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      03-13-2019, 11:12 AM   #1
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probably the most useless performance measure of a car.

aero? lol. power, traction(tires/awd), weight, transmission (dct), and suspension (squat) are the key factors.
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probably the most useless performance measure of a car.

aero? lol. power, traction(tires/awd), weight, transmission (dct), and suspension (squat) are the key factors.
0 to 60 is important on momentum tracks. if you are coming off a lot of sharp turns then you spend a lot of time accelerating. not a useless metric at all
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probably the most useless performance measure of a car.

aero? lol. power, traction(tires/awd), weight, transmission (dct), and suspension (squat) are the key factors.
The most useless performance measure is the top speed, IMO.
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Everyone forgot about how big a smile you get on the way from 0 to 60. If you're not beaming ear to ear, the time ain't worth it.
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Bla bla bla... is all I heard cuz I just finished reading this before seeing this video.

https://apple.news/Anv8azskaQBazZwA4Zc-vVQ

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The most useless performance measure is the top speed, IMO.
From now on , your topspeed limiter is set to 60 mph !
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From now on , your topspeed limiter is set to 60 mph !
Lulz.

Actually, BMW really needs to incorporate Valet mode. Limits the speed to 35 mph and 0 to 60 in 10 seconds.
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probably the most useless performance measure of a car.

aero? lol. power, traction(tires/awd), weight, transmission (dct), and suspension (squat) are the key factors.
Not sure if you watched the full video. They said aerodynamics is not so relevant in 0-60 and went on to say that POWER, GRIP, and WEIGHT are the key factors....
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Hmm not the most thrilling video I ever saw..maybe 0-60 for dummies would be a better title

I expected some bmw specific tricks that are used in cars not a dumb down basics
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Bla bla bla... is all I heard cuz I just finished reading this before seeing this video.

https://apple.news/Anv8azskaQBazZwA4Zc-vVQ

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And with this article, the value of every past BMW with RWD and a 6MT just increased.

I'm almost at the point of not looking forward to the future anymore in the auto industry. They're simply not making the cars that I want to buy anymore, but now I'm in the minority. In a few years time were going to have a new generation of drivers that never knew life without the iPhone and connectivity to Matrix in it, and won't understand the joy of driving an analog car. This article is spot on and I think it's sad a truth.
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Love the BMW jingle at the end!
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From now on , your topspeed limiter is set to 60 mph !
Lulz.

Actually, BMW really needs to incorporate Valet mode. Limits the speed to 35 mph and 0 to 60 in 10 seconds.
Lol, limited to 35mph means 0 to 60 in forever as it will never get there :
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The most useless performance measure is the top speed, IMO.
Not in Germany
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Bla bla bla... is all I heard cuz I just finished reading this before seeing this video.

https://apple.news/Anv8azskaQBazZwA4Zc-vVQ

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And with this article, every past BMW with RWD and a 6MT value just increased.

I'm almost at the point of not looking forward to the future anymore in the auto industry. They're simply not making the cars that I want to buy anymore, but now I'm in the minority. In a few years time were going to have have a new generation of drivers that never knew life without the iPhone and connectivity to Matrix in it. This article is spot on and I think it's sad a truth.
It's well known many held out continuing with horses as their main mode of transportation 100 years ago.







That battle was lost as well.
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probably the most useless performance measure of a car.

aero? lol. power, traction(tires/awd), weight, transmission (dct), and suspension (squat) are the key factors.
The most useless performance measure is the top speed, IMO.
Maybe in the States.
Welcome to Germany and say that again!
You'll wish the limiter wasn't there once you get taken over while driving 257 on the cluster.
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The real question is when will the 0-60 time be "saturated".

As in when will enough is enough!?
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The most useless performance measure is the top speed, IMO.
From now on , your topspeed limiter is set to 60 mph !
In Europe from 2020 or something ALL Volvos will be limited to 112mph

Sadly it's all coming
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In Europe from 2020 or something ALL Volvos will be limited to 112mph

Sadly it's all coming
I know , but think for the *Volvo Polestar* that's not possible .
Yeah . It really s@cks !
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So this was a nice video to watch but really if you didn't already know this then you're on the wrong forum.
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Not in Germany
Even in Germany.What you're gonna do with 160mph+ speed? Even in best conditions you can only reach those speeds just for seconds.
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probably the most useless performance measure of a car.

aero? lol. power, traction(tires/awd), weight, transmission (dct), and suspension (squat) are the key factors.
0 to 60 is important on momentum tracks. if you are coming off a lot of sharp turns then you spend a lot of time accelerating. not a useless metric at all
I don't understand this comment? (1) momentum means you aren't using torque it means you are carrying speed through turns and out of turns (2) 0-60 is all about torque, weight and traction off the line (3) you never get to 0mph on any track ever.

0-60 is a metric that is useful to people that like to launch from the traffic lights and folks that like to go to the drag strip. it is not a useful metric for gauging the road course track worthiness of a car.
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