Go Diesel!!!! Its Your Birthday!!!! You the Man!!!!!

By: Thomas Rosquin

With Hybrids becoming all the "Rage" these days, Europe has been riding the red headed stepchild of the automobile world all the way to the bank!

Diesel Engines are becoming even more efficient than Hybrid cars netting close to 50 MPG. But what is a Diesel Engine and why is it so much more efficient. Well a Diesel Engine is very similar to a normal everyday combustion engine with one major difference. Diesel Engines do not employ the use of a spark plug, rather they reply on compression in the engine to ignite the fuel mixture, and this causes a cleaner more efficient burn, thus wasting less gas. And when a diesel engine is combined with a turbocharger, which makes power from the spend exhaust gasses, then these engines can be made as powerful as their regular combustion brothers. Diesel engines are often overbuilt and the lack of an electrical ignition seytem only adds to their reliability.

Volkswagen has been at the forefront with their TDI (Turbo Diesel Injected) with their Golf running around Freeways getting anywhere between 42-47 MPG these owners seem to be part of some secret club.

Now there is again big new from our friends to the east. Subaru plans on bringing a Diesel Powered car over to the U.S. that according to Motor Trend will get near 50 MPG. Too good to be true? No, guess again....with the demand rising for more fuel efficient cars, the Big automakers better cash in before its too late!

http://www.transmitmedia.com/golfTDI
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/112_0801_subaru_boxer_turbodiesel_first_drive/

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