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[Engine] 115 or 90?
#1
Just wondering what the difference is, practically speaking, between these two engines;  My current has the smaller and I`ve not been underwhelmed.  Reason I bought it was it ticked all the boxes bar one, since I expect it to pull a caravan.

Having done just that last week, I really wonder why I bothered with the XTR 115 or the 110 previously. . . . I have a VTR Plus instead without those blacked out windows and she runs strangely well.

Anybody concur with this?
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#2
Yes.
Mine's has the 90 engine and like you was a little concerned it may struggle to pull the rice pudding skin off. A recent trip to a wedding with 5 grown adults and a mix of motorway and rural roads proved otherwise especially on the return trip where the taps were opened and was surprised how well it pulled.
I have read on here that the more powerful engine(s) are more economical however.
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#3
My MK 2 has the 90 & it goes like the proverbial off a shovel.It goes well loaded or not.Have cancelled my Ferrari!!!
Strawberry flavoured windows  Dodgy
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#4
When I bought my 110 XTR, I also test drove the a 90 XTR and I thought the 110 had noticeably more 'pull' when accelerating.

It would probably come in handy with overtaking on A roads, but less of an issue on motorway driving.
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#5
I switched from a 150BHP car to my 90BHP Berlingo, and was fully expecting disappointment.

But it's absolutely fine - it's never tedious, either on motorway hills or B-road inclines. It basically goes as fast as I want it to, regardless of terrain.

Mine's the auto, and I've sent it up lots of hills with the cruise control set to 30mph in 4th gear. If I was driving manually I'd go down to third, but it never seems to - it just purrs up the hill as though it's not there.
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#6
Took my mk3 90bhp up Porlock hill last week (1 in 4), pulled up the hill so easy with plenty to spare, was really quite impressed!
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#7
If unsuitable remapping the ecu is a start...


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#8
my 90 running full chiller conversion (so heavy and engine driven air con compressor) makes it up the step hills around my home town Felixstowe no issues, even surprised a passenger going up in 3rd when most take it in 2nd, just keep it on boost or it's gutless like ALL diesels now days
63 plate Berlingo working hard.....
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