Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 22:10:53 -0000 From: "Christian" <christianbnopsamail.com> Subject: Re: I think the turbo is working.
"tom reingold" <trn244nopsamnline.net> wrote in message news:3E3FCADC.3070206nopsamnline.net... > > > Christian wrote: > > > Has your 900i had an engine transplant? > > > > No N/A 16V in '85, not in UK anyway. I found the 16v OK, more refined and > > slightly perkier than an 8v, but I had better low down torque with my 8v. > > Top speed wasn't much higher either. > > > > The gearing and aerodynamics of the 900 don't help as the same (130hp) motor > > in the 9000 could crack 120.. > > > Are you saying the 9000 has better aerodynamics than the C900? I guess > it's not a complete surprise, as it looks smoother and is a much newer > design. But oddly, I noticed the 900 had less wind noise. I was able to > do a comparison, because for a while, I had a 900, while my wife (who is > now my ex-wife) had a 9000. In fact, the 900 had a LOT less wind noise, > even with the windows open. How can that be? The 9000 has a drag coefficient of 0.30, the 900 0.40, if that means anything.. Still prefer the 900, the 9000 just looks too big and bland, but I don't mind the looks of the GM-900/9-3... --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.431 / Virus Database: 242 - Release Date: 17/12/2002