"fixed" and "proportional" are mutually exclusive terms.
Superchargers are proportional to RPM; turbos are proportional to exhaust; neither are "fixed".
Turbos do deliver 90% peak torque at just above idle (~1200 RPM)
Resorting to attacking the person or other tin-foil-hattery means you forfeit.
That could be fun. Hope the extra 1 MPG over the 392, the extra heat, and the extra complexity make the small power and weight advantage worth it!
So...check back around 2030 when you get it?
There are good...
What do you think is a "great price" on a slightly used (potentially messed up) 392? If it isn't much cheaper than what you can find on here, then it's far from a "great price"
Using a stopwatch whilst driving is going to add time to the ET; use an accelerometer
Nobody claimed under 5 seconds...
If I interpret correctly:
You don't care for the Pentastar
You have concerns over the 2.0T (as you should)
The 4xe is the same engine as the 2.0T but with more weight/complexity
This leaves the diesel and the 392.
If you're in Europe, diesel might be more convenient; else, 392.
In my mind, "drivability" and "performance" are two different things.
I can see FCA saying "live with it" or even patching the firmware to ignore it rather than replacing all those pumps and lines if that's the culprit.
Were it me, I would want what I bought to work as it's supposed to, not...
Windows computers are cheap/free (you don't need anything fancy--someone's old one would be fine); I keep at least one around for software compatibility: Tazer, GMRS and ham radios, a USB power load/tester, and probably a few other things I'm forgetting.
I'm a mac user.
I do wish the Tazer...
Yes. No: the only "problem" is that stupid audio profile switching thing that makes the stereo sound like shit (workaround: tap SoT closed for 2 milliseconds to restore normal audio--hopefully the Tazer will have a solution)
I don't do mechanical car washes.
I should hope so...should get some benefit from having turbos and a smaller engine.
What I'm referring to is power delivery, sound, how it feels, longevity/reliability, complexity/simplicity, temperature, etc.
The smallish gains in hp/tq and MPG aren't worth it to me (and I'm sure I'm not alone).