118d vs 120d only different software?
back in a 1er last week since Europcar had to sell the Tigra, and had no other converitbles at the moment..
This time its a 118d instead of the 116i petrol I had earlier in the year.
Just curious, from the specs this looks like the same motor as the 120, so is it purely a matter of software? Same turbo, injection system etc?
The 118 has more go than the 116, and compared to the 2L tdi A3 and 1.9L Golf I've driven, a sweeter motor. But a diesel is, unfortunatly, a diesel.
Strange options on these beemers - this one has the navi like the other one (but now can't eject the Navi disc to listen to CDs!!! effing europcar won't give out the pin #...), but only has the parking distance/radar on the rear bumper instead of all around. Small thing, but the software, wires, flip up screen etc were there, how much more could a 3 or 4 tiny sensors have cost...
I think the problem is that no one knows, but...
I recon basically with the engine being the same engine size that the difference is software, possibly different cams, and maybe a different intake setup?
Just guessing, my wife has a 118d and it is fast.
Funny..why would they do that.
I think a lot of it has to do with German taxes
don't know the letter of the law, but annual car taxes here are greatly dependant on engine displacement/emmissions, so guessing the 118 is tuned for lower tailpipe emissions than the 120, since AFAIK displacement is the same.
Would love to try a 1er with a nice 6 cylinder gas motor, the chassis can handle MUCH more power.
Ditto on the 6 cyl, I can't wait to have a go in
the 130i when it arrives, I am seriously considering trading my trusty 325 for one (should be enough for the deposit).
Re: 118d vs 120d only different software?
intake and turbo must be different. couldn't just be software, there's a substantial power difference even tho displacement is same. US has same issue with new 3.0 six cylinder - 325 and 330 have same displacement (3.0) ... but 330 is considerably more powerful.