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Hannie59
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:26:29 AM

Also, where are the smaller vehicle diesels promised by the big 3 here in the US?
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 8:53:05 AM

No, but sounds interesting
sagnat
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:42:42 PM

VW only allows 5% bio to avoid voiding the warranty, but some areas are mandated to be 20% so they may have changed their stance. I don't have access to any bio near where I live but would be willing to try some 5%.
Carusle
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 4:02:41 PM

I ran some in my 240D, less mileage and power and it was no cheaper.
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 2:19:45 PM

Where is the diesel going to come from to fuel these new vehicles?

Diesel is priced higher than gasoline because the demand for diesel is greater than the supply. We don't need more diesel drinkers.
Moe86
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 2:10:49 PM

No.
Hannie59
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 12:24:20 PM

Here is some info on the chevy cruze diesel turbo for 2014.

It's been a long time coming, but the wraps are now off Chevy's first diesel-powered passenger car since 1986.

The 2014 Chevrolet Clean Turbo Diesel model is being unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show, and will go on sale the summer in the U.S. and Canada.

The 2.0-liter direct-injected and turbocharged diesel engine is rated at 148 horsepower and puts out 248 lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm. It's paired with GM's six-speed automatic transmission.

The company quotes 0-to-60-mph acceleration of 8.6 seconds, which is says is quicker than the automatic version of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI--the other mass-market compact sedan offered wtih a diesel.

Chevy estimates the gas mileage from the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel at 42 mpg highway (it did not offer projected city or combined ratings), although diesel cars often deliver better real-world fuel economy than their EPA ratings.

[Edited by: Hannie59 at 2/7/2013 12:25:56 PM EST]
Hannie59
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:48:17 AM

I want to see the diesel Chevy Cruze that GM promised. VW and Audi rule that world but they need competition.
diesel8888
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:12:25 AM

No
Coco0828
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:04:30 AM

no
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