COLD START FUEL CONSUMPTION OF A DIESEL AND A PETROL CAR

Measurements have been made of the fuel consumption of a petrol and a diesel car when starting from cold. The cars were the 1.1 litre petrol vw golf and the 1.5 litre diesel version, which have the same passenger accommodation and nearly identical road performance. It was found that the diesel car used less fuel in the "warm-up" period than the petrol, both when being driven at constant speed on a test track and with the engine idling and the car stationary.(a) (TRRL)

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    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • PEARCE, T C
    • Waters, MHL
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00335010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SR 636 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM