The fast and the frugal: 7 quick yet fuel efficient diesel vehicles

BMW M550d

BMW M550d

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the ultimate endurance racing test, requiring engineering teams to balance outright speed with consummate efficiency.

And thus it’s no coincidence that the last nine winning vehicles have all been propelled predominantly by diesel (a couple have employed diesel-hybrid powertrains). Yes, the last time a petrol-powered car took the chequered flag at the world’s oldest sports-car endurance race in France was way back in 2005.

But, despite this rather telling statistic, the public still largely views diesel as petrol’s dirty, dreary younger cousin.

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