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I would like to have the Diesel while H.P. is 90 @ 3400 rpm, the Torque however is rated at 140 lb per foot of torque @ 1800-3200 rpm that is a LOT of push you back in the seat torque for a light 2000 lb car.

The power to weight ratio will be quite nice, I am not sure what the economy is for the diesel, i will have to do some more checking.

That Power combined with a 6 speed manual trans, it should be fun.
 

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Thanks LA-LA,

Acceleration is not as good as i hoped for as a diesel. but it is 1 sec faster than the gas version and about 13 miles more per gallon 58 mpg diesel, vs 45 mpg for gas this is probably imperial gallons, and not in US gallons.

It is hard to believe that the petrol/gas version is rated at 11.6sec for 0 to 62mph, it seems faster, i have read that before but it seems faster, I am more than happy with it's performance.
 

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More about the noise of the iQ-versions:

not moving
Engine / db(A)
1,0 / 76
1,3 / 86
1,4 / 74

driving
Engine / db(A)
1,0 / 67
1,3 / 70
1,4 / 69
 

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Is it possible to get this engine imported to the US and swapped with the Scion's 1.3L engine?
ithink you could have a motor shiped for you from somewhere,but i dont know legalities on it being an aproved engine for use in north america.
 

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You would also have to look at uprating the suspension as the diesel engines weigh more than the Petrols.

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I know Japan and Europe would be the obvious. Ive search online to buy the engine with no luck. Any webpages that might be of help?
 

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I know Japan and Europe would be the obvious. Ive search online to buy the engine with no luck. Any webpages that might be of help?
Without know your location I would assume you are talking about bring one to the US. I would say it is impossible. They are not made for the US models, so you would have to go to get one overseas. Then you would have to pay to ship it here, probably more than the cost of the engine. Next you face the near impossible task of getting it DOT and emission certified by the government which is going to be very expensive. If you are dead set on diesel your easiest route is to find a compatible US engine and modify car and engine to fit. IMHO
 

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Near impossible, major emissions systems need to be in place; particulate filters, urea tank, blablah. You would need to replace the ECU with one that can work with a diesel engine. Possible engine mount differences, and different fuel system.

When going to DEQ you'd be stuck. Maybe hope for a hybrid iQ, electric motors have lots of torque too.
 
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