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    Why does the torque on my car make it feel sooooo fast?

    I have a TDI170 common rail engine (2 weeks old) and it is so fast. am i imagining things as its only 170bhp

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    Quote Originally Posted by bingobongo123 View Post
    I have a TDI170 common rail engine (2 weeks old) and it is so fast. am i imagining things as its only 170bhp
    I think you will find it's because large amounts of torque are produced from relatively low revs right through the range. Unlike a petrol engine which needs to be reved to make it go, a diesel 'goes' at much lower revs.

    It's quite simliar in some ways to a larger petrol engine which can produce lots of power without the need for high revs. I once owned a 2.8 Golf VR6 and that was able to produce the power in a relatively lazy way.

    Glad you're liking you new A3 and the s-tronic. It certainly adds a new dimension and lots of enjoyment to driving.
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    Torque gets you there, bhp keeps you there. The classic diesel mantra.

    The new CR 170s are seriously good in the torque stakes.
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    S-tronic also ads to the feeling.
    Had the same feeling when i drove mine. I used to drive similar powered card but with manual gearbox.
    With DSG thoug, you can relax and just feel the car accelerating.
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