Audi A6 3.0 TDI Diesel & Review & Car and Driver

12 Jan 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Audi A6 3.0 TDI Diesel & Review & Car and Driver

In our first drive of the Audi A6. we did something a bit unusual. We the A6 is #x201C;approaching perfection.#x201D; We don#x2019;t the P-… too often, because is no such thing as the perfect A perfected car, on the other is conceivable, and after driving the A6 again, this time in 3.0 TDI form, we#x2019;re more of Audi#x2019;s proximity to this

Even better, the company announced that the A6 3.0 TDI will to the U.S. within the next 24 to 30

Redesigned Diesel Engine

The A6 3.0 turbo-diesel has been redesigned the ground up. Weight drops by percent (55 pounds) compared the engine it replaces. Some 13 were trimmed from the alone, which now is made a high-strength cast iron.

rotating parts have lightened as well. Other include a redesigned drive for the camshafts and improvements to the common-rail system, intake and exhaust turbocharger, and intercooler.

There will be two versions of the TDI engine, with programming the only difference. The conservative makes 204 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, the more-powerful engine churning out 245 its 369 lb-ft peaking at 1400 (The outgoing 3.0 as installed in our Q7 TDI makes 225 hp and 406 lb-ft.) Although will be available in the A6, we sampled the more powerful one, is the one more likely to show up in the

In Germany, this version of the will come standard Quattro all-wheel drive and new eight-speed automatic transmission, but the equipment plan for the U.S. has not finalized. Thus equipped, the A6 plenty quick as we charged up and the narrow, hilly roads on Regardless of grade or elevation, the car speed forcefully, making no sound unless you absolutely it.

The turbo rush seems with virtually no lag.

of tune, the A6 3.0 TDI will not be slow. The potent variant should hit 60 mph in 6.1 with the less-powerful version a still reasonable 7.2 seconds to the same velocity. Top speeds are to be 155 mph for the hi-po version, 149 for the lesser.

Audi A6

The supercharged, gas-powered A6 3.0 TFSI the more scintillating driver#x2019;s from a character standpoint and by the (we predict a 0-to-60-mph time of 5.3 A different set of numbers, though, enhances the diesel#x2019;s attractiveness: its advantage. Although he EPA has yet to rate the A6 with any powertrain, the diesel six better its gas counterpart by a few mpg in all conditions.

We highway fuel economy to as high as 30 mpg, with the figure coming in around 21.

Other A6 Attributes Just as

Going diesel does not living with less. The car we had Audi#x2019;s #x201C;drive select#x201D; system, which offers auto, comfort, and driver-customizable modes. It will be standard on all A6s in the U.S. but its inclusion on diesel here is TBD. Regardless of drive select makes the A6 impossible to upset.

We do wish for natural steering, but that is a new complaint when it comes to with this system.

else that had us fawning the A6 the first time we drove it from its nifty optional LED and gorgeous 20-inch wheels to its well-designed interior. Even the pinstripe-look layered-oak trim is on us. We won#x2019;t know how Audi configure our A6 TDIs until to the car#x2019;s U.S. launch, but in the TDIs#x2019; options list is as as that of the gas-powered cars.

We can#x2019;t imagine Audi hold anything back

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