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WATCH: Why diesels produce more torque than petrol engines

2018-03-08 08:21

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Texas - Ever wondered why diesel engines produce so much torque? The guys at Engineering Explained  produced a cool clip highlighting the differences between diesel and petrol engines.

 Engineering Explained says: "If you compare petrol and diesel models of the same vehicle, the diesel engine tends to have far more torque. Why is this? In this video we'll discuss the major differences between diesel and petrol engines, that result in the diesel engine producing significantly more torque. 

"From the compression ratio, the speed of combustion, the bore vs stroke ratio, the use of turbocharging, and the energy density of diesel, there are many logical reasons why it's chosen for high torque applications."

Watch the video below:

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