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Audi Confirms Diesel Q5 for 2014

Audi of America Product and Motorsports Communications Manager Mark Dahncke confirmed that the turbodiesel V6 will be available in the 2014 Audi Q5 for the U.S. market. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine will be added to the 2014 Q5’s engine lineup, joining the 2013 model’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 gas engine and hybrid 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Audi says in a statement that the Q5’s new TDI diesel engine will ... continue reading»

Tags: Audi Q5, Model News, Fuel Economy, Diesel engines

BMW Announces 2013 3-Series Hybrid Pricing

BMW has announced that the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will start at $49,300, excluding destination fees. It goes on sale this fall. It has the same twin turbo inline six-cylinder engine and electric motor as the ActiveHybrid 5, which make a combined 335 horsepower, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission. Exterior differences from the gas-only 3-Series include hybrid badging on the C-pillars and trunk lid, and matte chrome exhaust tailpipes. Otherwise, the hybrid version is nearly the same ... continue reading»

Tags: Prices, Hybrid Luxury, Model News, BMW 3 Series Hybrid

More Lexus Models Recalled for Possible Pedal Entrapment

Lexus is recalling an additional 154,000 SUVs for potential floor mat pedal entrapment, which could lead to unintended acceleration. Lexus RX 350 and 450h models from the 2010 model year are affected by the recall, which is an extension of the 2009 recall that made headlines for its involvement of about 4.4 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles. According to Autoblog, about 7.8 million vehicles made by Toyota have been recalled for pedal entrapment. Affected Lexus models were ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Lexus RX, Lexus RX 450h, Model News

GM Recalls Chevrolet Cruze for Fire Risk

General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars that pose a risk of catching on fire. About 53,200 Cruzes from 2011 and 2012 could potentially have a loose fuel tank strap, while more than 413,100 of the same models may be leaking flammable liquids. In the first case, a missing weld on the metal strap that holds the fuel tank may cause the tank to come loose during an accident. If this happens, fuel may ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Chevrolet Cruze, Model News, General Motors

How to Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles -- and Beyond

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Many car owners like to keep their vehicle until the wheels fall off, while others will hold onto their car until it needs costly repairs. Whether you want to run your vehicle into the ground, or just keep it out of the repair shop, experts agree that basic maintenance can help you stretch your car to 200,000 miles and beyond. Check out How to Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles – and Beyond. continue reading»

Tags: Features, car maintenance, car repair

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