To help motorist decide on a choice, experts of Auto Express made a list of the best, in their opinion, models with diesel engines. Modern passenger diesel-powered cars refute the stereotype of slow, noisy and smoky vehicles.
Although Dieselgate seriously spoiled the reputation of diesel motors, they are not always inferior to petrol ones by performance.
Despite the VW’s manipulations with emissions, we should admit that up-to-date diesel engines are indeed economical and become more environment friendly due to strict EURO 6 standard regulations.
In fact, according to experts, it will take 42 million new diesel cars to emit the same amount of carbon and nitrogen oxides and other exhausts, as one single coal-fired power plant.
So, the best diesel-powered models are:
- Renault Megane 1.5 dCi;
- Porsche Macan S Diesel;
- Opel Astra 1.6 CDTi;
- Renault Kadjar 1.5 dCi;
- Jaguar XE 2.0d;
- Volkswagen Golf GTD (pictured);
- Mercedes-Benz S350 CDI;
- Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 2.0 HDi;
- Volvo XC90;
- SEAT Ateca 2.0 TDI.