Diesel engines have a reputation for being noisy and dirty. They’re also a rarity, accounting for only 3.2% of cars in the U.S. So, why should you consider making the switch to a diesel engine vehicle given its less-than-stellar image? Well, there are four reasons why diesel engines are advantageous.
1. Diesel Engines Are a German Mainstay
In huge contrast to the U.S., 41.9% of cars sold in Germany in 2011 operated on diesel fuel. The Germans are the pioneers of early automotive technology, 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 consider doing the same.
2. More Power
Why is it that big-rig trucks run on diesel fuel? It’s simple: diesel provides superior torque and towing prowess. The 3-liter TDI diesel engine, which is used for the Audi A6 and A7 series, is a prime example that generates an impressive 325 lb-ft of torque.
3. Diesel Engine Vehicles Have a Higher Resale Value
According to research from the automobile research firm ALG, diesel engine cars have a higher resale value. After 36 months of ownership, a compact diesel vehicle on average maintains 63% of its value, compared to 53% for gasoline compact cars and 55% for hybrids.
4. Diesel Engine Vehicles Are Proven Winners
Are you familiar with the 24 Hours of Le Mans? This is one of the world’s most prestigious endurance racing contests held every year in France. Since 2006, every winning car has been a diesel engine vehicle. Among the winning models include the Audi R18 TDI, Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro, and Audi R15 TDI Plus.
Own a German Car? Bring It to Buttera Motors
It’s clear from the reasons listed that the Germans are among the best at developing diesel engines. Read Jim Buttera’s story to learn how he got into the industry and catapulted his company into one of Kirkland’s most prominent VW & Audi repair shops. Our VW & Audi services perform tune-ups for German diesel engine vehicles.
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