Diesel Cars & Biodiesel Cars
Pros: biodiesel-ready, VW handling, VW luxury
Cons: expensive for most, hard to find in wagon
Pros: Stylish, fastish, great fuel economy
Cons: Diesel prices have risen, 16inch wheels and awful stock tires.
“After having TDI Golf 2004, new Jetta 2009 is a much smoother ride! It's comfortable, spacious and overall a nice car. I have a 6-speed Comforline Jetta and my biggest disappointment was milleage I get - my old car could run on one tank of diesel for 950 km and my new car covers only 750-800 km even though VW site states that it needs refilling at 1200km! That's a big difference and my driving...” --benic
“This is my first MB and my first diesel. I do >30k miles per year and I need comfort, reliability, power and I like style. This car has it all. Other bonuses are that it does almost 700 miles on a tankful so fill-ups are much less frequent. With 400 lbft of torque, midrange is very good and with the 7 speed transmission, passing is a joy and totally effortless. This year I did 500 miles in 9...” --vprpwr
“Best car I've even owned. Most mileage possible outside a hybrid, and drives like a German sportscar. Great luxury in the GLS package, but electric everything in most other packages at the time. Worth every penny we spent on it, still loving it 3 years and 50,000 miles later.” --
“With regular "good" diesel Fergous gets about 53 mpg. When Biodiesel is avaliable Fergous gets about 10-15 mpg. We switched to synthetic oil I didn't notice any difference.” --braids4dragons
“This Diesel drives just like a regular gas car and the average driver would never know the difference. It's also got all kinds of torque and eats Colorado mountain passes for breakfast. I've been known to pass everyone going up Mt. Vernon Canyon (that steep part of I-70 between Denver and Genesee that has 6% grades) at unsafe speeds. This car is so much fun, that it's easy to...” --OJshakewell
“This is now the best small CDI of the world. With a kit of elsbett (german manufactur, www.elsbett.com) you can turn diesel to oil (vegoil kit...I wish to try it ) In my first year, 24.000 km...great car” --grueiro
Stuttgart, Mar 13, 2008 Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz is continuing its diesel initiative in the USA with three new SUVs equipped with the world's latest and cleanest diesel engine. The new models R 320 BlueTEC, ML 320 BlueTEC and GL 320 BlueTEC will initially be available exclusively in America. They are powered by an up-to-date V6 engine featuring the environmentally friendly...
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The other way round The typical way to make existing cars lighter would be the use of hi-tech materials, lots of electronics and even hybrid drives. Let´s build a new car, instead! The heart and secret of the Loremo is its patented steel structure. It is lightweight and composed of very few elements that are arranged to ensure maximum passenger protection - much like a formula 1 racing...
The breakthrough BLUETEC® clean diesel technology in the E320 BLUETEC Sedan1 — winner of the 2007 World Green Car award — blends fuel efficiency and low noise to rival a hybrid without sacrificing power, while significantly reducing the soot and pollutants often associated with diesel engines via specialized filters and catalytic converters. This powerful and efficient diesel...