I hope someone here can help me.
I am stuck between getting a petrol or diesel vehicle for travelling to work each day in the near future.
Diesels generally cost more to buy, and the Diesel fuel is also more costly so I am finding out by doing some maths if a diesel really is worth getting.
The two vehicles I am comparing are the BMW 320i Auto and BMW 320d Auto
#### BMW 320i auto
fuel cost : 114.9 / litre
1 Gallon costs £5.22
vehicle mpg : 25.7
Full tank does 356.15 miles
Full tank costs £ 72.34
#### BMW 320d Auto
fuel cost : 127.9 / litre
1 Gallon costs £5.81
vehicle mpg : 31
Full tank does 429 miles
Full tank costs £ 80.52
Now, in terms of consumption, you get 20.5% more out of a diesel BUT the fuel cost is 11.3% more.
So, my conclusion is that its not REALLY a massive amount better to get a diesel as the car itself costs more as well. Keeping it on average of two years, doing approximately 15k a year is not a massive saving. So I should just go for the petrol ...?
Your views are very much appreciated !!