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How is a Diesel Different from Other Engines?




 

Both gasoline and diesel engines function in a similar fashion since they are internal combustion engines. The main distinction between diesel and gasoline engines is the way that combustion occurs. This seemingly small differentiation can make all the difference in fuel efficiency. That is why diesel engines generally offer better fuel economy to their gasoline counterparts.

Learn more about how diesel engines are different from gasoline engines and the diesel vehicles in our inventory in Aurora, CO.

 

Compression is Key

Rudolf Diesel had a theory that the higher the compression in an engine, the more efficiency and power. As drivers in the Denver, CO, area may already know, this turned out to be the case when the comparing power and efficiency of diesel motors to gasoline motors.

In a gasoline engine, fuel is mixed with air, compressed by pistons, and they ignited by spark plugs. Diesel engines compress the air first and then inject fuel. Since compressed air heats up, the fuel has enough heat to combust without the need for spark plugs. Diesel fuel is high in energy content, making it more likely to react with as many oxygen molecules as possible.

Save Fuel and Optimize Performance with Our TDI® Volkswagen Inventory Near Littleton, CO

Since the fuel is reacting with more air, the result is that less fuel is wasted in the ignition and more power is released. After drivers in the Centennial, CO, area drive one of our TDI® Volkswagen vehicles, they will notice the difference in performance immediately.

When drivers in the Greenwood Village, CO, area look through our TDI® models, they will find Volkswagen vehicles that include:

  • Golf
  • Jetta
  • Passat
  • Touareg
 

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