Diesel

Diesel isn't just a different kind of fuel. A diesel engine does away with spark plugs, instead relying on the high temperatures of compression to ignite fuel. Vehicles powered by diesels tend to have higher torque but lower horsepower than gasoline engines, and are generally very fuel efficient.


2017 BMW X3
2017 BMW X3
MSRP:
$40,950
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 28 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Beetle
2016 Volkswagen Beetle
MSRP:
$19,795
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 34 HWY
2016 RAM 1500
2016 RAM 1500
MSRP:
$37,685
Engine:
3.0L V-6
MPG:
21 City / 29 HWY
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
MSRP:
$17,680
Engine:
1.4L I-4
MPG:
28 City / 40 HWY
2016 Audi A8
2016 Audi A8
MSRP:
$81,500
Engine:
3.0L V-6
MPG:
19 City / 29 HWY
2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
MSRP:
$36,495
Engine:
2.1L I-4
MPG:
N/A
Washington State slaps VW with $176M fine for diesel cheating

VW called the state's decision "regrettable."

You wouldn't think that Washington state would be harsher than California when it comes to VW's diesel scandal.
VW's $14.7-billion settlement gets preliminary approval from judge

Owners can expect to get official notices soon.

This isn't over yet, but it's one step closer now.
Fame but no fortune for university that discovered VW diesel scandal

Things haven't changed much for the academics researching vehicle emissions.
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