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... Don’t be fooled by the T attached to the new A6 3.0 T’s boot lid - the 3.0-litre engine sitting underneath the bonnet is, in fact, supercharged.
The new direct-injection petrol unit is a development of the existing naturally aspirated 3.2-litre V6, which it is set to replace right across the Audi line-up.
Running a fairly conservative 0.8bar of pressure, it develops 286bhp – some 59bhp shy of Audi’s existing 4.2-litre V8.
But with a generous 310lb ft torque available on a band of revs stretching all the way from 2500rpm through to 4850rpm, the A6 3.0T quattro’s 0-62mph acceleration and top speed matches that of the A6 4.2 quattro at 5.9sec and 155mph respectively.
It’s a lively unit – powerful if not quite as smooth as we’ve come to expect from Audi’s V6 units down through the years.
Refinement is good, too – a slightly gruff mechanical noise from the supercharger penetrates the cabin at around 4000rpm under hard acceleration, but on a constant throttle the engine remains well isolated thanks in part to the adoption of new engine mountings developed specially for the A6 3.0T...

http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarRe...4985/
 

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Can't wait for the S4 to come out. Should produce nice times. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: First Drive - Audi A6 3.0 T (Hajduk)

So this is the successor to the A6 2.7T? That car was perfect for me: faster than the base model, but not as nose-heavy as the 4.2. I liked how it was essentially a long wheelbase S4.
 

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Re: First Drive - Audi A6 3.0 T (Hajduk)

http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif to Audi.
They seem to be doing everything right lately
 

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Re: First Drive - Audi A6 3.0 T (Obelix)

Quote, originally posted by Obelix »
So this is the successor to the A6 2.7T? That car was perfect for me: faster than the base model, but not as nose-heavy as the 4.2. I liked how it was essentially a long wheelbase S4.

The A6 2.7T was in NO way a long-wheelbase S4. It was large and pretty floaty, but had a relatively powerful (and unreliable), engine.
As for the new 3.0T, it sounds promising. Silly that they're affixing a "T" emblem though, since it's supercharged.
 

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Re: First Drive - Audi A6 3.0 T (jwaters943)

Quote, originally posted by jwaters943 »

The A6 2.7T was in NO way a long-wheelbase S4. It was large and pretty floaty, but had a relatively powerful (and unreliable), engine.
As for the new 3.0T, it sounds promising. Silly that they're affixing a "T" emblem though, since it's supercharged.


The engine was by far the most reliable part of mine
 

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Re: First Drive - Audi A6 3.0 T (jrmcm)

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The engine was by far the most reliable part of mine

My dads just passed 200k on his... no problems to speak of with the engine. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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How does it compare to the 535i?
(Someone had to post this.)

Performance in a straight line seems to be in similar ballpark if you believe Autocar's numbers. I suspect that just like the 335/535i, the 3.0T Audi engine is rather conservatively rated. I would be welling to bet that it can out-drag the 4.2 V8 A6.
 

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so what might the power be with 1.2bar and a smaller pulley ?
 
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