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Compare Audi A4 B6 [1.6] vs Audi A6 C6 [2.0 TDI] vs Audi A8 D3 facelift [2.8 FSI CVT]

Reviews

Neo score
47%
62%
75%
Pros
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • New ZF 6HP transmission for AWD models
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Nice interior appointments
  • Superb suspension setup all-around
  • Amazing 4.2 TDI and W12 engines
  • Class-leading interior appointment
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • CVT for FWD
  • Unreliable automatic transmissions
  • Still very front-heavy
  • Some oil consumption issues
  • Start of Audi's hellish CVT era
  • Carbon build-up issues for FSI engines
  • Arguably worse styling than pre-facelift
  • Still very nose heavy
  • Unreliable range of FSI engines
  • Use of CVT for FWD
  • Too many electronic gimmicks?

Price

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Variants

1.6
1.8T 150hp
1.8T 150hp CVT
1.8T 150hp quattro
1.8T 163hp
1.8T 163hp CVT
1.8T 163hp quattro
1.8T 170hp
1.8T 170hp CVT
1.8T 170hp quattro
1.8T 170hp quattro AT
1.8T 190hp
1.8T 190hp quattro
1.9 TDI 101hp
1.9 TDI 115hp
1.9 TDI 130hp
1.9 TDI 130hp CVT
1.9 TDI 130hp quattro
2.0
2.0 CVT
2.0 FSI 150hp
2.4
2.4 CVT
2.5 TDI 155hp
2.5 TDI 155hp CVT
2.5 TDI 163hp
2.5 TDI 163hp CVT
2.5 TDI 180hp quattro
2.5 TDI 180hp quattro AT
3.0
3.0 CVT
3.0 quattro
3.0 quattro AT
2.0 TDI
2.0 TDI CVT
2.0 TFSI
2.0 TFSI CVT
2.4
2.4 CVT
2.4 quattro
2.7 TDI 180PS
2.7 TDI 180PS CVT
2.7 TDI 180PS quattro AT
2.8 FSI
2.8 FSI CVT
3.0 TDI quattro
3.0 TDI quattro AT
3.0 TDI quattro DPF
3.0 TDI quattro DPF AT
3.2 FSI
3.2 FSI CVT
3.2 FSI quattro
3.2 FSI quattro AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT
4.2 quattro AT
2.8 FSI CVT
3.0 TDI quattro AT LWB
3.0 TDI quattro AT
3.2 FSI CVT
3.2 FSI CVT LWB
3.2 FSI quattro AT
4.2 BiTDI quattro AT LWB
4.2 BiTDI quattro AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT LWB
6.0 W12 quattro AT LWB

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
445 L / 15.7 cu-ft ~ 720 L / 25.4 cu-ft
546 L / 19.3 cu-ft
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
7.5 L / 7.9 qt
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
12.0 L / 12.7 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
3.5 L / 3.7 qt
3.8 L / 4.0 qt
6.2 L / 6.6 qt
Fuel Capacity
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
550 kg / 1213 lbs
580 kg / 1279 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Disc
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Tire Size
195/65 R15
205/60 R16
235/55 R17
Turning Circle
11.1 m / 36.4 ft
11.9 m / 39.0 ft
12.1 m / 39.7 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1428 mm / 56.2 in
1459 mm / 57.4 in
1444 mm / 56.9 in
Size | Length
4548 mm / 179.1 in
4916 mm / 193.5 in
5062 mm / 199.3 in
Size | Width
1772 mm / 69.8 in
1855 mm / 73.0 in
1894 mm / 74.6 in
Track Width | Front
1528.0 mm / 60.2 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
1622.0 mm / 63.9 in
Track Width | Rear
1526.0 mm / 60.1 in
1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
1609.0 mm / 63.3 in
Weight
1295.0 kg / 2855.0 lbs
1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs
1690.0 kg / 3725.8 lbs
Wheel Size
6.5J x 15
7J x 16
8J x 17
Wheelbase
2650 mm / 104.3 in
2843 mm / 111.9 in
2944 mm / 115.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
12.6 sec
10.3 sec
8.0 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
12.0 sec
9.8 sec
7.6 sec
CO2 Emission
161 g/km
199 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.28
0.29
0.27
Fuel Economy
7.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (combined) | 10.8 L/100km / 21.8 MPG (urban) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (highway)
6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (combined) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (urban) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (highway)
8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph
210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph
238.0 km/h / 147.9 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1800 kg / 3968 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1600 kg / 3527 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 3
Euro 4
Euro 4
Engine
ALZ
BLB, BRE
BDX
Engine | Bore
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.3:1
19.5:1
12.5:1
Engine | Displacement
1.6 L / 97.3 cu-in / 1595.0 cc
2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc
2.8 L / 169.2 cu-in / 2773.0 cc
Engine | Power
102.0 hp / 76.1 kW @ 5600 rpm
140.0 hp / 104.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
210.0 hp / 156.6 kW @ 5500-6800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
63.9 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
71.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
75.7 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
77.4 mm / 3.0 in
95.5 mm / 3.8 in
82.4 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
148 Nm / 109.2 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
320 Nm / 236.0 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 rpm
280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 3000-5000 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 SOHC engine with 2 values per cylinder
Turbocharged diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
6-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual
Manual
Multitronic

Production

Availability
2000 ~ 2004
2004 ~ 2008
2008 ~ 2010
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