Top 50 Most powerful diesel cars 2020
Diesel engines are not known to set new power records, mostly because they are slow revving engines consuming slow-burning, thick oil-like fuel.
Diesel engine is a workhorse - its purpose is to produce certain amount of power consistently without wearing out, overheating or failing in any way. You can say that diesel engines are "heavy duty" engines and, moreover, they are the more efficient type, compared to gasoline engines.
This is why diesel engines are used in every large truck, non-electric train, most naval vessels and nearly all industrial scale AC generator systems.
Despite the focus on efficiency and reliability, certain car manufacturers do offer high performance diesel car engines.
Below is a list of most powerful diesel cars (and trucks), sorted by maximum power. The top positions historically have been populated by German cars and SUVs by Audi, BMW, VW and Mercedes. These manufacturers offer high injection pressure, high boost turbo diesel engines with multiple turbo chargers and, in some cases, even mild hybrid systems.
This list is limited by available data and new vehicles will be added as new data arrives.