[Video] The BMW 128ti against Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8

As soon as the BMW released its exclusive BMW 128ti, the enthusiasts are all hyped to compare it to a real champion, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8. Throughout the history of car production, the BMW has been producing an all-wheel-drive vehicle. But the BMW 128ti is an exception as it is a front-wheel-drive ordeal. Check out this video to see how the 128ti race against the GTI.

According to the spec sheet, these two vehicles should be very reasonably matched. The BMW 128ti comes with a 2.0-litre B48 4-cylinder engine that generates a wealthy 265 horsepower and 400Nm. Teamed up with a reliable 8-speed automatic gearbox from Aisin, it can accelerate 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in 6.1 seconds. The one conflict in this race is that the BMW is slightly heavier than its competition.

With a weight of 1,464 kilograms, the Veedub is 41 kilograms lighter than the BMW, despite sharing a 2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. On the other hand, the GTi only produces 245 horsepower and has a torque of 370 Nm (273 lb-ft). The VW, unlike the BMW, uses a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox to send power solely to the front wheels.

Based on their spec, the winning probability of the BMW is higher than the Volkswagen. It is said that the GTI can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2. So, what happened exactly? It wasn’t quite as similar as the specifications said. Up until about 50 km/h, the two were neck and neck, but then something happened to the Golf, and it began to lose ground to the BMW. You would see in the video above.

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