In Reply to: Re: 323 0-60 diferences between Europe and USA? posted by Bruce on March 01, 1999 at 23:40:49:
: : Are the cars tuned diferent?
: : Most of the car magazines in Europe list the 0-100 km/h (0-62)for the 323 between 8 and 8.3 seconds.
: : Here in the USA the numbers are from low 7s to high 6s...
: : What is going on?
: BMWs numbers are conservative. When the M roadster cmae out they listed 0-60 as 5.5, when the US car mags got ahold of it it dropped to 5.2 which is the number BMW now uses. My guess is that the Euro numbers are the conservative BMW numbers while the US numbers are actual tested numbers
These numbers are from road test in magazines like CAR (GB) and Motor16 (Spain), not BMW official numbers. I'm waiting for the comparo in this month C&D, lets see what numbers they post.