Welcome Len, I hope you enjoy your new car, what did you mean by different on the test drive.
I don't drive by numbers but they are a bit different. The Aero max
torque was at 6300, the max
bhp at 7600 but the engine was very flexible all the way down.
The Aero had the easiest engine I have ever had. Leave it in 5th down to 25mph and she would just pull away without any fuss. The test car seemed a lot more fussy about which gear it wanted to be in, but that could have just been me. I guess the gearing and rev bands are just so different.
Shove the Aero in 3rd and floor it and she just screamed all the way up to 7000+revs or so. Never any problem overtaking. The 2.2 i-CTDi pulls a lot
more torque (but lower down) so I guess this won't have changed
, just at much lower revs. The test drive seemed to back that up
The Aerodeck ran at much higher revs than the average motor, the down side was that it could be a bit wearing on the ears at the end of 350 odd miles. Oh and I wouldn't have got there (Fort William) on one tank. Used to run out just short. Maybe 32mpg on a long run. Two blokes and a pile of test gear! So I guess I will have to get used to visiting the pumps less often
The Rocketship will have to be run in as well.... Interesting stuff on the site about that subject.