VW Polo 1.2 TSI vs VW Polo 1.6 TDI

Picture of VW Polo 1.6 TDI
Picture of VW Polo 1.2 TSI (Mk V)
Category VW Polo 1.6 TDIVW Polo 1.2 TSI
Max power (ps / bhp) 105 / 103105 / 103
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 250 / 184175 / 129
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1015 / 22381051 / 2317
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 103 / 102100 / 98

Performance

Category VW Polo 1.6 TDIVW Polo 1.2 TSI
0 - 100 kph 10.1 s9.7 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph 9.4 s9.0 s
0 - 100 mph 29.2 s28.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 12.2 s @ 70.2 mph12.0 s @ 70.8 mph
Est. 1/4 mile 18.7 s @ 86.4 mph18.4 s @ 87.0 mph
Top speed 190 kph (118 mph)190 kph (118 mph)

Summary

Category VW Polo 1.6 TDIVW Polo 1.2 TSI
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 556600
Total 556600

Verdict

Polo 1.2 TSI is the fastest by a small margin.

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gt  11y ago

Power/weight ratio is the most important of straight line speed figures. Because it's the most relevant to track performance. And track performance is what indicates which car is really faster. Not top speed, power or acceleration.

you should say that when comparing estimated figures, here we have real life tested figures

here:
http://www.fastestlaps.com/caraudi_a1_16_tdi.html

vs

http://www.fastestlaps.com/carvw_polo_16_tdi.html

same day test, both have the same engine/gearbox the A1 is 125kg heavier but 4 seconds faster at the track 1 second faster at 160km/h

now why the P/w R points should be against the A1? especially when the Polo is slower in every way?


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gt  11y ago

what did i tell you fastestlaps?

for the zillion time get that Power/weight ratio shitty points out of the beta comparison tool

Also the comparison formula is still in beta stage and needs to be fine-tuned.

im trying to help improving here and you don't have to be convinced to make a move.. id rather see the comparison claiming "no answer for now" than an answer based on the logical P/W r Points..


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golf3diesel  11y ago

it is wrong..the TSI is faster!!