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      09-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Subzero2003 View Post
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.