1.6 fissi v 1.4 petrol

Neilf

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I read you notes with interest.
I find our TDi75 simply great as a long range vehicle.....simply 600 miles or so on a full tank is great...
Although, I am still dreaming of a lovely 1.6 for running around locally...
Yeah that's exactly my thoughts . I'm going to use the tdi to do approx 12k miles a year . Meanwhile my wife will use the FSI to do approx 5-6k miles per year .
 

Neilf

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0-…….. 000 fsi would win, the pulling power with 3500 revs plus it really shifts.

Really cheesed that I did not get JRs fissi… will see what turns up next year. Two colour storms for now and both petrol. Was thinking about the tdi however, do not really need one now as I have a Saab for long distance touring.
With my tdi being mapped the midrange is superior to the FSI and more relaxed to drive . Accelerate hard at 60-70mph in 5th gear and the tdi would win I reckon . Be prepared to thrash the FSI and yes it would be quicker .
 

JavaGreen

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I have been running diesel cars since 1986 so fully understand the low down torque however the fissi is free revving beyond 5k, tdi would be pointless beyond 3/3.5 etc besides the fissi seems to love being used👍

My xc70 was 212hp my, did that motor…… did 130mph in that beaut (in Germany of course)
 

Neilf

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I have been running diesel cars since 1986 so fully understand the low down torque however the fissi is free revving beyond 5k, tdi would be pointless beyond 3/3.5 etc besides the fissi seems to love being used👍

My xc70 was 212hp my, did that motor…… did 130mph in that beaut (in Germany of course)
Yeah similarly had diesels and petrols for many years and have highly tuned some of my diesels . Petrol are always more fun though . It's interesting going between the petrol and diesel A2. Had considered a 1.4 but given the 1.6 is just as economical (if not better ) , plus I though the 1.4 would feel really gutless compared to the tdi. Interesting your comparison on economy . Proves that in real world conditions the smaller engine isn't always the most economical.
 

JavaGreen

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Yeah similarly had diesels and petrols for many years and have highly tuned some of my diesels . Petrol are always more fun though . It's interesting going between the petrol and diesel A2. Had considered a 1.4 but given the 1.6 is just as economical (if not better ) , plus I though the 1.4 would feel really gutless compared to the tdi. Interesting your comparison on economy . Proves that in real world conditions the smaller engine isn't always the most economical.
Yes, very surprised as the cars had nothing in them except me and both had same fuel weight. Given that I am 15 stone…. Must go on a diet😂😂
 

QuattroA2

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Yesterday I undertook a 180 mile round trip to and from the New Forest. As the distance would have been too far for my school-run BMW i3 (without a recharge) and having already failed to find fuel for our other cars, I opted for the well provisioned petrol A2 1.4 SE. It was the longest journey I've undertaken in the little car for some years, but I am delighted to report it performed brilliantly.

According to the DIS system, the car averaged a very respectable 44 MPG along the M3 / M27 at around 60-65 MPH. Then 45+ MPG on the way home using the M27/ M3/ A31. The car was filled with Shell V-Power, on standard 16" standard wheels with Continental Premium Contact185/50 R16 81V, no open sky and with the air conditioning switched off throughout. I tried the cruise control along some flat stretches from time-to-time but struggled as it is not the adaptive system i'm used to. The car also felt more fuel efficient without manual cruise, especially on the hilly sections of the motorway.

As all the service stations on-route were closed, I was particularly frugal with the gas pedal on the way home. It took much longer than in a normal car but I really enjoyed eking out every last drop of fuel efficiency and forward momentum. I hope to repeat the exercise in the future, but I can't promise to be as scientific and accurate as @JavaGreen

However with all the current chaos of long lines and frustrated motorists desperate for traditional fuels, I can't help feeling the days of our wonderful internal combustion engines are numbered. Enjoy them while you can people!
 
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