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Old 11-06-2012, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark K View Post
Sure, and you most definitely need hp to reach drag-limited speed in North America. C'mon, let's be serious here. We live in two countries where any kind of speed is a demon to be exorcised by the supernatural power of the uniformed priests and their radar guns.
As you can tell I've pre-empted this response by saying "autobahn or some faster interstates". Specifically, I meant the 85mph and 80mph roads in Utah and Texas where you could probably quite safely do some hard accelerations to 110-115mph without immediately getting arrested. But even 0-60 is a full second quicker (335i vs 335d).

But I get your point, indeed, diesel often "feels" faster in day to day use. Drove one myself a lot in EU (1.9TD ford focus manual - what a joy to drive - it sucked in drag races though, big time...)
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