Hi, new to the forum, looking for some advice!
I've driven a 2004 A3 2.0 TDI for the last couple of years, and now thinking about getting one of the new A3's. My question, is how would one of the new 1.4 TFSI COD 140ps compare to my 9 year old 2.0 diesel in terms of real world driving. As far as I can tell the numbers stack up as follows: my old A3 is probably 138bhp, 9.2s 0-60 and 320Nm torque, whilst the new 1.4 CODs are 138bhp, 8.1s and 250Nm. Does this basically mean this version of the A3 would feel quicker off a standing start but not as punchy when overtaking? Is there more to it than that?
I want to move from diesel to petrol as I don't do enough miles to justify the additional spend, but I don't want to downgrade in terms of performance.
Any help gratefully received!