Time was that when you wanted speed and power, you went for a high-performance petrol, well not any more.
Today, diesels pack just as much, if not more, of a punch than their petrol equivalents. We pick out Top 5 hot diesels.
For many people, the Golf GTi is the original hot-hatch. As quick as the sportscars it wiped out but with all the practicality of a family hatch. The modern-day Golf GTD sticks closely to that original recipe, albeit with more power, torque, fuel economy and safety. That’s what you call evolution.
The MINI Cooper SD – the hottest diesel MINI yet and able to stand wheel-to-wheel with its rivals. But it’s got something its rivals can never offer – the MINI name. Be it big of small, the MINI name is hard to resist. Add in the power and pace of the Cooper SD and it’s even harder…
When the RCZ launched it floored everyone with its stunning good looks. With its recent facelift, Peugeot seem to have done the impossible and made it look even better. Combine those film-star good looks with a strong, punchy, Peugeot diesel and you’ll have forgotten all about its rivals.
With each incarnation of the Astra, Ellsemere Port seem to produce better and better looking cars. None more so than the Astra GTC. While it might not wear the VXR badge, the diesel GTC offers more than enough poke to make it a true hot diesel. And, with Vauxhall’s impressive ‘lifetime’ warranty, it comes with extra piece-of-mind as standard.
Audi’s range of superb diesel engines fit in perfectly with what the TT is all about. Great styling, and top-notch quality. There are few badges to rival the appeal of the Audi’s today. You’ll be the envy of your neighbourhood with a TT on the driveway…