Re: Details leak on new 2013 Accord
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s2ktaxi wrote: I think power to weight ratio is more important than absolute power. These days, the shape of the power/torque curve matters more to most drivers. bragging rights for higher hp is lost on most (though always a nice to have). I, for one, hope the fomula is based on a lighter car, slight hp bump, better handling, and much much better gas mileage. Isn't that the Honda formula of old?
While in practice, torque curves and weight/hp ratios are best, I wouldn't say most customers of midsize sedans don't care for that. I mean, most midsize sedan brochures don't have the torque curves for respective engines, or weight/hp figures.
So as far as the midsize segment goes, raw HP and raw torque are more important.