When interested in Diesel? 20 cars tested

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Succeed in buying a car Diesel engine or gasoline It depends above all on the number of kilometers you scroll through per year. So whenever you're concerned about the financial side of the operation, whether compensated or not you do

Many car buyers not care about that aspect. Simply choose Diesel because they like to have greater amount of torque in the accelerator, fill up fuel for less money (Each time the difference is smaller gasoline) or space more stops at the gas station given the greater autonomy of cars with diesel engine.

If you really You want to know if it is more profitable buy a car with a diesel engine versus one gasoline, we propose the formula you find below. Filling the different fields with data from the car you have in mind, you'll know how many kilometers from start to be profitable diesel. We recommend, whenever possible, do the calculation models of the same brand, similar power and same level of finish. What we have not taken into account here is the price difference on ITV or maintenance (this link you will see a report with differences maintenance), both always more expensive diesel.

Formula is profitable when the diesel engine

Below you find the comparison between 20 cars, 10 different models, to know when it begins to be profitable diesel. For all the calculations you used official rate price of each model Deal or discounts. The reference price of fuel is diesel, 1.08 €; gasoline 1,19 €. As regards the average consumption, we have taken the data official provided by brands.

BMW 330i BMW 330d front

The high number of kilometers you have to go to start amortize the extra outlay of Diesel seems not to matter to BMW customers. In fact, sales of the brand in Spain are 92.4 percent (January-August 2016) diesel-engined car. The price difference between the two versions of similar power is 8,500 euros: too many to only 6 hp. We must clarify that in version 330d automatic switching is standard on the 330i and no. If we put the automatic change to gasoline, the price difference would remain at just under 6,000 euros. But as the average consumption of low relative automatic to manual, kilometers to amortize would rise up to 475,200. In any case, unless you feel like carrying an engine under the hood 6-cylinder with more torque, or space visits to the gas station, in this case we see no advantage to Diesel.

BMW330D330i
MotorDiesel, 6 cylinder inlineGasoline, inline 4-cylinder
displacement2,993 cm31.998 cm3
Power258 hp at 4,000 rpm252 hp at 5,200 rpm
average consumption4.9 l / 100 km6,1 l / 100 km
Price50,900 euros42,400 euros

FROM DIESEL COMPENSA 432,130 KM

Mercedes C 250d against Mercedes C 250

If you thought BMW was unbeatable in the diesel market, Mercedes still sells more cars such that its German rival: between January and August this year 95% cars which they sold consumed diesel oil. If you're not a professional who use the car as a working tool (commercial, driver ...) surely not interest you choose the diesel engine. Not only for the number of kilometers you have to go to compensate you, but because, for example, engine gasoline have a quieter and smoother operation. Best place for long and also travel more in line therefore with the comfort that is supposed to premium midsize sedan.

MERCEDESC250Dc250
MotorDiesel, 4-cylinder inlineGasoline, inline 4-cylinder
displacement2,143 cm31.991 cm3
Power204 hp at 3,800 rpm211 hp at 5,500 rpm
average consumption4.3 l / 100 km5.3 l / 100 km
Price47,475 euros43,150 euros

FROM DIESEL COMPENSA 260 072 KM

Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 150 against Skoda Superb 1.4 TSI

Of couples compared the average sedan Skoda Superb is the one that you have to travel less kilometers so that he diesel compensate. However, having to cover more than 100,000 kilometers for diesel ent, is betting the medium term. In our opinion a minimum of 20,000 kilometers per year and a time of possession between 8 and 10 years is the minimum necessary to come out the numbers. Otherwise, almost better choose the petrol version. 1.4 TSI engine 150 hp drives this family (remember: a trunk 660 to 1950 liters) with ease. But yes, it is true, it does not push as the TDI.

SKODA SUPERB2.0 TDI ACTIVE1.4 TSI ACTIVE
MotorDiesel, 4-cylinder inlineGasoline, inline 4-cylinder
displacement1.968 cm31,395 cm3
Power150 hp at 3,500 rpm150 hp at 5,000 rpm
average consumption4,1 l / 100 km4.9 l / 100 km
Price29,170 euros27,570 euros

FROM DIESEL COMPENSA 114 041 KM

VW Passat 2.0 TDI 150 vs. VW Passat 1.4 TSI ACT

Regarding his cousin the Skoda Superb and equal engines, the Volkswagen raises tens of thousands of kilometers from the point that having a diesel engine is profitable. In other combinations are lower to offset the Diesel figures: for example between basic TSI 125 hp and 120 hp TDI Edition, where from the 65,000 km is already profitable Diesel. However, as we climbed in the range, kilometers to go are more and more. The summit will mark the versions of TSI 220 hp and 239 hp TDI: Compensate from the 404,000 km. So, in the present case, the most reasonable is choose the petrol 1.4 TSI ACT with cylinder deactivation (hence the acronym ACT) to save and which also operates quietly and smoothly.

