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Old 11-01-2017, 02:06 PM   #11
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The V6 diesel in the current model is unbelievable. Makes the car for me, get a test drive of one and stick it in sports mode, sounds more like a petrol

Sorry...Not a fan of diesels. Much prefer my V6 petrol which actually is it, rather than one that nearly sounds like it when warm and not idling...

Never mind the fact that I don't do enough miles, or the right kind of miles to warrant a diesel anyway, but I will always factor sound and performance over economy. Worth the extra running costs (which are probably not that much different anyway...).

Think you have to be pretty nuts to buy a diesel in the current climate as well, but appreciate that's highly debatable.

Horses for courses and all that, but never have and never will own a diesel car...
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Sorry...Not a fan of diesels. Much prefer my V6 petrol which actually is it, rather than one that nearly sounds like it when warm and not idling...

Never mind the fact that I don't do enough miles, or the right kind of miles to warrant a diesel anyway, but I will always factor sound and performance over economy. Worth the extra running costs (which are probably not that much different anyway...).

Think you have to be pretty nuts to buy a diesel in the current climate as well, but appreciate that's highly debatable.

Horses for courses and all that, but never have and never will own a diesel car...
Have you tried the Sq5 Plus ? or the Sq7 ! worth a drive even if you don't like diesels
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Frightening to say it but the SQ5 plus or even the SQ7 will give most of the petrol powered S cars a run for there money.
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Ah yes I'm sure they are great fun, and very impressive, but the diesel experience as a whole just doesn't appeal.

The main reason is that a diesel just wouldn't be suitable for my driving. In the same way an electric car for a long distance motorway muncher just wouldn't work, diesels don't work for the low mileage, short, stop start town driver.

The BiTDI in particular looks like a powerhouse....

Remember that 0-60 is only part of the story though. I would hazard a guess that at the higher ends, the very short RPM range of the diesels ridiculous torque stats would start to show?
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