Even though with the BS6 norms diesel engines are all but gone there are still some carmakers that haven’t left diesel engines to die. Just like we did with petrol, here are 10 reasons as to why your next car should be a diesel-powered one.
Diesel cars are more efficient
Due to how a diesel engine works, it makes this fuel more efficient than petrol. Because of burning fuel at high compression ratio instead of using spark plugs, this gives diesel engines an edge over the petrol-powered engine in terms of efficiency. They are also unthrottled which gives them even better efficiency.
Diesel cars emit fewer greenhouse gases
This might come as a surprise to some people but it’s a fact. Diesel engines produce fewer greenhouse gasses as compared to petrol cars. Greenhouses gases are responsible for global warming. They do however release more NOx emission which is harmful to breathe and causes more short term than long term damage.
Diesel fuel is cheaper than Petrol (most of the time)
This one is a no brainer. Most people choose diesel cars over petrol because the fuel is cheaper. The cheaper fuel allows people to earn extra money they spend back and start getting a profit in a couple of years. The difference is getting lower every year but diesel is still cheaper than petrol in most cities.
Diesel engines have longer service interval
There are multiple reasons for this. Diesel engines work at lower RPMs compared to a petrol engine which causes less wear and tear. The parts of the diesel engine are thicker due to the pressure they have to withstand. This makes them more sturdy thus less likely to fail. Diesel being a light oil also lubricates the combustion chamber every time it’s being used. This also makes it last longer as less friction equals less wear which in turn means less service required.
Diesel engines are torquey
These engines are built for more torque while being more efficient than a petrol engine. The reason is the compression ratio. As diesel engines are self-igniting, they need to generate enough pressure in the combustion chamber which would make the diesel ignite. This increase in compression ratio means more torque produced when combustion occurs. The diesel engine also has faster combustion which means more torque as well.
Diesel cars can haul more load
As they generate more torque, diesel cars are better suited for hauling heavy items. Torque determines the rotational force of the car and the more torque a car has the more load it can carry without losing performance. This makes the diesel-powered vehicle ideal for heavy hauls.
Diesel is fun to drive
Due to the high torque they produce, diesel engines are more fun to drive even more so when they reach high speeds. They, however, do feel a bit sluggish when at a slower speed due to lag.
Diesel is versatile in stop & go traffic
Another advantage of more torque generated at lower speed spectrum, they are good for stop and go traffic. It will be a little bit disorienting at first due to the lag experienced but it gets better than petrol.
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Diesel is more reliable in the long run
From fewer visits to the service station to stronger engine parts that don’t fail as often, diesel engines are more reliable than petrol in the long run. They are costlier to repair than petrol but they fail less often as compared to petrol thus making the odds in favour of diesel.
Diesel cars undergo less depreciation
Diesel cars lose less value over the years as compared to petrol cars. This is due to the market trend of second-hand diesel cars being in demand by Indian consumers. The demand keeps the price high.
These were the ten reasons as to why you should choose diesel over petrol. With this you know the advantages of both petrol and diesel and now can make an educated decision on what fuel type suits you more.