Ford has announced it has a new EcoBlue engine that will be the diesel used in smaller diesel powered vehicles in the future. This engine is expected to eventually be part of the Transit lineup and is made to not only work well in the European market that has less stringent requirements, but also to be made to function in the US. In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal this could be a step in the right direction for diesel and as it appears, Ford could be working to capture some of the customers Volkswagen will lose from the scandal.
Volkswagen continues to stay at the forefront of innovative engineering, especially as it relates to their diesel engines. The newest of these innovations in the great line of Volkswagen automobiles is to add TDI to the engine, but what is TDI?
TDI is the acronym for Turbocharged Direct Injection and meant for the diesel engines of Volkswagen to allow both turbocharging and cylinder-direct fuel injection. The main difference from the older diesel engines is the direct injection part of the TDI format. In older model diesel engines the fuel is sprayed in to a pre-combustion chamber rather than directly into the main combustion chamber, which is what the TDI format delivers.