You right, diesel is the best solution for daily driving.
1. Fuel consumption is lower.
2. Higher torque than petrol engine.
But the drawbacks: if diesel fuel has bad quality, the modern engine will literally die (thats why supply for modern diesel vehicles is low in countries like Ukraine or Russia). The second drawback is narrow rev region for power output, which is not bad for daily driving, but bad for performance driving
Mercedes-Benz C 30 CDI AMG specs
|Curb weight||1555 kg (3428 lbs)|
|Power / weight||149 ps (147 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||347 Nm (256 lb-ft) / t|
|Top speed||250 kph (155 mph)|
|0 - 100 kph||6.7 s|
|0 - 200 kph||27.3 s|
|0 - 100 mph||16.0 s|
|Est. 1/8 mile||10.2 s @ 80.8 mph|
|Est. 1/4 mile||15.2 s @ 96.9 mph|
|Est. 1/2 mile||23.6 s @ 116.8 mph|
|Est. 1000 m||27.3 s @ 200.0 kph|
|Est. 100 - 200 kph||20.6 s|
More acceleration times
|Engine type||Inline 5, Turbocharged, Diesel|
|Displacement||3.0 l (183 ci)|
|Power||231 ps (228 bhp / 170 kw)|
|Torque||540 Nm (398 lb-ft)|
|Power / liter||77 ps (76 hp)|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|