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Compare Audi S6 C5 [AT] vs Audi A6 C6 [2.0 TDI] vs Audi A8 D3 facelift [2.8 FSI CVT]

Reviews

Neo score
73%
62%
75%
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arguably worse styling than pre-facelift
  • Still very nose heavy
  • Unreliable range of FSI engines
  • Use of CVT for FWD
  • Too many electronic gimmicks?

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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
2.8 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
434 L / 15.3 cu-ft
546 L / 19.3 cu-ft
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.0 L / 11.6 qt
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
12.0 L / 12.7 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
7.5 L / 7.9 qt
3.8 L / 4.0 qt
6.2 L / 6.6 qt
Fuel Capacity
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
540 kg / 1190 lbs
580 kg / 1279 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Disc
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Tire Size
255/40 R17
205/60 R16
235/55 R17
Turning Circle
11.7 m / 38.3 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
1443 mm / 56.8 in
1459 mm / 57.4 in
1444 mm / 56.9 in
Size | Length
4833 mm / 190.3 in
4916 mm / 193.5 in
5062 mm / 199.3 in
Size | Width
1850 mm / 72.8 in
1855 mm / 73.0 in
1894 mm / 74.6 in
Track Width | Front
1578.0 mm / 62.1 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
1622.0 mm / 63.9 in
Track Width | Rear
1590.0 mm / 62.6 in
1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
1609.0 mm / 63.3 in
Weight
1760.0 kg / 3880.1 lbs
1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs
1690.0 kg / 3725.8 lbs
Wheel Size
8J x 17
7J x 16
8J x 17
Wheelbase
2759 mm / 108.6 in
2843 mm / 111.9 in
2944 mm / 115.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.7 sec
10.3 sec
8.0 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.4 sec
9.8 sec
7.6 sec
CO2 Emission
343 g/km
161 g/km
199 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.34
0.29
0.27
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)
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
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph
238.0 km/h / 147.9 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) | 2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Euro 4
Engine
ANK, AQJ
BLB, BRE
BDX
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
19.5:1
12.5:1
Engine | Displacement
4.2 L / 254.6 cu-in / 4172.0 cc
2.0 L / 120.1 cu-in / 1968.0 cc
2.8 L / 169.2 cu-in / 2773.0 cc
Engine | Power
340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 7000 rpm
140.0 hp / 104.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
210.0 hp / 156.6 kW @ 5500-6800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
81.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
71.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
75.7 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
95.5 mm / 3.8 in
82.4 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
420 Nm / 309.8 lb-ft @ 3400 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 V8 DOHC engine with 5 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
Automatic Tiptronic
Manual
Multitronic

Production

Availability
1999 ~ 2003
2004 ~ 2008
2008 ~ 2010
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