Toyota has decided to stir the European diesel market a little bit more and will now offering three diesel Avensis models, the marque's flagship sedan. This is the model that is sold elsewhere as the Acura TSX, albeit with more luxury equipment. All three powertrains are Euro-V compliant and they all have common-rail direct injection, with fourth-generation piezo-electric injectors which raise the pressure to 2000 bar - like the BMW 730d, actually.

First of all there's a 2.0-liter 126hp diesel which gets 5.1 l/100 km (46 mpg U.S.), which has an optional diesel particulate filter. Then there are two versions of a 2.2-liter: a 150hp version, which gets 5.5 l/100 km (43 mpg) and a D-CAT version good for 177hp. Available with a sequential automatic transmission with shift paddles behind the wheel, the D-CAT also spots a particulate filter and NOx treatment at the exhaust pipe. Rated at 5.9l/100 km (40 mpg), this is the version that could make it into the U. S. as the Acura TSX diesel.

UPDATE: scratch some of this. Sorry for the error.

[Source: Auto News]

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