Guys, so what is it that clicks for you? are you a petrol fan or a diesel fan?
in other words, do you get crazy over bhp or is it torque that drives you mad?
in other words, does the high revving engines impress you or does the acceleration low down in the rpm suit you?
in other words, are you into wheelspins or you love the turbo whistling? I am a hardcore diesel fan! IMO
, modern CRDi diesels have left petrols far behind, whether its acceleration, roll on timings or rolling wheelspins in 3rd gear (BMWs!). the only advantage the petrol offers is the exhaust note at high RPMs (for the enthusiasts) and the relative refinement (for the family man).
I would never think of buying a petrol car, even if my running is limited. diesels are so fun. you barely need to use the throttle for slow city runs. just leave the clutch & you are rolling! thats torque!
found that gap in traffic, waiting to be filled by a pesky rickshaw?!! why bother downshifting like in a petrol? just slam the throttle & booom!
uphills - which petrol can climb a ghat with AC & 7 people on board in 4th gear & still accelerate? my mHawk does that. if you bring a more powerful diesel into picture, it will manage this even in top gear!
Audi Q7 4.2 TDi - 77kgm of blissful torque!