2018 BMW 5-series Lineup Grows by One (Very Powerful Diesel, That Is)

With U.S.-market diesels nixed at Audi and on borrowed time over at Mercedes-Benz, BMW stands to be the only German luxury-brand willing to keep selling them here. And BMW’s latest diesel-burner, the 2018 540d xDrive sedan, is shaping up to be a stunner, with huge helpings of the the torque and fuel economy that give diesel-powered entries their […]

Volkswagen Diesel Tests on Monkeys Revealed by Documentary; Heads Roll at Big German Three [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 2/1/2018: BMW and Daimler have suspended executives who sat on the EUGT board and launched investigations, according to the Financial Times. Udo Hartmann, Daimler’s environmental chief, and Frank Hansen, who works in BMW’s electric car sharing division, were named by the newspaper but not by their companies. Volkswagen paid to have monkeys inhale exhaust fumes to […]

Volkswagen Diesel Tests on Monkeys Revealed by Documentary; First Head Rolls at VW HQ

Volkswagen paid to have monkeys inhale exhaust fumes to prove that its diesel emissions were harmless, according to a documentary currently available on Netflix. The automaker has just suspended one of its top executives. The experiment was conducted as part of an unpublished 2014 test intended to compare Volkswagen’s then heralded “clean diesel” TDI emissions with those of an older heavy-duty […]