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Porsche Abandons The Production of Diesel Cars

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Porsche Abandons The Production of Diesel Cars

No more Porsche diesel cars as the firm abandons the fuel
Porsche announces it will not offer diesel cars in future after refocusing its efforts on hybrid and electric car technology. Porsche says that it’s getting out of the diesel business — for good. In a release this morning (23.09), it explains that amidst falling demand for diesel vehicles, and a growing interest in hybrids, it “has decided to no longer offer diesel propulsion in future.”
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daivey wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2018 2:04 pm
hmm.
why not diesel and electric though?
More than likely, diesel has left a bad taste in their mouth and while this move may come across as a social change it always boils down to a financial savings.
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I read an article recently; cant find the link (sorry) that the UK would like to move towards gas / electric from diesel.
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eldiablo wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2018 2:09 pm
More than likely, diesel has left a bad taste in their mouth and while this move may come across as a social change it always boils down to a financial savings.
I guess it makes sense.
diesel system is more complex isn't it?
You got a turbo.
You got the extra urea acid, or whatever it's called, to help with filtering particulates.
Diesel creates more pollution?

Gasoline is way cleaner burn i think.
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daivey wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2018 2:04 pm
hmm.
why not diesel and electric though?
Cannot meet North American emissions standards and that is the largest market.
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so Cayenne diesel values about to sky rocket or plummet? hmm
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How likely can these German diesels pass the Drive Clean emissions test in Ontario?

Do the emissions system come usually with an eight year warranty?

What about the infamous TDI not requiring adblue?
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patrickkc wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2018 3:00 pm
so Cayenne diesel values about to sky rocket or plummet? hmm
Won't be long before the only places you can get diesel will be at truck stops.
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daivey wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2018 2:18 pm
I guess it makes sense.
diesel system is more complex isn't it?
You got a turbo.
You got the extra urea acid, or whatever it's called, to help with filtering particulates.
Diesel creates more pollution?

Gasoline is way cleaner burn i think.
Actually diesel burns cleaner with all the emissions system in them now. Yes the system is very complex and is prone to breaking down.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2018 5:35 pm
Actually diesel burns cleaner with all the emissions system in them now. Yes the system is very complex and is prone to breaking down.
What comes out of the tail pipe is clean, but what comes out of engine is as dirty as ever.
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billford wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2018 8:03 pm
What comes out of the tail pipe is clean, but what comes out of engine is as dirty as ever.
Which is exactly why they utilize UREA and DPF. Same could be said about a gasoline engine. What comes out is less dirty than a Diesel engine but what comes out at the tailpipe is dirtier than a diesel.
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Like BMW's M3, killed by more stringent European emission testing, in addition to collapse of demand.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2018 5:35 pm
Actually diesel burns cleaner with all the emissions system in them now. Yes the system is very complex and is prone to breaking down.
I wish.
Porsche/VW AG's diesel V6 struggles to meet WLTP emission, causing the demise of Macan S diesel.

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