2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE

My first two test-drives of the new Passat were in top-trim TDI models equipped with the DSG automatic.  So this week I’ve decided to spend some time with the base model.  Here’s a quick look at the SE 6-speed manual….

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2014 Audi A8 L TDI

We already know the new A8 to be a tip-rung executive sedan replete with various wheelbase and engine options and to keep moving it forward Audi has done what comes naturally by now offering it as a TDI. Turbocharged Direct…

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

And now I can say I’ve driven them all.  This diesel model has been scampering around Europe now since 2009 and now it’s ready for its U.S. debut.  Volkswagen/Audi/Porsche is a leader in diesel technology, but while the other two…

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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

In the battle between gas-electric hybrids and diesels, the smart money is definitely on the side of Rudolf’s invention.  And there’s no better example than VW’s Passat’s TDI. I first drove this car during the 2012 model year and quickly…

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