Is 0 to 100 km/h good comparison criteria?
The time it takes to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h or 0 to 27 m/s) is a commonly used performance measure for automotive acceleration in the United States and the United Kingdom.
In the rest of the world, 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.1 mph) is used. Measuring the 0 to 60 speed of vehicles is usually done in a closed setting such as a race car track or closed lot used for professional drivers. This is done to reduce risk to the drivers, their teams, and the public in general. The closed course is set up for test-drives in order to reduce any variables, such as wind, weather, and traction. Each variable can have a dramatic impact on the friction of the track and the drag placed on the vehicle, which will influence the overall 0 to 60 time that is recorded.
Does anyone still care about 0 to 100km/h accelerate?
Today every turbocharged car can reach to 0 to 100 km/h accelerate under 10 second . So cars have gotten faster and faster over time but the real question is no longer what does it do 0-100, but more so, does anyone still care? Anyone that judges a car on its 0-100 times has missed the point. Sure it goes a long way to show the car’s accelerating ability, but there is so much more to a car than 0-100 times.
Firstly no one in their right mind would ever drive their own car at its maximum capacity. To achieve the best 0-100 times, one needs to be extremely brutal on the clutch, a treatment that no drive shaft or gearbox will withstand for long. Launching the car from at least 4,000 RPM (around 5,500 for AWDs on average) a sudden burst of power is applied to the entire car, this usually causes extreme pressure on all the car’s components. But that’s not all, the biggest problem is gear changing, at least with the gearboxes and DSGs getting better and better, you can come close to achieving the quoted figures but for a manual car and not for automatic one.
Today, with advances in technology and science, automotive industry experts have come to the conclusion that it is better to use the appropriate criteria for each car in order to measure and compare the acceleration of cars. According to the new researches, the 0 to 200-kilometer criteria is a more suitable benchmark for powerful and super cars, because the turbo system of these vehicles’ engine does not function in a stationary time, and when the torque is reached properly, the turbo system works.
Does the acceleration of a car show the worth?
Of course, the answer to the above question would be a negative one, because cars are measured by according to their class. Factors such as high-quality build-ups or car safety and Features are definitely better criteria than acceleration for choosing a car.