Episode cover of #060 What makes a car fast? All about acceleration | BMW Podcast

#060 What makes a car fast? All about acceleration | BMW Podcast

The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes

  • 07/07/21
  • 19 min

About this Episode

It's time to get up to speed - acceleration, that is. If you've always wondered what makes a car go fast when sprinting from a standstill to 60mph or 100 km/h, we'll make you an expert — and help you better understand which factors play a role. Aerodynamics, weight, tires, electric or combustion engine... these are just some of the things Nicki and Jonathan will discuss in this episode. And you'll also find out why electric cars could be a real game changer when it comes to 0-100 times! 1:25 The history of the 60 mph/100 kph number 4:45 The factors making a car accelerate quickly 8:41 Electric vs combustion 13:29 Achieving a perfect 0-60 time in your BMW And if you want to read more about acceleration, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/all-about-acceleration.html  (https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/all-about-acceleration.html ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info).