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Fuel Economy for 3.2 V6 and 2.0FSI? Anyone?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by Simo_UK, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Simo_UK

    Simo_UK Member

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    Hi All,

    My first post on this site so appologies if this has been asked before.

    I'm in the market for a 1-2 yr old A4 Avant Quattro with either an 3.2 V6 265bhp or a 2.0FSI 211bhp engine.

    Do any existing owners have the 'real' fuel economy figures for either engine please?

    Cheers

    Simo
     
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  3. riggssuzuki

    riggssuzuki Active Member

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    I have a remapped 2.0 TFSI. On a journey of 64 miles including about 10 in town and 54 on rural roads. Lots of speed up and slow down i am now getting an average of about 38 to 40 mpg. I have done this trip numerous times and prior to remap was getting about 32 to 38 mpg. I drive normally i.e. not specifically trying to get good economy and overtake when i can. When really trying I have menaged with the remap to get 42mpg over the same journey. The remap has given me great mid range and a nice clean pull from low down to red line. not sure about figure. REVO state 305 HP but that is peak power. the torque is up to around 350 which is just fantastic. hope that helps. I doubt if the 3.2 V6 is that much quicker but will have much worse fuel economy.

    cheers

    Kev
     
  4. Big Bird

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    I have a 2009 2.0 TFSi, totally standard car.

    I have mixed driving- M way to work, shopping trips in town and A and B road drives to visit relatives. I find it can vary from high 20's to mid 30's. I did once, but only once, have it in the low 40's- very sedate trip around the North of Scotland!

    For the performance i dont mind one bit. Overall, i'd put it bang on 30mpg on average, or 360-400 miles to a tank.

    I did also have a 3.2 on demo 2 years ago for three days- that was a lovely car which made a great sound but was easily in the low 20's for fuel. Even driven sensibly, low 30's seemed impossible to me.......
     
  5. riggssuzuki

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    Forgot to say its a 2011 model 2.0 TFSI Dynamik Quattro
     
  6. dmaudi

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    i had the 3.2Q A3

    i got 19mpg average over 20k miles :(

    I have got 20mpg over 4k miles in my S4 :)

    so worse mpg and a fair bit less performance than the other 6


    I'd say the 2.0T is a much better engine,

    the 3.2 sounds lovely, but poor range and the top rate road tax too means its a very left field choice
     
  7. Simo_UK

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    Thanks for all thre replies so far, much appreciated. Desperately trying to find a 2.0 with the spec I'm after, where as there are a handfu lof the 3.2s about fully loaded (aimed at mugs like me! :) )

    Kev, regarding your remap, where did you get it from? Any warranty/insurance issues?
     
  8. riggssuzuki

    riggssuzuki Active Member

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    I got a REVO remap from Wallace performance in Aberdeen. You get a warranty with the REVO map and no issues with Audi i believe.

    The difference makes the car how it should have been in the 1st place. Superb instaed of just great
     
  9. Simo_UK

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone.
     
  10. Orangio

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    Your looking at buying a 3.2 V6 and your asking about fuel economy?

    LOL
     
  11. scoTTy

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    When I see posts like this I simply have to ask :

    what have you got in writing?
    what does the REVO warranty cover?
     
  12. Simo_UK

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    :) Damage limitation. Staring at the abyss. Perversion, call it what you like - I wanna know how much it's going to HURT! :)
     
  13. riggssuzuki

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    At the end of the day i dont give a rats a*s....lol. I love the power and the way it drives. If you doubt the validity of the warranty that REVO provide for their remap and the Audi warranty then fair do's. Audi would have to 1st know the vehicle had been remapped then prove it was due to the re map that whatever fault occured. Of course their is a risk. On your insurance poicy for your car if you do not fit OEM equipment i.e. tyres, wheels, higher rated bulbs etc then the same applies they may or may not pay out. Its all about risk and I am happy with it. Many people question the warranty issue but so far i have seen no one on any forum with issues surrounding manufacturers warranty vs a remap issue. If you know of any I stand corrected. The REVO warranty covers failure of software nothing more. If you choose to remqap your car then it is a risk you take i suppose.

