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3.0 TDi Avant help

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by rickquattro, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. rickquattro
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    [Feb 8, 2008]
    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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    [Feb 8, 2008]
    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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    [Feb 8, 2008]
    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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    [Feb 9, 2008]
    Thanks Chris, do you know if the difference in the 201 bhp and 230 bhp engines is software of different mechanicals actually fitted?
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    [Feb 9, 2008]
    I made a few points on another forum regards my 233 3.0 TDi A4

    This may help you

    LINKY

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    [Feb 12, 2008]
    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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    [Feb 13, 2008]
    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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    [Feb 16, 2008]
    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!

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    [Feb 18, 2008]
    Thanks folks, I will keep looking...
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    [Feb 19, 2008]
    Don't buy it for the mpg. Buy it for the POWER!

    It goes really well.
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