Originally Posted by Subzero2003
An older E46 330i should just about be able to stay with you. Considering they have 231bhp petrol engine (less faffing with gears), and weigh a good 160kg less than your car, you won't be saying "buh bye" to an E46 330i any time soon.
E46 330i = 155bhp/tonne
E92 335d = 171bhp/tonne
16bhp/tonne is very little and you'dneed monsterous amounts of power to leave someone behind completely, like i imagine you were expecting?
Don't forget, as cars get newer, their engines may churn out 15% more power, but then they always end up weighing 10% more than the previous model! The F30 i think has broken this mold a bit as it is very similar in weight to the E90.
Couldn't agree more. You would need a good 100bhp more to pull away from them in the way you are hoping unfortunately.
I've had frigging 2.0 diesel Golfs keep up with me (no doubt remapped) - and it does pee you off.
Maybe a remapped Golf still does not have the power of a 330d, but I assume its lighter so power-to-wieght is so much closer to the point where there would not be that much in it in a drag race.