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Since 1999 Mercedes-Benz no longer markets diesel cars in the US. However, such is not the case in Europe. With diesel soot emissions being reduced as a result of low sulfur fuel and advanced engine and fuel systems, diesel cars are becoming very popular in Europe. Mercedes, Porche, and BMW are just a few of the manufactures making advances with diesel automobiles. The supercharged Mercedes C230 CDI AMG diesel is one of the highest performance automobiles on the continent. Many are predicting a comeback of high tech diesel cars in the US when low sulfur diesel fuel becomes available in the next couple of years. :)
 

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:? Porsche has no diesel in its porgram. And the diesel benz you mean is the C 30 CDI AMG. With 231 PS and 540Nm 0-100km/h 6.8s.
Not bad for a diesel. Top speed 250 km/h limited. :twisted:

Every modern diesel benz is super chareged
 

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Why do the Diesels not accelerate faster? Is the the transmission gearing or some weakness in the power plant?
 

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Horsepower = acceleration. Since most diesels have low horsepower they don't accelerate as fast. Once they reach top speed they have the torque to pull any speed down the road.
 

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Wow, that article is a great read. I've got friends that don't get it and I should be able to use it to help get the point accross that Diesels are great work horses.
 

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Diesel

I would love to have that spedster Opel here in the states; in a less radical body design.
 

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