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B7 to B8 how do they compare?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by s-line stu, Jan 24, 2011.

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    [Jan 24, 2011]
    Hi,

    I have a 2007 S-Line saloon 2.0TDI (140) and am thinking of changing car in the next few months. I'm torn between sticking with another A4 S-Line albeit a B8 but am also considering a 318d m sport bmw (which are a bit cheaper).

    My car has averaged 52mpg over the last 18 months (90% motorway driving) but I have heard that the newer engines are not quite so economical due to the tighter emission control.

    Please could you advise the kind of mpg figures you're getting from a 143 bhp 2.0TDI ?

    On paper the bmw is more frugal but from what I've read most owners seem to be getting around 45-50mpg

    Thanks in advance.

    Stu
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    I don't do much motorway driving,I am mainly round town to and from work and i get around 42MPG,i have been on a few runs with it on motorways and averaged around 55MPG, before this i had a 1.9Tdi B6 and the i used to get around 48MPG and 62Mpg out of that on simlar runs.

    But i wouldn't change my car for the world love it to bits even if i have had a few niggles with it and hassle with my local inept Audi service stealer.
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    [Jan 24, 2011]
    Had the same choice myself. A 318 business edition sport or the Sline. Having had a B7 Sline I decided to stick with the four rings and I'm glad I did. o.k, no sat nav but two of my mates ordered the 318 sport 140ps and it doesn't come close to the looks of the B8 parked next to them. I have covered 17k since Sept, mostly motorway and have never looked at the figures. It is the 143ps model and I will check tomorrow and feedback.

    The biggest issue was the wait. Their cars took 6 weeks max to delivery, mine was closer to 13. Poss more Audi's being ordered?
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    [Jan 24, 2011]
    Thanks guys, I am more swayed to the Audi (I'd be buying 2nd hand - approx £19-20k budget) as although I could get a newer lower milage BMW the Audi has more kit, part leather, bluetooth, sd card slots, better stereo etc.. and I'm much more familiar with the VAG brand having owned 2 A4 s-lines and 6 golf GTI's!

    Mid 50's mpg on the motorway would be fine - I commute a busy stretch of the M42 which is limited to 60 in peak times so do the ideal run for economy. I like the balance of reasonable power and good economy that the 143 has and find mine a great motorway cruiser which I'm sure the B8 is aswell.

    eno394 would be great to have your feedback - sounds like they are not too different to mine which is good news.
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    [Jan 26, 2011]
    Hope this is correct! The 2nd computer is saying 44.1mpg based on 3773 miles covered. Not the most economical driver though.
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    How do they compare?Both have thier own advantages, the b7 was better built, but the b8 has more toys.However ive had both and prefer the b7.
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