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Old 12-23-2012, 08:22 PM
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Perhaps in the USA.

Up here diesel VW's are well known for fuel economy and purchased because of savings. That said MB has been selling diesel models for a while now and while I was cross shopping the GLK with the X3 the MB sales guys said that for MB models available with a diesel option, 80% of buyers opted for the oil burners. Sure some MB buyers were doing it for the fuel economy but most for the driving dynamics.

It should be interesting to see BMW's M diesels...

Originally Posted by noka View Post
I'm saying that most diesel cars being sold (e.g. look at VW's line-up) are sold based on fuel economy, not torque. With regard to straight-line performance beyond a simple 0-60 run, I'll bet on a large displacement gas V8 over a diesal.

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