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
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.
Last edited by lbjgh; 12-24-2012 at 10:06 AM.