[quote name='jmurray01' date='29 August 2010 - 12:41 PM' timestamp='1283085088' post='95132']
Well if you had (for example) a 2.0 TD car producing 200BHP and a 2.0 Turbo Petrol car producing 200BHP in a straight line the Petrol would win because Petrols are naturally faster than Diesels, though I agree [i]some[/i] diesels are not sluggish. The 1.9 TD in a Peugeot 405 being one of them.
I dont agree with you, just as an example , focus zetec 1.6 petrol does 0-60 in 11.9 secs , focus 1.6 tdci does it in 10.9 .
ford fiesta 1.4 petrol does 0-60 in 12.2 the 1.6 tdci does it in 11.9 , these are both 100 bhp
vw golf 2.0 tdi 170 does 0-60 in 8 secs and the 1.4 tsi 160 does it in 8 also
im sure you will be able to find loads were petrol is quicker than its diesel variant but i think disel is catching up to petrol.
but its down to personal opinion
if every body thought the same as me , we would all have a ford focus lol