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Old 11-06-2012, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Needsdecaf View Post
I didn't say anything about power. My point was about torque. Guess what makes acceleration? Not HP.

Sorry, I'm just a torque junkie. I've never lived in an area where I could wind out a car more than a gear or two. I love stomping on the throttle and gaining 20 MPH in the blink of an eye accompanied by that shove in the back.
Yeah, me too, actually. I want the best of both worlds, though... Hence my choice of a turbocharged gasoline engine. Ridiculously low, powerful torque and a tonne of HP to complement it at the high end. I love this engine. V8 would be even better

I'd definitely give a 530d (or is it 535d) a try, but it'd almost have to be a manual. Not sure if diesel + auto makes a whole lot of sense (ie. when you stomp on it, the car will downshift, which may not be the best course of action given massive amount of torque ready to work?). Don't know. I've only driven a manual and it was a joy. X5 35d 6sp auto was kinda boring.
2011 535i F10 delivered
1999 328i E46 retired
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