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    Quote Originally Posted by warren_S3 View Post
    and as the A5 is such a big car the smoother 3.0 engine really suited the car.
    eh??? A5 is smaller than A4

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    As far as I can make out the 3.0 Tdi is 320mm fronts and the S4 is 345mm... For the hastle I think I'll just wait and get a system from N8!
    Daytona Grey A4 3.0 TDi Quattro S-Tronic Black Edition



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daggerit View Post
    As far as I can make out the 3.0 Tdi is 320mm fronts and the S4 is 345mm... For the hastle I think I'll just wait and get a system from N8!
    N8? Do you mean R8 or A8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hesl View Post
    N8? Do you mean R8 or A8?
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    3.0 TDi worth the extra to the 2.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by warren_S3 View Post
    N8 = Nath Kowalski (Kowalksi Details - Forum sponsor) - top bloke and supplier of exotic brakes
    What warren_S3 said...
    Daytona Grey A4 3.0 TDi Quattro S-Tronic Black Edition



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    I would go 3.0tdi every time, round town you will get 25-30mpg, on a motorway you will get around 45-50mpg and when you want to get round the Sunday drivers it acts like its been drinking red bull (other drinks are available).

    I'm not sure about the auto box, everyone talks about poor mpg for Audi diesels and from what I can see at low speeds my dash always tells me to change down a gear (my car is manual so I can ignore it). I followed the advice a few of times and it told me to drop down another gear - I always thought lower gear = lower mpg.

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    45-50?? Not in a STronic, I've never seen over 45, even on a steady run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toastyhamster View Post
    45-50?? Not in a STronic, I've never seen over 45, even on a steady run.
    Been using road trip lite app since day one.
    Done 15k miles and just starting to see 36-38mpg from a tank.
    Even when driving like 'miss daisy' no chance of 40-45!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toastyhamster View Post
    45-50?? Not in a STronic, I've never seen over 45, even on a steady run.
    As I said, my car is a manual so I can decide what gear to be in. On the motorway, even a busy stop start run on the M6 past Birmingham, I have seen the DIS read over 49mpg. I know the real world figures are different as the cars lifetime reads 41.5mpg where fuelly is 39.5mpg.

    I'd love to try the auto in manual mode to see what it accelarates like but I couldnt live with the car deciding what gear I should be in.

    Sorry if im turning this into an mpg discussion.

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    I'm changing my order, just waiting to hear if it will affect my build date which is in 4 weeks apparently!

    Couldn't do without that power in my life lol
    On order: A4 Avant 2.0 TDi Quattro 177 Black Edition Daytona Grey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste_Nova View Post
    eh??? A5 is smaller than A4

    A4 B8 4,703 mm
    A5 Coupe: 4,625 mm
    Compared to what I drive daily it's massive! Wouldn't consider A4, no need for 4 doors, and prefer A5 lines.

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    Is their a 3litre BiTdi on the drawing board as an A4?
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    3.0 TDi worth the extra to the 2.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldlaw View Post
    Is their a 3litre BiTdi on the drawing board as an A4?
    According to my sales rep contact within audi, there's no immediate plans.

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    Hi bud, I am on my 3rd A4(B8) since 01/09/2008. first was 143ps s-line saloon....it was ok! September 2011 changed to a brand new 177ps quattro, sline A4, Saloon(which the Audi salesman convinced me to buy!!! although i new I really wanted the 3.0!!.

    Well! I kept the 2.0 (177ps) for 6 months then bought a brand new 3.0 TDi S-line, Quattro, Black Edition A4 Saloon...........best car I have ever bought. Smooth, responsive, sounds great, economy good if you drive sensibly.....and you dont need to add any chips and boxes......and you have the twin pipes either side of the rear apron.....i considered a 2.0 petrol.....but NO competition. Cant wait Audi put the 3.0 Bi-turbo(313ps) into the A4....im queing now!! Ha Ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachgang View Post
    Hi bud, I am on my 3rd A4(B8) since 01/09/2008. first was 143ps s-line saloon....it was ok! September 2011 changed to a brand new 177ps quattro, sline A4, Saloon(which the Audi salesman convinced me to buy!!! although i new I really wanted the 3.0!!.

    Well! I kept the 2.0 (177ps) for 6 months then bought a brand new 3.0 TDi S-line, Quattro, Black Edition A4 Saloon...........best car I have ever bought. Smooth, responsive, sounds great, economy good if you drive sensibly.....and you dont need to add any chips and boxes......and you have the twin pipes either side of the rear apron.....i considered a 2.0 petrol.....but NO competition. Cant wait Audi put the 3.0 Bi-turbo(313ps) into the A4....im queing now!! Ha Ha
    An S4 and a Bi Turbo allroad recently joined our family! Drove the Bi Turbo on Sunday and can't wait til audi announce it as their next S4!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warren_S3 View Post
    Compared to what I drive daily it's massive! Wouldn't consider A4, no need for 4 doors, and prefer A5 lines.
    Thought A5 had 4 doors.


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    they do a5 in 3 door, 5 door and cab
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    3.0 TDi worth the extra to the 2.0?

    I'm sitting about 30mpg average but the difference between normal daily driving and a decent run is huge.

    For daily driving I get about 65-70 miles to a quarter tank (about 25mpg) but on a decent run today got 135 miles on a quarter tank down back roads (about 43mpg). That's with the s-tronic so not too bad.

    Maybe it'll be a S4D! Would be all over that!
    Daytona Grey A4 3.0 TDi Quattro S-Tronic Black Edition



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    We'll I took the plunge and sold the 2.0 and am the proud owner of a A4 3.0 TDI S-Line Black Edition S-Tronic with Full Nappa Leather inc. door cards, Tech Pack High and loads of other stuff I can't remember finished in Daytona Grey.

    Had it since Nov 1st and done over 4k already.

    Currently mpg is 42.9 so I'm not too upset.

    Pic's to come soon along with a remap / tuning box.

 

 
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