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Performance Review: Suzuki Swift 1.6 VVT Sport - [2005]

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Suzuki Swift 1.6 VVT Sport - [2005]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2005 | Type: Hatchback
  • Engine: 1586 cc (96.7 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St4
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 124 mph (199.5 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 8.9 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 9.2 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 28.3 secs
  • Power: 123 bhp (91 kW) @ 6800 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1105 kgs (2436 lbs)
  • Torque: 109 lb-ft (147.7 Nm) @ 4800 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 16.77 secs @ 81.6 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 111.3 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 98.6 lb-ft
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Suzuki Swift Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Suzuki Swift 1.6 VVT Sport is the 5 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2005. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2006 Caparo T1 2.4 V8 and the 2005 Bugatti Veyron 8.0 litre W16.This particular Suzuki Swift has a 1586cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a St formation.

Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged - [2013] image

Alternative Petrol St4's includes the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged

The Swift shares its Petrol St4 engine configuration with the likes of the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged and the 2011 BAC Mono 280bhp. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Swift's Front Wheel Drive, Hatchback combination then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 or the 2018 Audi A3 RS3 2.5 Turbo.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1105 kgs (2436 lbs) this makes the Suzuki Swift 1.6 VVT Sport in the same weight category as the 2018 Abarth 595 Turismo 1.4 Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line - [2020] image

The Suzuki Swift shares the same bhp with the 2020 Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line (148 bhp)

In terms of power the 1586cc 16V St4 engine produces 123 bhp (91 kW) @ 6800 rpm similar to the 2020 Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line (148 bhp) or the 2017 Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi ST-Line 120 (118 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated St4 throws out 109 lb-ft (147.7 Nm) @ 4800 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2012 Mini Cooper Paceman (118 lb-ft) or the 2012 Lexus CT 200h 1.8L (105 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Suzuki Swift you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 8v - [1992] image

The 1992 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 8v (136.3 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Suzuki Swift.

The Suzuki Swift has a Power to weight ratio of 111.3 bhp per ton and 98.6 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2005 Swift competing with the 1992 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 8v (136.3 bhp per ton) or the 1972 Fiat 124 Abarth Rallye (136.3 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Suzuki Swift generating around 98.6 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2001 Fiat Stilo Abarth 2.4 20v (123.4 lb-ft per ton) or the 1997 Ford Mondeo ST24 (123.1 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 8.9 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 9.2 secs, this made the Suzuki Swift 1.6 VVT Sport as fast as the 2008 Audi A4 1.8T Avant (8.9 secs) the 2000 Vauxhall-Opel Omega 3.2 V6 Automatic (8.9 secs) the 1990 Alfa-Romeo 33 1.7 Boxer Cloverleaf (8.9 secs) the or the 1990 Volvo 940 2.3 Turbo (8.9 secs). This Suzuki Swift 1.6 VVT Sport is also faster than the 2012 Mini Cooper SD Paceman (9.0 secs) the 2007 Ford Taurus AWD 3.5 V6 (9.0 secs) the 2004 Vauxhall-Opel Corsa 1.8 GSi (9.0 secs) the and the 2002 Land-Rover Range Rover V8 Vogue (9.0 secs).

Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Cabriolet Quattro S-Tronic - [2014] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Swift and the 2014 Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Cabriolet Quattro S-Tronic

When talking about the performance of the Suzuki Swift on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 16.77 secs @ 81.6 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2014 Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Cabriolet Quattro S-Tronic (16.70 secs), the 1983 Ford Capri Tickford Turbo (16.71 secs), and the 2000 Volkswagen-VW Beetle RSi 3.2 V6 (16.71 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2005 version of the Suzuki Swift 1.6 VVT Sport has a maximum speed of 124mph.

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Top Speed of the 2005 Swift equals the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 (135 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2005 Suzuki Swift 1.6 VVT Sport then how about the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 (135 mph), the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD 3.5 V6 (135 mph), or the 2018 Abarth 595 Turismo 1.4 Turbo (135 mph).

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