Originally Posted by rickk
I disagree.. If it is a *rare* occasion for you to drive on a track, and especially the NS, you don't need much power at all to be thrilled. You'll have lots of other things to worry about. Like where the next bend is going.
But I agree that it doesn't make much sense to swap the 118d for the 116i.
The few times I ran on Zolder, Francochamps and NS I was seriously underwhelmed with the acceleration power after apex in fast turns of every car with less than 300hp I drove.
I remember that I was convinced that I blew the turbo on my Volvo S40 T4 back in 1999 on the NS, it felt so immensly slow and understeer! I was so disappointed that I sold it a few months later.