In their latest edition, Diesel Power Magazine lists 50 reasons why diesel i the ultimate fuel. We, at BMWBLOG, are huge fans of diesel powerplants and every single diesel-powered BMW we’ve tested in the past two years has lived up to our expectations.
Over the years, we’ve encountered several misconceptions about diesel powered vehicles, but luckily many auto magazines have tried to educate the end consumers, car owners in this case, sometimes successfully.
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at some of the advantages listed by the previously mentioned magazine:
- Diesel fuel is 15 percent more energy dense than gasoline.
- A diesel releases less carbon dioxide into the air because it is more fuel efficient.
- Diesel fuel does not evaporate as easily as gasoline, so it is much safer in accidents.
- It’s easier to recycle a diesel engine compared with a gasoline-electric hybrid. After a few decades, someone will pay you for your junk diesel engine.
- A diesel only compresses air, so carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons do not form in the crevices of the cylinder wall like in a gasoline engine.
- A diesel produces maximum torque at low engine speed. This makes it perfect for getting heavy loads moving.
- It is easier to turbocharge a diesel engine.
- It is easier to supercharge a diesel engine.
- Diesel dominated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
- The Army uses diesel fuel.
- The Navy uses diesel fuel.
- The Marines use diesel fuel
- Diesel fuel and exhaust just smells better
Ok, we’re stopping here, but before that, here is our favorite advantage: The diesel BMW 520d luxury car beat the Toyota Prius economy car in fuel economy tests.
You can read the other ….36 or so diesel advantages over at Diesel Power Magazine.