Don't think you'll find a diesel that's capable of the torque and HP numbers to make it worthwhile that doesn't also weigh 3x as much as the V6. Sure, there's the 3.0L BlueTec diesel used in the MB E350...but at 210hp/400lb-ft you're going to fall asleep from going so slow. Plus the fuel economy isn't much better (22mpg/33mpg rated).Not when your pushing near 700hp at the crank.plus a diesel has a beter carbon footprint then the gas engine. And lastly,if i wanted more power,I just crank up the boost.right?
I thought you didn't drink? I guess this is what happens when you kick a few back.Im really getting tired of the gas milage of my rt. I was thinking of getting an se and maby pullin the v6 and putting in a turbo diesel. Should get better milage and I could up the boost to like 50psi if I wanted to.any thoughts?
I did not think you get a better carbon foot print than you already are getting? I am mean your car only runs about 3 weeks a year doesn't it? :naughty:Oh I'm not selling the rt,too much fun to drive.I just wanted something with better mpg and a better carbon foot print.I wasnt planning on having a 700hp td just one with some omph.Ben looking at maby an Isuzu td.allowed to be really good motors.sure its gone take some fab work but I think Gso wants to help with this build.
More $ per gallon doesn't always translate into more $ per mile. The "anti-diesel" people (Not saying you're one, just that often times people only look at the fuel price per gallon) try to use the fuel cost argument but often times it doesn't fly.Add on top of that that Diesel fuel is between 15 and 45 cents more per gallon. If you want better fuel economy you will have to buy a Prius or a Civic.