Diesel engines have a notorious reputation for being loud and dirty. They’re also a rarity, accounting for only 3.2% of cars in the U.S. The figure, though, is expected to double by 2018. So, why should you consider making the transition to a diesel engine vehicle given its less than stellar image? Well, there are four reasons why it just might be worth your while to do so.
1. The Germans Do It
In stark contrast to the U.S., 41.9% of cars sold in Germany in 2011 ran on diesel fuel. The Germans are the pioneers of automobiles, so if nearly half of the country’s population is willing to forgo gasoline, then it’s all the more reason for American consumers to follow suit.
2. More Power
There’s a reason big-rig trucks run on diesel fuel: they provide superior torque and towing prowess. The 3-liter TDI diesel engine, which is used for the Audi A6 and A7 series, is an excellent example that generates 325 foot pounds of torque.
3. Diesel Engine Vehicles have Better Resale Value
According to a study by the automobile research firm ALG, diesel engine cars have a higher resale value. After 36 months, a compact diesel vehicle on average still has 63% of its value, compared to 53% for gasoline compact cars and 55% for hybrids.
4. Diesel Engine Vehicles Are Proven Winners
Ever heard of the 24 Hours of Le Mans? It is one of the world’s most prominent and prestigious endurance racing contests held annually in France. Since 2006, every winning vehicle has been a diesel vehicle car. Among the winning vehicles include the Audi R18 TDI, Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro, and Audi R15 TDI Plus.
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It’s obvious from the reasons listed that the Germans are among the best at building diesel engines. Read Jim Buttera’s story to find out how he got into the industry and catapulted his business into one of Seattle’s finest VW & Audi repair shops. Our VW & Audi services include tune-ups for German diesel engine vehicles.
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Edited by Justin Vorhees