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    Quote Originally Posted by mark@vorny.co.uk View Post
    ...Which is why the 335i is better day to day than an M3.

    Controversial, and I may be biased
    To be honest, Mark, I'd happily take either plus a hundred quid in exchange for my car.


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    Remember you can always make more torque by gears, but you are stuck with the power.
     
     

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    Hold up guys, it's actually pretty simple:

    Horsepower = Torque x rpm / 5252.

    So... for a 328 (approx):
    194bhp = 170ftlbs * 6000rpm / 5252

    Torque = Horsepower x 5252 / rpm.

    Torque is the turning force, BHP is the rate at which it's done.

    When you make you car more powerful, you're adding torque - BHP is the resultant effect. Look at any dyno chart and the torque and BHP lines should cross around 5252 rpm!

    Cars that make low torque, will also make low power (unless they rev high, like a bike).

    Take a 2.0ltr Civic Type R, much less torque than a 328i, but they rev to 8k+ so they end up making about the same power.

    When people talk about whether torque is better than bhp, they really mean the location of the torque. Even if they don't know it.

    Race cars sacrifice low end torque for high end torque (so high lift cams, straight through exhausts etc). Making 200lbft of torque at 6,000 rpm is great for a racer, but this will mean your low-end will be crap. So it'll be slower for normal driving.
    "So give me one more platinum plaque and rap, you can have it back." - Dr Dre

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    ^^^^^ At last some clear sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Torque is cheap,

    Or so I heard............
    check the sig
    1997 E36 328i /// M Sport Coupe

    Full M3 kit, BBS RC042 rims (245/40/17 rear 225/45/17 front)
    Lowered all round (SPAX RS), Strut Brace, Filter, Sports Interior and a thumping stereo
    Live it, Love it, Drive it!!!!!!

    "People who said Torque is cheap, must have sponsorship!!!!"
     
     

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