Facts and figures

5 Dec, 2012 10:30am
VW Golf 2.0 TDI GT BMW 116d M Sport Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium
On the road price/total as tested £23,465/£25,445 £23,330/£23,330 £21,045/£23,474
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000) £11,709/49.9% £11,128/47.7% £8,123/38.6%
Depreciation £11,756 £12,202 £12,922
Annual tax liability std/higher rate £702/£1,405 £791/£1,583 £756/£1,511
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles) £1,661/£2,769 £1,630/£2,716 £1,764/£2,939
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost 18/£306/B/£20 16/£288/C/£30 19/£288/D/£100
Servicing costs £329 (3yrs/30,000)* £300 (5yrs/60,000) £785 (3yrs/37,500)
Length/wheelbase 4,255/2,637mm 4,324/2,690mm 4,358/2,648mm
Height/width 1,452/1,799mm 1,421/1,765mm 1,461/1,823mm
Engine 4cyl in-line/1,968cc 4cyl in-line/1,995cc 4cyl in-line/1,997cc
Peak power/revs 148/3,500 bhp/rpm 114/4,000 bhp/rpm 138/3,750 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 320/1,750 Nm/rpm 260/1,750 Nm/rpm 320/3,600 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd manual/fwd 6-spd manual/rwd 6-spd manual/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 50 litres/foam 50 litres/foam 55 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 380/1,270 litres 360/1,200 litres 316/1,101 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight 1,354/581/1,600kg 1,385/530/1,200kg 1,421/629/1,500kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient 10.9 metres/0.28Cd 10.9 metres/0.30Cd 11.0 metres/0.29Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery 3yrs (60,000)/1yr 3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs 3yrs (60,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers Variable/223 Variable/154 12,500 (1yr)/781
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos. 18th/25th 14th/16th 25th/26th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars TBC 91/83/63/5 92/82/72/5
0-60/30-70mph 8.8/7.9 secs 9.9/10.0 secs** 10.0/9.7 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.7/6.3 secs 4.9/7.9 secs** 4.2/6.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 8.5/10.4 secs 9.8/13.1 secs** 9.0/12.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 134mph/1,800rpm 124mph/1,750rpm 129mph/1,800rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 54.9/39.1/10.7m^ 48.7/34.3/9.2m** 55.3/41.8/10.0m^
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph 64/49/58/65dB 68/47/64/71dB 63/45/61/68dB
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range 46.5/10.2/511 miles 47.4/10.4/521 miles 43.8/9.6/530 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 56.5/78.5/68.9mpg 52.3/72.4/62.8mpg 44.8/67.3/56.5mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 12.4/17.3/15.2mpl 11.5/15.9/13.8mpl 9.9/14.8/12.4mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket 163/106g/km/15% 160/117g/km/17% 173/129g/km/18%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensors Seven/yes/yes Seven/yes/£345 Six/yes/£350
Auto box/stability/adaptive cruise ctrl £1,415/yes/yes £1,490/yes/no £1,255/yes/£750
Climate control/leather trim/DAB radio £400/£1,830/yes Yes/£800/£295 Yes/£1,250/yes
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless entry £495/£785/£350 £515/£1,140^^/£310 £525/no/£525^^
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth Yes/yes/yes £1,550^^/yes/yes £750/yes/yes

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How is this a fair test? The 118d would be the comparator for the 2.0 TDI Golf, both deliver the same sort of power. 116d is equivalent to a Golf 1.6 TDI.

the 118d sport would also have the same spec levels as the golt gt!!!

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