Most powerful diesel cars

Top 40 most powerful cars with diesel engine. Updated January 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. 2016 USSV Rhino GX 440 Photo of 2016 USSV Rhino GX
4. 2019 Audi SQ8 TDI 429 Photo of 2019 Audi SQ8 TDI
5. 2015 Audi SQ7 4.0 TDI 429 Photo of 2015 Audi SQ7 4.0 TDI
6. 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel 429 Photo of 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel
7. 2016 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel 416 Photo of 2016 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel
8. 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali 4x4 Crew Cab 397 Photo of 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali 4x4 Crew Cab
9. 2020 BMW X6 M50d 395 Photo of 2020 BMW X6 M50d
10. 2017 BMW M550d xDrive 395 Photo of 2017 BMW M550d xDrive
11. 2016 BMW 750d xDrive 395 Photo of 2016 BMW 750d xDrive
12. 2018 BMW X7 M50d 395 Photo of 2018 BMW X7 M50d
13. 2018 BMW X5 M50d 395 Photo of 2018 BMW X5 M50d
14. 2017 Alpina D5 S Touring 383 Photo of 2017 Alpina D5 S Touring
15. 2018 Alpina XD3 383 Photo of 2018 Alpina XD3
16. 2017 Alpina D5 S 383 Photo of 2017 Alpina D5 S
17. 2013 Audi A8 4.2 TDI 380 Photo of 2013 Audi A8 4.2 TDI
18. 2012 BMW 750d xDrive 376 Photo of 2012 BMW 750d xDrive
19. 2012 BMW X6 M50d 375 Photo of 2012 BMW X6 M50d
20. 2007 VW Touareg R50 346 Photo of 2007 VW Touareg R50
21. 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo Touring 345 Photo of 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo Touring
22. 2016 Alpina D4 Biturbo Coupé 345 Photo of 2016 Alpina D4 Biturbo Coupé
23. 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo 345 Photo of 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo
24. 2019 Audi S7 Sportback TDI 344 Photo of 2019 Audi S7 Sportback TDI
25. 2019 Audi S6 Avant TDI 344 Photo of 2019 Audi S6 Avant TDI
26. 2019 Audi S4 Avant TDI 342 Photo of 2019 Audi S4 Avant TDI
27. 2019 Audi SQ5 TDI 342 Photo of 2019 Audi SQ5 TDI
28. 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Special Edition 342 Photo of 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Special Edition
29. 2019 Audi S4 TDI 342 Photo of 2019 Audi S4 TDI
30. 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 400 d 335 Photo of 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 400 d
31. 2015 Audi SQ5 Plus TDI 335 Photo of 2015 Audi SQ5 Plus TDI
32. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 400d 325 Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 400d
33. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400d Coupe 325 Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400d Coupe
34. 2018 BMW X3 M40d 323 Photo of 2018 BMW X3 M40d
35. 2006 Audi Q7 4.2 TDI 322 Photo of 2006 Audi Q7 4.2 TDI
36. 2019 BMW 840d Cabrio xDrive 316 Photo of 2019 BMW 840d Cabrio xDrive
37. 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI 316 Photo of 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI
38. 2017 BMW 540d xDrive 316 Photo of 2017 BMW 540d xDrive
39. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E 420 CDI 310 Photo of 2005 Mercedes-Benz E 420 CDI
40. 2011 Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro 309 Photo of 2011 Audi A7 3.0 TDI Quattro

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 01/20/2021, last addition - Mercedes-Benz GLS 400d.