diesel

Clean, Torquey and Efficient -- What's Not to Love?

Economy Plus: Driving 5 Great Diesels

The only problem with hybrids is how boring they can be to drive. Diesel cars, on the other hand, offer outstanding torque with hybrid-like fuel economy. We take five great ones out for a spin.

Feel The (Clean) Burn

New-School Diesel Brings Clean Burns to the Masses

Diesels have come a long way since the days of smoke spewing trucks and roaring German sedans. New advances in diesel tech have made the fuel a more viable option for passenger cars, and they may have some serious benefits over their gasoline counterparts.

A battle of torque, efficiency, and German luxury

Want This, Get This: Audi A8 L TDI or BMW 328d xDrive

The Germans are all over the diesel car market. Which makes complete sense: those Europeans are passionate about the practicality that diesel-powered cars provide, not to mention the kind of torque that can pull Tyrannosaur teeth from their sockets. If you want a capable German diesel that nets both solid mileage numbers, good driving dynamics and the aesthetics and comfort a stylish German sedan affords, then look to Audi and BMW at the two ends of the price spectrum.

A Great American SUV, Proven

Six Weeks in the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel will haul you and your stuff for nearly 730 miles on one tank, all the while spoiling you with leather, panoramic roof, digital screens and tons of hauling capabilities. Is this the best American SUV ever made? After six weeks and a variety of tasks and duties, we think it's certainly up there.

425 lb-ft. Diesel. 'Nuf said.

Behind The Wheel: BMW X5 xDrive35d

The BMW X5 xDrive35d is a mouthful, an earful and a pocketful all at once. Its visually eclectic nomenclature is BMW speak for all-wheel drive and a diesel powertrain. Yes, we said diesel. Get used to it, because the clean-burning fuel is here to stay — providing both efficiency (relative, of course, for something this...

Points of Differentiation

Diesel Shark Poplin Print Woven Shirt

Get the bright look of white this summer without copping everyone else’s style with this shark poplin print woven shirt by Diesel ($90). Differentiated by a subtle navy dot print and double front flapped pockets, it’ll certainly keep you comfortable as the thermometer rises. It might even be appropriate as summer office attire office depending...

You Can Thank Us for the Grunt Work Later

Style Roundup: Men’s Sweater Top Picks

Based on all the fall wardrobe question’s we’ve been receiving from you lately, we came to the conclusion a fall roundup was in order. Done and done. In this Gear Patrol Roundup, we’ve taken the time to scour some of our favorite men’s brands (high and low), for unique, sharp, and warm sweaters that’ll match...

Eco-Friendly Meets Bahnstormer

BMW 335d Diesel

265 horsepower. 425 lb-ft torque. 0-60mph in 5.9 sec. 36 mpg. Zoiks. Powered by BMW’s buttery smooth 3.0 turbocharged inline-6 advanced diesel engine, the BMW 335d hits the roads with a singular mission: prove you can have your cake and eat it too. BMW’s latest version of the 3-series features 2,500 all-new components from the...

One Benjamin Goes Further Than You Think

10 Best Watches Under $100

A wristwatch is a must have for any man. Quite simply, it completes his wardrobe. I would even venture to say that a man looks naked without one. In fact, it’s probably the only universally acceptable accessory for guys. We understand that most of you are in savings mode and while there are extravagant options...

Diesel – Fuel For Life [Winner]

After an unexpectedly large number of entries we’re glad to announce we have randomly selected a winner for our Diesel Fuel For Life Giveaway. Congratulations Nick Buckallew, you’ll be receiving the boxed gift set soon. We couldn’t help but take this chance for a little gratuitous self-promotion so we asked Nick to share a little...

Diesel Fuel For Life – [Win This!]

[click on image to enlarge] Grapefruit, Lavender, Heliotrope, Raspberry, Vetiver (a cousin of lemon grass), Star Anise. These are the notes that make-up for Diesel’s new fragrance, Fuel For life. It’s an individualistic take on classic fragrances and we like it. A lot of men’s fragrances and colognes pass through our doors here at Gear...

Diesel Pea Coat

The mark of a good coat is the ability for it to work with a bunch of your getups rather than being single purpose outerwear. We cover a good number of men’s fashion items here on Gear Patrol and we understand clothing is subjective, but we think you’re likely to find this coat well worth...

Diesel Zathan 71S

Coughing up two Benjamins for a pair of jeans might sound like a bit much but if you think about how much and how long you wear a pair of well fitted jeans it makes sense that you’d want something quality, not the $20 pair on the Old Navy sale rack. Not that we’re harshing...

Diesel Roller Boy Belt

Those jeans you’ve probably spent an inordinate amount of time looking for are now in your wardrobe. We’re willing to bet you probably haven’t bought a new belt for them unless you’re the kind of guy that wears jeans well without a belt. The Roller Boy belt from Urban outfitters is more than just a...

Diesel 65 Kayak

Don’t let the waves and conditions of whitewater and flat-rivers catch you off guard. The Diesel is the most versatile kayak available. It has a high-volume deck and a forgiving performance-oriented hull providing you with control. Minimal part construction keeps weight and potential breakage down. The Diesel 65 weighs in at 39 lbs. and is...

Diesel Hazard Belt

Leather Diesel belt pieced with brass rivets and finished with a worn brass buckle embossed with the Diesel logo. Imported. Spot clean. Fits sizes: 32-38 42″l, 1.5″w Leather Web exclusive Cost: $75.00 @ Urban Outfitters