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Old 09-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by swansong View Post
About what I expected, but I'm also slightly disappointed as well. The standard benchmark competitor for the ST is the GTI, and here's Car and Driver's test numbers for a DSG (granted, not a straight comparison) GTI:

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 6.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 16.6 sec
Zero to 120 mph: 28.3 sec
Street start, 5-60 mph: 6.8 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 14.7 sec @ 95 mph

Of course we'll need to see C&D's actual numbers for the ST, as well as their comparo, which they promised will be coming soon.

In any case, the ST is no straight line monster, and was never intended to be, just like the SVT before it. It's a great handling, comfortable, and practical daily driver, with enough power to keep it fun.
I believe the factory 1/4 mile times for the standard transmission GTI are like 15.0-15.1? Don't quote me on that but iirc the DSG is suppose to be quicker at the drag racing.
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