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Since the diesel scandal triggered by Volkswagen , which has affected the entire automotive industry, many carmakers have been reluctant to commit to a future which involves diesel engines. BMW has been one of the few that has reiterated their commitment to the development of diesel engines. Not only for the BMW Group, but also for most other cars in Europe, the diesel engine is extremely important. Without the economical self-ignition as an essential component of the fleet consumption, the CO2 limits required by the EU are inaccessible and, of course, engines operating according to Rudolf Diesel’s principle, at least in Europe, also represent a large part of the sales figures. According to Gerhardlfel, Managing Director of BMW Motorenwerk Steyr, the Munich-based automaker will continue the further development of diesel engines. The article BMW 540d will be offered in the United States appeared first on BMW BLOG
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A father-of-two who died in a motorcycle crash on Romney Road has been named as Rodger Smith.The incident happened on April 19 at 4.14pm just one mile south of the junction with A259 Hammonds Corner.Mr Smith was riding a grey Yamaha motorcycle when he crashed with a white Volkswagen Tiguan.Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash but the 62-year-old, who lived in Hawkinge, died at the scene. Officers continue to appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw either...
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The Skoda Yeti’s replacement is expected to be called the Karoq when it arrives next year as a new Nissan Qashqai rival New model has been spotted with more conventional SUV styling and design influence from the larger Kodiaq The Skoda Yeti ’s replacement is expected to be called the Karoq when it arrives next year as a new Nissan Qashqai rival. Although not yet confirmed by Skoda, the small SUV's new name is predicted to come alongside a drastic shift in direction for design, with the new model swapping its predecessor’s unique shape for a more conventional SUV look that takes clear inspiration from the larger Kodiaq . The Karoq will be built on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, which also underpins models including the Audi Q3 , Seat Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan , and could borrow autonomous driving technology from the Kodiaq . The Karoq's use of the MQB platform expands its powertrain compatibility to a wide range of the Volkswagen Group's petrol and diesel engines.
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However there is no equivalent four-door coupe of the Mercedes, only the bigger CLS or smaller CLA. Where the 4 Series range is lacking compared to the Merc and Audi line-up is a credible performance car below the ultimate M4. The Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe and Audi S5 are very capable, fast cars, and more focused than BMW’s 440i. Find out how the BMW 340i Touring compares to the Mercedes-AMG C43 Estate Away from BMW’s usual rivals there’s the Volkswagen CC, which offers a similar concept to the 4 Series at a cheaper price. Infiniti’s Q60 S has sleek coupe looks, is priced competitively and has impressive on-paper performance. Sadly it’s far from being anywhere near as good to drive as the 4 Series. Think laterally and you could even consider the Porsche Cayman a rival to the regular 4 Series Coupé. Performance and 0-60mph time Performance runs from the leisurely on the tax-busting entry point of the Gran Coupé range (the 418d, with 0-62mph in 9.
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The Skoda Yeti’s replacement is expected to be called the Karoq when it arrives next year as a new Nissan Qashqai rival New model has been spotted with more conventional SUV styling and design influence from the larger Kodiaq The Skoda Yeti ’s replacement is expected to be called the Karoq when it arrives next year as a new Nissan Qashqai rival. Although not yet confirmed by Skoda, the small SUV's new name is predicted to come alongside a drastic shift in direction for design, with the new model swapping its predecessor’s unique shape for a more conventional SUV look that takes clear inspiration from the larger Kodiaq . The Karoq will be built on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, which also underpins models including the Audi Q3 , Seat Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan , and could borrow autonomous driving technology from the Kodiaq . The Karoq's use of the MQB platform expands its powertrain compatibility to a wide range of the Volkswagen Group's petrol and diesel engines.
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Following various money-saving measures in motorsport, Ducati could be the first Volkswagen Group brand to be sold off to pay off Dieselgate costs Volkswagen is considering selling motorcycle brand Ducati as the latest part of its cost-cutting and streamlining of operations. Volkswagen is also reported to have given investment bank Evercore the task of evaluating options for funding its post-Dieselgate strategy shift, reports Reuters . Amid rising costs from the Dieselgate scandal , Ducati is likely to be sold just five years after it was acquired by Audi . Volkswagen’s campaign of cost-cutting has long been rumoured to include a manufacturer, following withdrawals from Volkswagen’s WRC campaign and Audi’s withdrawal from WEC and Le Mans . Other reported cost-cutting measures are the loss of 30,000 jobs within the next few years, and the streamlining of the Volkswagen brand.
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This week: New Porsche 911 GT3 driven; Land Rover Discovery faces rivals; MG E-Motion at the Shanghai motor show In this week's Autocar we introduce the new Land Rover Discovery to its toughest rivals in a quarry, where there's mud, a camp fire and lots of jumping... We also get a drive in Porsche's brilliant new 911 GT3 , which is updated and better than ever. Then we head off to Shanghai to meet the new MG E-Motion , a striking concept car that could send this once British marque back into the limelight. Plus, Audi's designers are also on hand to explain why it's moving in a new direction, and we take a look at the 300bhp Skoda Vision E concept . Also in this issue Our road testers slip behind the wheel of a (deep breath) BMW 530e iPerformance Plug-in hybrid saloon. And there's also a drive in the similarly eco-focused Volkswagen e-Golf and Nissan Micra 0.
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Following various cost-cutting measures in motorsport, Ducati could be the first VW Group brand to be sold off to pay off dieselgate costs Volkswagen is considering selling motorcycle brand Ducati , as the latest part of its cost-cutting and streamlining operations. Volkswagen is also reported to have given investment bank Evercore the task of evaluating options for funding the brand’s post-dieselgate strategy shift, reports Reuters . Amid rising costs from the dieselgate scandal , Ducati is likely to be sold just five years after it was acquired by Audi . Volkswagen’s campaign of cost-cutting has long been rumoured to include a manufacturer, following withdrawals from VW’s WRC campaign, and Audi’s withdrawal from the WEC and Le Mans . Other reported cost-cutting measures were the loss of 30,000 jobs within the next few years, and the streamlining of the Volkswagen brand.
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steam to be getting off scot-free with their diesel emissions scandal and see further agree with me that the government needs to hold companies like Volkswagen account for their bad behaviour? I absolutely agree with my fellow and parliamentary neighbour my fellow and parliamentary.
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children. When I talk about the political will, doing it the real world from this government and a sense of urgency about this. It is no good just delaying the strings. This is happening now. It is disgrace and a scandal now. May I thank my friend for giving way. Does he agree with me that companies like Volkswagen.
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Firefighters cut two people from the wreckage of crash in Retford this morning which closed a road for over an hour.The two people were taken to Bassetlaw Hospital by ambulance with what police described as minor injuries.The crash, between a Volkswagen Polo and a Vauxhall Corsa van, happened on Leverton Road near the Caddow Lane turnoff for Grove.READ MORE: Marks and Spencer coming to Retford - what we know so farFirefighters from Retford and Tuxford used specialist cutting gear to free two...
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