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Compare Audi A4 B8 [1.8 TFSI 120PS] 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 suspension all-around
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Rather good styling
  • 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
  • Very unreliable V6 petrol
  • Carbon build-up in all FSI / TFSI models
  • Bad CVT transmission
  • 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

1.8 TFSI 120PS
1.8 TFSI 120PS CVT
1.8 TFSI 160PS
1.8 TFSI 160PS CVT
1.8 TFSI 160PS quattro
2.0 TDI 120PS
2.0 TDI 143PS
2.0 TDI 143PS CVT
2.0 TDI 143PS quattro
2.0 TDI 170PS
2.0 TDI 170PS quattro
2.0 TDIe 136PS
2.0 TFSI 180PS
2.0 TFSI 180PS CVT
2.0 TFSI 211PS
2.0 TFSI 211PS CVT
2.0 TFSI 211PS quattro
2.7 TDI
2.7 TDI CVT
3.0 TDI 240PS quattro
3.0 TDI 240PS quattro AT
3.2 FSI CVT
3.2 FSI quattro
3.2 FSI 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
480 L / 17.0 cu-ft ~ 962 L / 34.0 cu-ft
546 L / 19.3 cu-ft
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
12.0 L / 12.7 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
4.6 L / 4.9 qt
3.8 L / 4.0 qt
6.2 L / 6.6 qt
Fuel Capacity
65.0 L / 17.2 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
225/55 R16, 225/50 R17
205/60 R16
235/55 R17
Turning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 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
1427 mm / 56.2 in
1459 mm / 57.4 in
1444 mm / 56.9 in
Size | Length
4703 mm / 185.2 in
4916 mm / 193.5 in
5062 mm / 199.3 in
Size | Width
1826 mm / 71.9 in
1855 mm / 73.0 in
1894 mm / 74.6 in
Track Width | Front
1564.0 mm / 61.6 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
1622.0 mm / 63.9 in
Track Width | Rear
1551.0 mm / 61.1 in
1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
1609.0 mm / 63.3 in
Weight
1410.0 kg / 3108.5 lbs
1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs
1690.0 kg / 3725.8 lbs
Wheel Size
7.5J x 16, 7.5J x 17
7J x 16
8J x 17
Wheelbase
2808 mm / 110.6 in
2843 mm / 111.9 in
2944 mm / 115.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
10.5 sec
10.3 sec
8.0 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.0 sec
9.8 sec
7.6 sec
CO2 Emission
169 g/km
161 g/km
199 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.27
0.29
0.27
Fuel Economy
7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (combined) | 9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (urban) | 5.5 L/100km / 42.8 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
208.0 km/h / 129.2 mph
210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph
238.0 km/h / 147.9 mph
Towing Capacity
740 kg / 1631 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
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 4
Euro 4
Euro 4
Engine
CABA, CDHA
BLB, BRE
BDX
Engine | Bore
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.6:1
19.5:1
12.5:1
Engine | Displacement
1.8 L / 109.7 cu-in / 1798.0 cc
2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc
2.8 L / 169.2 cu-in / 2773.0 cc
Engine | Power
120.0 hp / 89.5 kW @ 3650-6200 rpm
140.0 hp / 104.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
210.0 hp / 156.6 kW @ 5500-6800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
66.7 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
71.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
75.7 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
84.1 mm / 3.3 in
95.5 mm / 3.8 in
82.4 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
230 Nm / 169.6 lb-ft @ 1500-3650 rpm
320 Nm / 236.0 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 rpm
280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 3000-5000 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 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
6-speed
6-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual
Manual
Multitronic

Production

Availability
2008 ~ 2011
2004 ~ 2008
2008 ~ 2010
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