5800 RPM! I thought my 123d 5000 rpm was exceptional for an oil burner…
You know what that means dont you? As the diesel power brands get wider, the gear ratios get shorter, the real world/daily driven performance goes through the roof, and the normally aspirated petrol powered cars start to feel even more like old asthmatic donkeys!
I remember being told over ten years ago that diesels would never get over 4000 rpm, it was a technical limit of the combustion processes, having a slower flame front, how wrong they were…
good points, although they’ll never sound as good as a naturally aspirated petrol…
I have and Aurion which i got for 15k and I will thrash this car..
Yes and what Gg does that have to with this review? And yes the centre stack doesn’t look very premium!
Yeh but people still think your a loser…
Interesting Anthony. You say in the text it has a 5800rpm red line yet in the photo gallery there is a photo of the dash as clear as day that shows a 5400rpm red line with what looks like something similar to a “yellow line” at 5,000rpm. I presume you mean a 5800rpm rev limiter? Still fairly high revs for a diesel though. Does it “fall off the trough” like most diesels at around 4000rpm or does it keep pulling?
You’re right Devil, allow me to correct that error. The 118d goes better than the numbers suggest, and it pulls well above 4000rpm, better than other diesels of similar size, at least.
Diesels sure have come a long way over the last few years. I would also imagine with that 8 speed auto it would hardly ever be caught out at the wrong rpm to give it’s best when you out your foot down making it quicker in the “real world” than the petrol in all else but a standing start sprint.
Can’t wait for a test drive of the 125i when it comes out… 160 kw, rear wheel drive, light weight 2.0l turbo hatchback
And it will be $45,700.
This car should be compared to the VW Golf GTD, not the GTI. Still similar money though. It would be good to read a comparison between this and the GTD and Lexus CT 200h.
one of the issues cropping up with the fantastic new high-pressure common-rail diesels is their inability to tolerate ANY water in the fuel. with injection systems running up around the 20000bar mark, any fuel-borne water becomes a very effective cutting tool.
with the price premium on diesels, i wonder if people who are buying them and expecting a pay back over a hundred thousand km will end up spending a fortune on replacing injectors before they get there…
I hate the standard lights, My option would be the xenons.
Really can’t see why someone would buy this over the GTI
rear wheel drive
Anthony, can you please advise if the “6.5-inch colour monitor” has any significant glare issues considering that it does not have any shrouding?
Getting mine tomorrow (SportLine though). Can’t wait
What are you on about?
You might get a job at McDonalds if you come over to Australia.