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    3.0 TDi Avant help

    I am looking to trade up to one of these and searching around some are rated 201 bhp, some 230 bhp, but are no quicker 0-60. I am looking at 54 plate cars which for the same year seem to have both sets of figures...

    I have done a search on here, there are only four threads that I found. Also interested to hear from any owners of their experiences and typical running costs....

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    You'll probably have to get the power output confirmed based on the sticker under the boot floor. However if they're 54 plate cars then they will be very early B7s so I suspect they will all be 201bhp. Don't think they fitted the uprated engine until 2005/6.

    IIRC, some people on here were quoting only high 20s for mpg which is pretty shocking.

    EDIT: "233PS version of 3.0-litre V6 TDI seen first in A6, A8 and new A4 Cabriolet adopted for A4 Saloon and Avant models from February 2006." from the Honest John site.
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    High 20's for mpg is interesting (!) when Audi are claiming in the low 40's...

    Thanks Macduff
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    Guess low 20s achievable in city commutes but on the open road and especially on the motorway then upper thirties is my usual. Suspect if I stuck to 70 mph then I'd be at around 40 mpg. Superb engine (mine is the 201bhp)

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    Thanks Chris, do you know if the difference in the 201 bhp and 230 bhp engines is software of different mechanicals actually fitted?
    Coming back to Audi with an A3 Tdi Sportback Quattro... but the 220bhp T5 was epic....

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    I made a few points on another forum regards my 233 3.0 TDi A4

    This may help you

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    I have a 3.0 Tdi Quattro S-Line and love the car. Its the 204bhp model and the performance is more than plentiful and as for economy its ok. Approx £67 fills the tank from the fuel light and on average i get 400-450 miles. Best I have had is 535 with a bit more motorway driving. I have no doubt if i did a long run I could get closer to 600 from a tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtiller
    I made a few points on another forum regards my 233 3.0 TDi A4

    This may help you

    LINKY

    Your experience is not unusual. It's well known that the 1.9 130 often kicks out more than 140PS in standard form so it's quite plausible for a standard 204 3.0 to kick out 220+. Not sure why but Audi/VW seem to be quite conservative with their engine outputs and quoted 0-60 times. The boot sticker will confirm the power output of your engine 204PS is about 150KW and 233 is about 172KW. I would have expected a March 2005 car to be the 204PS engine.

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    Currently running a 233PS 3.0Tdi.

    Get around 40MPG, currently done 45k miles.

    Depends on the driving you do obviously, but mine is a mix of motorway (60%), Dual Carriageways (20%) Town etc the rest. up to 52mpg on a long run at a constant 70mph and down to around 10 on the Nurburgring!

    Ian

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    Thanks folks, I will keep looking...
    Coming back to Audi with an A3 Tdi Sportback Quattro... but the 220bhp T5 was epic....

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    40mpg

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    Don't buy it for the mpg. Buy it for the POWER!

    It goes really well.

 

 

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