Most powerful diesel cars

Top 40 most powerful cars with diesel engine. Updated February 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. 2012 BMW 750d xDrive 376 Photo of 2012 BMW 750d xDrive
2. 2016 BMW 750d xDrive 395 Photo of 2016 BMW 750d xDrive
3. 2019 BMW 840d Cabrio xDrive 316 Photo of 2019 BMW 840d Cabrio xDrive
4. 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Special Edition 342 Photo of 2014 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition Special Edition
5. 2013 Audi A8 4.2 TDI 380 Photo of 2013 Audi A8 4.2 TDI
6. 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel 429 Photo of 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel
7. 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo 345 Photo of 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo
8. 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo Touring 345 Photo of 2013 Alpina D3 Biturbo Touring
9. 2020 Alpina D3 S 350 Photo of 2020 Alpina D3 S
10. 2020 Alpina D3 S Touring 350 Photo of 2020 Alpina D3 S Touring
11. 2016 Alpina D4 Biturbo Coupé 345 Photo of 2016 Alpina D4 Biturbo Coupé
12. 2017 Alpina D5 S 383 Photo of 2017 Alpina D5 S
13. 2017 Alpina D5 S Touring 383 Photo of 2017 Alpina D5 S Touring
14. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E 400 d T-Modell 325 Photo of 2020 Mercedes-Benz E 400 d T-Modell
15. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 400d 325 Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 400d
16. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400d Coupe 325 Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400d Coupe
17. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 400d 325 Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 400d
18. 2020 Trident Iceni Magna 660 Photo of 2020 Trident Iceni Magna
19. 2017 BMW M550d xDrive 395 Photo of 2017 BMW M550d xDrive
20. 2016 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel 416 Photo of 2016 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel
21. 2006 Audi Q7 4.2 TDI 322 Photo of 2006 Audi Q7 4.2 TDI
22. 2008 Audi Q7 V12 TDI 493 Photo of 2008 Audi Q7 V12 TDI
23. 2016 USSV Rhino GX 440 Photo of 2016 USSV Rhino GX
24. 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 400 d 335 Photo of 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 400 d
25. 2019 Audi S4 Avant TDI 342 Photo of 2019 Audi S4 Avant TDI
26. 2019 Audi S4 TDI 342 Photo of 2019 Audi S4 TDI
27. 2019 Audi S6 Avant TDI 344 Photo of 2019 Audi S6 Avant TDI
28. 2019 Audi S7 Sportback TDI 344 Photo of 2019 Audi S7 Sportback TDI
29. 2015 Audi SQ5 Plus TDI 335 Photo of 2015 Audi SQ5 Plus TDI
30. 2019 Audi SQ5 TDI 342 Photo of 2019 Audi SQ5 TDI
31. 2015 Audi SQ7 4.0 TDI 429 Photo of 2015 Audi SQ7 4.0 TDI
32. 2019 Audi SQ8 TDI 429 Photo of 2019 Audi SQ8 TDI
33. 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali 4x4 Crew Cab 397 Photo of 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali 4x4 Crew Cab
34. 2007 VW Touareg R50 346 Photo of 2007 VW Touareg R50
35. 2018 BMW X3 M40d 323 Photo of 2018 BMW X3 M40d
36. 2018 BMW X5 M50d 395 Photo of 2018 BMW X5 M50d
37. 2020 BMW X6 M50d 395 Photo of 2020 BMW X6 M50d
38. 2012 BMW X6 M50d 375 Photo of 2012 BMW X6 M50d
39. 2018 BMW X7 M50d 395 Photo of 2018 BMW X7 M50d
40. 2018 Alpina XD3 383 Photo of 2018 Alpina XD3

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 02/25/2021, last addition - Mercedes-Benz GLC 400d.