I currently have a 2.0 TDI (140bhp), as a private car, and need to get a company car instead, so the Co2 becomes important.
It would seems to me that the new 1.4 Tfsi engine with cylinder on demand (140bhp) would be the best choice, since lower BIK rate than the TDI, and similar fuel consumption it would seem (but petrol cheaper than Diesel per litre), probably a lot less noisy/vibrations and working better with start/stop. Also, the S-tronic gearbox is not getting good reviews with the new diesel engine.
Reviews on the 1.6 TDI are not good (seems to be underpowered), and the 1.4 Tfsi 122Bhp is probably a step down from a 2.0 TDI, and not very appealing compared to the 1.4 140bhp version.
Does anybody know when it will be available on the A3?
It's already available on new Golf GT (getting very good reviews), but I want DSG/S-tronic and ideally three doors, and VW only has DSG in the UK on 5-door Golfs, probably to avoid direct competition with the A3...
It would seem that the Golf is also getting better equipments, such as the dynamic suspensions (no longer available on the A3), auto distance control, and auto hold function.