based on Chris and my conversations with Toyota folk, 2009 model year should see diesels in the US.
A diesel version of the FJ Cruiser would make switch
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Originally Posted by expeditionswest
That is great news. I am aiming to be in the market for a new vehicle around that time frame. A new Toyota diesel would be nice or atleast more motors for diesel swaps into a 60
Two thousand NINE?
Talk about missing the bus. C'mon, they can get one here sooner than that, can't they? At least in the Tundra. And what would it take to modify Toyota's existing, superb three-liter four-cylinder to run on our crappy high-sulphur diesel for the Tacoma?
At my local Toyota Dealer.........
I've had the General Sales Manager.........and a salesman..........both tell me that the Tundra will come with a Diesel Engine in Late 2007.
Could this be true?
I does seem kinda fast to me.
I'm confused why they would tell me this if it's really not going to happen until 2009.
I personally.........Have NO IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!
On my way back to the U.S. we had a 4 day lay-over in Kuwait. I saw the (what I assume to be "new") Hilux. The body style was scarily similar to the 05+ Taco and I believe it had a 2.7L diesel. Can anyone confirm this? I have not searched the net or anything for it. I wish I would have had my camera handy...Originally Posted by Jonathan Hanson
The current issue of Car and Driver has a test of the BMW 330D diesel available in Europe (0 to 60 in six seconds, 38 mpg!). In a sidebar they summarize why so few diesels are available here. Essentially new car emissions regulations make no distinction between gas and diesel engines. Current diesels could pass particulate emissions with a particulate filter such as is used in Europe, but our high-sulphur diesel fuel quickly clogs the filter. Thus the wait until better fuel is available here.
I refuse to second-guess emissions requirements, which have done incalculable good for the air in our country. But it seems some sort of balancing act between air quality and use of fossil fuels would be a good thing.
This may be old news, but new to me:
Jeep is dropping the CRD (diesel) option for the Liberty at the end of this model year. The good news is that they will offer a diesel option on the Grand Cherokee, production starts in January.
Scource: World of Wheels, Sept 2006
Some facts on the 14 cylinder version:
Total engine weight: 2300 tons (The crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.)
Length: 89 feet
Height: 44 feet
Maximum power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm
Maximum torque: 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102rpm