Originally Posted by Gnosis
And for the torque/hp debate. Torque is only good for in-gear accereration. The amount of horsepower you have is what really determines ultimate acceleration and top speed.
A 320d will not see which way a well driven 325 went.
I think you have destroyed your own argument there......
Torque = in-gear acceleration = real world speed A:B.
Having said that, I would support your view that an in-line 6 is much nicer to listen to/rev....
Fortnately/unfortunately today's diesels are very different beasts to the old truck engines, and they perform very well indeed.
But hey, this is the "gallery section".....