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Compare Audi A8 D3 [3.0 CVT] vs Audi A6 C6 [2.0 TDI] vs Audi A6 C6 facelift [2.0 TDI]

Reviews

Neo score
77%
62%
60%
Pros
  • Glorious 4.2 TDI and W12 engine options
  • Much improved ZF 6HP transmission
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Much more modern inside
  • New ZF 6HP transmission for AWD models
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Nice interior appointments
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Very good exterior styling
  • Good interior appointments
Cons
  • Unreliable range of FSI engines
  • Adoption of CVT for FWD
  • Start of Audi's hellish CVT era
  • Carbon build-up issues for FSI engines
  • Unreliable range of FSI engines
  • Strange and hellish timing chain setup on the V6 and V8 petrol engines
  • Mass adoption of CVT for FWD

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Variants

3.0 CVT
3.0 CVT LWB
3.0 TDI DPF quattro AT LWB
3.0 TDI PDF quattro AT
3.0 TDI quattro AT
3.2 FSI CVT
3.2 FSI CVT LWB
3.2 FSI quattro AT
3.7 V8 quattro AT
4.0 TDI quattro AT
4.0 TDI quattro AT LWB
4.2 BiTDI quattro AT LWB
4.2 BiTDI quattro DPF AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT LWB
4.2 quattro AT
4.2 quattro AT LWB
6.0 W12 quattro AT
6.0 W12 quattro AT LWB
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
2.0 TDI
2.0 TDI CVT
2.0 TDI CVT
2.0 TDIe
2.0 TFSI
2.0 TFSI CVT
2.7 TDI
2.7 TDI CVT
2.7 TDI quattro AT
2.8 FSI
2.8 FSI CVT
2.8 FSI CVT
2.8 FSI quattro
2.8 FSI quattro AT
3.0 TDI quattro
3.0 TDI quattro AT
3.0 TFSI quattro AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
546 L / 19.3 cu-ft
546 L / 19.3 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
12.6 L / 13.3 qt
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
9.7 L / 10.2 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
3.8 L / 4.0 qt
4.3 L / 4.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
600 kg / 1323 lbs
580 kg / 1279 lbs
580 kg / 1279 lbs

Chassis

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

Construction

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

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
120 mm / 4.7 in
117 mm / 4.6 in
Size | Height
1444 mm / 56.9 in
1459 mm / 57.4 in
1459 mm / 57.4 in
Size | Length
5051 mm / 198.9 in
4916 mm / 193.5 in
4927 mm / 194.0 in
Size | Width
1894 mm / 74.6 in
1855 mm / 73.0 in
1855 mm / 73.0 in | 2030 mm / 79.9 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1629.0 mm / 64.1 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
Track Width | Rear
1615.0 mm / 63.6 in
1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
Weight
1670.0 kg / 3681.7 lbs
1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs
1565.0 kg / 3450.2 lbs
Wheel Size
7.5J x 16
7J x 16
7J x 16
Wheelbase
2944 mm / 115.9 in
2843 mm / 111.9 in
2843 mm / 111.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.9 sec
10.3 sec
8.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.5 sec
9.8 sec
8.5 sec
CO2 Emission
230 g/km
161 g/km
149 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.27
0.29
0.29
Fuel Economy
9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 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)
5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (combined) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (urban) | 4.7 L/100km / 50.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
242.0 km/h / 150.4 mph
210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph
225.0 km/h / 139.8 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1900 kg / 4189 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) | 1800 kg / 3968 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1600 kg / 3527 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Euro 4
Euro 4
Engine
ASN
BLB, BRE
CAHA
Engine | Bore
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
19.5:1
18.0:1
Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 181.6 cu-in / 2976.0 cc
2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc
2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc
Engine | Power
220.0 hp / 164.1 kW @ 6300 rpm
140.0 hp / 104.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
170.0 hp / 126.8 kW @ 4200 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
73.9 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
71.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
86.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
95.5 mm / 3.8 in
95.5 mm / 3.8 in
Engine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
320 Nm / 236.0 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 rpm
350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Turbocharged diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
6-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Multitronic
Manual
Manual

Production

Availability
2003 ~ 2005
2004 ~ 2008
2008 ~ 2011
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