Re: Is there really any noticable difference between egas and standard BA?
I own a 2003 BA XT with eGas and have driven an XLS petrol as a loan car while mine is being serviced. There is a noticable difference between the two but its more in how they drive rather than power or torque output. The stats say that both put out about 350nm of torque and 156 (eGas) to 182 (petrol) in Kw. The few things I noticed were that they both excellerated the same when driving 'normally', the petrol has more push higher up than the eGas when the foot is flat but overall times in the real world probably aren't that different. The petrol has much better engine braking when going down hills, the eGas you have to put into third to stop using the brakes all the time. I've towed a 1500kg trailer with the eGas with no problem and could still pull 100 km/h up hill. What ever small amount of power lost is made up by the fact that it costs me about $30 to go 600km (I took it to Melbourne from Adelaide - one tank - 92litres, 782 km!)