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Diesel-powered Cruze can drive for 10 hours on a single tank of fuel

The EPA has handed down its fuel economy estimates for Chevrolet's new 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel. The EPA is estimating the vehicle will get 46 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicle in America. General Motors says that the car will be available in certain cities this spring and around the country and Canada early this fall.

The turbodiesel version of the Cruze is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and has an estimated range of 700 highway miles on a single tank of diesel fuel.
 
The 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine is rated for 148 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque (the engine features a special over boost function that can increase torque to 280 pound-foot for short bursts as needed). The vehicle is capable of accelerating from a stop to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds.

“We harnessed generations of diesel expertise to adapt our world-class global engine for the North American market,” said Gary Altman, chief engineer, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. “The Cruze Diesel is the best diesel passenger car out there. Chevrolet is redefining the meaning of great fuel economy with this car.”


The starting price for the car is $25,695 including the $810 destination charge. The Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel also features the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, 17-inch wheels, leather seating, a five-year 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a two-year maintenance plan as standard equipment.

Source: GM



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RE: Nice but...
By superflex on 4/18/2013 1:39:38 PM , Rating: 0
My 1.8 liter turbocharged 4 banger in my A4 outputs 245 lb ft after a $500 APR ECU upgrade. 35 mpg all day long on the highway and I don't look like a douche driving a POS Chevy.


RE: Nice but...
By Spuke on 4/18/2013 1:44:33 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
35 mpg all day long on the highway and I don't look like a douche driving a POS Chevy.
No, you just look like a douche driving a POS Audi.


RE: Nice but...
By superflex on 4/18/2013 1:57:13 PM , Rating: 2
Haha,
My POS has only required a new water pump and a new AC compressor in 135,000 miles.


RE: Nice but...
By Spuke on 4/18/2013 2:40:34 PM , Rating: 2
:) I have a Solstice with 118k miles and it's only needed a thermostat. I also have an ECU flash also which raised my torque to 360 lb-ft (330 hp).


RE: Nice but...
By FITCamaro on 4/18/2013 3:12:01 PM , Rating: 2
Still love the 2.0L Ecotec. Wish they'd put it in more vehicles.


RE: Nice but...
By Spuke on 4/18/2013 3:27:05 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Still love the 2.0L Ecotec. Wish they'd put it in more vehicles.
Me too. It's a great engine and could be tweaked to get a little better fuel economy in some vehicles while still providing great performance. It's reliable and cheap to maintain too.


RE: Nice but...
By FITCamaro on 4/18/2013 3:10:52 PM , Rating: 1
So those on more of a budget are douchebags instead of those who brag about driving an Audi?


RE: Nice but...
By Reclaimer77 on 4/18/2013 3:34:56 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
My 1.8 liter turbocharged 4 banger in my A4 outputs 245 lb ft after a $500 APR ECU upgrade


Lawl, you could have had an STI bro :)


RE: Nice but...
By Spuke on 4/18/2013 3:50:41 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Lawl, you could have had an STI bro :)
You wouldn't catch me dead in a 1.8L turbo Audi or VW. Sh!t engine.


RE: Nice but...
By Reclaimer77 on 4/18/2013 4:06:54 PM , Rating: 1
Sadly that's all Audi is today. Rebadged VW shit.

Dude took one of the worst turbo engines on the market, and cranked the boost up. Lmao, good call!


RE: Nice but...
By Spuke on 4/18/2013 5:53:05 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Dude took one of the worst turbo engines on the market, and cranked the boost up. Lmao, good call!
I wonder how many times he's had to swap out the coil packs.


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