Mercedes Benz once managed to travel 633 miles without a refill in order to advertise a car that ´can take you farther on a tank of fuel than any other car sold in America.´ The term economical acquires a new dimension, even more so in times of gas-guzzling trucks, deceivingly nicknamed SUVs.
Due to ethanol´s lower energy per unit volume, it should take more fuel to maintain a stocheometric (perfect) air/fuel ratio, which all newer vehicles will attempt to do (closed-loop fuel control being pretty much standard for the last 20 years).
The cetane number is perhaps the characteristic most associated with premium diesel fuel, as an analogy to premium gasoline with higher octane ratings.
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