Diesels and Dollars: Is Diesel Power Worth It?

The diesel engine is making a resurgence, particularly in the truck and 4×4 markets. Throwing out considerably more torque than a petrol engine, diesels have always been popular with people who need a truck that can work hard hauling heavy loads. Now this popularity is now spreading throughout the rest of the automotive world.

The diesel’s brute power has been picked up by the off-road community and diesels are becoming more and more common in rock crawling and mudding competitions. Meanwhile on the highways diesels are gaining widespread popularity thanks to better fuel economy over their gas-powered rivals.

Technology is making diesels quieter and cleaner burning than ever, and biodiesel fuel presents a very attractive proposition for people concerned with the environment. Diesels are also renowned for bulletproof reliability and longevity. More…

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