Re: Hmmm... fast enough?
I've just picked up on this post by X7R and itís an interesting post that I think I can assist on. The week before collecting my Brera 2.4JTD I had a Golf TDi 140 hire car for one week. Although the Golf had a willing and capable engine it nowhere near matched the acceleration of the Brera. The Golf with a 4 cylinder engine had a louder tractor rumble than the smooth 5 pot Brera, so perhaps it gives the impression that its moving faster?
Both the Golf and Brera suffer from the diesel characteristic of going nowhere in 1st gear and you need +2000revs for a quick getaway (as mentioned by someone earlier).
If I was you I would take another Brera for a spin to see if there is a difference. Be interesting to know what the outcome is.