Top 50 Most powerful diesel cars 2021

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.


Rank Make and model Power
1. Trident Iceni Magna (performance package) 669 ps
2. Audi Q7 V12 TDI (Mk I) 500 ps
3. Ford F-250 482 ps
4. Ford F-350 Super Duty 482 ps
5. GMC Sierra 3500 HD 451 ps
6. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 451 ps
7. USSV Rhino GX 446 ps
8. Audi SQ8 TDI 435 ps
9. Audi SQ7 4.0 TDI (Mk II) 435 ps
10. Bentley Bentayga Diesel 435 ps
11. Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel (Mk II) 422 ps
12. Alpina D5 S Touring (408 PS) 408 ps
13. Ram 3500HD 406 ps
14. GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali 4x4 Crew Cab 403 ps
15. BMW X6 M50d (G06) 400 ps
16. BMW M550d xDrive (G30) 400 ps
17. BMW 750d xDrive (G11) 400 ps
18. BMW X7 M50d (G07) 400 ps
19. BMW X5 M50d 400 ps
20. Alpina D5 S Touring 388 ps
21. Alpina XD3 (G01) 388 ps
22. Alpina D5 S (G30) 388 ps
23. Audi A8 4.2 TDI (D4 385 PS) 385 ps
24. BMW 750d xDrive 381 ps
25. BMW X6 M50d (E71) 381 ps
26. Ram 2500 375 ps
27. Alpina D3 S Touring (G21) 355 ps
28. Alpina D3 S (G20) 355 ps
29. VW Touareg R50 (Mk I facelift) 351 ps
30. Alpina D3 Biturbo Touring (F31) 350 ps
31. Alpina D4 Biturbo Coupé (F82) 350 ps
32. Alpina D3 Biturbo (F30) 350 ps
33. Audi S7 Sportback TDI (4K8) 349 ps
34. Audi S6 Avant TDI (C8) 349 ps
35. Audi S4 Avant TDI (B9) 347 ps
36. Audi SQ5 TDI (FY) 347 ps
37. Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Special Edition 347 ps
38. Audi S4 TDI (B9) 347 ps
39. Audi SQ5 TDI Sportback (FY) 341 ps
40. BMW 840d xDrive 340 ps
41. BMW 840d Gran Coupe xDrive 340 ps
42. BMW 840d Cabriolet xDrive 340 ps
43. BMW M440d (G22) 340 ps
44. BMW 540d Touring (Mild Hybrid) 340 ps
45. BMW 540d (Mild Hybrid) 340 ps
46. Mercedes-Benz E 400 d Coupe 340 ps
47. Mercedes-Benz E 400 d All Terrain 340 ps
48. BMW X7 xDrive40d 340 ps
49. Mercedes-Benz S 400 d (W 222 facelift) 340 ps
50. Audi SQ5 Plus TDI (8R) 340 ps
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