Busting the most popular diesel myths

If Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the engine that bears his name, looked under the hood of today’s diesel-powered automobile, he wouldn’t recognize the engine as a relative of the original compression-ignition concept he patented 122 years ago. In short, the modern diesel has absolutely nothing in common with its original counterpart other than the fact it burns the same fuel — well, a low-sulfur derivative of it.

The use of the diesel engine in a passenger car application almost died when General Motors released the Oldsmobile diesel. It was so horrendously bad it just about killed the breed for anything other than a commercial application. The good news is the engines found under the hoods of today’s cars and SUVs are better than they have ever been. This is reason to rejoice.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 EcoDiesel

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4

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