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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)

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

    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 10:44 PM #6
      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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      10-04-2012 10:47 PM #7
      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 #8
      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 #9
      I vote for the TDI, but with this exhaut setup

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

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      10-04-2012 11:06 PM #11
      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 #12
      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 05:59 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Mathdiesel View Post
      I vote for the TDI, but with this exhaut setup

      WOW what a sound! they managed to get that awesome trademark VAG 6 cyl resonating trumpety sound. I love it.
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.
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      10-05-2012 06:28 AM #14
      One word....torque.
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      10-05-2012 09:25 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Bigtree View Post
      One word....torque.
      Neither choice is lacking in that. The gas engine may have less overall torque, but the powerband is way way wider. The torque peak is longer than the whole powerband of the diesel (more powerful S8 engine shown).


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      10-05-2012 06:04 PM #16
      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 #17
      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 #18
      Neither because I would rather own a Jag than an Audi
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      10-06-2012 02:56 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Neither because I would rather own a Jag than an Audi
      Says the man with "2.0T_Convert" as his username.
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.
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      10-06-2012 03:15 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by simon_C View Post
      Says the man with "2.0T_Convert" as his username.
      Why would that imply he needs to pick the Audi? It's not like the Jag is a bad choice, they're damn sexy.

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      10-06-2012 03:26 PM #21
      I'd take the one that revs past 4k.

    22. 10-06-2012 03:31 PM #22
      I voted the diesel because the Hp/Tq are both already so great that for everyday use, the difference would be negligible. Both cars are very quick and the ability to hit 40mpg would blow me away. It is one thing to line up next to a car and blow them away with hp & speed but to do both while besting their mileage greatly at the same time is a very powerful statement.

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      10-06-2012 03:33 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 92skirmishgti View Post
      I'd take the one that revs past 4k.
      The diesel goes to 5,200.

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      10-06-2012 03:41 PM #24
      Voted none. Don't like newer Audis and don't like the sound of newer engines.

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      10-06-2012 05:41 PM #25
      Bi-turbo TDI. Sound alone is about V8 quality. The torque + mpg combo just take it over the top.
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