Most powerful diesel cars

Top 40 most powerful cars with diesel engine. Updated April 2021.

Diesel engines are energy efficient work horses, powering everything from small generators to large cargo ships.

Since 1980s, diesel engines have become common in European passenger cars and in some countries they even outnumber gasoline engine cars.

Diesel engines operate at lower RPM than gasoline engines and, therefore, produce less power than gasoline engines of comparable size.

Thanks to high pressure fuel injection and turbocharging, modern diesel engines are producing not only excellent low RPM power (torque), but also high peak power, giving up nothing in performance against gasoline cars.

# make & model Power (hp)▼ Image
1. 2020 Trident Iceni Magna 660 Photo of 2020 Trident Iceni Magna
2. 2008 Audi Q7 V12 TDI 493 Photo of 2008 Audi Q7 V12 TDI
3. 2020 Ford F-250 475 Photo of 2020 Ford F-250
4. 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty 475 Photo of 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty
5. 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 HD 445 Photo of 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 HD
6. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 445 Photo of 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
7. 2016 USSV Rhino GX 440 Photo of 2016 USSV Rhino GX
8. 2019 Audi SQ8 TDI 429 Photo of 2019 Audi SQ8 TDI
9. 2015 Audi SQ7 4.0 TDI 429 Photo of 2015 Audi SQ7 4.0 TDI
10. 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel 429 Photo of 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel
11. 2016 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel 416 Photo of 2016 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel
12. 2018 Ram 3500HD 400 Photo of 2018 Ram 3500HD
13. 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali 4x4 Crew Cab 397 Photo of 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali 4x4 Crew Cab
14. 2020 BMW X6 M50d 395 Photo of 2020 BMW X6 M50d
15. 2017 BMW M550d xDrive 395 Photo of 2017 BMW M550d xDrive
16. 2016 BMW 750d xDrive 395 Photo of 2016 BMW 750d xDrive
17. 2018 BMW X7 M50d 395 Photo of 2018 BMW X7 M50d
18. 2018 BMW X5 M50d 395 Photo of 2018 BMW X5 M50d
19. 2017 Alpina D5 S Touring 383 Photo of 2017 Alpina D5 S Touring
20. 2018 Alpina XD3 383 Photo of 2018 Alpina XD3
21. 2017 Alpina D5 S 383 Photo of 2017 Alpina D5 S
22. 2013 Audi A8 4.2 TDI 380 Photo of 2013 Audi A8 4.2 TDI
23. 2012 BMW 750d xDrive 376 Photo of 2012 BMW 750d xDrive
24. 2012 BMW X6 M50d 375 Photo of 2012 BMW X6 M50d
25. 2020 Ram 2500 370 Photo of 2020 Ram 2500
26. 2020 Alpina D3 S Touring 350 Photo of 2020 Alpina D3 S Touring
27. 2020 Alpina D3 S 350 Photo of 2020 Alpina D3 S
28. 2007 VW Touareg R50 346 Photo of 2007 VW Touareg R50
29. 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo Touring 345 Photo of 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo Touring
30. 2016 Alpina D4 Biturbo Coupé 345 Photo of 2016 Alpina D4 Biturbo Coupé
31. 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo 345 Photo of 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo
32. 2019 Audi S7 Sportback TDI 344 Photo of 2019 Audi S7 Sportback TDI
33. 2019 Audi S6 Avant TDI 344 Photo of 2019 Audi S6 Avant TDI
34. 2019 Audi S4 Avant TDI 342 Photo of 2019 Audi S4 Avant TDI
35. 2019 Audi SQ5 TDI 342 Photo of 2019 Audi SQ5 TDI
36. 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Special Edition 342 Photo of 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Special Edition
37. 2019 Audi S4 TDI 342 Photo of 2019 Audi S4 TDI
38. 2021 BMW M440d 335 Photo of 2021 BMW M440d
39. 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 400 d 335 Photo of 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 400 d
40. 2015 Audi SQ5 Plus TDI 335 Photo of 2015 Audi SQ5 Plus TDI

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 04/02/2021, last addition - Ram 3500HD.