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2016 Passat Unveiling: Chicken Little, The Sky Is Not Falling Because Volkswagen Lied

Alright people, I will get right to the point. The Volkswagen emissions scandal (A.K.A.—Dieselgate) is not by any stretch of the imagination the “largest scandal in the history of auto manufacturing” nor is it any more of a “betrayal of…

2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD – Preview

Take a look at the new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado heavy-duty pickups. Go ahead. See if you can spot the differences. No, not there. Crawl underneath. Ah, there it is. Competition in heavy-duty trucks doesn’t really happen with freshened grilles and…

2009 VW Touareg TDI

by Colin Mathews The Germans are launching an all-out diesel assault on the American market this year, and many in the automotive media have their share of doubts that they’ll succeed. Include me in that mix. And it’s not because…

2009 BMW 335d

By Casey Williams If you felt a little lighter this week, it was only because I slowed the earth’s rotation ever so slightly with the 2009 BMW 335d. It followed a VW Jetta TDI in my driveway, but there is…

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen

by Colin Mathews The average American doesn’t cotton to wagons anymore – the minivan, the SUV, and now the crossover have successfully taken its place for a huge cross-section of America. But then the GLBT community has never exactly mirrored…

BlueTec by Mercedes-Benz – Video

Mercedes-Benz BlueTec Clean Diesel

Mercedes-Benz has been synonymous with Diesel cars for over 100 years so it makes sense that they are the first to introduce the latest diesel technology to the U.S. market. Dubbed “BlueTec”, it is a clean diesel technology that will have you and your friends not believing your ears or eyes. It is clean, quiet and actually FUN to drive.

Is Blue(Tech) the New Green?

Pontiac G8's Alter-ego

June 26, Manchester, VT – I just spent a day driving a trio of SUVs from Mercedes-Benz featuring their new clean diesel technology called BlueTech. Let me correct that; I spent part of the day driving and the rest of the time scripting, filming and generally screwing up a video that I’ll share with you in the near future.

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel – Video Review

We Americans, not only want our cake, we want to eat it off the rippling stomach of a A&F model. Oh, hold on…that’s my fantasy but you get the idea. With fuel prices north of the $4/gallon mark, many of…

2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 BLUETEC

Diesel Genes by Scott Corlett We love us some Diesel Jeans and so does Mercedes-Benz—diesel genes, that is. In 1936, Mercedes-Benz spawned the first diesel-engined passenger car, which made a whopping 45 bhp and maxed out at 60 mph. Despite…