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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 05:45 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
Right. There's no reason at all that a completely...

Right. There's no reason at all that a completely average Toyota Camry needs an inefficient naturally aspirated petrol engine in it getting 28 mpg overall, when it could be running with a turbodiesel...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By SteVTEC
New BMW B47 2.0L Diesel Engine

Just saw this.

http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/09/17/new-b47-engine-bmw-520d-190-hp-518d-150-hp/

So the new B47 engine is officially "here", but per the big thread at Bimmerpost...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
The only thing that's lame is how you continually...

The only thing that's lame is how you continually troll and spam up threads here about topics that you hate. Who on earth would waste so much time trolling the Internet about things they hate? :loco:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By SteVTEC
I personally think the 3GT looks good with 18's,...

I personally think the 3GT looks good with 18's, but you've definitely got to upgrade it from the base no line 17's!!!! ICK

Strangely enough, I think those same Base 17's look great on the wagon...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
It said right in the report that TERRIBLE...

It said right in the report that TERRIBLE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS in Europe are the cause of the decline, but as usual you're cherry picking stats.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:09 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
Edmunds did get a 6.1 with a 1 foot rollout, but...

Edmunds did get a 6.1 with a 1 foot rollout, but mid-6's is the norm from a dead-stop (they reported both and got 6.5 like that), and probably brake-torquing to get the turbo on boost.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
Wow 41 mpg at 80-95 mph. That's crazy good!

Wow 41 mpg at 80-95 mph. That's crazy good!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-19-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
What was that? Google: "Diesel Trends...

What was that?

Google: "Diesel Trends Europe" (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=diesel+trends+europe)

Second link.

European Diesel Trends in 2012 - CME Group...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-19-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By SteVTEC
I know right where you are in the Eden Prairie...

I know right where you are in the Eden Prairie area. Used to live in MN. :)

A buddy of mine has an E92 335i up there and I'm pretty sure he puts 4 snow tires on. You ought to also.

There's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
Congrats on the D, but you can't really compare...

Congrats on the D, but you can't really compare these cars to a KIA, and the BMW is still faster despite having 30 less rated horsepower, with the key word being "rated". Stock 328i actually dynos...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
It's basically 50% ...

It's basically 50%

http://www.thedieseldriver.com/2012/01/2011-diesel-sales-repor-market-share-in-germany-hit-49/

Here's 2011 data, which is recent enough.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By SteVTEC
I personally wouldn't bother with Comfort Access...

I personally wouldn't bother with Comfort Access for me at least.

It's cool to be able to open and close the top right from the key fob, but in reality how often do I actually do that? Almost...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By SteVTEC
I figured! Yeah when both parents need to move...

I figured! Yeah when both parents need to move their seats back a bunch and you have kids in car seats, that really makes things tough and limits car choices if you DON'T want an SUV or minivan. 3GT...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
Right. It does. And with a diesel where there's...

Right. It does. And with a diesel where there's huge amounts of torque you're simply not going to get an accurate look at things comparing like this. If you're an engineer and enjoy using simulation...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By SteVTEC
Nice car and review. Yes the 3GT is an insanely...

Nice car and review. Yes the 3GT is an insanely functional car. I was blown away by the amount of space in them too, so even if they do look a bit strange, yes you definitely get something for that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-16-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
I think you're thinking too hard. I've...

I think you're thinking too hard.

I've driven the 328xd for a full day twice and was pretty pleased. Have an E70d with the same exact power and torque to weight ratio as the 328xd and have always...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-15-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
The 8-speed does a great job of keeping the...

The 8-speed does a great job of keeping the diesel in its torque band. I wouldn't really worry about passing in the car, unless you want to be a complete jackass, in which case I'd skip both the 328d...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,145
Posted By SteVTEC
That's more because of 16.5:1 compression,...

That's more because of 16.5:1 compression, throttleless operation, and the just plain different sound of the diesel combustion process.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,890
Posted By SteVTEC
Read a couple of reviews. Cliffs... - it's...

Read a couple of reviews. Cliffs...

- it's not really a "sports sedan"
- the standard tires give up at 6/10ths (serious??)
- the brakes lack stopping power
- the electric steering lacks the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,890
Posted By SteVTEC
Both engines in the TLX are direct-injected, as...

Both engines in the TLX are direct-injected, as are many in the Honda lineup these days including the Accord.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-12-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,890
Posted By SteVTEC
Full press kit here:...

Full press kit here: http://www.hondanews.com/channels/acura-automobiles-tlx-technical/releases
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,890
Posted By SteVTEC
I've driven the Altima CVT and thought it was...

I've driven the Altima CVT and thought it was crap too. Felt rubber bandy to drive, and when you put it in "sport" mode where it would supposedly mimic a conventionally geared transmission, it felt...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-12-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By SteVTEC
The 2014 428i M-Sport Convertible I had a week of...

The 2014 428i M-Sport Convertible I had a week of seat time in (see link in sig) definitely had something going on with the engine sound. With the top up, it actually sounded more like an Inline-6...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By SteVTEC
Congrats! Just curious, how are you...

Congrats!

Just curious, how are you arranging delivery being in Houston with the dealer being in Atlanta?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,692
Posted By SteVTEC
NA engines are perfectly capable of putting out...

NA engines are perfectly capable of putting out peak torque at low-RPMs, they just need to be designed for it. Plenty of good examples of this. No reason at all a 3.5L class V6 ought to feel sluggish...
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