Originally Posted by 328inGE
This is the 2nd post regarding the 330d being so fast. What are the performance specs on the new model? I drove the previous generation engine and had a 535d, but it sounds like the new engine is even faster.
0-62 in 5.6 (so I'm guessing 0-60 in 5.5) and of course 155mph limit.
Current 330d has the same engine as in the 535d, same power figures but max torque comes in a lot sooner. And the car is lighter. And the gearbox is far better. So quite a difference actually.
I ran a 535d for a little while and it was a very quick car by general standards. 330d now feels a little quicker, but most notably it feels 'zingier', very light and revvy for a diesel.