0 - 60?

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  1. dna

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    One of my colleagues at work is buying a new car, a turbo diesel hatchback. He was quoting bhp and 0-60 times. That got me wondering, what is a realistic 0-60 time for a coach built motorhome and (theoretically!!!) what could it be if you thrashed it?

    ps. I dont intent to try it in the real world but curious what the numbers would be.
     
  2. mjltigger

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    What's 60?
     
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    Too fast to enjoy the scenery:whistle:
     
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    I'm 0 to 70 now :RollEyes:
     
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  5. TheBig1

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    with a 3.0l fiat, pretty quick lower powered engines and really big vans a bit less so

    modern TD engines in vans are very capable of keeping up with any traffic and joining a motorway at a slip road pretty safe. not like the old vans of a few years ago, normally aspirated and 0 - 50 eventually
     
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    0-50 eventuwalleeee
     
  7. dna

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    i did read a quote on another site saying the driver does 0-60 years faster than the vans do 0-60 mph :)
     
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    1.5 minutes... I value my MoHo..... I am out for a drive not a race.. :)
     
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    Never tried it but my 2.8TD does seem to have good pulling power, surprised a few when pulling away from the lights.
     
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    Why not ask Top Gear, having watched it last night they seem happy to thrash the life out of anything with wheels!!
     
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    Mines a 2000 year model with a 7.5 mtr body and a 1.9TD motor so see you tomorrow!!!!!
     
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    It is not going to be a thrill so why would you be interested. At a guess I would say the quickest would labor to 60 in a little over 13 seconds. The rest well 20ish if you are lucky.(y)
     
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    Once owned a Karmann Missouri .. lovely camper.. this is the tuned version, top speed about 120mph

    Karmann Colorado RS at Nürburgring
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    Now you are talking the VW is still the speed machine. My old 174bhp standard off the production line would readily cruise at 100mph but even that would take 12sec to 60.
     
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    0-60?
    15 years and counting
    :)
     
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    Your first name ain't Jenson is it Buttons ;)
     
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    depends if you leave the elecric cable pluged in and the rear steadies down:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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  19. DanielFord

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    Dunno about 0-60, but the other day when joining a motorway, had a run up to join, so we did about 20-60, and it took about 2 minutes. It was a slight gradient though :)
     
  20. DavidG58

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    I have only once driven with serious enthusiasm, rejoining a Spanish dual carriageway, with a few lorries on it, attempted to leave a lay by at lorry speed, ended up with engine in limp mode

    Not totally sure the two events were related, but not going to try again to find out :)
     
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