat SUVs on the market, but man was it ugly. Thankfully, the diesel Q7 was just the first step for the German company in its diesel push. Welcome to the Audi A3 Sportback TDI .

The A3 is the entry-level model for Audi here in the U.S. Previous models have been sold with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or a 3.2-liter V6 engine that were petrol powered. Now, Audi has added a new motor to the lineup, a diesel motor. We had a chance to take the diesel hatch out on the streets of Wisconsin for a few hours.

The A3 is in the same market as its brother, theVolkswagen Golf and the BMW 1-Series . It comes in front and all-wheel drive modes with a transverse-mounted engine. Unlike our European brethren, we only get the five-door model.

Hit the jump for the rest of the review.


The current Jaguar XJ is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine offered in both naturally aspirated and supercharged versions with outputs ranging from 385 hp to 510 hp. Europeans also get a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. Now, rumors suggest that Jaguar is also preparing a 4.4 liter TDV8 engine for 2011 in a model called either the Jaguar XJ TDV8 or the Jaguar XJ Supersport TDV8.

The 4.4 liter diesel engine will deliver a total of 375bhp and a peak torque of more than 600lb.-ft. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made quicker than the supercharged XJ and will return 40mpg. Same engine is also rumored to be offered in theJaguar XF .

Source: Cars UK

The next generation Volkswagen Jetta has already been spotted testing and it is expected to make its official debut by the end of the year. The U.S. however, should not expect a diesel version to arrive on the US market until early 2011.

The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is strikingly similar to Volkswagen’s New Compact Concept displayed at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show . The Jetta has lower side lines and a revamped fascia while still maintaining a strong VW face. Following the look of the concept, the Jetta will have integrated Bi-Xenon headlights which will include LED daytime running and turn signal lights.

Under the hood there will be a direct injected TDI engine that will deliver a total of 140 HP and 236 lbs-ft of torque and will be mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or the six-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox.

Source: Straightline

The BMW 535i and 550i haven’t even been able to grace the sales floor and already there is news on a new 5 series model itching at the chance to get on board. During a media event this week BMW confirmed that the 5-Series Diesel will also be available on the US market. More than that, Willem Rombauts said that BMW will in fact offer two diesel models on the US market. The 5-Series will definitely be one of them while the second model could be the X5 or X6.

Currently BMW is only offering two diesel models on the US market: the 330d and the X5 xDrive35d, both powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel that generates 265 horsepower and a sinful 425 pound-feet of torque.

The engine’s possibilities for a 5-Series diesel model can only be guessed at. We could possibly see one of the straight-6s offered in Europe. Maybe the twin-turbo used in the 3 Series and X5? Maybe a slightly less muscular single-turbo 3.0-liter? Sin Sin ce the diesel variant has yet to receive a solid debut date, we could just be spinning our wheels while BMW works on a more powerful and fuel efficient diesel combination. It would have to beat out the 265-hp and 425 ft-lbs of torque variant it currently has running, but only time can tell what BMW may have up their sleeve.

Source: Inside Line

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