But when did a 6.7 second 0-60 become "pathetic?"
Quoted from Motor Trend's article on the 320i:
The new 2013 BMW 320i strips the 328i of 60 hp and the result is a 6.7-second 0-60 mph time, meaning you'll reach that benchmark speed only 0.2 second quicker than a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 and just half a second quicker than the 2014 Lexus IS 250. Pathetic, right?
They go on to say that most people who buy won't care how fast it gets to 60, which is true. Even to someone who does care (me) that seems pretty damn quick for a car with 180 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque.
So am I out of touch with how fast car should be getting to 60, or are automotive journalists just that spoiled with fast cars that anything higher than 6 seconds to 60 is pathetic?