Don’t get me wrong, I love, LOVE the rumble and power from a big V8 in any and every iteration. Heck, it’s practically un-American to not try and shoehorn that 350 you have sitting out in the garage into your wifes old Volvo 240. They go together like fried chicken and spaetzle (no really, try it sometime). But where is the diesel love? Ok, that isn’t completely fair. Diesels are HUGE here but only if you want to drive a big-ass truck wherever you go. Your selection is pretty limited stateside. You have an OK selection of VW’s and Mercedes’ and a few other oddballs but nothing spectacular. On the other side of the pond is a completely different story…
From the land of Spaten und Bratwurst comes the world’s fastest production diesel car. The ACS3 3.5d by supertuner AC Schnitzer is guaranteed to knock your socks off and leave you in a cloud of smoke.
Based on the BMW 335d, it’s capable of hitting a top speed of 179 mph (288.7 km/h on the Deartháir patented conversion chart). Let’s see your moms Mercedes 300TD top that!
Source: AC-Schnitzer, Motor Ward, BMW Coop
Photo credit: Motor Ward