50 Advantages of Diesel Fuel

Interesting | October 22nd, 2009 by 11
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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 …

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:

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  1. Diesel fuel is 15 percent more energy dense than gasoline.
  2. A diesel releases less carbon dioxide into the air because it is more fuel efficient.
  3. Diesel fuel does not evaporate as easily as gasoline, so it is much safer in accidents.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A diesel produces maximum torque at low engine speed. This makes it perfect for getting heavy loads moving.
  7. It is easier to turbocharge a diesel engine.
  8. It is easier to supercharge a diesel engine.
  9. Diesel dominated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  10. The Army uses diesel fuel.
  11. The Navy uses diesel fuel.
  12. The Marines use diesel fuel
  13. 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.

11 responses to “50 Advantages of Diesel Fuel”

  1. L1ndja says:

    hahaha nice one i liked it with the 520d vs prius.But still im tired of the diesels i live in a country where 80% of all veichles are diesels

  2. Javier says:

    And how that is a bad thing? Do you miss the worse gasoline engines? I wish I lived in a country like yours. Does the engine sound bothers you? Is that even a reason?!? Glamour over efficiency? Jeez..

  3. lennardt says:

    Haha :-D
    # The Army uses diesel fuel.
    # The Navy uses diesel fuel.
    # The Marines use diesel fuel
    # Diesel fuel and exhaust just smells better

  4. Adnan says:

    i see what theyre saying but i just hate the sound of diesel cars

  5. Paul says:

    Great blogpost! Thanks Horatiu.

    “Diesel fuel and exhaust just smells better”… esp. when mixed with recycled chip fat!… fries anyone?

  6. Doug says:

    Smells better!??! Sulphur?? What??

    Ok this is definitely a worthy topic and they make some interesting points…. however many of these BEG for smackdown. I don’t even know where to begin with these.

    For example, how is Military Use an advantage? It is the largest consumer of oil in the world. Our military is dependent on the cooperation of people it’s blowing up in order to function at all. I don’t know how this makes the case for diesel over gas, but it definitely makes the case against petroleum altogether.

    Or this curious juxtaposition below. Are they asserting that diesels beat hybrids in fuel economy? What exactly are they comparing?
    “7. Diesels beat hybrids. The only way a gasoline-powered car can compete with the fuel economy of a diesel is when it is paired with an electric motor.”
    And they continue with random allusions to science:
    “Like all electrical devices, an electric motor produces an electromagnetic frequency (EMF). EMF has been linked to causing all kinds of health problems, including cancer.”

    Good grief. Who’s agenda does that site support, anyway?

  7. Yeah! Yeah!
    Diesel plus one !!

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