Diesel Engines - Frequently Asked Questions​​

Helpful Ownership Information from Peoples Ford

Ford Dealer in Scotland & Northern England

If you have a question about diesel engines please browse the answers to our most common queries below. If we have not answered your question, you can get in touch with the team at Peoples Ford via the website or by phoning your nearest dealership.

Does buying a diesel car help the environment?

Diesel engines are, on average, 15-20 percent more fuel efficient than the equivalent petrol units and they also emit significantly less carbon dioxide in the exhaust gas. As well as saving you money, this fuel efficiency helps to reduce your contribution to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In fact, by buying diesel cars UK motorists have prevented almost 3 million tonnes of CO2 in total.

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Are there environmental issues to worry about?

In addition to reduced CO2 emissions and increased fuel efficiency, modern diesel engines benefit from the latest technologies to ensure cleaner exhaust gas. There are various filters and treatment systems in the engine to reduce the levels of damaging emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.

What is Euro 6?

Euro 6 is the latest standard for vehicle emissions imposed by the European Union. This means that every car produced after September 2015 has to meet a very strict set of limits on the exhaust gas pollutants.

How can I tell if a car is Euro 6?

The Vehicle Certification Agency website allows you to enter the make, model and registration date of your car to find out which Euro Standard it meets.

Should I buy a hybrid or an electric car instead?

Each type of car – petrol, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric – offers different features and benefits. Depending on your lifestyle, budget and motoring requirements, there will be a car to suit you, and you can speak to the team at Peoples Ford for advice on which type of car to choose.

I have read that real world car emissions do not match the official test figures, is this the case for Euro 6?

The official figures provide a way to compare fuel efficiency between models and are approved independently. Depending on the type of driving you do, you may notice some disparity between test figures and the fuel economy figure you record.

For more information on diesel engines or any of the Ford vehicles available with diesel engines, contact your nearest Peoples Ford showroom today and speak with a member of the team. You can also find further information on the new car range on our website as well as view our range of used diesel cars for sale too.