[Video] New BMW 128ti Goes Head-to-Head with Mk8 GTI

There are some good reasons why the BMW 128ti is compared to the new Mk8 Volkswagen since it was released. Both of the cars are hatchbacks with similar power levels. The cars also both come in front-wheel-drive setups. Take into account that the GTI is a known legend over the years and BMW is truly up to something pretty high in matching the BMW 128 to it. Motorsport magazine gets both cars and placed them on tracks. Can the new BMW 128ti outdo the Mk8 Volkswagen GTI? Check on it in this newly released video from Motorsport Magazine as both cars go head-to-head on tracks.

Recently, both cars were placed on a drag race. Now is an entirely new scenario as we get to see both the BMW 128ti and GTI on tracks. Probably, it would provide a better idea of how these cars match up since we do not usually drive in straight lines. So, how do both cars do on timed laps?

Both the new BMW 128ti and the Volkswagen GTI share similar specs, making it reasonable to compare. The Volkswagen GTI wears Hankook Ventus S1 Evo3 tires that make the GTI more aggressive, with a bit of an advantage. It uses a similarly sized engine and the same amount of horsepower as that of the 128ti. Only that, it uses a dual-clutch gearbox.

Moreover, the BMW 128ti uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. It makes 245 horsepower with 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, packed with an eight-speed Aisin automatic gearbox. The 128ti also comes in front-wheel-drive and wears Bridgestone Potenza S005 wheels.

The Volkswagen GTI is lighter than the 128ti, but that does not justify the three-second gap between the two cars. What is even more impressive is that the Golf was also faster than the more powerful BMW M135i, with nearly half a second. Look into this new video from Motorsport Magazine to find out the results.

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