VW PASSAT2.0 TDI BMTACT 1.4 TSI BMT
MotorDiesel, 4-cylinder inlineGasoline, inline 4-cylinder
displacement1.968 cm31,395 cm3
Power150 hp at 3,500 rpm150 hp at 5,000 rpm
average consumption4.0 l / 100 km4.9 l / 100 km
Price33,260 euros30,010 euros

FROM DIESEL COMPENSA 215 089 KM

Dacia Sandero Stepway dCi 90 Dacia Sandero Stepway against TCE 90

Ten pairs of models we have taken as an example the Dacia Sandero is the one that before it pays off Diesel. Yet it's a good amount of kilometers that must be traveled. You turn to make the same recommendation in the Skoda Superb: check calculas count of how many years you'll have the car and the average mileage you will do each year. To be realistic, making reference to the annual mean you've traveled with your current car.

Dacia SanderoDCI STEPWAYTCE STEPWAY
MotorDiesel, 4-cylinder inlineGasoline, three inline
displacement1,461 cm3898 cm3
Power90 hp at 3,750 rpm90 hp at 5250 rpm
average consumption3.8 l / 100 km5.1 l / 100 km
Price12,630 euros10,730 euros

DIESEL COMPENSA FROM 96,692 KM

Peugeot 2008 1.6 BlueHDI against Peugeot 120 2008 110 1.2 Puretech

With this small SUV is reached breakeven with a number of kilometers reasonable. But you will have to consider how you do beyond that figure because, otherwise, the course will not be such savings.

PEUGEOT 20081.6 BLUEHDI1.2 Puretech
MotorDiesel, 4-cylinder inlineGasoline, three inline
displacement1,560 cm31,199 cm3
Power120 hp at 3,500 rpm110 hp at 5,500 rpm
average consumption3.7 l / 100 km4.4 l / 100 km
Price23,400 euros22,100 euros

FROM DIESEL COMPENSA 104 839 KM

Renault Megane 130 DCI Renault Mégane Energy vs. Energy TCe 130

Only for Very professional drivers or travelers. The number of kilometers from which compensates the Diesel option is high in the Renault Mégane. And in compact cars this difference is quite common.

Renault MeganeDCI GT LINETCE GT LINE
MotorDiesel, 4-cylinder inlineGasoline, inline 4-cylinder
displacement1,598 cm31,199 cm3
Power131 hp at 4,000 rpm132 hp at 5,500 rpm
average consumption4.0 l / 100 km5.3 l / 100 km
Price26,900 euros23,400 euros

FROM DIESEL COMPENSA 176,145 KM

Energy dCi 130 Renault Kadjar against Renault Energy TCe 130 Kadjar

Surprise! With the same engines as the Renault Mégane the previous example, and the same difference in consumption in liters, this Renault Kadjar has a Diesel version starts to be profitable compared to gasoline almost 13,000 km before. Inexplicable for the customer ...

renault kadjarZEN DCI ENERGYZEN TEC ENERGY
MotorDiesel, 4-cylinder inlineGasoline, inline 4-cylinder
displacement1,598 cm31,199 cm3
Power131 hp at 4,000 rpm132 hp at 5,500 rpm
average consumption4.3 l / 100 km5,6 l / 100 km
Price28,600 euros25,300 euros

FROM DIESEL COMPENSA 163,366 KM

Seat Ibiza 1.4 TDI 90 front Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI Eco 95

The efficiency of a modern gasoline engine is clearly demonstrated in this example with the utility Seat. If we add that the list price of diesel is nothing less than a 21.8% higher ... we find the reason why it costs so much amortize Diesel. Best forget him. Unless you're a professional daily using the car to travel a lot of kilometers.

SEAT IBIZA1.4 TDI REFERENCE1.0 ECOTSI REFERENCE
MotorDiesel, 4-cylinder inlineGasoline, three inline
displacement1,422 cm3999 cm3
Power90 hp at 3,500 rpm95 hp at 5,000 rpm
average consumption3.6 l / 100 km4.2 l / 100 km
Price17,510 euros14,380 euros

FROM DIESEL COMPENSA 281,982 KM

Toyota Auris 1.6 Toyota Auris 115D vs. 1.8 140 Hybrid

Toyota's bid for its hybrid models is clear: long ago that in almost all its models found one that combines a gasoline engine and an electric version. In the case of Toyota Auris we would have to travel several million kilometers to economically purchase Diesel would compensate.

TOYOTA AURISADVANCE 115DADVANCE HYBRID
MotorDiesel, 4-cylinder inlineGasoline, inline 4-cylinder
displacement1,598 cm31,799 cm3
Power111 hp at 4,000 rpm99 HP at 5,500 rpm
average consumption4.3 l / 100 km3,9 l / 100 km
Price26.480 euros26,120 euros

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