Discussion in 'General' started by CrapBag, 25 Feb 2020.
Scanina R730, 730BHP 3500 Nm of torque V8 Diesel
Peak torque between 1000 and 1350 RPM
Having driven both the electric 2010 Insignia, and the one with the Scania V8, I can attest to the superiority of the diesel.
LOL comparing a family saloon to a articulated tractor unit...
He stated fuel based engine, I mean I could have gone with a marine PU but they tend to not handle well around town.
LOL i bet again with a tank engine... uh but wait you cannot probably move normally with a tank
A piffling little lump!
16,474 lb-ft and still on a land-based, wheeled vehicle; http://www.trucktrend.com/cool-trucks/1411-caterpillar-c175-20-diesel-engine-by-the-numbers/ powers a Caterpillar 797F mining truck. Errr, there is the small matter of it's being nearly 22 feet long and weighing 23.4 tonnes...
this guy is biggest almost as my room
And, of course, using up to 275 gallons of fuel per hour...
On a nominal 1500 - 2000 gallon fuel tank, yer filling this up every SHIFT, never mind every day...
that's why electric is better ahahaha
I owned a 1.8 l Insignia for a few years, the car is really nice to drive, depending on the model well spec’d (SRi Nav), comfortable, huge boot (hatchback), and looks pretty decent,
However don’t make the mistake I did and buy the 1.8 petrol, the lack of torque really starts to annoy after a while, go for the smaller turbo or diesel. Oh and you are lucky to get 30mpg on the 1.8.
The spec says 1000 Gallons US, so yes, I would have thought every shift.
Fuel tank filled up in a few minutes, or spend the next shift plugged-in? Diesel will win every time.
Industrial heavy plant is rarely, if ever, purely electric.
Oops too late.
It seems ok right now, getting 30-35 round town, haven't done a proper motorway run yet though.
there will be a day where batteries will be filled in few minutes too... and smartphone will be reeeeally happy in that too ahahaha
just because we don't have the real science inside that... unfortunatelly things will change when all diesel will be over
Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the car. My mpg was probably low because it was mainly short journeys, and just get used to shifting gear a little more than you’d want.
I have a 3 Ltr BMW 125i , i didnt buy it for economy but its surprisingly frugal for such a big engine. Decent motorway run from Kent to Penrith i managed 39mpg .. around town 27. Drive it like a tit then you notice it.
+1, electric all the way. And FIFY
With a name like that, I'd thought you would argue in favour of fossil fuels.
For the thread:
If not electric, I'd choose petrol hybrids. Especially Toyota hybrids with their proven reliability and very smart gears.
depending on where you live electric could be a problem, the price is higher because the cars are newer, not everyone has a place to put a charge station at home and most important if you live outside big cities is not easy to find a place to charge them
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