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Compare Audi S6 C5 [AT] vs Audi A6 C6 [2.0 TDI] vs Audi A6 C6 facelift [2.0 TDI]

Reviews

Neo score
73%
62%
60%
Pros
  • Elegant yet sporty styling
  • Good fit and finish without gimmicks
  • Naturally-aspirated V8
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Good towing capacity
  • 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
  • The Avant looked arguably better
  • Very high fuel consumption
  • Weak automatic transmission
  • 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

Price

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Variants

AT
MT
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
434 L / 15.3 cu-ft
546 L / 19.3 cu-ft
546 L / 19.3 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.0 L / 11.6 qt
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
9.7 L / 10.2 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
7.5 L / 7.9 qt
3.8 L / 4.0 qt
4.3 L / 4.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
540 kg / 1190 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
255/40 R17
205/60 R16
205/60 R16
Turning Circle
11.7 m / 38.3 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
117 mm / 4.6 in
Size | Height
1443 mm / 56.8 in
1459 mm / 57.4 in
1459 mm / 57.4 in
Size | Length
4833 mm / 190.3 in
4916 mm / 193.5 in
4927 mm / 194.0 in
Size | Width
1850 mm / 72.8 in
1855 mm / 73.0 in
1855 mm / 73.0 in | 2030 mm / 79.9 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1578.0 mm / 62.1 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
Track Width | Rear
1590.0 mm / 62.6 in
1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
Weight
1760.0 kg / 3880.1 lbs
1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs
1565.0 kg / 3450.2 lbs
Wheel Size
8J x 17
7J x 16
7J x 16
Wheelbase
2759 mm / 108.6 in
2843 mm / 111.9 in
2843 mm / 111.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.7 sec
10.3 sec
8.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.4 sec
9.8 sec
8.5 sec
CO2 Emission
343 g/km
161 g/km
149 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.34
0.29
0.29
Fuel Economy
14.3 L/100km / 16.4 MPG (combined) | 21.8 L/100km / 10.8 MPG (urban) | 10.1 L/100km / 23.3 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
250.0 km/h / 155.3 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) | 2100 kg / 4630 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), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Euro 4
Engine
ANK, AQJ
BLB, BRE
CAHA
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
19.5:1
18.0:1
Engine | Displacement
4.2 L / 254.6 cu-in / 4172.0 cc
2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc
2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc
Engine | Power
340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 7000 rpm
140.0 hp / 104.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
170.0 hp / 126.8 kW @ 4200 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
81.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
71.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
86.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
95.5 mm / 3.8 in
95.5 mm / 3.8 in
Engine | Torque
420 Nm / 309.8 lb-ft @ 3400 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 V8 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
5-speed
6-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic Tiptronic
Manual
Manual

Production

Availability
1999 ~ 2003
2004 ~ 2008
2008 ~ 2011
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