I'm saying that most diesel cars being sold in the U.S. (e.g. look at VW's line-up) are sold based on fuel economy, not torque. With regard to straight-line performance beyond a simple 0-60 run, I'll bet on a large displacement gas V8 over a diesel.
Originally Posted by lbjgh
So you're suggesting people that buy S55-70K (in general) are worried about the price of fuel?
Modern diesels are amazing to drive... consider the 35d has 465 ft-lb torque... that's 50% more than a 35i. Torque is what really get a car moving not horsepower.
As an added bonus you an additional 25-30% better fuel economy over the same displacement petrol version. (for the frugal premium buyer).
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Retired:'09 C300 4Matic, '09 GTI, '06 750i, '05 C55, '04 R32, '03 M5, '02 GTI, 01 M5, '00 M-Coupe, '00 540i/6, '99 M3 Coupe, '98 M3 Coupe, '96 328i, ..., '86 4000CS Quattro, ... too many to list
Last edited by noka; 12-24-2012 at 06:44 AM.