Diesel: should I still buy a diesel car? Advantages and disadvantages!

Should I still use a diesel when buying a car?

Should you still buy a diesel? Diesel are more economical than gasoline engines, emit less CO2, and the fuel is cheaper. But the diesel image has suffered. Still want to buy a diesel engine?

VMany Germans are currently concerned with the question of whether their next car will still be one Buy diesel should. Be Share of new registrations in this country is due to various factors in the past few years significantly shrunkLast but not least, there is a trend towards electrified mobility. The persistent Corona pandemic has had a significant impact on the number of registrations in 2020. In total, last year in Germany around 820,000 diesel cars registered. The percentage of total sales was thus around 28 percent in the annual balance sheet. In 2019 it was still 32 percent and in 2018 just under 33. In addition, it is shrinking Choice of models: Since 2015, across all manufacturers, the Diesel variants deleted.

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After all, at the beginning of June 2020, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) received positive news: The risk of new diesel driving bans has decreased. According to the official analysis of the air measurement data in the federal states, only in 25 cities throughout the federal territory of neuralgic value of 40 micrograms nitrogen dioxide (NO2) exceeded. In the previous year it was 57. Because of the many bad values, the German Environmental Aid (DUH) had initiated various proceedings, due to which several driving bans were imposed.

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Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI Trendline, diesel

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55 kW (75 PS)

Diesel, 3.8 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 101 g / km *

€ 10,096

Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 1.6 TDI Comfortline, diesel

126,046 km
81 kW (110 PS)

Diesel, 3.9 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 103 g / km *

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Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI STYLE, diesel

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66 kW (90 PS)

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88 kW (120 PS)

Diesel, 3.8 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 100 g / km *

€ 10,190

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100,300 km
55 kW (75 PS)

Diesel, 3.7 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 95 g / km *

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Diesel, 3.9 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 102 g / km *

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49078 Osnabrück, Volkswagen Center Osnabrück GmbH & Co. KG

59423 Unna, Hülpert in Unna, Hülpert VZ GmbH

01139 Dresden, Autohaus Faust Coswig GmbH

08064 Zwickau, BHS Handels-und Betriebs GmbH

18146 Rostock, Autohaus Rostock Ost GmbH

04178 Leipzig-West, Auto Saxe branch of Auto Weller GmbH & Co. KG

The reason for the positive trend: The measures adopted at the Diesel Summit years ago Improve air quality as well as the Clean air plans of the municipalities showed an effect in many places. In addition, the President of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) retained Dirk Messner with his forecast for the year 2020 right: Another Decrease in NO2 pollution occurred last year. The reason for this was the lower traffic volume due to the corona pandemic. The expressiveness of the Pollution figures from the pandemic year is therefore not rated as particularly high by some experts. But that cannot yet be conclusively assessed.

With material from dpa and Reuters.

* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales points and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www


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