While in Europe and is a constant use of diesel engines, low capacity where possible, users Americans are divided over the use of large displacement engines or new low consumption engines, along with the also new urban models that deliver great fuel economy. The increasingly high prices of gasoline, suggest whether it is worthwhile to continue a V8 engine, which offers the same versatility as an engine of 1 liter.
Let's establish some differences in use. While those who read us from South America prefer diesel engines or failing small displacement, those living in Mexico are divided between those who prefer the use of 6 and 8 cylinder engines. In Argentina we find a very high percentage of vehicles powered by CNG (compressed natural gas) has extended its use for many years, being the pioneer in use on this side of the world.
In markets like that of Venezuela , where the cost of gas is not a major problem still teem with large V8 engines. The torque and power of these engines, certainly are a significant factor for users Venezuelans say no because the factor of the ridiculous prices paid in the service station also influences the decision. Speaking of Mexico, the other major market in the area, the arrival of more economical vehicles hits those who still think it's worth the sacrifice to maintain high displacement engines, an influence that is accentuated by the proximity of the U.S. and its V6 and V8 models.
The reality is that the difference in consumption is nearly three times in favor of a four-cylinder model, if the vehicle is used in a normal context of use, ie just move from one point to another. For this, a 1.2 engine or 1.4-liter gives the same service as a V8, saving a significant amount of money per week or per month. In parallel, the new hybrids are slowly growing in countries like Mexico, although "extrañanamente" the diesels have never had a definitive start.
If you ask me, and I have my opinion formed. The V8 are powerful and great engine sound that swells up to the coldest, the V6 can get to compete with them, especially the most recent. But at the moment of truth, when making accounts and reviewing the budget for fuel, small motors win on all fronts, as in most of the world.
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