We will now tell you a bit about the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel. The model uses a turbocharging elements called overboost. This actually means that it shortly lifts torque for better acceleration. Under the hood, the model comes with a 2.0-liter engine capable of generating 151 horsepower and 264 lb. ft. of torque. Overboost can increase peak torque to 280 lb. ft. of torque for around 10 seconds of stronger acceleration. The carmaker even compared the output to the one developed by the 5.7-liter engine of the 1972 Camaro Z28. In terms of fuel consumption, the model registers 46 mpg on the highway and has a driving range of 717 miles on one tank of fuel.
The new element mentioned at the beginning provides increased performance when the driver demands it. How does it work? When the driver leans on the throttle, the turbocharger increases the air and fuel intake over and above what the engine needs for normal torque demand. The model is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds which means it is half and a second faster than the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta equipped with a 2.0-liter TDI, which is its most powerful competitor. The turbo diesel engine that powers the Cruze id powerful, efficient and clean and it is capable of changing perceptions of what a diesel car can be. It also a new options in terms of fuel efficiency when it come to the Chevrolet lineup.
According to a study, turbo charged passenger vehicle production in the US is expected to double by 2018, from 14 % this year to 29 %. This will be because of the increased diesel production.
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