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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #100: September 25, 2015, 03:42:33 PM »

I think it's an over simplification to say "the reason VW cheated was because U.S. emissions requirements for Diesel passenger vehicles are absurdly strict ".  BMW apparently meets the standard with acceptable performance with at least one of its cars (X5).  VW wanted outstanding performance PLUS clean air, and let the performance path dictate.  I bet BMW goes the more expensive urea injection system though.  VW cut corners to control cost.  Oh, but that mid-range torque!

the X5  Diesel has a base price of almost 58k- that allows a lot more room for expensive modifications to exhaust. I don't think we ever see diesels again on cheaper cars