quote: The E250 would be exactly what I have been looking for the past 8 years.
quote: I've said it before and I'll say it again, the USA is ready to embrace diesel cars.
quote: Diesel cars can be nice, but there isn't really any cost savings here in the US.
quote: The cost is negligible compared to a gasoline Golf.
quote: Also, a lot of cars require premium unleaded. Where I live, diesel is only $0.10/gallon more than premium, yet my TDI is getting nearly 74% better MPG (yes, 74%...I went from 23MPG car requiring premium unleaded to my 40MPG VW Golf TDI) than my previous car.
quote: Me, I'm happy enough with the 230mpg in my Volt, but then it fits my use case pretty closely.
quote: Wow, an extra 100 ft-lbs of torque from .1 liters, AND and extra 3MPG when compared to Volkswagon's 2.0-liter diesel.
quote: Having twin turbos vs. single turbo will not increase power. It'll just improve spool time.
quote: Sequential configurations also allows variable boost while cruising because you can have a dual-stage wastegate that will reconfigure the boost path. This means while cruising at low-rpm, the small turbo could be completely bypassed and the larger, quieter turbo could continuously feed a regulated ~5psi, something that can't be done in a single turbo application where efficiency is wasted by over boosting at highway RPM.
quote: They therefore have variable boost.
quote: The cylinder size has increased slightly and if bore were increased as well it help retain the max torque figure; likely at the cost of usable rev range
quote: Changes to the fuel injection system could explain a high max. power, whilst also allowing considerably improved cruising mpg (further helped by the reduction in capacity)
quote: The main point being that the traditional methods of implementing internal combustion engines in vehicles is highly inefficient. Historically this is limited by a need to make engines mechanically self-regulating.