Last post on Aug 28, 2012 at 7:28 AM
You are in the Diesels
What is this discussion about?
#8741 of 8750 Better image choice than mine
Sep 30, 2011 (3:22 pm)
Well I know this weights like 3750 Lbs so I guess this is not bad a mileage for a start.
real life first drives seem to show it is doing pretty well around town.
However, on the road, air and tire drag prevail. Moreover, electric powertrain is not operating above 75 mph in order to preserve the battery.
Real town MPG is in the high 40s while open road mpg would rather be in the higher 30s.
0-62 MPH is announce at 8.5s.
All in all, it seems the closest US equivalent would be the Toyota camry hybrid. same power (around 200 HP) and , I speculate, same internal accomodation volume albeit stretched over a longer body. rear luggage space is around 420 Liter (13 Cubic feet?)
#8744 of 8750 Re: U.S. Clean Diesel Auto Sales Soar To 27 Percent Increase In 2011 [tifighter]
Jan 17, 2012 (4:15 pm)
I cannot see where TAC made their case. They obviously are pro hybrid, anti diesel. The percentages are not meant to be of the total fleet of cars. I recall some Prius fanatics pushing the percent increase in sales when they were only selling a few cars a year as well. I am just glad to see more choices with diesel power. If the 27% increase in diesel cars sold in 2011 over 2010, encourages the automakers to bring more choices, we are all better off. I for one am not giving up my gas guzzling SUV until someone offers a better choice. Likely it will be a diesel.
#8745 of 8750 Re: U.S. Clean Diesel Auto Sales Soar To 27 Percent Increase In 2011 [gagrice]
Jan 18, 2012 (10:25 am)
I appreciate that they point out that the story, which was reported in many papers/blogs etc verbatim (with no disclosure) was, in fact, a press release from a consortium that has an interest in diesel success. Doesn't necessarily make the figures wrong, but its good to know where the news is coming from.
As for me, I could care less about hybrids, etc. TTAC is not pro-hybrid and their readers especially not; read their content overall. Besides, being pro-hybrid doesn't automatically make one anti-diesel; this isn't Congress...
#8746 of 8750 Re: U.S. Clean Diesel Auto Sales Soar To 27 Percent Increase In 2011 [tifighter]
Jan 18, 2012 (10:59 am)
I guess a better subject would be how does diesel manufacturing impact the USA in comparison to Hybrid Vehicles? I am just interested in getting better mileage without sacrificing too much. Diesel is the best answer. The USA needs to move into the 21st century. And not let the EU eat our lunch on diesel automotive technology.
New Economic Report Finds Diesel Industry Provides $480 Billion In Value and 1.25 Million Jobs To U.S. Economy
#8747 of 8750 Re: U.S. Clean Diesel Auto Sales Soar To 27 Percent Increase In 2011 [tifighter]
Jan 22, 2012 (4:17 pm)
hybridCARS.com has the SAME numbers. They are not a diesel advocacy group. by the numbers
Diesel up 27% and Hybrid down 2.2%.
Sometimes the numbers just are what they are.
Following the link you posted I really don't give credibility to profanity laced posts from someone who states they got a D in math. They also deserve a F in communication.
#8748 of 8750 Re: U.S. Clean Diesel Auto Sales Soar To 27 Percent Increase In 2011 [moparbad]
Jan 22, 2012 (4:52 pm)
They are probably part of the Occupy Wall Street bunch. I have heard several of them here talk and explain what they want and are about and its still a mystery.
#8749 of 8750 Re: Chevy gets into the diesel sedan game? [roland3]
Apr 29, 2012 (5:14 am)
... Diesel Power mag, says Chevy sold 33 thou of these last year in the Diesel areas of the planet, The engine will come from Torino Italy and or assembly or engineering in Michigan.
#8750 of 8750 Believe it! New sports car goes 200 mph, gets 70 mpg
Aug 28, 2012 (7:28 am)
I don’t know what kind of engineering dream team Trident has assembled, but it’s hard to fathom how this is even possible — even with a car that runs on diesel. And though Trident has released some basic specs, they’ve been coy about what kind of secret sauce they’ve got running under the hood.
What we know so far is that the car’s relies on a 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel horsetrain that, when combined with Trident’s innovative Torque Multiplication system and proprietary transmission technology, delivers 430 bhp and a staggering 950 lbs ft of torque at under 3250 rpm. Roughly speaking, this means that cruising at a constant 70 mph, the specially tuned engine will run at just 980 rpm, produce 700 lbs ft of torque and keep on going for over 2,000 miles with just one full tank of fuel.
For an extra cost, buyers can also upgrade to a 660bhp model that delivers 1050lbs ft of torque.
The Trident will be on display at the Salon Privé 2012, an annual car show held at West London’s Syon Park in early September. The company plans to start taking orders shortly after with a starting price of $119,000.