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One day in mid-June, my Google Alert email for news articles containing the word “diesel” had some info about Honda North America. The news item was a “Purchase and Sale Agreement” announcement regarding a partnership with Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.
This month marks Part 2 of our 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI project. This time, America’s favorite little diesel continues to climb the horsepower ladder, thanks to the latest BorgWarner turbocharger available for ALH engines.
At the morning briefing, the initial mileage figures for the Chicago to Memphis leg of our Audi Mileage Marathon adventure are released. We've finished dead last with a recorded 25.6 mpg at an average speed of 62 mph in the Audi Q7 we're driving to Denver.
Much like a rocker whose star had faded that's found a new muse, diesel passenger cars are seemingly on the comeback in oil-burning-phobic America -- at least that's what automakers like Audi are hoping.