| Apr 25, 2014
Let's get this out of the way: The Golf SportWagen you see here is an R-Line sport version with a diesel engine, manual transmission and all-wheel drive that's only a concept at the moment. It's an attention-grabbing debut sure to......
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the tense days of this nation’s twin gas crises in the 1970s, one automaker dominated U.S. roads with diesel cars: Mercedes-Benz. The automaker says that between 1975 and 1985, a majority of its cars sold here were diesels, hitting a peak of 80%....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Audi came out swinging with its diesel technology at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, introducing four new diesel models for the U.S. market.
But the company didn't limit its scope to new products. It also pressed the case that wider use of...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The 2013 Geneva Motor Show is set to start Tuesday, but Volkswagen is already having a good week.
The VW Golf was named European Car of the Year on Monday, gathering more than twice the votes than the second-place Subaru BRZ. Volvo's V40 was third. The...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 9:55 AM
This is a story about a problem that we can solve — with a bit of help from Congress.
Fifteen years ago, there was no such thing as clean diesel. City transit riders held their breath when the bus pulled away from the curb, and parents worried...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:06 AM
With most lawmakers gone for the holidays, President Obama took full advantage of the empty stage, appearing with everyday Americans to make the case that House Republicans need to relent and pass a payroll tax cut extension that would mean an extra $1,...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 3:56 PM
On the evening of Feb. 2, 1942, an unarmed tanker with 66,000 barrels of crude oil on board was steaming in the Atlantic, about 90 miles off Ocean City. Without warning, it was struck by German torpedoes. The attack set the W.L. Steed ablaze, and sank it;...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:56 PM
State and local officials allowed nature to take its course and let the sun evaporate the estimated five gallons of diesel fuel that spilled Jan. 4 in Huntington Harbour.
The Huntington Beach Fire Department, along with the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Our long-legged family of four normally doesn't mix well with midsize sedans. Thanks to the combination of my 6-foot-2-inch husband in the front row and two kids in full-sized child-safety seats in the backseat, someone is always making a compromise on...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:15 AM
With the 2012 M-Class, Mercedes brings the comfortable, luxurious driving experience of its flagship S-Class sedan to its most popular SUV.
If you don't like to be disturbed by the world around you when you drive, this redesigned luxury SUV is for you....
| Mar 11, 2012
Jim Lett knew his house was leaking money, especially during winter. Of course, he couldn't actually see heat slipping out of wiring conduits, exhaust fans, the attic. But he could feel the pain in his wallet as sure as the draftiness that compelled him...