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Compare Audi A5 Sportback B8 facelift [1.8 TFSI 144] vs Audi A6 C6 [2.0 TDI] vs Audi A8 D3 facelift [2.8 FSI CVT]

Reviews

Neo score
54%
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
  • Lingering drivetrain reliability 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

1.8 TFSI 144
1.8 TFSI 144 CVT
1.8 TFSI 170
1.8 TFSI 170 CVT
1.8 TFSI 177
1.8 TFSI 177 CVT
2.0 TDI 136
2.0 TDI 136 CVT
2.0 TDI 143
2.0 TDI 143 CVT
2.0 TDI 150
2.0 TDI 150 CVT
2.0 TDI 177
2.0 TDI 177 CVT
2.0 TDI 177 quattro
2.0 TDI 177 quattro DCT
2.0 TDI 190
2.0 TDI 190 CVT
2.0 TDI 190 quattro
2.0 TDI 190 quattro DCT
2.0 TDI ultra 136
2.0 TDI ultra 136 CVT
2.0 TDI ultra 163
2.0 TFSI 211 CVT
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro DCT
2.0 TFSI 225
2.0 TFSI 225 CVT
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro DCT
2.0 TFSI 230
2.0 TFSI 230 CVT
2.0 TFSI 230 quattro
2.0 TFSI 230 quattro DCT
3.0 TDI 204
3.0 TDI 204 CVT
3.0 TDI 218 quattro DCT
3.0 TDI 245 quattro
3.0 TDI 245 quattro DCT
3.0 TFSI quattro DCT
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 ~ 980 L / 34.6 cu-ft
546 L / 19.3 cu-ft
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
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
63.0 L / 16.6 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
Electric Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Tire Size
225/50 R17
205/60 R16
235/55 R17
Turning Circle
11.5 m / 37.7 ft
11.9 m / 39.0 ft
12.1 m / 39.7 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Hatchback
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1391 mm / 54.8 in
1459 mm / 57.4 in
1444 mm / 56.9 in
Size | Length
4712 mm / 185.5 in
4916 mm / 193.5 in
5062 mm / 199.3 in
Size | Width
1854 mm / 73.0 in | 2020 mm / 79.5 in (mirror unfolded)
1855 mm / 73.0 in
1894 mm / 74.6 in
Track Width | Front
1590.0 mm / 62.6 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
1622.0 mm / 63.9 in
Track Width | Rear
1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
1609.0 mm / 63.3 in
Weight
1490.0 kg / 3284.9 lbs
1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs
1690.0 kg / 3725.8 lbs
Wheel Size
7.5J x 17
7J x 16
8J x 17
Wheelbase
2810 mm / 110.6 in
2843 mm / 111.9 in
2944 mm / 115.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.3 sec
10.3 sec
8.0 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
8.8 sec
9.8 sec
7.6 sec
CO2 Emission
134 ~ 148 g/km
161 g/km
199 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.29
0.29
0.27
Fuel Economy
5.8 L/100km / 40.6 MPG (combined) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (urban) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 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
220.0 km/h / 136.7 mph
210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph
238.0 km/h / 147.9 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1700 kg / 3748 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1500 kg / 3307 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 6
Euro 4
Euro 4
Engine
CJED
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
144.0 hp / 107.4 kW @ 3700-6200 rpm
140.0 hp / 104.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
210.0 hp / 156.6 kW @ 5500-6800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
80.1 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
84.1 mm / 3.3 in
95.5 mm / 3.8 in
82.4 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 1300-3600 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
2014 ~ 2016
2004 ~ 2008
2008 ~ 2010
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