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A shame, but I couldn't get my head around that big heavy diesel lump spoiling the balance? And the diesel clatter at idle wouldn't have gone well with the image...
 

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weight and engine note would be in the cons column, but masses of torque, range and better environmental credentials combined with novelty would have bee in the pros.
 

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Do you think THAT much torque would be driveable - on Top Gear when they try the Mercs with the big lumps they spend most of the time with the TC light flashing or smoke pouring off the wheels - fun but slightly anti social ;-)
 

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when you cite top gear as proof of anything you lose the argument by default!
 

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:) :)........
 

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When i was at track-days, i had person after person telling me they had ordered one of these, to their dismay i told them all it was never going to happen .

Seems i was right, i met an engineer for bentley who told me (6-months ago) bentley where testing the V12 tdi in a 4x4 and that he also knew the R8 v12 was a no go.
 
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