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    Finally i have test drove a Vec VXR, the exterior and interior are nice. The car is fast but you have rev it up to 5000 before you can feel the turbo come in. Whilst on the test drive i have never felt it throwing me back on my seat even when pushed hard unlike my diesel CDTI 150. The VXR is really for people who like pushing the car to the red line, i prefer the power comes in early then change gear. I didn't really hear the engine roar unlike the Golf GTI i use to drive, the GTI turbo came in early too at 2000rpm.

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    When I test drove one, I never got neaar 5000 rpm. And I thought it was ridiculously rapid! Just ridiculous enough, actually.

    But then again I have a love of large petrol engines. Or merely powerful ones. Or small ones. Small and powerful ones. Ah heck...

    Paul
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    did you set the vxr button on ??? sounds like the cars been driven by miss daisy and the auto adaptives have settled into granny mode

    they will pull like a train under 5k

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    That's because diesels have the power low down as they can't rev higher.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Must have been something wrong with it, they pull all the way through the rev range.

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    I believe the turbo on the VXR gives an extra boost mid range & actually cuts out higher up the rev range. (from a review i read on the VXR before i bought mine) In which case must have been something wrong with that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hothatch View Post
    Finally i have test drove a Vec VXR, the exterior and interior are nice. The car is fast but you have rev it up to 5000 before you can feel the turbo come in. Whilst on the test drive i have never felt it throwing me back on my seat even when pushed hard unlike my diesel CDTI 150. The VXR is really for people who like pushing the car to the red line, i prefer the power comes in early then change gear. I didn't really hear the engine roar unlike the Golf GTI i use to drive, the GTI turbo came in early too at 2000rpm.
    What you describe sounds just like a Vectra VXR that hasnt got a remap or its broke !.

    You get one thats remapped and you will change your mind I guarantee it.

    I thought the Vectra VXR didnt have any guts until I got it remapped.. then wow...
    Last edited by spoons; 23rd February 2011 at 19:20.

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    Mine is'nt remapped that i know of and doesnt behave like that.

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    here is a link to the article. The bit I'm referring to is:

    the V6 has a well-judged delivery, the twin-scroll turbocharger coming in smoothly at 1500rpm, then dying off as the power ramps up, leaving you with the big-hearted shove of a normally aspirated V6.

    http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/carg..._bmw_330i.html

    The article refers to the 250 bhp version. the 280 i had delivered all the way through the revs, & no remap.

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    After 5000 revs your losing power in the Vec vxr, most of the power delivery is between 1700-4500

    Same as the torque it hits you bang then dies off after 4000 revs

    If anything the vxr is like a diesel with how it delivers the power that's what stage 111 is trying to do sustain the power for longer until 6500 revs

    A standard Vec vxr won't give u a kick back into your seat feeling although sports helps the car alot IMO

    A remapped vec vxr will give you that kick back into your seat feeling though

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