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If I did the math conversion correctly, that is 553 # ft of torque!! AW AW AW! I wish mine had that with 32/33 mpg or better!?
While I would like each oem & model/s to have the modular choice of power plants (gas,premium, diesels, hybrid, E85, natural gas, EV, etc., & power trains ( M/T, A/T, CVT, etc), like Europe, it is at the very best a pipe dream.
The realities THEN/ergo, etc. limit diesels to very good vehicles! GM's Canyon/Colorado in the small PU truck segment, one example. The Jaguar F Pace (TDI, small CUV) got an almost total redesign to be a hair better than the stellar Porsche Macan. The Macan does not have an American TDI option. The TDI F Pace appears to sport the 8 speed A/T. I say yee ha if it fits what you want or need.
I think it's particularly telling that it took another (Peugeot) diesel to give an Audi diesel neck to neck competition.
Well no, there would be no dilution to me. Then yes, there is a MASSIVE gasoline glut & world wide!!!
IF gasoline were so GREAT, the mandate should be gasoline: manufacturing, big rig trucking, small rig trucking, power plants, off/on road construction, home heat, etc.,etc,. A switch to gasoline would make a "dent" in the gasoline glut. Even 10% to 15% US ethanol removal would be a rounding error in WW oil consumption LOL everybody knows gasoline is CHEAPER tha diesel anyway!? Then,... all of those should be then electrified FIRST!!!!
You would rightfully notice, those segments are NOT being implemented first!!!??
So here is a modest proposal, build & retrofit) high rise construction in NYC, ONLY IF the site is energy self sufficient ! (Any construction really) Even practical people can wave magic wands Does anybody else sense the Hollywood fairytale here?
Actually it is not magical. The technology exists off shelf right now! It's been around for 60 + years & SAFELY powers ....(Jeapardy style) Who is Hyman Rickover?
On the downgrade (for 75 miles), the (14 MB GLK 250 BT) computer posted 48.5 mpg. Indications are a slightly higher MPG tank full. NON diesel 14 MB 350's can get a more normal 20/21 mpg.
It was interesting to be shotgun, observing the sides of the roads and the damages due to the winters season. We had to slow, @ the construction zone giving the opportunity to see the progress on the highway's three lanes that fell off the mountain due to snow and water damage.