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2.0 or 2.5?

  • 2.0

    Votes: 36 67.9%
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    Votes: 17 32.1%

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2.0 MT...much like photoscience wrote, with a MT, you can control the turbo lag better. Plus, 2.0 more power than I'll ever use. It's my DD and couldn't be happier. Just enough room for me, my backpack, and a bottle of SPF 50!!! Actually, I've been able to haul my golf clubs in a cart bag in the passenger seat with no issues, shoes in the trunk, and my Clicgear push cart in the Frunk! What more could you ask for???
 

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...2.5L PDK all the way...
Though I chose the 2.5 with MT, the performance, difference between the 2.5 with PDK and MT is dramatic.

C&D reported 0-60 in 3.6 for the PDK and 4.4 for the MT. I don't regret my decision but I sure can understand getting a PDK, as well.
 

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But from 60-100 PDK is not faster.
PDK gains mainly from the launchcontrol.

Vmax is higher with MT, which means that MT has a little bit less loss in the transmission and the car is lighter.
 

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But from 60-100 PDK is not faster.
PDK gains mainly from the launchcontrol.

Vmax is higher with MT, which means that MT has a little bit less loss in the transmission and the car is lighter.
You're correct, but the 718S with PDK can show its butt to a number of cars that are considered more straight-line performance oriented. I still would be curious to see that drag race re-run between the Audi TT-RS and the 718S with both equipped with automanuals and launch control.
 

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The TT RS is noticeable quicker, because of the allwheel drive and 50hp more.
Look at youtube there are videos TT RS v. 718S v. BMW M2. All three in blue.
TT RS is the quickest car, 718 is the best car.
 

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TT RS v. 718S v. BMW M2.
TT RS is the quickest car, 718 is the best car.

If we're talking about the same DriveTribe video, the TT-RS is an automatic with launch control. The 718S (and the M2) were sticks. I'm saying that if a 718S with PDK & SC (launch control) was matched with the TT-RS, the acceleration result would be much closer. I also think that a 718 Boxster S with PDK and SC vs the TT-RS cabriolet (heavier than the TT-RS coupe) might have the Boxster on top. (note: although its not all that important, just arm-chair racing)

And yes, the 718 is better, in any case.
 

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Yes, the TT-RS roadster is heavy, the 718 Boxster S (or at least the coming GTS) should win in all categories despite sound.

I forgot the 718 in the DriveTribe video was manual. But even at higher speeds the TT-RS was a lot faster and at higher speeds transmission and launch control doesn't matter so much.

There are several reviews where the TT-RS coupe reached 3.5 or 3.6 sec for 0-60. Difficult to beat for a rear wheel drive car.
 

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Yes, the TT-RS roadster is heavy, the 718 Boxster S (or at least the coming GTS) should win in all categories despite sound.

I forgot the 718 in the DriveTribe video was manual. But even at higher speeds the TT-RS was a lot faster and at higher speeds transmission and launch control doesn't matter so much.

There are several reviews where the TT-RS coupe reached 3.5 or 3.6 sec for 0-60. Difficult to beat for a rear wheel drive car.
The amazing thing is how PDK and SC with the 20 sec magic button improves the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times on the 718S. C&D has the 718S at 3.6 sec for the 0-60 and 11.9 for the 1/4 mile at 117 mph. They have the TT-RS at 0-60 in 3.5 and the TT-RS roadster at 3.7 sec.

Could be an "epic" battle between the 718S Boxster and the TT-RS roadster (at least at 0-100 mph). :nerd:
 

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2.0 MT, and very happy with both the power and how it is delivered. Plus, I did not have the budget for an "S".
 
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