Diesel cars were designed for the long haul with performance often taking over the popularity of their petrol variants. However, many diesel cars became the fantasy of an entire generation. Let’s remember some of the most loved diesels we ever saw.
Citroën BX Turbo Diesel (1982–94)
Both of these cars included the iconic XUD turbo diesel engine from the Peugeot Citroen. The cars had a futuristic look compared to other popular cars of their time. These cars not only had great driving dynamics but were also robust and demanded less maintenance. Being French made they had the style and charisma to grab worldwide attention. Although the looks were a bit unusual yet it was the reason it stood out from the crowd of diesels.
Mercedes-Benz W124 E250 Diesel
You might have noticed the car in action flicks especially in gangster movies. The car was a hot favourite for a decade from 1985 to 1995. It was a treat for people who dreamt of a reliable and robust car. W124 was also economical and made its usage more practical and logical for daily commuters. The dream car was always on the go and still rolls around in some customised versions.
Land Rover Discovery 300 Twi
Although the name is enough to cause an adrenaline rush, yet we should recall the days when the everyday vehicle was more rugged than ever. Yes, Discovery 300 Tdi was not only made for the adventure junkies but also for the people who needed a spacious vehicle for daily commute. The car was better than its previous versions as it was more refined, quieter and had a touch of luxury.
Volvo V70 D5
There was no chance the V70 D5 would have missed this list. It was the much-awaited family car from Volvo and it did meet its expectations. The car offered excellent value and gave a pleasing driving experience. The Swedish car company changed the appearance of a state car for the coming generations single handily. We would give it a 5-star rating for safety, comfort and sheer brilliance.
Mini Cooper SD
This car has been among the most loved cars since 1960 and it empowered its legacy with the diesel variant that came in 2014.BMW launched the new variant with better handling, a fuel saving engine and new colours. The car already had a huge market and the diesel variant made it even bigger. Don’t be hesitant in buying an iconic car that offers a new and more prominent diesel engine.
BMW 640d M Sport
The car has been celebrated in popular culture through movie, videos, auto shows and as a style statement. 640d M has been providing breath-taking performances just like other variants in the M Sport series owned by BMW. It not only rushes through the road but also provides fuel efficiency like never before. A combination of raw pace and fuel economy can only lead to tremendous sales.
These cars have made history and have seen days of astounding glory. While there are many customised versions on the road it would be an honour to get hands on an original model.