Originally Posted by xkcd0137
@Turbothingy: yes, safety is most important and that is why both of cars in contention have basic necessary safety features.
Yes its a turbo petrol, but doesnt come in Titanium. I may have to think about it.
Have you driven Ecoboost and Diesel? Is that turbo lag manageable in Ecoboost since it is almost absent in Diesel.
Also going by numbers, to extract 125ps of power i have to be at 6700rpm which is not possible everyday, whereas in diesel i can extract 100ps more easily at 3500-4000rpm. I may not go above 120kmph anywhich day, as family safety is topmost priority, hence 100ps seems apt, which also comes with more torque and better mileage, which never hurts anyone.
Yup I have driven both (the older diesel 92 PS one) and can vouch for the little ecoboost. It has a wider power band to play with, which never makes it feel out of breadth, that is the major advantage over its diesel sibling. The GT TSI can also not match its high revving character.
ES even in 92 PS Diesel avatar never felt under-powered but the ecoboost was more fun nonetheless. The new diesel ES, even though has more power, its torque is unchanged, which is still at 204 Nm, while the lighter Figo boasts of 215 Nm of torque. The turbo lag isnt a problem in Ecoboost, though I do agree that the diesel one is better at that.
Diesel ES would be more economical and would consistently provide a lot better FE figures.
Also, the ES Ecoboost has pretty decent NVH for a 3-pot motor and is a lot lighter than its diesel counterpart, because of the much smaller engine.