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what is the difference between diesel and petrol version of acar

Published On : 2016-07-03 09:11:21.0 DR P K DIXIT
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Diesel and Petrol engine has lots of differences regarding their mechanism.

Diesel engine are heavier than petrol engine. Diesel engines need to be built more robustly because they have to deal with very high compression compared to a typical petrol engine. Also virtually all diesels are turbocharged and run comparatively high amounts of boost, so the internals of the engine (crank, rods, pistons ) need to forged for added strength. This adds to the cost of the vehicle, and replacement parts are always more expensive than a comparable petrol engine. Diesels also usually require more frequent oil changes, fuel filter changes, etc. compared to a petrol car.

Diesel engines produce more torque, while petrol will give you better power. Diesels make financial sense if you drive a lot as it is more fuel efficient. In most cases a diesel engine will be at least 20% more efficient than the comparable petrol engine sometimes more.

For better information, you may also go through this article "Which Car to Buy - Petrol or Diesel? We Have the Answer" .

CarDekho Team on 2016-07-04 12:59:32.0
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