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What's the point of 2.7tdi auto

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by p1tse, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. p1tse
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    [Jul 4, 2010]
    When the 3.0 tdi auto has better performance and same mpg?

    Apart from outlay in cost
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    ....i think you may have just answered that one yourself.........:unsure:
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    ah fair enough

    shame there's such a big difference in bhp and torque between them.

    even a remapped 2.7tdi i assume won't be as flexible as a 3.0tdi
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    is it a case of four pot vs v6????? or are the 2.5/2.7 also v6?
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    I thought 2.7tdi are v6 but could be wrong
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    dont know thats why asked lol
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    Yes the 2.7 is V6 , mines had a ecu remap and its now 230 / 340 so near the 3.0 on that .
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    thanks
    is yours manual or auto, what sort of mpg do you get, best, worst, average?
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    its a auto, best mpg 44 worst ??? never really noticed think i average 36mpg
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    one thing i found in favour of the 2.7tdi is that post 2006 the road tax on the 3.0tdi is double!
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    If buying used, you will get much more 2.7 for your money. At least one spec higher and fully loaded for the same money as a poverty spec 3.0.

    Away from the lights there is little in it (due to gearing), accelerating on the motorway the 3.0 certainly has an advantage. Cruising along on a dual carriageway, nothing in it and similar mpg.

    I had no qualms about buying a fully loaded 2.7. If I really wanted some grunt, I would have bought an S... which I may yet do ;)
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    I thought that the 3.0TDI was only available as a Quattro (tiptronic) where as the 2.7 is a Front Wheel Drive (Multitronic).
    I am more than pleased with my 2009 2.7 TDI (V6) s-line.
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    I have just bought a 2 year old 2.7 tdi Quattro. The reason being price. It is less desirable so thousands cheaper than the 3.0. It is a vast improvement on my last car so I am very happy.
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    I have a 2010 2.7 TDI Quattro Le Mans...........could justify the extra for the 3.0. Car is great :)
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    I bought my 2007 2.7 Le Mans quattro Avant 2 weeks ago, and it is an awesome car. If I want more power I'll get it remapped but it certainly isn't slow. Smooth as silk and plenty of torque for most situations - and £245 road tax versus £425 for the 3.0.

    A nice bonus for me is that it has a very good spec (I must find the original owner and take him out for a beer sometime....). I hate to think how much more I would have needed to pay for a 3.0 with the same spec.

    More than happy with it - and it has more than enough power for me so far :thumbsup:

    Don't hesitate if you find the right one....
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    I have the 3.0TDI in Allroad tiptronic. It does cost more but obviously I thought it was worth it. Remap it and you'll experience the shock on the faces in your mirrors that 560NM of torque delivers. Averages 33-40mpg on a run, depending on warp control (right foot). The only downside is 25mpg around town.
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    Allroader: what year is your Allroad and have you had a re-map done? Who did it, considering it for my A6
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    Seems to be some confusion over 3.0 TDI road tax, the majority are less than 225k/gm so are £200 road tax. Mine is 3.0 TDI Quattro and is 223k/gm, check the registration document. This has been mentioned in another thread somewhere....

    Main reason for better mpg in 2.7 is that a lot of them are 2wd, whereas all 3.0 are quattro..
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