B.M.C. DIESEL UNIT FOR LIGHT VANS
The British Motor Corporation has announced a new 1.5 litre diesel engine, already in production, as an alternative to the ” B ” series petrol engine in light commercial vehicles. Some components are common to both engines, which are similar in appearance and dimensions.
The diesel weighs only about 50lb. more. The makers claim that it uses up to 35 per cent less fuel -but will cost only Â£85 more. Previously the cost of a diesel unit has made it a questionable economy for light vehicles.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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