Performance has traditionally been equated with power, which is why car buyers obsess over the bhp/PS number of cars. But those bhp stats are often the peak power that the engine produces at its high rpm range. However, we tend to stick to the mid-range or even the low-end during our usual everyday driving. Which is why we have compiled a list of Top 10 Cars with Highest Torque to Weight Ratio under 10 lakh.
Buyers and manufacturers both have started to focus more on Torque. Torque peaks at lower revs than power and has a much stronger relation to how quickly a car picks up speed at low-mid rpm than the power figure. However, heavier the car more the torque required to propel it. Which is why the torque to weight ratio is an even more useful statistic to gauge the performance feel of a car. That is why we have compiled this list of Top 10 Highest Torque to Weight Ratio Cars under 10 lakh. It is no surprise that all the cars in the list are diesel powered, thanks to the high compression ratio at which diesel combustion happens, compounded further by today’s cutting-edge common rail diesel injection systems
#10. Honda Amaze: 191 Nm/ton
Coming in at 10th place and an outstanding torque-to-weight ratio of 191 Nm/ton is the Honda Amaze. It is the lightest Honda to get the 1500cc Earth Dreams engine which it shares with the City, Mobilio and Jazz. It has outstanding drivability too, with hardly any turbo lag making it much easier to drive than the #9 ranked Elite i20. Only caveat is that it is far too vocal for most of today’s customers that prefer lifelessly silent cars. With an ARAI certified mileage of 25.8 kmpl, it is also one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the market. And with prices of the diesel variant starting from 6.21 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) it is also light on the pocket.
#9. Hyundai Elite i20: 193 Nm/ton
Hyundai’s overboosted Elite i20 makes makes it to #9 position. Although it puts out a fantastic torque-to-weight number of 193 Nm/ton, it is riddled with excessive turbo-lag mainly because, Hyundai has bolted on a huge turbo on to its 1400 cc, mainly to add more brochure value obtained from high peak power & torque outputs. But bigger the turbo more the revs it requires to spool up, which is why the Elite i20 pulls cleanly only beyond 2200 rpm. That might be great while overtaking heavy traffic on the highways, but becomes a nuisance while driving in stop and go traffic that we encounter in city commutes.
Also Read: Why 2015 Hyundai i20 Elite Is A Bliss?
#8. Maruti-Suzuki Baleno: 198 Nm/ton
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