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    View Poll Results: Which engine would you choose?

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    • Audi S6 - biturbo V8 TFSI Gasoline

      21 30.43%
    • Audi A6 - biturbo V6 TDI Diesel

      45 65.22%
    • None of the above (explain)

      3 4.35%
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    Thread: High Performance Gas vs Diesel Sound Off - What do you choose???

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    1. Member Shomegrown's Avatar
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      10-04-2012 09:37 PM #1
      LET'S GET READY TO RUMMMMMBLLLLLEEEE!!!!!!

      In this corner, we have today's favorite - the 420 hp / 406 lb-ft 4.0L Twin Turbo Gasoline V8.

      0-60 in 3.7 seconds and about 28 mpg on the highway.





      In the other corner we have the underdog - the 313 hp / 480 lb-ft compound bi-turbo 3.0L V6 TDI

      0-60 in 4.4 seconds and over 40 mpg on the highway.





      Who do you pick, and why? Vote above!

    2. 10-04-2012 09:41 PM #2
      I can't watch any of the videos or anything right now, but Im gonna say the TDI. The A6 in general is a whole lotta car, and a V6TT TDI is nothing to scoff at. After that it might just be excessive, for a luxury sedan like this. Also if I were badge-conscious, buying the TDI isn't a badge to be ashamed of IMO.
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      10-04-2012 09:41 PM #3
      More torque plus better mileage? TDI all the way.

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      10-04-2012 10:12 PM #4
      Was expecting sound clips...
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      10-04-2012 10:38 PM #5
      TDI. Slap a Milltek on it and enjoy.

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      10-04-2012 10:47 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by VertigoGTI View Post
      Was expecting sound clips...
      Do you not see the 4 YouTube videos posted?

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      10-04-2012 10:50 PM #7
      I pick neither.

      I prefer the sound of an old fashioned high-compression American V8.
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      10-04-2012 10:54 PM #8
      I vote for the TDI, but with this exhaut setup

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      10-04-2012 11:02 PM #9
      V6 TDI with the output of my V10 TDI? Hell, yes!

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      10-04-2012 11:06 PM #10
      I chose the TDI.
      The difference in 0-60 acceleration is largely academic to me. The greater torque and better fuel efficiency are things that I'll notice in my driving. It's a win-win.
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      10-05-2012 04:48 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Dinosaurius View Post
      I chose the TDI.
      The difference in 0-60 acceleration is largely academic to me. The greater torque and better fuel efficiency are things that I'll notice in my driving. It's a win-win.
      X2. Now, in a lighter weight sports car, that's a different proposition.
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      10-05-2012 06:04 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Mathdiesel View Post
      I vote for the TDI, but with this exhaut setup

      I hadn't heard that one before, thanks.

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      10-06-2012 01:24 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Mathdiesel View Post
      I vote for the TDI, but with this exhaut setup

      Impressive.
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      10-06-2012 01:25 PM #14
      Neither because I would rather own a Jag than an Audi

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      10-04-2012 10:44 PM #15
      I voted 4.0L because it sounded better to me. Diesel cars aren't meant to be fun - thats why I want a Touareg TDI.

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      10-06-2012 08:07 PM #16
      TDI.

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      10-06-2012 08:26 PM #17
      Keep the torque, give me the speed. Gas for me please.
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      10-07-2012 09:05 AM #18
      You guys complaining about revs need to use your gears better. :pop:

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      10-07-2012 11:35 AM #19
      As mentioned, at idle, that tdi sounds like an americna v8
      I voted TDI, theres nothing better than driving into narrow garages, and hearing the diesel roar!

      I understand OP is comparing engine noises, but for all of you, comparing a s6 to an a6 is a little apples to oranges, no? Does the s6 not have a tuned exhaust to make it sound sporty?

      Does the new BiTDi need the add blue?

      Second, the supersprint exhaust, the video mentions reprogramming the dpf, have they found a way to remove it completely, and program the ecu?

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      10-07-2012 12:29 PM #20
      For the type of driving I do 95% of the time? TDI.

      It'd be hugely rapid and likely deliver high 20's on the city cycle. In a car like the A6, that's fantastic--and much better to live with in the real world than the S6, which would likely return 16-18 I'd think (for comparison, I barely get more than 22mpg in my GTI on my daily commute, which averages 18-19mph).

      However, the S6 is huge value against cars like the Merc and M5. Honestly, I couldn't see myself stretching to buy an M5 over the S6.

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