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post #1 of 29 Old 01-03-2014, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Pretty much all the major competitors for QX70 offer a diesel powerplant, just borrow one from reanault nissan WTF. I'd heavily consider it, how about you?
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maybe not in the QX70. the QX60 should have a diesel variant
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I think that the QX70 is a bit big for the diesel. It would make more sense in a smaller model to me. The fuel savings don't do much for sales unless they are on a car that has a fuel economy that is already on the lower side. Bad fuel economy is bad fuel economy even when its diesel, but diesel can turn things with mediocre fuel economy into something with better fuel economy. I just don't think fuel economy is what people are looking at most when buying in the QX70's segment.
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The QX60 with a diesel would be great but with how they're trying to push the hybrid model, im not too sure how likely it is that this will happen
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I think that the QX70 is a bit big for the diesel. It would make more sense in a smaller model to me. The fuel savings don't do much for sales unless they are on a car that has a fuel economy that is already on the lower side. Bad fuel economy is bad fuel economy even when its diesel, but diesel can turn things with mediocre fuel economy into something with better fuel economy. I just don't think fuel economy is what people are looking at most when buying in the QX70's segment.
that makes no sense.

First of all, most of infinitis lineup uses the same VQV6 engine, so fuel economy across the range is relatively consistent. Second why would you improve an excellent fuel economy marginally instead of improving a poor economy drastically?

fuel savings do much more for a vehicle with poor economy than a small incremental gain on an efficient small vehicle, thats kind of where the savings come in would you rather improve your economy by 1 mpg or 5 mpg?

BMW, Audi and Merceds all make diesel vehicles in the QX70's segment and guess what, they sell relatively well as well...
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BMW, Audi and Merceds all make diesel vehicles in the QX70's segment and guess what, they sell relatively well as well...
they do?
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they do?
they do
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like what cars? X5 isn't diesel

And I don't think the X6 diesel is even sold here.

The GLK has a diesel but its a puny engine. The GL has a proper diesel.

None of them are really that sporty though...

The Cayenne which I think is the closest competitor does have a diesel though... But it kind of sucks...

And Audi doesnt even really have a comparable car. Maybe the Q5 TDI? That thing drives like crap though.

None of them sell very well except maybe the Benz
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like what cars? X5 isn't diesel

And I don't think the X6 diesel is even sold here.

The GLK has a diesel but its a puny engine. The GL has a proper diesel.

None of them are really that sporty though...

The Cayenne which I think is the closest competitor does have a diesel though... But it kind of sucks...

And Audi doesnt even really have a comparable car. Maybe the Q5 TDI? That thing drives like crap though.

None of them sell very well except maybe the Benz
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2014 BMW X5 First Drive - Autoblog

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Returning for 2014 is BMW's 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine, which in the US is rated at 255 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. All that torque makes the X5 xDrive35d feel plenty peppy
Mercedes also has an ML Diesel.

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