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      06-23-2005, 05:53 AM   #86
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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".....