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Diesel Cars Boom in the US; Names Top 10 to Lease

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Diesel Cars Boom in the US; Names Top 10 to Lease

Feb 4, 2010

Cincinnati, OH - February 3, 2010. Automobile Consumer Services, Inc. (ACS), the leader in online direct-to-consumer auto leasing and financing, released a list of the top 10 diesel vehicles to lease from its popular website

"Not your father's diesel car from yesteryears, today's generation of clean diesel cars are fuel-efficient, quiet, low emission, and have the performance that makes them fun to drive!" says Tarry Shebesta, President of ACS.

Americans are beginning to embrace these new diesels. A recent 2008 survey by JD Power states that by 2015, 10% of cars sold in the US will be diesels compared to the current 3% of sales. offers competitive lease deals on the most popular models listed below.

Top 10 Diesel Vehicles to Lease with Sample Payments

1. Volkswagen Golf TDI for $325
2. Volkswagen Jetta TDI for $327
3. Audi A3 2.0 TDI for $419
4. BMW 335d for $467
5. BMW X5 xDrive35d for $572
6. Volkswagen Touareg TDI for $602
7. Audi Q7 TDI for $674
8. Mercedes ML350 BlueTEC for $688
9. Mercedes R320 BlueTEC for $698
10. Mercedes GL350 BlueTEC for $835

A comparison of all diesel models and lease payment details are available here

One of the biggest advantages with these vehicles is their fuel efficiency. Overall the diesel versions get on average almost 10 mpg, or 30%, better mileage than their gas model siblings. The Audi A3 won the 2010 Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show with a 30 city / 42 highway rating, the same as the VW Jetta and Golf with whom it shares the same engine type.

There are also potential tax credits that make these a good option to consider. In addition to those offered from the IRS, BMW promotes a $4,500 "eco-credit" on both of its diesel models through March 1, 2010.

"Just like with hybrid vehicles, diesel technology is always changing. This makes leasing them a smart financial decision since owning out-dated technology can lead to poor resale values," notes Shebesta.

About Automobile Consumer Services, Inc. (
Automobile Consumer Services, Inc. (ACS) is a leading provider of direct-to-consumer auto leasing and financing, online vehicle marketing, and a loan origination gateway for dealers and lenders.

Automobile Consumer Services, Inc.
Tarry Shebesta, 513/527-7700, ext. 11

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