Category: Diesel News

Yes, the 2.8L Duramax is a cousin of the Jeep CRD 2.8L from VM Motori

Is the 2.8L Duramax the same as the Jeep Liberty CRD 2.8L? We get asked this question all the time here at IDParts, and we’ve noticed there is a lot of confusion about the actual source of the Colorado/Canyon 2.8L Duramax engine. It isn’t a “real” Duramax or even a “GM” engine, and it isn’t ...

VW Announces the EA288 Evo – a 2.0 TDI “Mild Hybrid”

Hybridization of the diesel engine has been done here and there mostly by Mercedes Benz.  Ultimately, adding a hybrid drivetrain to a diesel engine has complications that gasoline-hybrids don’t suffer from, namely cost (diesel engines are already more expensive to make than gasoline engines) and decreasing returns (diesel engines are already efficient, sometimes as efficient ...

Bosch Announces New Diesel Injection Technology to Solve Nox Emissions

Nox emissions are the primary cause of the “dirty” label that is applied to diesel engines. Nox emissions are linked to urban smog, ozone formation and breathing problems. However, diesel engines emit much less CO2 than a gasoline powered car, which is why diesel is a desirable option to combat the global warming effect of ...

Fenced In: TDIs Stored Across the US

VW currently has 37 secure storage facilities across the US that are home to close to 300,000 cars, according to the administrator hired by VW to handle the emissions scandal. Factories, closed military bases, stadiums, and airports are just a few of the storage locations. The total numbers of bought back cars is impressive: 335,000 ...

VW Full Size Atlas Tanoak Truck shows that someone at VW knows what the hell they’re doing…

VW’s surprise announcement of a full size truck concept has taken the internet by storm and shows that someone in VW is paying attention to what buyers want. However, we’ve seen this movie before – big announcements that lead to nothing – so we’re cautious about getting our hopes up, especially without a diesel.

All New Sprinter Vans Announced!

The current generation Sprinter, the NCV3, was introduced to the USA in 2006.  12 years later, that van is STILL a segment leader in comfort and capacity. In fact, Mercedes set a sales record for Sprinter vans just last year, selling over 200,000 vans.  This is a true testament to how superior the van was ...

Mercedes Announces Diesel Plug-In Hybrids – The New Frontier?

After teasing us with a E400 BlueTEC hybrid years ago at NAIAS, Mercedes once again introduced new plug-in DIESEL hybrids at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this month.  Will this be the next frontier of powertrain design?

Ford F150 Diesel Coming Soon

According to Ford’s website, the new 3.0L Power Stroke will be added to Ford’s F150 lineup this Spring. Rumored to be initially available in the Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum editions, the Power Stroke has some impressive power numbers: 250 HP at 3250 RPM 440 lb./ft. torque at 1750 RPM 2,020 lb. payload, 11,400 lb. ...

North American International Auto Show Recap by IDParts.com

Detroit: We attended the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on its opening day, January 20. A lot of the news stories leading up to the show were about autonomous and electric cars. But when we arrived at the Cobo Center that Saturday most of what we saw was…trucks. GM, Ford, and Chrysler ...

Colorado ZR2 Duramax: The Best Factory Package Ever?

Last year Chevrolet re-introduced their compact pickup, the Colorado (or Canyon in GMC form).  We were excited to see that Chevrolet fulfilled their promise to offer a diesel-version.  The stout 2.8L inline 4-cylinder engine was torquey down low and made all the right noises.  We came away from our test drives impressed, though worried there ...