2008 Audi A6 2.7 V6 TDI Multitronic start up and parking
Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice
Luxury-car shoppers who love value have long cheered the Audi A6. And in
true Audi fashion, the midsize A6 gives you a lot for a very competitive
One of the A6's primary strengths is its deluxe cabin. Materials are
first-rate, and the overall design is nothing short of class-leading. Its
winter-weather capability is another plus. A6s are available with the
Quattro all-wheel-drive system, which distributes power to all four wheels,
making slippery roads more manageable.
But the car's most compelling asset concerns value. In terms of overall
quality, the Audi A6 is right up there with other midsize luxury cars, but
it costs thousands less. A used A6 represents an even more affordable
There have been three generations of the Audi A6, and all are worthy
selections. If there's a downside to the A6, it's that it hasn't been the
most athletic choice in its segment due to engines in earlier models that
were somewhat light on low-end torque. But that pales in the face of this
car's undisputable merits. Offering premium refinement at a respectable
price, the A6 is an excellent choice.
Current Audi A6
With its clean lines and oversized grille, the current Audi A6 is one of
the most distinctive midsize luxury cars on the market. It's available as
both a sedan and a wagon. The A6 wagon -- called the Avant -- is one of the
few midsize luxury wagons on the market, and with a 34-cubic-foot cargo bay
behind its rear seat, it makes a practical yet elegant choice for families
with a large dog or double stroller in tow.
Those who purchase the A6 sedan may choose among three trims: base 3.2
Premium, midlevel 3.0T Premium Quattro and top-of-the-line 4.2 Prestige
Quattro. Wagons are available only in the 3.0T Premium Quattro trim.
Standard equipment is generous, with a navigation system standard across
the board and upper trims coming with heated seats. As we've come to expect
from Audi, the A6's interior is a case study in attractive design and
quality materials. The A6's various electronic features (such as the audio
system, navigation and Bluetooth) are controlled via Audi's easy-to-use
Multi Media Interface (MMI) system. It sounds complicated, but with its
logical menus and ergonomically designed, all-in-one control knob, MMI is
relatively easy to learn.
The Audi A6 sedan is available with a choice of three engines that
correspond to trim level: a 265-horsepower V6 (3.2), a
300-hp supercharged V6 (3.0T) or a 350-hp V8 (4.2) engine. The 3.2
front-wheel-drive sedan has a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with
driver-selectable shift points, while all other A6s come with a six-speed
automatic transmission and the Quattro AWD system. The A6 Avant is only
available with the 3.0T engine, Quattro and the automatic.
In reviews, we've found the engines to be smooth and refined. The base V6's
acceleration is certainly passable, but our choice would be the 3.0T,
thanks to its broad range of torque and relative fuel efficiency. In fact,
we've found this engine provides quicker acceleration than the V8. The A6
rides comfortably on the highway, and while it's not the most athletic car
in its class, our editors like its predictable, confident feel through the
corners The current Audi A6 is representative of the third-generation
model, which dates to 2005. Overall, the third-generation car represents by
far the best package of attention-getting style, entertaining driving
dynamics and opulent furnishings. Those considering used third-gen models
should keep in mind that the base V6 made only 255 hp from 2005-'09. Also,
the supercharged V6 (3.0T) wasn't available from 2005-'08, while the car's
V8 produced only 335 hp prior to 2007. In terms of features, the A6 has
stayed mostly unchanged, though trim packages and options were also
simplified for '09, and the MMI electronics interface and navigation system
were upgraded for 2010.
The second-generation A6 sedan arrived on the market in 1998 and benefited
from a ground-up redesign; an all-new version of the Avant wagon debuted
the following year. This was the first Audi A6 to ride on a stretched
version of the highly regarded A4 platform. For the first two years, only a
naturally aspirated V6 was available, but in 2000, Audi added a spirited
twin-turbocharged V6 and a torque-rich
V8 to the engine lineup for the sedan. Given that acceleration tended to be
sluggish with the base V6, particularly on the hefty A6 Avant Quattro
wagon, Audi began offering a larger, more powerful 3.0-liter six-cylinder
in 2002. Transmission choices included a five-speed automatic and a CVT
(which was introduced in 2002). In our editorial reviews, we praised the
heavenly cabin and all-wheel-drive utility offered by the second-generation
A6, and panned its somewhat nonlinear steering. Overall, it represents a
solid choice for used-car shoppers.
Cold start AUDI A6 ALLROAD 2.7TDI -27C
AUDI A6 ALLROAD 2.7TDI 2008 cold start
03 Feb 2012 is the coldest morning of the year and the coldest 03 Feb for
over 150 years of weather observation in my region. It was -27 in the city
and up to -32 in suburbs. Fuel OKKO Diesel (regular) + OKKO Puls.
Audi rules! :)
Холодный старт AUDI A6 ALLROAD 2.7TDI 2008.
03 февраля 2012 самое холодное утро года - в
городе -27, в пригородах до -32.
Топливо OKKO + OKKO Puls.
Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro Acceleration
Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro 285 Ps
Durchzug 0 - 100 km/h 100-200 km/h
Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro 285 Hp
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h (0-60mp/h) 100- 200 km/h (60-125mp/h)