is a must read for all those residing in India who have always debated on which
power train to opt for...diesel or petrol.
German component major Bosch has put together a chart for one to
understand what it means to buy either a diesel car or one with a petrol
to Bosch, the rule of thumb is simple. The generally accepted rule is that
diesel is worthwhile for people who drive a lot, and that anyone else should
choose a gasoline (petrol)-driven car. Generally a diesel-powered car consumes
up to 25pc less fuel, but gasoline-powered cars are often cheaper in terms of
purchase price, insurance, and running costs. In Germany, depending on the
model, a diesel-powered car will be worth the extra investment if annual mileage
exceeds 15,000 km (or someone who drives around 41 km on an average per day).
Bosch says that drivers should consider more than just annual mileage. Dr. Rolf
Bulander, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH says that both
powertrains have their strengths in different vehicle classes. A modern
gasoline powertrain makes even affordable compact cars efficient, while an
advanced diesel powertrain can keep consumption low and driving enjoyment high
in a big station wagon.
there is the torque element. While the responsiveness of modern gasoline
powertrains makes them stand out in thoroughbred sports cars, the strong torque
of the diesel powertrain is best for large SUVs.
has put together a compact chart outlining the information drivers need to make
the right choice. The advantages of the two powertrains are compared, and those
who are uncertain can decide whether their individual driving profile is best
suited to the diesel or gasoline variant. In addition, the info chart provides
insights into the German car market, and shows the best-selling gasoline and
Picture shows part of the chart
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