Subscribe and SAVE, give a gift subscription or get help with an existing subscription by clicking the links below each cover image. A diesel powertrain makes a ton of sense for these large, heavy vehicles, and modern compression-ignition engines are the smooth, quiet, torquey powerplants that complement the luxury surroundings. At least most of them are. Power is likewise not an issue: Prod the EcoDiesel with your right foot and all 420 lb-ft are at your disposal instantly again thanks in part to the transmission's eight ratios.
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