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New VW Golf GTI Takes On BMW 128ti in Drag Race

11 days ago   |   By Zero 2 Turbo

When BMW took the covers off the 128ti it was immediately being called the GTI competitor and rightly so.
The spec sheet says that these two should be very evenly matched. The BMW uses a 2-litre B48 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, good for 261 hp and 400 Nm of torque, all of it sent to the front wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox from Aisin. This setup should allow it to reach 100 km/h from standstill in 6.1 seconds which is not bad at all.
The new Volkswagen GTI is slightly down on power delivering 241 hp and 370 Nm of torque but it is also slightly lighter. Unlike the BMW though...
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