You know, we have been wondering about those new BMW diesel TV ads running lately… well here is one more reason why VW owns the diesel segment. BTW, look at our main image above. TDI wins the Dakar!
Forget Clattering Clouds of Blue Smoke, Today’s Modern Diesels Burn Strong and Clean. But Do They Have What it Takes to Pull Away From Hybrid Technology?
VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG TDI
Offers the most traditional SUV functionality of the bunch, with stellar looks and just the right combination of high-tech and off-road features.
LEXUS RX 450H
Perfect for the iPhone-loving city-stomper, but if long/heavy hauls and more than light off-roading figure into the equation, you’ll find it too compromised.
MERCEDES-BENZ ML320 BLUETEC
Reassuringly solid on-road and off, but there’s no spark or sizzle to the one that started this genre.
BMW X5 XDRIVE 35D
Best diesel mileage and clearly the driver’s choice but stratospheric cost and narrow bandwidth bar it from the podium.