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Every BMW 3 Series has 2,500HP…In Its Brakes

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This was published on Jalopnik, and was such a cool statistic that I just had to reblog it. Apparently in response to the recent Toyota recall situation, BMW engineers decided to calculate the braking power of the 3 series. According to Jalopnik: The engineers arrived at the 2,500 HP number after measuring the car’s 60-0 MPH deceleration time (2.5 seconds), then calculating how much horsepower would be required to achieved equivalent acceleration (0-60 MPH in 2.