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      07-10-2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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BMW 328i vs. Vauxhall Astra VXR (Opel Astra OPC)

Was watching the CarBuyer review of the latest Vauxhall Astra VXR (Opel Astra OPC) on YouTube

What struck me is that while this car is said to be the most powerful front wheel drive 'hot hatch' on sale in the UK, with a 2 litre turbo engine, 276bhp, and 400n/m of torque, it shares the same 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds with the manual 328i (that's before BMW adjusted their figures).

Yes the BMW is heaps more expensive, but it's interesting that a 'luxury sedan' with fewer bhp (245) and less torque (350) is just as quick off the mark.

2012 F30 328i Lux', 8SAT, Melbourne Red