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durrell
06-22-2007, 10:34 AM
http://www.carpages.co.uk/honda/honda_diesel_sets_new_world_records_12_05_04.asp?s witched=on&echo=976640743

Wow..rumor has it's coming to the US..

shunut
06-22-2007, 10:45 AM
Wow, I hope they don't because then I'll have to get another new car.

HelpDeskHustler
06-22-2007, 10:49 AM
word, I'd do it..... i wonder if they could hybrid that engine and get even more...

Theheroguy
06-22-2007, 11:17 AM
yay for diesel

marvin-martian
06-22-2007, 11:57 AM
diesels really getting useful. diesel racecars are faster than ones with normal petrol (hooray british).

VS3 Sniper
06-22-2007, 12:04 PM
Man I might have to trade my truck in for that. 92 mpg thats unreal.

LostCause
06-22-2007, 12:49 PM
ah, crap. I already own a Accord...well....it wont come for a while lol.
92mpg....that is nice

shunut
06-22-2007, 01:51 PM
I thought that they said you could convert diesels to pure vegetable oil, that would be a cool conversion for that 92mpg Accord.

Also, I heard on the news this morning that the government passed regulations that say all vehicles must get 35 mpg by 2020.

TheRedBarron
06-22-2007, 04:09 PM
All NEW vehicles must get 35 mpg by 2020. You can still own your 9 mpg muscle cars.

vwjimmy
06-22-2007, 07:10 PM
That car got that mpg at the steady speed....it will not be near that in traffic!
Diesel vehicles are having a hard time getting into the US due to their solid emissions. VW (Diesel masters of the earth for passenger transportation) has two great powertrains that have been refused admission to the US by the EPA....(one is a twin turbo that gets 35 mpg in the city with 210hp and 400 fp torque!)
I hope we do see more Diesel powered passenger cars here, but it dosen't look like Washington is going to allow it, even if they do get 100 mpg...

newkid
06-22-2007, 08:31 PM
that is craziness

Hob Hayward
06-23-2007, 05:34 PM
Ah, new diesels are clean though, the only way Washington won;t allow them would have to be in terms of money (gas companies don;t wan everyone going diesel, when they can still make billions in their corrupt business)

I've heard of other such amazing cars, and it all works because diesel cars burn as much fuel as they need to move a certain weight, whereas gasoline engines always burn the same amount of fuel, no matter the load.

Nenkitsune
06-23-2007, 06:46 PM
jimmy, it got 92mpg AFTER it did the speedtests on the oval course. they drove them 419 miles on the streets

Following the speed record attempts, the same two cars were then driven 419 miles from Papenburg test track to Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt in order to complete the fuel economy run. The route comprised of a mixture of motorway and non-motorway driving, during which one of the Accords achieved a staggering 92 mpg average.

colonel_moo
06-23-2007, 09:10 PM
Ive always wondered why there aren't more turbo diesel cars around. My friend's mother has a TDI jetta that gets 50+ mpg and its several years old. the technology has obviously greatly improved since then too!

Xyxyll
06-29-2007, 07:06 PM
The primary reason diesel cars are less common is they are more expensive than the standard ICE. We may see them more often in the coming years though thanks to these new fuel-economy standards that are making their way through the House. Making the ICE more fuel-economic costs more money, which makes diesel a much more feasible option. They're not any cheaper, but we have to pay more anyway now.

ricochet08
06-29-2007, 10:10 PM
Hey...it doesn't look bad :D
I'd buy it :)