Diesel engines are much discussed, even in these hours. But what many don’t know is how much it seems they can still give to motorists. An enterprise could make the great powers falter.
There are less than twenty years to a real revolution in the automotive field. We are referring to the choice of the European Union to have exclusively electric motors, or in any case eco-sustainable, thus saying goodbye to internal combustion engines. Among which is also included diesel, which in any case remains a valid alternative at the moment. How can the story we are going to tell today testify.
Diesel engines: that’s why they have no future
It is not yet clear when the hour of diesel engines will strike, however more poised than gasoline engines in general. Certainly, however, the revolution that will actively affect motoring between now and the next decade will not discount even one of the best-selling and loved engines of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The fact that they may not have many years to go is not due solely to the directives of the European Union and even less to the advent of the electric.
But rather, to an environmental need of impose a change regardless of what governments, brands and obviously motorists or candidates want. Many diesel vehicles already, in 2022, are struggling to appear in the city as well as outside. Their farewell, therefore, sooner or later was and is absolutely to foresee. This won’t save our planet, but it definitely puts less breath on its neck.
Diesel engines, an incredible feat: Volkswagen, over 2 thousand km with a full tank
Speaking of diesel, a car powered by the well-known engine has done a truly incredible feat. We are talking about a Volkswagen Passat that in the US in 2012 managed to drive well 1626 miles on a full tank of fuel. In practice, 2,619.6 kilometers. The certified average consumption of the car is less than three liters per hundred kilometers.
To make this undertaking realistic, John and Helen Taylor. The two were at the wheel of an unmodified version of the American car, equipped with a 2-liter TDI SE engine with 140 hp of maximum power. A matching six-speed engine is on sale for around $ 25,000. The couple has also beaten the European record in terms of driving savings.
The previous record was about 1500 miles and always belonged to a Passat, but with a 1.6 BlueMotion engine. A special machine certainly, which from the point of view of consumption does not disappoint in the least.
And even its drivers have something more in this respect: they boast ninety consumption records around the world. It is not known how much the two moderated the speed of their Volkswagen, on a journey – theirs – which started from Houston to reach Sterling. All this, completed in just three days with a maximum of 14 hours of driving per day, carrying around 50 kg of luggage.