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With its diesel engine, the BMW 328d, which (Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

With its diesel engine, the BMW 328d, which made its American debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, is expected to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds and get up to 45 mpg on the highway. (March 28, 2013)

Diesel engines take the stage at the New York Auto Show

The American automobile consumer has always coveted power, but that has been difficult to reconcile with more recent emphasis on fuel economy and cleaner emissions. Enter diesel engines. Now cleaner than ever, the fuel source helps cars achieve better economy without sacrificing as much power. As a result, they were prominently featured during the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, which comes equipped with
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The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, which comes equipped with a diesel engine, is displayed at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. (March 29, 2013)

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, on display at the
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The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, on display at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, will come with a diesel engine option that produces an estimated 148 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque and 42 highway miles to the gallon. (March 29, 2013)

An insignia on the back of the 2014
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An insignia on the back of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze points to its diesel engine. (March 29, 2013)

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The BMW 328d, a new diesel-engine car from
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The BMW 328d, a new diesel-engine car from the German automaker, made its U.S. debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. BMW said it could get up to 45 mpg on the highway. (March 27, 2013)

BMW expects the 328d, which made its American
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BMW expects the 328d, which made its American debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, to achieve 40 miles to the gallon.

With its diesel engine, the BMW 328d, which
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

With its diesel engine, the BMW 328d, which made its American debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, is expected to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds and get up to 45 mpg on the highway. (March 28, 2013)

The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf won the World Car
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The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf won the World Car of the Year award at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Like many Volkswagen Golf models it will be sold with an optional TDI Clean Diesel engine. (March 28, 2013)

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come with
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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come with an optional diesel engine. It's pictured at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. (March 27, 2013)

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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, at the 2013
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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, will feature a diesel engine that yields 30 highway miles to the gallon. (March 27, 2013)

The 2014 Mazda6, at the 2013 New York
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The 2014 Mazda6, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, will hit dealers later in 2013 with a diesel engine option. (March 27, 2013)

The 2014 Mazda6, left, had the largest display
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The 2014 Mazda6, left, had the largest display at the automaker's booth at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. It will come with a diesel engine option in late 2013. (March 27, 2013)

The 2014 Range Rover Sport, which made its
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The 2014 Range Rover Sport, which made its world debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, will come with two diesel-engine options. (March 27, 2013)

The 2014 Range Rover Sport premiered at the
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The 2014 Range Rover Sport premiered at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. (March 27, 2013)

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The 2014 Range Rover Sport will offer two
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The 2014 Range Rover Sport will offer two diesel-engine options. (March 27, 2013)

The interior of the new Range Rover Sport,
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The interior of the new Range Rover Sport, which premiered at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The Range Rover Sport will hit dealerships with two diesel engine options. (March 27, 2013)

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