I'm considering changing my trusty B6 A4 1.9 Quattro Sport 130 for something newer and a little classier and whilst a B8 A4 does seem like the obvious choice, I do like the look of the facelift A6.
It'd have to be an S-Line or Le Mans spec for the better (IMO) exterior looks and full leather interior, but I can't decide on whether or not to go for the 2.7 TDi or the 2.0 TDi 170.
It'd also have to be a manual I think.
I've heard that the 2.0 is underpowered but I assume when people say they are referring to the boggo 140bhp model. Is the 170 much better? I would have thought so.
Also, does anyone have a remapped 170 model? How much better is that?
The 170 has really impressive fuel economy and low tax too which make it a really attractive proposition.
What are the common faults with this engine? What should I look for?
I'd be looking for an 09 plate onwards.
Are there any issues with this engine in the A6 that wouldn't get in say, the A4?
Also, I like the look of the 190bhp 2.7 engine with its excellent CO2 figures and economy... I'm assuming its the introduction of the start-stop technology that has made this engine so much more efficient?
I love the creamy smoothness of the V6 diesels
Are there any common issues with this engine?
Does it have timing chains or belts?
If the timing belts need changing, what sorts of costs are you looking at?
How does the 2.7 cope with higher mileages?
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.