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Some observations about that blue T-ROC that carwow have.....

 

Its the exact same car that I posted about here where Mat Watson got a 0-60 of 4.2 seconds:

 

 

 

In new carwow vid in the first post this blue T-ROC got a quarter time of 12.8 seconds. The Golf R has a time of 13.1 to 13.6 seconds (WLTP cars on carwow's channel)

 

Given the T-ROC is the 300bhp WLTP unit, and it weighs more than the Golf R, do we think this is a "press car special" with a little more power than advertised?

 

Now bear in mind this T-ROC below posted a time of 13.4 seconds....

 

 

 

Deffo something going on with the blue T-ROC that carwow have.

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50 minutes ago, dopper99 said:

... do we think this is a "press car special" with a little more power than advertised?

 

I know this sort of skulduggery was quite common in past decades, but it's a bit silly trying it on these days as so much comparative info is available on-line that it is easy to identify a "ring-in" (Oz meaning).  The best indicator of power/weight is 1/4 mile trap speed, rather than ET, as ET depends on traction, mechanical sympathy, gearing etc more than trap speed.

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I was pretty suprised at the R performance on this one, I expected the RSQ3 to leave it behind but no! 
 

Also held its own with the G63 for a decent amount of time.

 

Have to say all these new BMW’s are extremely quick and it seems the audi equivalents are now slipping behind which is a change from the previous gens, maybe it’s the lineup of AWD BMW’s.

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On 26/06/2020 at 11:46, xPETEZx said:

I love that M340i Estate!

 

New BMWs are very marmite... seems half of them are afflicted with horrendous monster grills, and then the other half look amazing! (3,5 & 8 all look brilliant!)

 

 

Now that some time has passed, what do you think about the NEW grilles? M4 M3 Buck tooth ones? 🤣

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