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Old 07-21-2012, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by gehmjc21 View Post
No PCD, just regular pick up. It does give me something to look forward to. But tough none the less!

Xdrive - this may be a stupid question, but why do diesel cars produce more torque? I never quite understood that. Either way I'm just realizing torque is what you need on the highway to go? BHP, of the line?
Not certain either but I think it's related to greater cylinder pressure and/or stroke length - the former is needed due to how diesels produce combustion versus gasoline. Both will provide more torque though - though I am not sure of the 640d cylinder dimensions, so a longer stroke may not be playing a role.

At highway/high speeds, torque becomes less important. Of course, more is still helpful, but not as noticeable as during a 0 - 60 contest.
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