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The Case for Diesel: Clean, Efficient, Fast Cars (Hybrids Beware!)

Merging with northbound traffic on Interstate 75 just outside Auburn Hills, Mich., I punch the accelerator, quickly swing left into the passing lane and pull forcefully ahead of the cars around me. In any other ride, on any other gray morning, it?d be just another Interstate moment. But this rush hour, I?m behind the wheel of a preproduction 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, which is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-charged, direct-injected diesel engine that, even as I leave the speed limit in tatters, is averaging nearly 50 mpg.

The Case for Diesel: Clean, Efficient, Fast Cars (Hybrids Beware!)
xcel, Dec 29, 2007
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