I have a 3.9l CPI and it hammers, I think it all depends on engines and the condition of the car. I have extractors, 2.5in exhaust and high flow cat, 4spd auto, K&N air cleaner element and basically a brand new engine it I continually beat my mates EBII 4lt 165km on the clock from a take off and drop back. And befor you guys start saying I full of BS another friend has a VS series II V6 ute and we are neck and neck from 0-120km then I start to pull away. So i think all depends on the condition of the car because a good CPI car will easily flog a tired mpi car.
1997 EL Ford Fairmont.
1 Owner vehicle,
78000km's on the clock (12-1-05),
Showroom condition with all the fairmont goodies,