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Power comparison for petrol/diesel Golfs?

Is a 2013 1.2-litre petrol Volkswagen Golf Highline with 105hp the same power as a 1.6 diesel with 105hp?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Claire Carroll (Dublin) - Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:19


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Hi Claire,

Purely in terms of the technical definition of power, yes, the 1.2 TSI 105hp Golf has the same power as a 1.6-litre TDI diesel with 105hp. However, something called torque is more important to everyday driving, and the diesel has a good chunk more of that. That will mean the diesel will feel quicker without the need to put your foot down, i.e. how most people drive.

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