Originally Posted by sonicbimmer19
excuse my ignorance but what are pros and cons of diesel over regular gasoline?
Diesels offer a vastly different power delivery from gasoline where a lump of torque is available low in the rev band. So the power becomes much more accessible for everyday driving. Driving a standard with a small diesel is a blast as you learn to short shift and float on that torque. In fact, the redline on diesels is often quite low - 4-5K and rarely approached as there is little reason to go there.
Diesel fuel itself contains more energy and the engines therefore offer better efficiency.