Bosch this week predicted that every third car sold in the UK will be a diesel by 2005 and every other by 2008. Speaking at a presentation held at Bosch's UK headquarters in Denham, Middlesex earlier this week Dr Manfred Mueller, MD of Bosch's UK Automotive Original Equipment Division, said: We believe diesel's share of UK car sales will reach 30 to 35 per cent by 2005 and a 50:50 petrol/diesel ratio by 2008 is achievable. This is because fuel economy, tax benefits and a burgeoning appreciation for the high torque driving characteristics of the modern direct injection diesel engines we have helped create are driving demand up."