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Automobiles We Remember: Noted SCCA Autocross champ recalls Ford high-performance engines …

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6 Sports Car-Shaming Diesels That’ll Do 0-60mph In Under 5 Seconds

We’re beginning with a big yacht of an SUV. Audi has offered its massive Q7 the ‘S’ treatment, and in the process has actually chucked a 4.0-litre V8 under the gigantic hood. The engine utilizes two conventional turbochargers along with an electrical compressor that sits downstream of the intercooler, and its job is to remove lag. All that culminates in 429bhp and 664lb feet of torque, and a highly outstanding 0-62mph sprint of 4.8 seconds. When it comes to efficiency vehicles, gas is apparently king, but there are some unclean oil burners out there that ‘d dispute that! Here are five diesels that use that legendary low down torque to obliterate petrol-powered sports cars in the standing sprint The top-of-the-range 3-series diesel is still resisting BMW’s scaling down efforts, staying as an inline-six rather than ending up being a four-pot like much of the range. The twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre engine makes 309bhp and 465lb feet of torque, adding to a 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds, while still clocking almost 50mpg. It’s not a surprise to see Audi on this list, as it runs a race-winning diesel-hybrid Le Mans vehicle. The Audi A8 has a 4.2-litre V8 diesel making 380bhp, which works with the Quattro four-wheel drive system to move the largely aluminium car to 62mph in 4.7 seconds. Alpina has been updating BMWs for decades, and the diesels in the variety do not escape without a tune up. Based upon the aforementioned 335d, the D3 has gone through changes that consist of a new pair of variable geometry turbochargers among many other things. The outcome? 345bhp, 516lb ft of torque, and a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds. Oh, and the title of fastest current production diesel thanks to the elimination of the 155mph speed limiter, which allows for a top speed of 171mph. We have actually got one on test at the minute, so watch out for the complete verdict soon. Yep, it’s another BMW. Those Bavarians certainly like going quickly in diesels. This time it’s the 5-series, and this time it’s a triple-turbocharged 3.0-lit …
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