hmm... sounds oddly familiar :dunno:The new powerplant takes a leaf out of BMW’s latest diesel engine development by employing two turbochargers – one operating at lower engine speeds to boost low-end torque with the other called upon to extend power at the top end.
a whole new 1993 Toyota level? :stickpoke‘It’s going to take turbocharging to a whole new level,’ said a supplier privy to the new engine’s performance claims.
Oh wait... they couldn't even reach 1993 Toyota level :sadwavey:Nothing’s official, but a 0-60mph time of around 6.0sec appears to be on the cards with top speed limited to 155mph.
This is true since Mercedes' stated goal is to have the most powerful cars in any class it competes. BMW can't stay all NA for too much longer, not with the AMG cars and Lexus doing its hybrid thing (it has already trademarked the name LS 600). Plus, one of my magazines, I forget which, says the IS 350 will have 320 hp, aspirated.GPTourer said:That is interesting since BMW has been so against FI in their gasoline cars. I guess all those high power Benzes have finally gotten to them.
I'm sure they were referring to the sequential turbocharger system - as was I.TrueSlideXL said:As for their "new level"? BMW turbo diesels are among the best in the world. When did Toyota do that with their cars? A whole NEW level? 1993? lol Porsche wrote the book decades earlier.
electrikoptik said:Looks like the new IS350 will have some serious competition. If only Toyota put the 2JZ-GTE in the new Lexus IS but nooo they had to put a gay V6 in it. Oh well the new 3.5 liter V6 is said to be over 300hp we'll just have to wait and see. Hmm a turbocharged IS from factory sure would be nice.
I'm sure that's underestimated. My 330i w/performance package was clocked at 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and tops of 155 mph. I'm gussing that 155 is speed limited in this 335.OUT FOX EM said:"Nothing’s official, but a 0-60mph time of around 6.0sec appears to be on the cards with top speed limited to 155mph."