EMISSIONS FROM DIESEL VERSIONS OF PRODUCTION PASSENGER CARS

The advent of diesel-powered versions of production passenger cars signals significant dieselization in the United States. Two vehicles, an experimental Oldsmobile diesel Cutlass and a Volkswagen diesel-powered Rabbit, were evaluated to determine their gaseous, particulate, smoke, odor, and noise emissions. For comparision, a 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass powered by the 260 CID gasoline engine and a 1.6 liter gasoline fuel injected Volkswagen Rabbit (California version) were similarly evaluated under most emission categories. Three transient driving cycles were employed including those used in emissions certification, sulfate testing, and highway fuel economy. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • SPRINGER, K J
    • BAINES, T M
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770818
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM