been a theory tossed around in the 2009+ forum for quite some time.
not really a reality. when gas was $4.5 to $5 a gallon in 2008, there was a huge push to get a diesel in the bigger trucks/SUV's...but now that it's under $2.50 in most areas...not so much.
we might someday see one, but more likely we'll see the Ecoboost first
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2012 Flex Limited - Beware Ford and their products. Going to take my business to Chevy/Dodge and see how the other side lives. I can only take so much from Ford and their substandard products, services not rendered.
Diesel would be very nice for towing, where torque is what really counts, not horsepower at 5000 rpm!
Just back from two weeks in the UK with a rental car. Ford Mondeo with a 2.0 turbo diesel engine. Very nice in this size car! Over 200 lb-ft of torque coupled to a 5- or 6-speed transmission so she had plenty of Go. Computer showed an average of 48 miles per gallon for about 1500 miles of mixed driving. Was paying £1.18 for low sulfur diesel -- per Liter! -- so the high mileage was appreciated. Diesel was cheaper than "petrol" in Britain by about 10p/liter.
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