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Diesel Truck Battle: F-150 Diesel Vs. Nissan Titan XD

Diesel Truck Battle: F-150 Diesel Vs. Nissan Titan XDFor when you want a diesel, but don't need to tow 30,000 pounds.



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Volkswagen not prepared to cover full costs of diesel retrofits: source

Volkswagen not prepared to cover full costs of diesel retrofits: sourceVolkswagen is not prepared to cover the full cost of hardware retrofits for older diesel vehicles in Germany, a source at Volkswagen said, contradicting a deal announced by the German coalition parties on Tuesday. Under the coalition parties’ deal, owners of older diesel cars in German cities where the air is particularly polluted will be able to choose between trade-in incentives and a hardware upgrade.



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Daimler Allegedly Used 5 Defeat Devices In Diesel Cars

Daimler Allegedly Used 5 Defeat Devices In Diesel CarsDaimler is still refusing to comment.



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2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catchA new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Ford said Thursday that the EPA rates the rear-wheel-drive diesel pickup at: 22 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined. The four-wheel drive one comes in at just 20/25/22 mpg, a figure on par with most gas-fueled pickups and not far off of the 18/25/21 mpg rating of the most powerful engine available in the F-150, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. That 30 mpg figure is enough to make the rear-drive F-150 a teetotaler among half-ton pickups, however. Its next-closest rival is the 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is rated by the EPA at 20/27/23 mpg with rear-wheel drive. The Ram with four-wheel drive and the diesel is rated at 19/27/22 mpg.
MORE: Read our 2018 Ford F-150 review It's not clear how long Ford will hold the most fuel-efficient claim, however. The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 will offer a diesel V-6, though the truckmaker hasn't detailed that engine yet. Additionally, its standard gas V-6 will come with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology designed to reduce fuel consumption, too—but, again, EPA figures haven't been released. The F-150's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 produces 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, and Ford says that's good for a tow rating of up to 11,400 pounds when properly equipped. Curiously, that's nearly 2,000 pounds shy of the maximum trailer rating for a properly-equipped gas-engined F-150. Additionally, Ford says that fleet versions of its F-150 Power Stroke Diesel have a 2,020-pound payload capacity, which shrinks to a still decent 1,940 pounds for versions offered to retail customers.
DON'T MISS: Ford's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 explained Ford expects just 5 percent of F-150 buyers to opt for the turbodiesel V-6, which joins four gasoline engines ranging from a 3.3-liter V-6 to a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. Fleet buyers will be able to order the F-150 Power Stroke Diesel in XL and XLT trim levels, while retail shoppers will have to stick with Lariat, King Ranch, and Limited trims. It won't come cheaply, either. On the 2018 F-150, the turbodiesel V-6 is being positioned as the range-topping engine, and it is saddled with a premium of as much to $ 4,000 depending on the trim level.



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2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Returns 30 MPG Highway

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Returns 30 MPG HighwayThe fuel economy numbers are in, and Ford says these are best in class.



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2019 GMC Sierra Revealed: Diesel Power and a Carbon-Fiber Bed

2019 GMC Sierra Revealed: Diesel Power and a Carbon-Fiber BedThe new Sierra has a few tricks all its own.



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Ford sued by truck owners alleging diesel emissions cheating

Ford sued by truck owners alleging diesel emissions cheatingBy Nick Carey DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co installed software that enabled its F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks to cheat at passing federal emissions tests, according to a lawsuit by truck owners filed on Wednesday, a claim the No. 2 U.S. automaker described as “baseless.” Ford manipulated the emissions system in violation of federal requirements and the affected trucks released twice the legal limits of emissions during normal driving, the lawsuit claimed. An emission-cheating scandal that came to light in 2015 cost German automaker Volkswagen tens of billions of dollars in settlements and fines. Ford said in a statement that all of its vehicles comply with all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emissions regulations.



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2018 Ford F-150 Diesel: The Best-Selling Pickup Gets a Power Stroke

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel: The Best-Selling Pickup Gets a Power StrokeDiesel grunt for the half-ton pickup.



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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel carsBy Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.



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Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles

Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehiclesGerman luxury carmaker Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, issued a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel vehicles Friday, saying it would help reduce engine emissions. “Audi aims to maintain the future viability of diesel engines for its customers and to make a contribution towards improving air quality,” the Bavaria-based manufacturer said in a statement. Vehicles with affected engines would receive a free software upgrade that “will further improve their emissions in real driving conditions beyond the current legal requirements,” Audi added.



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