The new AUTO BILD 19/2022

My best diesel for three years was a white Audi Q7 from 2011: seven seats, six-cylinder, 245 hp, endless power – of course with catalytic converter and soot particle filter, but still without AdBlue. A company car, I paid a lot for it, but enjoyed it. I still like to drive diesel for long distances.

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Did you notice? In the first quarter, around 378,000 vehicles were registered in the EU, a third less than in 2021, according to the industry association ACEA. Compared to the other types of drive, diesel only accounts for 17 percent of all newly registered cars in the EU. The proportion of classic combustion engines fell by five percentage points to 36 percent. A total of 808,000 combustion engines were newly registered. The rest? Are hybrids and electric cars.

Tom Drechsler

How To Cars Editor-in-Chief Tom Drechsler.

Many hunters are the hare’s death, they say. In the case of diesel, it was the cheating scandal from VW (and a few others), then the mendacious discussion about a driving ban, instigated by the German environmental aid group (yes, those are the people who want to prevent the gas terminals on the North Sea), the fear of the combustion engine Off, finally the crazy prices at the pump. The truth is that we will still need all drives for a long time. Also diesel. !

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The new AUTO BILD 18/2022: Here are all the topics

NEW HITS First drive in the Lexus RZ 450e • Bentley Bentayga EWB, Jaguar XE/XF, Ford Tourneo Custom, TVR Griffith, Wiesmann study Thunderball, Mercedes-AMG Will.I.AMG MESSAGES Software problems at VW • Volkswagen and BP build charging stations • Getting bogged down when parking TESTING & TECHNOLOGY Station wagon, SUV or van: Are the VW Golf Variant and Mercedes GLA more practical than the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer? • Comparison test: VW ID.5 GTX against Genesis GV60 and Volvo C40 • Everyday test: BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé • Cheap, cool or family friends: the ten most important combustion engines and electric cars • Used cars: Suzuki Jimny REPORTS Green Gothenburg: How the city wants to become CO2-neutral by 2030 • E as in the end: The Mercedes E-Class is no longer available as a taxi. Farewell • My car life: Electric instead of petrol SERVICE How mini fire extinguishers should prevent e-car fires • The most beautiful road trips • Camping almost free of charge HEADINGS Motorsport: Formula E in Berlin • Action: Opel “Best Buddies” • Extra Tour: Lucid Air.

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