Diesel engines are only about one thing: torque. Horsepower is something most of the drivers mostly care about but accessible torque in cars can make them perform much better during the drive. This was the specialty of diesel engines and made them stand out among other engines. For many people, diesel and gas engines will appear to be same on the surface. But a deeper look at the specs will make you think otherwise.
There are many factors that make diesel engine better than the gas engine, however, these five are the major ones.
- Compression Ratio
- Combustion Rate
- Stroke Length
- Engine Density
To get a better understanding of what these specs are and how they matter when it comes to torque production in engines, watch this video: