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      08-10-2011, 03:41 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by rich1068 View Post
Impressive but I'd still go petrol. These high performance diesels from certain marques just don't sit well with me ie Jaguar and Porsche. It's purely how I perceive the brand...
Just drive two cars, petrol and diesel with comparably sized engines, back to back.
I've had three extended drives of the new F12 640i and every time on returning to my F10 535d, I've found the effortless surge of low-end torque far more satisfying. It's just as quick 0-60 and it does it with a great deal less fuss. Additionally, there's the small matter of 23mpg as opposed to 38.
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