Toyota vs BMW, fuel economy

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Toyota vs BMW, fuel economy

Postby NVSteve » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:31 am

Some of you may have seen this already. Come on, Nissan, bring on the diesel!

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/li ... 552994.ece


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Postby blink32 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:24 am

If Nissan brought a diesel over I can't tell if I would trade/sell my Pathy to get one at this point. Are the over-seas diesels already running the ULSD crap that is being phased in here?

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Postby RacerZX » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:32 am

Diesel in Europe and elsewhere have had little or no sulfer for a decade, it's the US market that's been badly behind the times on this regard.

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Postby geoffstgermaine » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:23 pm

It's not surprising that the diesel beat the Prius. A few years ago they did a test on Top Gear between a Prius and one of the VW diesels. The VW had almost double the mileage of the Prius on the test (~72 mpg vs ~40 mpg).

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Postby RacerZX » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:38 pm

And hold onto your hat, the VW Hybrid Diesel is coming...

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Postby me&pathy » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:16 pm

the pathy desiel motors top out at like 110 not very fun on a empty road

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Postby geoffstgermaine » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:17 am

110 mph? That'd be loads for me.


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