    I see you have questioned this a few times. My suggestion for you is dont take the risk if you are unhappy about possible issues. I notice you have had both a B6 S4 (AMD stage 3) and TT (APR) did you not consider warranty an issue with these vehicles?

    Just asking and chucking my hat into the ring. No offence meant at all if I have caused any.
     
  14. razza1

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    I have heard a few audi dealers have mentioned a Remap is an issue for warranty. They'll find a way to get out of paying if they can, and will be difficult to prove the remap wasn't the cause. Its a risk.
     
  15. Big Bird

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    How much did Wallace charge for the revo remap, if i may ask? Did it take long and would you recommend them?

    I'm near Edinburgh, dont know of anyone near here who does it but i also head up to Aberdeen quite often.

    On the plus side, my mate had his Seat Leon FR550 remapped at new by revo- seat approved- and he has had nothing but praise and no issues whatsoever........
     
  16. A4B8Sline

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    Mines not a quattro unfortunatly but my average is always in the mid to high 30's. So i would say 30+ is reasonable for a quattro 2.0TFSI. My driving is about 50miles a day of A and B roads. However around town mine quickly drops into the 20's
     
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    Its a standard charge of £499 + VAT. It took quite a long time as they had been told it could be done through the Standard OBDI port. This was not the case so it took a lot of checking, phone calls and general head scratching. Once they resolved it it took about 30 mins. So if you book in let them know its a B8 and mention my White 2.0 TFSI. Should be no probs and about an hour start to finish if they get staright on it. I would definitely recommend them. No coffee machine though but a nice little sandwich bar about 200m away.

    DO IT!!!
     
  18. Kamalpreet Suali

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    Hi all

    Not sure if anyone is still active in this thread. But just to increase the info available on B8 A4 3.2s!

    I get around 19mpg on a 'spirited ' drive of around 30mins or so

    [​IMG]

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  19. rum4mo

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    Oh well, since you posted that, I was moving on from owning a 2000 B5 Passat 4Motion 2.8V6 back in 2013 and searched for a long time for a 3.2 quattro saloon with manual trans, very few cars available secondhand at the age I wanted! Then I became aware that the S4 gave superior MPG and had lost more power and extras as standard - so I accidentally become an S4 owner - I'm knocking the 3.2V6 here, it is just that I stumbled on the bigger picture, if I had not and if there had been more 3.2 quattros available for sale, I might just have been a 3.2 quattro owner! Funny how life works out some times? (prior to this I had considered that S4 was a step too far for just a quickish family car.)
     
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    Wow! I really was considering an s4 but just couldn't find one locally in my budget! So was settling for the 2.0t but then found a gem of a 3.2 and was only 40miles away! So that happened haha. Thanks for sharing rum4mo!

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    Sorry, I wrote "I'm knocking the 3.2V6 here" - but I genuinely meant to write "I'm not knocking the 3.2V6 here" . Maybe you were lucky to avoid the 2.0TFSI as it seems to have had a lot of issues, I nearly moved from trying to buy a 3.2V6 quattro to buying a 2.0TSFI Quattro - the age of car might have ended up with could well have been within the "nasty" range!

    Edit:- by the way, my old 2000 Passat 2.8V6 is still keeping its next owner happy, but still in trouble of being caught speeding due to the smooth quiet torquey 2.8V6 engine!
     
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    No worries I guessed you were fond of the 3.2 as well initally looking to buy one!
    Tbh I'm glad I didn't end up with a 2.0t ever since I searched ' issues with b8 a4' the 2.0t keeps coming up !

    I'm really happy with my car though coming from a e92 320i, this thing just pulls so much harder haha not really driven it on some nice British right roads yet but really looking forward to it! Haha

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