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2020 BMW M340d xDrive revealed, 'no plans' for Australia
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19th Feb 2020
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2020 BMW M340d xDrive revealed, 'no plans' for Australia

BMW will expand into diesel for its sub-M 3 Series range, with the reveal of the M340d xDrive ahead of its in-person debut at the Geneva motor show. Sitting alongside the M340i xDrive, the M340d is powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six engine augmented by a 48V mild-hybrid system. At least, it will be in Europe – BMW says there are "no plans" to bring it Down Under. It promises 250kW, down just 35kW on its petrol stablemate, but packs a whopping 700Nm – 200Nm more than the petrol can manage.
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Jeep, Suzuki diesels found to exceed EU emissions limits
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30th Jan 2020
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Jeep, Suzuki diesels found to exceed EU emissions limits

Diesel engines used by Jeep Grand Cherokee and Suzuki Vitara models sold in the EU used "prohibited emissions strategies" to emit more oxides of nitrogen (NOx) during regular road driving than during emissions testing, according to the RDW, the road authority for the Netherlands. In a statement to Reuters, the RDW said Jeep has developed a software patch to the authority's satisfaction. The off-road brand will be ordered to recall affected Grand Cherokee models and apply the fix.
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Toyota HiLux DPF faults fixed, company claims, as it urges more customers to come forward
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16th Dec 2019
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Toyota HiLux DPF faults fixed, company claims, as it urges more customers to come forward

Toyota Australia insists it has solved the diesel particulate filter dramas that saw thousands of HiLux utes blow thick clouds of white smoke in traffic – but it has urged more customers to come forward if their vehicles are still experiencing symptoms. Toyota diesel particulate filter (DPF) faults affect approximately 250,000 examples of the HiLux ute and Prado and Fortuner four-wheel drives equipped with a 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine manufactured from 2015 to 2018.
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Joshua Dowling
Honda to end diesel car sales in Europe by 2021
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24th Sep 2019
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Honda to end diesel car sales in Europe by 2021

Honda will stop selling cars with diesel engines in Europe by 2021, with the company's European range to instead be dominated by electrified drivetrains. The automaker confirmed to Reuters it will cease selling diesel-powered vehicles by the 2021. The timing of diesel's demise for Honda's European operations coincides with the closure of its UK manufacturing plant.
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Derek Fung
BMW X5, X7 M50d temporarily removed from Australian line-up
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9th Aug 2019
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BMW X5, X7 M50d temporarily removed from Australian line-up

BMW Australia has been forced to temporarily stop accepting orders for the quad-turbo X5 and X7 M50d, robbing it of a diesel flagship for its big SUVs. At the moment, the M50d accounts for 16 per cent of X5 sales and 12 per cent of X7 sales. Both X5 and X7 M50d models are powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six diesel engine with four turbochargers, putting out 294kW and 760Nm.
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