Is this the end for diesel cars

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Is this the end for diesel cars

Post by mysty » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:43 am

I always hated diesel engines as they were noisy and smelly. We had a Lancia that after 15000 miles sounded like a tractor. Bmw 3 series which was quiet but sold within a year then the X3 which was still stinky if you were the gate opening peasant in the morning as she started it up and drove past you.
Its getting changed and I was looking at an xtrail diesel yesterday which was very good value but diesel.
It might be time for a re think.


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Re: Is this the end for diesel cars

Post by Tom » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:43 am

Because diesel fuel is more dense than petrol it contains about 15% more energy per litre. However much petrol engines evolve, and the new ones are surprisingly good, they will never be able to overcome this basic fact.
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Re: Is this the end for diesel cars

Post by Crazy Diamond » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:49 am

I was under the impression that modern diesels, or at least those produced by such manufacturers as Audi, BMW, Jaguar, etc are far less polluting than those produced in the past and they're no more of a health hazard than a petrol engine car. Is this the case, or have I been misinformed?
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Re: Is this the end for diesel cars

Post by Aardvark » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:32 pm

The end for diesel cars? Not until legislation, taxation, and exclusion zones outweigh the better economy and longevity of diesel engines. This might take a while as the increasing numbers of diesel cars being sold pushes the secondhand prices down.
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Re: Is this the end for diesel cars

Post by Fitter » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:38 pm

When the silly buggers in all governments stop demonising diesel and actually read and understand the science that diesel engines emit much less CO2 than petrol engines - instead of just listening to their pet green advisers agenda on the subject, there might be a bit more sense talked about it.
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