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Slower Than A Ford Escort But Who Cares! (archive)

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Posted by Bill F. on April 04, 1999 at 13:22:07:

In Reply to: Almost too embarased to post my M50 525iA 0-60 posted by WillO on April 02, 1999 at 20:39:48:

I've got a stock '92 525 with auto trans. A guy I work with just bought a Escort (ZX2?) and challenged me to a friendly drag race. At the start he would pull about 20 ft infront of me and stay there. I couldn't reel him in. We didn't go more than about 80 mph before backing off. His car weighs about 1000 pounds less than mine with about 50 less HP, but in 0-60 times it's power to weight ratio that matters. In discussing this with another guy, I was asked " So which would you rather drive, a Ford Escort or a BMW 5 series? There's more to the ultimate driving machine than 0 to 60 times.

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