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Can someone explain to me how these are judged?

Yesterday, me and a mate sat in my w202 1.8 and did a standing start and timed to 60Mph, we did it twice and both times were around 8sec's.

On the offical spec sheet, its listed as 13secs?


Am I timing somthing wrong?
 

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Most speedo's are inaccurate so you'd probably need to time to nearer 65mph to get a true 0-60. That might need an extra gear change which would slow it down (mine only does about 59mpg in second). Thats still an impressive time though! I timed mine twice using the trusty Nokia phone (more accurate than using the cd player!) and got 7.9 each time.
 
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Some manufacturers quote really unlikey times, that maybe they achieved once, others are very modest.


Guess what Mercedes are?

I think I have read previously they do tests with 2 occupants, a full tank of fuel and some weights in the boot to simulate average luggage.

They probably do it on 3/4 throttle too for all I know. There numbers are way out.

There have been previous threads I think.

Just to get you back on behalf of Kinky

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Originally posted by BBW
Can someone explain to me how these are judged?

Yesterday, me and a mate sat in my w202 1.8 and did a standing start and timed to 60Mph, we did it twice and both times were around 8sec's.

On the offical spec sheet, its listed as 13secs?


Am I timing somthing wrong?


Suppose it keeps the insurance down :bannana: :bannana:
 

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I used to have a Vericom Vc200 rally computer mounted to the windscreen in my old 200SX Nissan. It had various timing modes, and used Mercury switches to detect the acceleration beginning.

With boost set to 20psi and on a reasonable exhaust I could regularly achieve 0-100kmh in between 4.7 and 4.9 seconds traction permitting).

The manufacturer's standard claim was about 7 seconds, and I don't think that I gained more than 2 seconds. I'd say that their 7 seconds was generous.
 

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Yet another advantage of our old 92 250TD is the consistency of its 0-60 times, it ALWAYS does it within 24 hours!

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mine does that too Bob, but its got to be downhill with a following wind.:D :D :D
 

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Originally posted by scotth_uk
I used to have a Vericom Vc200 rally computer mounted to the windscreen in my old 200SX Nissan. It had various timing modes, and used Mercury switches to detect the acceleration beginning.

With boost set to 20psi and on a reasonable exhaust I could regularly achieve 0-100kmh in between 4.7 and 4.9 seconds traction permitting).

The manufacturer's standard claim was about 7 seconds, and I don't think that I gained more than 2 seconds. I'd say that their 7 seconds was generous.

In a 200SX at 20PSi - If the engine holds together then 4.7-4.9is realistic - std boost - no idea but I reckon probably 8-10psi - so I guess 20psi is twice std boost - and thats enough to knock a couple of seconds off!

Ask Vin just how much difference 6psi of boost makes!

We use an AP22 in the Rex to measure differences (changes) in performance - great little tool :)
We recently had the 0-60 measured by pro equipment at North Weald - and its about 4.6 seconds - the AP22 says its about 4.7 seconds too!

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i done 0-60 at TRAX 2 years back in 6.4 secs with a faulty MAS and a load of ICE in the boot, if gearbox is fixed i`ll go for 6 sec mark this year, although at the moment doesnt look too likely!
 

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Mark,

Just FYI: My 200sx's best with standard yokohama rubber and a clutch upgrade was 13.89 over the 1/4 mile. No air intake mods, just boost and a cat back exhaust.
 

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Originally posted by BBW
Can someone explain to me how these are judged?

Yesterday, me and a mate sat in my w202 1.8 and did a standing start and timed to 60Mph, we did it twice and both times were around 8sec's.

On the offical spec sheet, its listed as 13secs?


Am I timing somthing wrong?

Excuse me but aren't most MB times 0-62mph (equivalent to 0-100kph) not 0-60mph???:confused:
 

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Your Knight Rider picture you put in another thread. Just a joke.

I think the 0-60 topic has come up before, but not in any detail.
 

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