Which Maruti Swift Variant Should I Buy - Compared Swift VXI or VDI
Usage and requirement are the two factors in deciding which Swift variant you should buy, VXI or VDI, I mean petrol or diesel. Both are great cars for daily driving of 50 to 60 km but if fuel bills are of a concern to you, then go ahead for Swift VDI and you will also get the advantage of turbo in this engine. Swift diesel engine is from Fiat and it has won several awards like Best International Diesel Engine Award.
Even Tata is using the same engine in Indica and Indigo and both cars have performed well in the past years. If you drive 50 to 60 km/day, then definitely buy a car with VDI because petrol cannot take much strain and is not suited for long drives and constant use.
Compared Swift VXI or VDI - Buy Performance Wise and Advantage
Now you will think that “how true petrol engine cannot take as much strain as a diesel engine?” It is as simple as why long distance vehicles such as trucks, buses, SUV'S, and other heavy load carrying vehicles are made only of diesel engine, not petrol just because the torque of a diesel engine is much higher than a petrol engine that too at very low engine speeds. A small four cylinder diesel engine can very easily produce pulling power that is produced by a six-cylinder petrol engine.
That’s why I am suggesting VDI also considering if your usage is 50 to 60 km per day since diesel engines give better mileage than petrol engines and it is much cheaper than petrol.
Which Car You Will Buy - Swift VXI or VDI?
Compared Swift VXI or VDI - Which one Runs Faster
Torque is important for acceleration but equally important is the RPM at which it is being generated. The test figures will tell you which is a faster car. It is the petrol. But the diesel gives a perception of being faster. The reason is high amount of torque at lower engine RPM as compared to the petrol. But then it peaks at 2000 RPM and falls steadily. Moreover you cannot rev the diesel above 5000 RPM. In petrol, you still have 1500 RPM to go before redlining, so a petrol car can better utilize that additional rev range by gearing. Also, the acceleration of the car depends largely on the torque delivered to the wheels at particular speeds. If you do a speed wise break down, you will see that the petrol Swift will have more torque at the wheels majority of times as compared to a diesel swift because you will have to shift to a higher gear in a diesel much earlier than in the petrol.
But in actual driving conditions, the diesel does give the perception of being a faster car because of higher amount of torques available at lower RPMS, especially in the third gear, you don’t have much torque available in petrol at say 30 kilometers per hour, but the diesel has loads of it since it would have just started to climb to the torque peak. Hence a diesel would zoom ahead at that stage. For a petrol car to keep up, it will have to down shift to second gear. That takes time and in traffic by the time you make up its time to slow down. That’s why we say a diesel car is much more drivable than a petrol car.
But yes speed wise, at least I would say that it makes much more sense to go for a diesel variant because most of the time it would be ahead of the petrol variant, except for an all out drag race where it will be the petrol that will come trumps.
Compared Swift VXI or VDI - Conclusion
At last, the conclusion is that both Maruti Swift variants, VXI and VDI, petrol and diesel respectively are made by the company taking into consideration the requirements and usage of its users, so if you want to rev up in city go for the Swift VXI petrol variant and if want to drive for some long distance keeping in mind less fuel usage, then go for the Swift VDI model. Best of luck to you and others how are looking forward to buy new Maruti Swift.
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