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Mazda To Delay SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel Launch In North America

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Mazda Canada Inc. has announced that the launch of its SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine in North America is being further delayed from its Spring 2014 announced debut timing.

While Mazda understands its SKYACTIV-D can meet emission regulation requirements without the use of a NOx after-treatment system, it has decided that further development is required to deliver the right balance between fuel economy and Mazda-appropriate driving performance.

Further information on the program, including a timeline of launch for North America, technical specifications and fuel economy will be available at a later date, closer to launch.

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Fuel Manager® –   Diesel Fuel Filtration  FM1, FM10, FM100 and FM1000

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Stanadyne’s Fuel Manager diesel fuel filter/water separator systems are used globally in a wide variety  of diesel engine powered applications. As a modular system, optional Fuel Manager features can be  selected to address specific operating requirements. This versatility allows the user to have the optimum fuel system filtration combined with exceptional economy.
The Fuel Manager series includes: FM1, FM10, FM100 and FM1000. Each of these Fuel Manager types serve specific engine power ratings for engines from 7.3 to 447 kW (10 to 600 BHP). All Fuel Manager elements are fuel/water separators with provisions for draining coalesced water. Systems are for use with diesel fuel and bio-blended diesel fuel, and are not for use with gasoline or other volatile fuels.

Stanadyne’s Fuel Manager diesel fuel filter/water separator systems are used globally in awide variety of diesel engine powered applications. As a modular system, optional FuelManager features can be selected to address specific operating requirements. Thisversatility allows the user to have the optimum fuel system filtration combined withexceptional economy.The Fuel Manager series includes: FM1, FM10, FM100 and FM1000. Each of these FuelManager types serve specific engine power ratings for engines from 7.3 to 447 kW (10 to600 BHP). All Fuel Manager elements are fuel/water separators with provisions fordraining coalesced water. Systems are for use with diesel fuel and bio-blended diesel fuel,and are not for use with gasoline or other volatile fuels.

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BorgWarner’s award-winning regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbo-charging technology boosts performance while helping improve fuel efficiency and lower emissions for the first four-cylinder engine in the history of the Mercedes S-Class. The 2.2-liter diesel S 250 CDI Blue EFFICIENCY is the first car in the luxury segment to consume less than 6 liters of fuel per 100 km.

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Everybody wants more for less these days, and that premise is the key to the success of Drive’s Car of Year for 2011, the Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI.

The family-sized Benz has more torque, or pulling power, than a lot of petrol-guzzling V8s, yet it uses less fuel than the average city runabout.

The secret to this impressive balancing act is the diesel engine that lurks beneath its stately bonnet. 

So what makes diesel cars, and our Car of the Year, the Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI, a winning formula?

Well, for a start the C250CDI can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just a tick over seven seconds, which is similar performance to a big six-cylinder petrol engine. Take it out on the freeway and its rolling acceleration will be the equal of many V8s, which makes long-distance cruising and overtaking an effortless exercise.

That is impressive in itself, but when you add the fact that it uses a claimed average of 5.1 litres per 100km – less than the tiny Volkswagen Polo – it is outstanding. The figures help explain why 20 of the 46 vehicles in this year’s awards are diesel powered.

Fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions have become a top priority for every car maker and modern common-rail diesel engines, matched to the latest fuel-saving techno-trickery, are one of the easiest paths to greener motoring.

The Mercedes, and nine other finalists, use stop-start technology to improve fuel consumption in congested cities. When the car is stopped at the lights, the engine switches off to save fuel.

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U.S. fuel demand in October rose to the highest level for the month in three years, led by gains in diesel consumption, the American Petroleum Institute said.

Total deliveries of petroleum products, a measure of demand, increased 2.5 percent to 19.4 million barrels a day last month from a year earlier, the industry-funded group said today in a report. Year-to-date consumption has averaged 19.2 million barrels a day, up 0.1 percent from the same period in 2010.

“Our economy is growing modestly and the overall demand numbers support that,” John Felmy, chief economist with the Washington-based API, said in the report.

Consumption of distillate fuels, a category that includes diesel and heating oil, rose 12 percent to 4.24 million barrels a day in October, the highest level for the month since 2006.

Demand for ultra-low sulfur diesel, the type used on highways, climbed 15 percent to average 3.82 million barrels a day, the report showed. Heating-oil use dropped 6.7 percent to 419,000 barrels a day.

Gasoline demand declined 0.3 percent to 8.99 million barrels a day last month compared with the same month last year. It was the second-lowest level of October consumption for the motor fuel since 2002, according to the report.

Jet-fuel use climbed 4.8 percent to an average 1.5 million barrels a day last month compared with the same period in 2010.

Demand for residual fuels plunged 45 percent to 269,000 barrels a day last month from a year earlier, the report showed. Residual fuel is used for commercial and industrial heating, electricity generation and ship propulsion.

U.S. crude-oil production rose 1.7 percent to an average 5.67 million barrels a day in October, a 10-year high for the month, the department said. Output in the lower 48 states increased 2.3 percent to 5.07 million barrels a day. Alaskan production decreased 3.1 percent to 599,000 barrels a day.

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Volkswagen is fuming over the Obama Administration’s proposal to double auto fuel efficiency, saying the plan unfairly values hybrid and all-electric cars over clean diesel, a technology VW has pioneered.

Volkswagen is committed to continually making fuel efficient vehicles, such as the new mid-size, clean diesel Passat TDI, available to the U.S. market. Built in Chattanooga, TN, the Passat TDI achieves 43 mpg highway and can travel almost 800 miles on a single tank of fuel.

The Obama Administration unveiled a proposed rule that would require automakers to double the average fuel economy of their vehicles to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, estimating that the change would add $2,000 to the average price of a car.

The proposal brought howls of protest from automakers who warned the changes would price millions of Americans out of the new-car market, keeping older, less fuel-efficient cars on the road longer.

VW, Europe’s largest automaker and the fastest-growing automaker in the United States, already offers turbodiesel cars, station wagons and SUVs that routinely get nearly 50 miles per gallon on the highway.

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With looming fuel efficiency standards dictating future car products, major automakers are investing a lot of time and money into developing EV’s and hybrid cars. Well…except for Chrysler. Instead, the Pentastar brand has announced that the Jeep Grand Cherokee will offer a diesel engine option in 2013, with other models to follow.

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It is not too early for operators of refrigerated truck and trailer fleets to consider how Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final emission standards will affect their operations and equipment budgets over the next several years. The new EPA standards will take effect Jan. 1, 2013.