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Petrol or diesel - which one is right for me?

Six months ago we announced the good news that the new Toyota Land Cruiser from the 70 heavy-duty series is now available from us as a petrol model.

The same now applies to its diesel counterpart.

We import the vehicles directly from the Middle East and retrofit the proven 2.8L four-cylinder turbodiesel engines with an SCR catalytic converter. This is the only way for the vehicles to meet the Euro 6 emissions standard.

Nevertheless, there are of course significant differences between diesel and petrol engines.

Advantages of the Land Cruiser J7 diesel engine:

  • Pulls heavy loads, e.g. trailers, without any problems

  • Offers more torque at low engine speeds

  • Is considered to be particularly durable

  • Achieves lower fuel consumption

  • Well suited as an everyday vehicle

Disadvantages of the Land Cruiser J7 diesel engine:

  • Features a common rail injection system which is a rather complex electronic control system

  • Repairs and wear work tend to be expensive

Advantage gasoline-powered Land Cruiser J7:

  • Lower acquisition costs

  • Has very simple engine technology with spark plugs, air filter and V-belt

  • A defective catalytic converter can be removed in an emergency - anywhere in the world

  • Does not require a particle filter, SCR catalytic converter or AdBlue injection

  • Promises cheaper repairs, especially with increasing age

  • Shorter delivery time


If you want to go on a long expedition, the petrol is the only right choice. The engine is known worldwide and is easy to repair. In addition, the diesel is unsuitable for traveling outside Europe due to the AdBlue injection.

However, if your focus is on using the vehicle in Europe, especially as a 'beast of burden', then the diesel is an excellent option for you.

If you are interested in a vehicle, we will be happy to send you a price list by email. Please contact us directly via!


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