Diesel Pros & Cons – Audi or VW TDI Diesel Engines
Diesel engines have a reputation for being noisy, shaky, smoky and slow. However, diesel vehicles are rising in popularity as new technology makes them more attractive. Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engines from automakers like Audi, Volkswagen and BMW are quickly being recognized for performance, efficiency and overall driving experience. Here is a quick breakdown of diesel pros and cons:
Advantages of Diesel Engines
Disadvantages of Diesel Engines
Diesel engines have come a long way in recent years. Modern technological improvements in the way of emission reduction, soundproofing, performance and efficiency have made these vehicles increasingly sought after. Especially as the green movement grows in our country, people want cleaner emissions and fuel efficiency. Automakers like BMW, Volkswagen and Audi have done away with the stereotypes of slow, smoky and unpleasant driving usually associated with diesel cars.
With TDI diesel engines, drivers can enjoy more power and torque with increased fuel economy. For a current example look at the 2015 VW Golf TDI; it’s 2.0-liter inline engine is 150 horsepower and capable of nearly 240 pound-feet of torque. That’s impressive when you consider the 42-mpg highway rating. Or the 2014 Audi A7’s 3.0-liter engine that’s 240 horsepower and hits 428 pound-feet of torque that maintains a respectable highway rating of 38 mpg. In short, new TDI diesels make fuel-efficient driving more fun.
Disadvantages of Diesel Vehicles
Looking past the old stereotypes of slow and smelly cars rattling down the road, new TDI diesel cars are stylish, efficient, zippy and comfortable. So what’s the catch? It’s the price tag. The 2014 Audi A6 base model has a MSRP of $43,995, while the price of the 2014 A6 3.0 TDI diesel is $58,395. That $14,400 difference buys a lot of fuel.
The only other complaint some people have is that it’s difficult to find good diesel mechanics. In Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Kenmore, Bothell and Woodinville, drivers can visit Buttera Motors, a long-standing business specializing in VW and Audi service. Built by a local stock car racing legend over 60 years ago, this Bosch Authorized Service Center has been serving local drivers for four generations. For expert Audi and VW repair services, call (425) 276-7425 or message us for a quote today.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Expert Diesel Mechanics serving Bellevue, Kirkland & Bothell
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Edited by Justin Vorhees