Our Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engines are
responsive and fun to drive, as well as being very efficient. They
offer more power, with great fuel economy, which all helps to lower
Why drive a TDI?
- You'll enjoy the savings. Economical fuel consumption, long
service and maintenance intervals, plus low emissions keep costs
- You'll love the drive. Our turbodiesel engines offer
exceptional torque even at low revs
- You'll feel the power. High levels of pulling power over a wide
rev range offer real driving pleasure
How does it work?
Fuel needs oxygen to burn, so the engine is supplied with huge
quantities of air.
Driven by the exhaust gases, it squeezes air more tightly into the
cylinders. After being drawn through the turbocharger the air is
then cooled by passing it through an air to air intercooler (cool
air takes up less space than hot air), before entering the
combustion chamber where diesel is injected directly into the
cylinders at very high pressure through a nozzle. It's this
intensive mixing of highly atomised fuel with the cooled compressed
air that leads to better, more efficient combustion.
TDI engines are powerful, even at low revs, and economical
across the entire speed range. So you save money on fuel costs and
emit less CO2. Not just that - your driving experience
is quiet and refined because effective sound insulation keeps noise
to a minimum, while hydraulic engine mounts ensure smooth,