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2007 BMW 328i Manual w/ Sport pack 21 70.00%
2008 VW GTI Manual w/ Sport pack 9 30.00%
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      02-10-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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07 328i Vs 08 VW GTI

Question for you guys, My friend has an 08 GTI and i have an 07 328i, both cars are manual with sport package. Which car do you guys think would win in striaght line?
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      02-10-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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i thought GTI's 0-60 like 5.5 or so... might be mistaken tho...
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      02-10-2008, 07:39 PM   #3
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I don't know much about the GTi, but I'd say its pretty much a drivers race..
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      02-10-2008, 07:46 PM   #4
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GTI: 6.5
328i: Low 6's

Driver's race as they're both manual...
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      02-10-2008, 07:48 PM   #5
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I have a friend with an older 1.8 GTI and he has a few mods and from 0-60 we were near even and after that I would walk him. I also have a friend with a GTI VR6 and I murder him off the line but from a roll its close but I still pull in the upper speeds. Down at lower speeds they are quick and have close gear ratios but as the speed picks up the BMW's walk away faster and faster.


If its just the base GIT they run mid 6 second 0-60. And the 328i is rated for like 6.8 0-60 (auto) and I stick with cars that have rated 0-60 in 5.5-6.2 seconds and only after about 70 they being to pull.

But when you factor in manual transmissions it comes down to the driver. A lot of times my friends with the GTI's miss shift, I have even miss shifted in their cars, the base 1.8 GTI gear box is very lose and easy to miss shift, the VR6 has what seemed to me light a tighter more refined gear box. I would only race a manual car from a 5mph roll never off the line, off the line you factor in too much driver skill.
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the GTI hits 0-60 in low 6 seconds ( 6.2, 6.4). but with FWD its hard to get traction. would be a drivers race,unless he has DSC with launch control you should take him from a standstill. I would guess from a roll he would sneak ahead.
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      02-10-2008, 08:31 PM   #7
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the 328 is faster I think but if the gti was modded it would be a little closer...
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I agree, i think it is going to be close. i have been reading about both cars.
I am a better driver when it comes to manual, plus i drove bmw's for 8 yrs and been to many autocross events and track events, my buddy never has been. We are going to wait until the spring time when i have my run-flats back on and we are going to take it to the track to compare.
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Question for you guys, My friend has an 08 GTI and i have an 07 328i, both cars are manual with sport package. Which car do you guys think would win in striaght line?
I have an 07 328i (manual) and my friend has an 08 GTI with DSG and my car is undoubtedly quicker in any scenario.

Manufacterers claimed 0-60s for the cars are 7s GTI (6.9 with DSG) and 6.3 for the 328i manual according to the manual of both cars, I almost bought a GTI so I have the brochure lying around and that's what it claims too I haven't raced his GTI yet but I've raced 2 other stock GTIs and one which looked like it had quite a few mods and beat all 3.
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i raced a gti with dsg from 2nd gear my car was a lil faster not sure what he had i heard a bov mayb exhaust..
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      02-10-2008, 09:12 PM   #11
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We drive around town and he floors it coming down the ramps for the highway and i watch the speedo and tach and everytime i think im my head my 328 is faster.
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Id much rather have the 328. totally different ball game.
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Id much rather have the 328. totally different ball game.
You would be surprise at the quality of the new 08 VW. It has a high standard of quality and with a simple chip they can get a lot of hp and torque.
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You would be surprise at the quality of the new 08 VW. It has a high standard of quality and with a simple chip they can get a lot of hp and torque.
I love the gti its just the 328 is rear wheel drive and a better car IMO.I also love the 328i engine because its so smooth.
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Question for you guys, My friend has an 08 GTI and i have an 07 328i, both cars are manual with sport package. Which car do you guys think would win in striaght line?
They should be very even but with a small advantage to the BMW. The new VW comes with factory launch control, it is available on the DSG(I am not sure if it is available on the 6 speed).

The 200hp rated engine on the vw is actually more than that.
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It would be a drivers race. Do not follow VW's rating for the 0-60 times as they rate kind of high. C&D managed 5.5 on the .:R32 and 6.2 on the GTI. Then again, it is a manual, and people screw up.

Have fun out there and for you people comparing which car to have, it's a totally different type of car so don't get your heads in and over your pants.
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I managed to clock 5.93 sec on my 328i...then again I've been racing for 4 years now and I changed up my rims and tires. BMW is often modest in their 0-60 claims, so you should prob win if you don't miss a shift.
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Yeah i should have no problem shifting. I think the 328 will do great.
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Yeah i should have no problem shifting. I think the 328 will do great.
Tell your friend to get a chip! Would probably save him from flooring it on the ramp. er, or not.
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My bet would be the 328i by a smidgin.
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