A classic Volkswagen Golf 2 GTI has been recently placed against a brand new Volkswagen Golf TDI, equipped with a 2.0 liter diesel engine.
The guys at Auto Express have decided to test the new generation of the Volkswagen Golf TDI in a completely new and interesting way so they also brought Golf 2 GTI. The two vehicles were put together in a drag race and if you’re curious to see which one is faster, all you have to do is scroll down and click play.
The VW Golf GTI’s 1.8 liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine is producing a total output of 119 HP and it has a peak torque of 150 Nm. The VW Golf 7 TDI on the other hand has a 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine, which is producing a total output of 150 HP and it has a peak torque of 320 Nm. The Golf GTI is much lighter than the new diesel-powered hatchback so who would you bet on?
In comparison, the new generation of the VW Golf GTI, the MK7, is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder direct injected petrol engine, which is producing a total output of 220 HP (162 kW). The model is also coming with 230 HP (169 kW). Both versions are mated to a six-speed transmission with stop / start as standard. Fuel consumption stands at an average of 6.0 L / 100 km and CO2 emissions stop at 139 g/km.