MUMBAI – Intense competition and tougher emission standards are replacing India’s traditional diesel engines with newer, cleaner, more economical and high-tech engines. At the top of the heap are common rail direct injection (CRDI) diesels, which offer Indian car buyers the best of both the worlds – the economy of diesel and the performance of gasoline engines. So far, CRDI engines mostly are offered in the luxury car class. DaimlerChrysler India Ltd.’s Mercedes-Benz models, for example, ...

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