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Differences between Petrol and Diesel engines

Differences between Petrol and Diesel engines

Petrol and diesel engines have a lot in common, but its their differences that allows us to have a choice of engines that can be used for very different purposes.

For example, diesels are great for trucks where they provide plenty of torque (low down grunt) and at minimal engine speeds.

While petrol engines, in the main, offer more power and at greater engine speeds and this makes them ideal for applications where instant ‘go’ is a higher priority, such as in the majority of passenger cars.

But what are the differences on the inside? You can find out all you ever wanted to know about petrol and diesel engines, and their differences, here…

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Simon’s interest in cars stems from hours in a misspent youth playing racing computer games.

His love of being at the wheel and of tech has translated into the real world as a member of our road test team providing an everyday-man perspective on the affordable range of vehicles.

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