CAR SPECIFICATIONS
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Engine In-line 4-cyl, turbocharged In-line 4-cyl, twin-turbo Twin-chamber rotary In-line 5-cyl, turbocharged
Location Front, transverse Front, longitudinal Front, longitudinal Front, transverse
Displacement 1984cc 1995cc 1308cc 2521cc
Bore x stroke 82.5 x 92.8mm 84.0 x 90.0mm n/a 83.0 x 93.2mm
Cylinder block Aluminium alloy Aluminium alloy Aluminium alloy side castings, iron centres Aluminium alloy
Cylinder head Aluminium alloy, dohc, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing Aluminium alloy, dohc, four valves per cylinder n/a Aluminium alloy, dohc, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Fuel and ignition Electronic engine management, multipoint fuel injection Electronic engine management, direct fuel injection Electronic engine management, sequential multipoint fuel injection Electronic engine management, sequential multipoint fuel injection
Max power 197bhp @ 5100rpm 201bhp @ 4400rpm 228bhp @ 8200rpm 227bhp @ 5000rpm
Max torque 206lb ft @ 1700-5000rpm 295lb ft @ 2000rpm 156lb ft @ 5500rpm 236lb ft @ 1500-5000rpm
Transmission Six-speed DSG, front-wheel drive, ESP Six-speed manual, rear-wheel drive, DTC, ASC+T Six-speed manual, rear-wheel drive, limited-slip differential, TCS, DSC Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive, TC, VSCS
"Front suspension, " MacPherson struts, coil springs, DampTronic dampers, anti-roll bar MacPherson struts, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar Double wishbones, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar MacPherson struts, coil springs, adaptive dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Independent four-link, coil springs, DampTronic dampers, anti-roll bar Multi-link, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar Multi-link, coil springs, dampers Five-link, coil springs, adaptive dampers, anti-roll bar
Brakes Ventilated discs, 312mm front, 253mm rear, ABS, BA, EBPD Ventilated discs, 330mm front, 300mm rear, ABS, EBD, CBC, DBC Ventilated discs, 323mm front, 302mm rear, ABS, EBD Ventilated discs, 300mm front, 280mm solid discs, rear, ABS, EBD
Wheels 9.5 x 20in front and rear, aluminium alloy 7 x 17in front, 7.5 x 177in rear, aluminium alloy 8 x 19in front and rear, aluminium alloy 18in front and rear, aluminium alloy
Tyres 235/40 R18 front and rear, Dunlop SP Sport 01 205/50 R17 front, 225/45 R17 rear 225/40 R19 front and rear, Bridgestone RE050A 215/45 R18 front and rear, Pirelli P Zero Rosso
Weight (kerb) 1298kg 1495kg 1390kg 1395kg
Power-to-weight 154bhp/ton 137bhp/ton 166bhp/ton 165bhp/ton
0-60mph 6.2sec (7.0sec claimed) 6.5sec (7.0sec claimed) 6.5sec (6.4sec claimed) 6.6sec (6.2sec claimed)
Top speed 143.0mph (145mph claimed) 142.7mph (148mph claimed) 145.7mph (146mph claimed) 142.3mph (149mph claimed)
Basic price £20,940 £25,875 £24,995 £21,285
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