The figures show that over 50 percent of cars sold use diesel as their fuel of choice Also, experts say the benefits of these engines is that they consume less fuel, have a higher life expectancy and the fact that these cars have a better resale value.
Note that with this ranking we do not intend to dispel any myth, and until the opposite is proven once and for all, we would just like to suggest you take a gander at the most efficient 5 models of diesel cars sold in Europe.
1. Peugeot 208 1.6 HDI Blue – 3 liters / 100 km. The latest facelift for this model came to the market with one of the most efficient engines. It is so good that in the UK market it ranks 1st place in terms of fuel consumption.
In essence, Peugeot managed to impose a record combined consumption of 3.0 liters per 100 kilometers. Also, emissions have a low value, the French formally announcing the fact that their model emits just 79 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
2. Renault Clio 1.5 dCi – 3.6 liters / 100 km. The new Renault Clio is a stylish car that has a roomy cabin and powerful engines. The four-cylinder diesel engine with a displacement of 1.5 liters rated at 90 horsepower is the most powerful unit in the range and has a combined consumption of 3.6 liters per 100 kilometers. This engine has a maximum torque of 220 Nm at 1,800 rpm. In addition, the car has a slightly sporty look, and that, along with stiffer steering, provides good handling.
3. Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTI – 3.6 liters / 100 km. Opel Corsa was subjected to a facelift in 2011 and it is very appreciated among those who want a small and efficient city car. It consumes just 3.6 liters per 100 kilometers and has 190 Nm of torque which is achieved between 1750 rpm and 3250 rpm.
4. Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi – 3.6 liters / 100 km. Kia Rio has established, since its launch in 2011, the standards in terms of low fuel consumption for a super mini. The model has an engine with a displacement of 1.1 liters, which consumes only 3.6 liters / 100 km. It also leads the ranking in terms of emissions with 89 g / km of CO2.
5. Skoda Fabia 1.4 Tdi – 3.8 liters / 100 km: A third-generation Skoda Fabia impresses with its sporty proportions, and with a sharp and dynamic design language. Skoda’s engineers have made great progress in terms of fuel efficiency and emissions, resulting in a combined consumption of 3.8 liters / 100 kilometers and 82 g / km of CO2.