Petrol or Diesel?

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Performance: Petrol or Diesel?

Poll closed Aug 24, 2009.
  1. Petrol! Always has been always will be!

    8 vote(s)
    61.5%
  2. Diesel! Catching up rapidly...

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  1. fattail95

    fattail95 Notebook Evangelist

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    With new diesel engines being made that give up to 1000nm of torque or so, do you think petrol is losing the performance war against diesel?

    Vote in the poll!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Clutch

    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    What ever is cheaper
     
  3. Syndrome

    Syndrome Torque Matters

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    Diesel has been great for years. It was superior and cheaper until the EPA had to go and wreck it by going ULSD. Even still, I'd rather a diesel over a gasser.
     
  4. KimoT

    KimoT Are we not men?

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    I don't use either. My car runs on gasoline.
     
  5. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    In Le Mans, gasoline is losing to diesel big time.

    But in other major series, gasoline still dominates.

    In other words, neither is better than each other in terms of performance, just depends on who putting more effort and money developing an engine for it.
     
  6. Thaenatos

    Thaenatos Zero Cool

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    I think diesel is the way of the future until we find a new fuel source, there is always the old saying "Diesel cars want to run, gasoline cars want to die".
     
  7. Azone

    Azone Notebook Evangelist

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    The way I see it, for motorsport, it depends on application and development. In Le Mans, Peugeot and Audi dominated with diesel, but other than that, gasoline is still the way to go in other forms of motorsport. For most daily applications, diesel is superior in most ways. Besides cars designed for high performance, diesel works well in most vehicles. Family cars, commuters, off roaders, towing, anything that requires a strong amount of low end torque, all work well with diesel.

    Really though, it all depends on how well it's applied and how well the engine was designed. One fuel isn't better than the other.
     
  8. Syndrome

    Syndrome Torque Matters

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    Diesel is more like oil, you can feel it with you fingers. I think thats the reason you can easily put 1,000,000 miles on an 12V 5.9 cummins. Well the diesel part and the fact that they don't use glowplugs. But like I said, now that they have switched over to ULSD then you don't get as much of the 'oil' to the diesel fuel, its a big enough difference that you can feel it with your fingers.
     
  9. jooooeee

    jooooeee Stealth in disguise

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    Jet fuel, or nuclear
     
  10. allfiredup

    allfiredup Notebook Virtuoso

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    If you're not already a believer....take a test drive in a BMW 335d and you'll be converted!

    It has a 3.0L twin-turbo Inline-6 diesel that makes 265hp and 425lb-ft of torque....locomotives seem neutered in comparison! 0-60mph is under 6.0 seconds and it keeps pulling all the way to the 150mph limiter!
     
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