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GimmieSumMo72
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Postby GimmieSumMo72 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:20 pm

it all depends on your definition of fast...

all BMW's are top end vehicles... they are tuned for maximum torque around 4500 rpms...

so if you want 0-60... you might not want one... but from 60-130, you definitely do!

as for the pathfinder... lots of low end torque, but not fast off the start. great from 40-80, but a real pain to get to 100.


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Postby me&pathy » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:38 pm

GimmieSumMo72 wrote:it all depends on your definition of fast...

all BMW's are top end vehicles... they are tuned for maximum torque around 4500 rpms...

so if you want 0-60... you might not want one... but from 60-130, you definitely do!

as for the pathfinder... lots of low end torque, but not fast off the start. great from 40-80, but a real pain to get to 100.
pathfinder does 115 on 91 without a problem, as for bmw there nice, my aunt had put 155 thousand miles on her old 328i and its been a great car but for today the 3 series is washed out. Infiniti has got them beat.

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Postby GimmieSumMo72 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:55 pm

115 on the PF, but doesn't it take forever to get there? Personally I got up to 103 and just gave up and i was running 93.

as for the PF beating the 330i, its like beating up a retarded kid. the PF has at least 1 more liter of displacement on the 330. 4.0 vs 3.0...

yeah i know the G37S beat the 335i.... the G37S has half a liter of displacement and 30bhp on it... when Motor Trend did the side by side testing the couldn't compare it to an M3 b/c there wasn't one made for the model year.

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Postby me&pathy » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:14 pm

my point was that the pathfinder is a heavy body on frame truck that works against the air because its a box and that it was able to keep up with a car half its size, that is supposedly the benchmark for performance. Considering it carries 7 and was ment for off road it did pretty damn good. I like bmw's but where missing the point here. The pathfinder is awesome the 3 series is anemic and it got its ass handed to it end of story. And 103 is nothing for the pathfinder, 72 degrees a nice stretch of asphalt and shell do 120. And displacement means nothing. A 2zzge motor is only 1.8l and makes 180 hp, take nissans qr25de its bigger yet only turns out 177 hp.

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Postby coom1986 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:04 pm

103 for the PF is nothing,i accelerated from 120kmph to bout 170kmph and no problem, in fact it was still accelerating..Theres another guy i know who hit 190kmph (its limited to 190 here in the gulf).. But i love the BMWs too,,some of the best handling vehicles ive ever driven, but this truck is fast for its size no doubt,,just wonder what the V8 is like :D


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