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Chev 2014 Cruze Turbo Diesel

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source - http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=29848

 

Diesel-powered Cruze will start at under $26,000, get up to 42 mpg



Chevrolet has officially announced the specs of the diesel-powered version of the 2014 Cruze.
The 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine generates 148hp and 258 pound-foot of
torque. Chevrolet promises that the clean diesel engine will achieve 42
mpg on highway, which oddly enough is the same as the $5,000 cheaper
Cruze ECO. The vehicle will also accelerate to 60 mph in 8.6 with its
standard six-speed automatic transmission.



According to Chevrolet, clean diesel engines generate at least 90% less
nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions compared to previous generation
diesel power plants. In order to achieve its “clean” status, the engine
uses urea injection that is supplied from a 17-liter tank. As a result,
customers will lose a bit of trunk space to accommodate the urea tank.
Another downside is that the tank will need to be refilled every 10,000
miles.





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“Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is the most sophisticated passenger car diesel
engine GM has ever produced,” said Jens Wartha, GM global program
manager and chief engineer for the Cruze’s diesel engine. “We merged
European diesel expertise with the real world driving preferences of
North American consumers.”



The 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel will be priced from $25,695 including
destination charge. The vehicle comes with the Chevrolet MyLink
infotainment system, a two-year maintenance plan, and a five-year
100,000-mile powertrain warranty.





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Mazda announced that it would be selling a diesel version of its Mazda6 in the United States not long ago, and Volkswagen has been selling diesel-powered passenger cars here for decades.



Source: GM

 

 

Sweet. Another serious player joins the turbo diesel party. There was also this note from autoblog...

 

source - http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/07/2014-chevrolet-cruze-td-diesel-chicago-2013/

 

The heart and soul of the Cruze TD (that's its official name) is a
2.0-liter turbo-diesel inline four-cylinder engine rated at 148
horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, mated solely to a six-speed
automatic transmission. The engine also has an overboost function that
will increase torque to 280 lb-ft for up to ten seconds. The full brace
of official specs haven't been released, but GM tells us that highway
fuel economy will come in at 42 miles per gallon. If that number sounds
familiar, it's because the Volkswagen Jetta TDI
has the exact same rating. Unlike the Jetta, however, the Cruze TD can
run on B20 biodiesel, where as the Volkswagen can only accept B5.

 

....so yes it's still an economy engine but 280 lb-ft torque ain't bad even if it's only for 10 seconds. Still would like to see something a tad more sporting.

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i'll be interested driving something like that. not sure if i like it.

 

the cruze got some harsh angle on that front lights lol

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