-By Rick Nelson

When some think of a diesel motor in a car, the first thing that comes to

mind is an early 80’s Mercedes 300D, a slow clinking, clattering and black smoke spewing creature of a car, with a dark patch of soot on the rear bumper just above the exhaust.

That was then.  This is now.  Here are the facts:

Noise: Today’s diesel engines have evolved enormously. In fact, diesel engines are nearly indistinguishable from traditional engines. Technological advancements in the way the engines are built coupled with modern sound suppression materials have allowed for smoother and quieter engines.

Soot and smoke:  No more are the days of black smoke blowing into the faces of other drivers behind your diesel vehicle. Due to the new Diesel

Exhaust Fluid system added to all U.S. passenger vehicles in the past few years as well as advanced Diesel Particulate Filters, soot and smoke are virtually non-existent.

Performance:  Diesel engines create 14 percent more energy by volume than their gasoline counterparts. This translates to more road time and less refueling time.  Even more, diesel engines produce significantly more torque for better start-line acceleration.

So now that you know the facts, you may want to ask to browse the diesel inventory next time you shop for a vehicle. A great diesel vehicle of choice is the all-new Jaguar XE sedan. With its available Ingenium Diesel 2.0 turbo charged engine, you can go close to 600 miles on a single tank, all while being surrounded by pure luxury. Oh, and mother nature will thank you for your consideration.

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