I am changing from my 2.0 TFSI to a diesel for economy and a bit more torque. The TFSI has speed but no real kick in the back as it goes, it costs a lot in fuel despite returning an average 29 mpg over long periods of up to 4000 miles. I no longer want speed, I want something more economic and still a bit zippy.
My wife has a 1.6 TDI Golf and it is superior to my TFSI in terms of comfort and quietness, it is fairly zippy around town and on the motorway. I had planned to go for the 2.0 TDI but I am now wavering towards the 1.6 TDI and even the Golf to replace my Sportback which is very noisy and a very bumpy ride.
Any advice on the choice of engine to go with a DSG box which I have enjoyed with the TFSI. BTW just got through my mid-life crisis and don't need another TFSI.