The problem is, as stated previously, the Lincoln and Cadillac 3.0 turbo V6 engines have BOTH 400hp AND 400 lb ft of torque. So, shall we say, 800 units of power total compared to the Infiniti's 400hp+350lbft=750 units of power.
Well, those are obviously going to be more powerful engines. If someone wants a Cadillac or a Lincoln, I say go for it. I have not heard any news yet about putting the new 400 hp engine in the ATS, however. As far as I know this new engine is going in the CT6.
My point is that it's by our own psychology that we to compare torque and hp numbers to each other in this way when torque is measured in lb.-ft due to the tendency for the numerical values to fall around each other. If we measured it in Nm that relationship would be lost some since Nm tends to always produce a number higher than what the hp is for an engine.
To me it's wrong to fault an engine for having torque that is lower than it's hp number because that apparently all gets back to the squaring of the bore and stroke.
If these new engines from Cadillac and Lincoln are the benchmark for you, then everything short of an M3 from Germany I guess would be out of the question for you including the new S4, the 340i, and the C450 AMG.
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Last edited by hunter81; 03-18-2016 at 05:01 PM.