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post #1 of 19 Old 08-13-2014, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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2.0 or 2.5?

We know the 718 will be available with either a 2.0 or a 2.5L flat four engine, which will you chose?
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post #2 of 19 Old 08-14-2014, 11:27 AM
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2.0 since I don't think I would care for anything more in power also I want to keep spending down on this.
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post #3 of 19 Old 08-14-2014, 12:41 PM
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I don't think that I need any more power than the 2.0 gives. Not worth the extra money IMO. The car will be so small and light that it will get a lot out of that 2.0 liter engine.
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post #4 of 19 Old 05-31-2017, 11:42 PM
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This poll hasn't been visited in a while. I chose the 2.0 MT--lightly optioned. Now that there many others ordering or about to order--what will you choose?
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post #5 of 19 Old 06-01-2017, 02:26 AM
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I chose the 2.0--plenty of power to lose my licence, and I preferred the sound and price (and the economy saved me thousands in tax that I could put to better use than the government).

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post #6 of 19 Old 06-01-2017, 06:48 AM
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2.0L PDK for me. More than enough power for the DD I will be using this for. Don't plan to track it.
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post #7 of 19 Old 06-01-2017, 09:09 AM
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2.0L MT. Didn't think the 2.5L justified the extra cost. Hoping COBB AP comes out for the 2.0L to bump it a to 330+ .
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post #8 of 19 Old 06-01-2017, 01:13 PM
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2.5L PDK all the way. Having had PDK on my last car I don't think I'd never go back to manual now, even a manual as good as those available on a Porsche. The only 2.0L PDK I drove had far too much lag for my tastes. Maybe another example might be better, but I can only form an opinion based on the one that I have driven & it wasn't for me. In any case I don't mind paying extra for the increased torque (from lower RPM), the additional power & the reinforced front brakes (not sure if the latter makes any discernible difference). The fact the S is fitted with larger standard wheels also means that the upgrade to the 20's I have fitted was cheaper & that's several hundred pounds of the price difference between the cars back ($1190 in the U.S). I'd be interested to know just how much more economical the 2.0 litre is in real world driving given as it runs with a higher boost pressure. I'm finding the 2.5L to be pretty good & obtaining low to mid 30's on a long run, providing I behave of course. That's not far off the claimed figures & far better than I was actually expecting. All the more so as the engine is still going to be pretty tight. I'm even returning 28mpg or so locally & given the type of roads we have that's come as a pleasant surprise as well. I would assume the figures will improve even more as a greater mileage gets covered & the engine loosens. I've already stated previously that I didn't particularly like the sound of either engine without a Sports exhaust & that still stands, but the 2.5 is certainly pretty decent with it (I can't comment on a 2.0L fitted with a sports exhaust as I've never driven one).
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post #9 of 19 Old 06-01-2017, 01:48 PM
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2.0 PDK more than enough power for me.

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post #10 of 19 Old 06-02-2017, 06:25 AM
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2.5 with MT. The "best of both worlds", IMHO. Not even a whiff of lag when you are controlling the transmission yourself and variable vane turbo is on-board.
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