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Old 16th October 2018, 15:56   #316
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Get this! Having tried both Speed 97 and Power 99 in both my cars, the latter feels like the real deal. Its like someone added 20-30HP more to the car.

For modern DI turbo petrols, Power 99 is the best fuel out there.
I have used both Speed 97 and Power 99 extensively in my Polo GTI and both feel quite similar to me. Difference between regular 91 and either of these is quite stark though.
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I've been given to understand that in India 97 octane is regular fuel with octane boosters added on, whereas 99 octane is the real deal.
Do let us know if there is any difference with 99 octane fuel as well please!
91 (and not 97) octane is regular fuel in India. For example: Regular fuel at IOCL is 91 Octane whereas, the premium version is 91 octane + additives (that does not change the octane reading).
The residency road BP pump station I talked about stocks 1) normal, 2) Speed, and 3) Speed 97; Speed 97 being the real deal here.

With respect to 99 Octane based on rating surely it must be even better than 97 Octane. However, I am yet to use it.

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Get this! Having tried both Speed 97 and Power 99 in both my cars, the latter feels like the real deal. Its like someone added 20-30HP more to the car.

For modern DI turbo petrols, Power 99 is the best fuel out there.
Ideally you should feel a difference with both 97 Octane and 99 Octane petrol as the rating is significantly higher than the regular 91 Octane petrol. There are few bhpians that found the performance of Speed 97 better than the 99 Octane fuel from HP. I need to try out the latter to comment and compare, though.

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I have used both Speed 97 and Power 99 extensively in my Polo GTI and both feel quite similar to me. Difference between regular 91 and either of these is quite stark though.
Thanks for the feedback! I've been using 97 on my 3 series, and it definitely feels smoother and more responsive than regular 91.
However, the 99 octane pump is a 30 minute drive away from home, hence haven't had an opportunity to try it but given the close price difference, it is tempting to think about if there were any formidable gains over and above.
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Hi Fellow Enthusiasts,

I booked a Skoda Octavia RS 245 HP sedan here in Belgium. I ticked most of the options on the car, so it is really specced out.
I have selected the Black Magic color, and the DSG, although I had originally toyed with the idea of getting the car in Velvet Red, with a manual transmission. However, Velvet Red was the most expensive color, so that ended up ruling it out. On the transmission front, my wife suggested an automatic, and I agreed, because it is a dual clutch transmission, with paddle shifts on the steering.
I think that it's a real pity that Skoda didn't offer the DCC even as an option in India. Based on my test drive of the car, I can tell you that it really works!
Expecting delivery of the car in January now, and the wait is not easy. If you guys have any questions, please feel free to ask

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Hi Fellow Enthusiasts,

I booked a Skoda Octavia RS 245 HP sedan here in Belgium.
Anyone aware of the likely MY19 changes to the India-bound Octavia vRS? As per various forums:

1. Current 2.0 TSI petrol 227 bhp (RS23) engine replaced with the new WLTP-compliant 242 bhp one (RS245).

2. Dynamic Chassis Control as standard; am aware it is an option across the EU but India-bound cars tend to get some of the goodies so there is some hope.

3. XDS+ electronic (software-based) differential replaced with the more advanced VW VAQ system like in the Polo GTI.
https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-...xplained/30560

4. Double exhaust tips replaced with single :-)

5. Petrol particulate filter (possibly)

6. Virtual cockpit - hopefully certain now that the L&K has already got it.

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Anyone aware of the likely MY19 changes to the India-bound Octavia vRS?
Sorry mate, I have no insight into the changes for the India-bound Octavia vRS.

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1. Current 2.0 TSI petrol 227 bhp (RS23) engine replaced with the new WLTP-compliant 242 bhp one (RS245).
That is possible, but not necessary, because India doesn't have the issue of the WLTP testing, hence they can continue with the current engine. Hopefully Skoda does replace it though!

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2. Dynamic Chassis Control as standard; am aware it is an option across the EU but India-bound cars tend to get some of the goodies so there is some hope.
Since it is optional (read expensive) even here in Europe, with 90% of Octavia RS owners not selecting it as an option, I don't see why they would make it standard for India, especially when they have some owners there complaining about the stiffness of the ride with the current suspension setup.

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3. XDS+ electronic (software-based) differential replaced with the more advanced VW VAQ system like in the Polo GTI.
https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-...xplained/30560
If they do bring the RS 245, then I believe that this will come standard on the car, because it was part of the standard equipment on my car.

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4. Double exhaust tips replaced with single :-)
I don't know where this rumor came up, but I don't believe that it is true. My car will still come with double exhaust tips at the back.

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5. Petrol particulate filter (possibly)
Possible, and also needed for India!

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6. Virtual cockpit - hopefully certain now that the L&K has already got it.
I hope so! It was an option on my car, and I took it

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Anyone aware of the likely MY19 changes to the India-bound Octavia vRS? As per various forums:
These changes will probably push up the cost near 40L on road.
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I ran into a peculiar situation. The registration smart card I received for my vRS has wrong value mentioned against CC. It should have been 1984 instead it says 1798. Rest everything is correct. The model is named as Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0 TSI. When I brought this up with the SA at Tafe first he looked amazed and later on he simply started passing the buck saying that bangalore (01) RTO doesn’t have formal readings available for the vRS so they made this blunder. He then asked me to hand him over the registration card and asked me 45 days of time to get it rectified. Has anyone ever faced this? I think it’s dealership’s fault and they just found a escape route by blaming the RTO.
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I ran into a peculiar situation. The registration smart card I received for my vRS has wrong value mentioned against CC. It should have been 1984 instead it says 1798. Rest everything is correct. The model is named as Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0 TSI. When I brought this up with the SA at Tafe first he looked amazed and later on he simply started passing the buck saying that bangalore (01) RTO doesnít have formal readings available for the vRS so they made this blunder. He then asked me to hand him over the registration card and asked me 45 days of time to get it rectified. Has anyone ever faced this? I think itís dealershipís fault and they just found a escape route by blaming the RTO.
This should be a simple case of human error, and I don't think there is anything to worry about.

This happened to me with my Jetta registration as well 5 years back. They had wrongly typed the CC value. But after I pointed this out, the dealership took the RC back to RTO and got it amended (it did take 10 days or so). They just corrected the CC manually, and countersigned the correction.

Not sure about a digital RC, but they should definitely have a process to to this.
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This should be a simple case of human error, and I don't think there is anything to worry about.
Thanks Graaja. This helps. Always good to know if someone has been in the same situation. Once I receive the new/updated card back, would update howís it done in case of a smart card. A manual pen correction most probably wonít work in this case and a new card needs to be issued. Thatís what I am hoping for. Letís see.
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