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      08-19-2012, 03:22 AM   #92
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Originally Posted by Elk View Post
Sure, but the question dealt with the obsession with 0-60 times, particularly with 328 v. 335. Often those obsessed with the numbers are not interested in performance per se, but rather the number itself.

Bench racers are an odd breed.
It's true, there is an obsession with 0-60. I've noted it myself in other threads and forums. I guess it's partially due to the fact that all car mags, and online test use that figure. And, auto makers are quite aware of it as well.
Many even tune the trans to help achieve a better number.

It's obsessive when it's the only measure being considered.
It's comes from all sides. I keep reading the 335i naysayers who keep saying the the 0-60 time is so minimal. And, they ignore all the other accel tests.
If you're going to discuss that measure or acceleration, then consider the wider range of accel test data like 0-100, 1/4 mile, trap speed, passing power, etc...

I don't know that it's so much odd as it's uninformed.
But then, this is what happens when discussing cars and their performance while sitting behind a screen and keyboard.
I can type 60 words per minute, beat that!