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Old 10-02-2010, 09:34 PM
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How fast is the acceleration of the 550i without Dynamic Handling?

It is said that the 550i go from 0-60 in 5 sec. (oooppps, I said 4 sec earlier which is a big typo)

Is this the same for the 550i with and without Dynamic Handling?

I ordered the 550i without Dynmic Handling and just have the default steptronic automatic and I just want to know how fast can this car accelerate.

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Old 10-02-2010, 09:42 PM
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0 to 60 in 4 sec??? I dont think thats correct maybe the new m5 will reach that
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:01 PM
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It's right around 5 seconds to 60 with or without Dynamic Handling. The 6 speed manual is supposed to be a little slower.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:11 PM
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Sorry, guys...it was a typo about the 4 seconds. I made the correction in the first post.

Thanks for the correction.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:17 PM
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Is this the same for the 550i with and without Dynamic Handling?
Dynamic handling won't have much effect on the 0-60 time; only xDrive would make a noticeable difference.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:59 AM
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Car and driver achieved 4.8 seconds with the non-sport auto transmission this month. I would imagine the sport-auto would get 4.7 seconds. X-drive maybe a little faster than that.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:07 AM
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...X-drive maybe a little faster than that.
doesn't x-drive create extra weight thereby slowing it down?
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:43 AM
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doesn't x-drive create extra weight thereby slowing it down?
I think traditionally that has been the case - especially with lesser powered cars like Audis and 325xis. But when you have 400hp on tap, the impact of the weight on the power:weight ratio is negligible and the benefit of being able to deploy the torque to four wheels instead of two is significant.

As an example, according to Porsche:
The 400hp Porsche Panamera S does 0-60 in 5.2 seconds and weighs 3968lbs.
The 400hp Porsche Panamera 4S does 0-60 in 4.8 seconds and weighs 4101lbs.

If you had 200hp and a lighter car like an A4 or a 3 series, then the 133lb difference may affect the acceleration, but at this weight and hp level, the traction level of four wheel drive makes a difference.

That said I still prefer rear wheel drive cars because the handling characteristics are more fun.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:47 AM
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In f10 case, the difference in weight is more significant. Do you have numbers for rolling start or 0-100mi ?
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:05 PM
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In f10 case, the difference in weight is more significant. Do you have numbers for rolling start or 0-100mi ?
No, but here's the official 0-100km/h for German specs F10:
550i -- 5.0s
550xi - 4.8s

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