This group is for everyone interested in the smart cdi (common-rail diesel injection). Could we please have some in the USA? Thanks!

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We want the cdi!!!!

Started by Bagel. Last reply by Garth Jul 28, 2008. 5 Replies

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Comment by toes on March 16, 2010 at 11:33am
I stand corrected: The trucks _were_ exempt ... :) Good to know they are no longer (although at 8-10k premium that seems to make Diesel even less viable in the US, especially since the price per gallon is so high. In Europe the Diesel price has always been lower than any other fuel, which makes sense as it takes a lot less processing to produce Diesel fuel.)

Good one about the acceleration. Another way of looking at it: The smart gets along in Germany on the Autobahn. 'nuf said :)
Comment by spicejax on February 17, 2010 at 1:40am
Yes! CDI smart now!

Comment by toes on February 17, 2010 at 12:38am
I think there may be some issues with the EPA requirements (urea systems and all).

I always find it a joke that the (gas guzzling) Cummins and other Truck Diesels are exempt from the rules, yet the little European tdis and cdis in Volkswagens, Audis, Mercs, and BMWs etc. have a tough time meeting emissions laws.

I also think that there is some concern with Americans not accepting a 55 hp "little engine" (many people think 71 hp is "underpowered" ... funny given the speed limits in the US.)

Just my 2c. t
Comment by toes on February 16, 2010 at 10:49pm
This is the cdi spec from the German smart site: 40 kW / 55 hp cdi - diesel with diesel particle filter (closed system), 3-Cyl.-common rail turbo engine, 799 cm3
Comment by Daniel on February 16, 2010 at 10:47pm
Yes, cdi or ED ... that's the way to go!
Comment by toes on February 16, 2010 at 10:42pm
Yes, please! But I'd take an ED with the Tesla engineered power plant instead, if possible. More efficient engines ftw!
Comment by Pat on June 29, 2008 at 1:23pm
Yes, ASAP! Are there technical specifications for the Smartcdi?

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