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JohnC

F Type Diesel!!

I have just "happened" across this. Very un Jaguar.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...e-20-litre-diesel-spotted-testing
Michael

Just in time for the global curbs on Diesel engined cars in mega cities around the world.
gooner

I can see the sense in a 4 cylinder model, but not a diesel one. As Michael points out, diesel is very quickly going out of favour with legislators, but also a decent petrol turbo will easily do 35-40mpg whilst giving out 300bhp.
simonp

Even in a 1700kg (or more?) car? A Golf R is much lighter than the lardy F Type and won't get anywhere near 40mpg...
Martin

Diesel convertibles are just wrong, even 6 cylinder ones and a diesel convertible sports car is an even worse idea.
JohnC

and my wife's 2 litre petrol A5 was showing 17.7mpg on her last tank full at the weekend!! Mostly town but also bloody awful.

I'd like to know what the difference in output of NOx is between a newish petrol and an Euro VI diesel in real life driving when the petrol drinks nearly twice as much as the official figures would have you believe.
Tim

JohnC wrote:

I'd like to know what the difference in output of NOx is between a newish petrol and an Euro VI diesel in real life driving when the petrol drinks nearly twice as much as the official figures would have you believe.


I was considering that at the weekend as I drove along an empty road at 60. It's all very well city-based legislators getting their knickers in a twist at localised diesel pollution but those of us out in the fresh air are going to pay for it as well.
JohnC

I saw one of the news reports saying that a particular street in London had some of the highest NOx readings anywhere in the world. However the reporter did point out what the Politicians don't want to hear - the main users of the road are black cabs and buses!
Racing Teatray

I do my bit against NOx pollution of the London environment by rarely if ever taking either a black cab or a bus. Uber all the way and those are nearly always Priuses or other forms of hybrids. Likewise the car service we use at my office - even the airport run E-classes are hybrids.
Roadsterstu

JohnC wrote:
I saw one of the news reports saying that a particular street in London had some of the highest NOx readings anywhere in the world. However the reporter did point out what the Politicians don't want to hear - the main users of the road are black cabs and buses!


But they don't pollute. They probably even clean the air.
JohnC

Roadsterstu wrote:

But they don't pollute. They probably even clean the air.


I seem to remember Porsche using that kind of advertising for the 911 Turbo.
Frank Bullitt

JohnC wrote:
Roadsterstu wrote:

But they don't pollute. They probably even clean the air.


I seem to remember Porsche using that kind of advertising for the 911 Turbo.


And Saab with their Trionic.

Diesel F-Type sounds awful, probably in every way imaginable
Bob Sacamano

If you follow a black cab down the street the air coming out of your exhaust is cleaner than that which is being drawn in through your engine. So you're actually improving the air quality by driving in London.

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