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3.0 QS vs 190 QS Line

j033y Mar 12, 2010

  1. j033y

    j033y Member

    Well am finally in a position over the next couple of months to buy a new car! yippee!

    However i have narrowed it down to the two mentioned above.

    I love the look of the Votex(?) kit on some of the 3.0QS and would love the engine note to go with it.

    My only concern is tax and fuel economy I have searched and searched, but all i get is dead ends!!, I currently have a chipped golf 1.8t and so i am drawn to the 190 Quattro sline, as it will only be slightly worse in fuel. not a problem.

    But am i bored of that engine? its a bit "tinny" and lacking in torque. Now i don't do many miles around 12,000 a year, so fuel economy is not hugely important. But if i was to go with the 3.0QS i dont want 15mpg territory.

    so what are they like, and has anyone driven both?

    much help, and apologies if it's been asked before... i did search... honest :tocktock:
  2. Atlas

    Atlas New Member

    I have a 3.0 QS and rarely use it on the motorway. A and B roads mainly. I don't drive like an old lady and it returns a genuine 24mpg. Not amazing but could be worse...
  3. j033y

    j033y Member

    Impressed with that. thats fairly similar to my golf. which seems to be not so good on fuel!!! i imagine 29-31mpg for motorway cruising then!
  4. Kiwi Kranker

    Kiwi Kranker Member

    I have the 3.0 QS. I get anywhere between 27- 31 mpg cruising depending how I am feeling and traffic. I would always bank on getting the lower though!

    3.0 is worth every penny for the torque and sound IMO!
  5. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

    what about the 2.5 qs. not got the torque of the 3 litre but close and better on fuel too anywhere upto 40 a gallon
  6. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    I've not owned either, so I'm not talking from experience, but can offer some opinions ;)

    Most 3.0 owners (there are few, which is good imo) report 20-24 mpg, I've never really heard of any less than 20. It sounds great, and is a 6 cylinder, 'nuff said for me. There are few tuning options, (unless you fancy a supercharger......) so the power you get is the power you keep generally.

    The 1.8T 190 is the 1.8 to go for, fairly easily tuneable up to 240hp - and lots more with sufficient investment. For me though, and no offence to anyone, it's a four cylinder engine, and that can never outweigh the appeal of a six......
  7. Kiwi Kranker

    Kiwi Kranker Member

  8. Woorlord

    Woorlord shifting to Hyperspace... . VCDS Map User

    Nice one:rockwoot:

    My philosophy - if you have to ask the mpg on a big engine then it's not the car for you!

    I generally get 285 to 320 miles to the 60 litre tank (Quattro) on varied trips, so that is 21.5mpg to 24.2mpg.
    Once got 34mpg driving to one of my firms offices in Holland from Windsor through France/Belgium/Netherlands - although continental roads were pretty flat on the route I took via Calais.
    (and I did not include the 20 miles through the Chunnel!)

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