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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???

    1. Member 92skirmishgti's Avatar
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      10-06-2012 07:37 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      The diesel goes to 5,200.
      Touche

      Let me rephrase, I'll take the one that is still making power above 4k.

      My GF has a E350 bluetec and god that thing sucks in the upper range...

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      10-06-2012 07:57 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by 92skirmishgti View Post
      Touche

      Let me rephrase, I'll take the one that is still making power above 4k.

      My GF has a E350 bluetec and god that thing sucks in the upper range...
      Honestly, the biturbo pulls hard to redline, it doesn't let up at all. It holds peak power to 4,500 RPM.

      The single turbo V6 gets soft above 4,000 RPM - just like the E350.

      To make power above 4k, you need a sequential multi turbo system, no question.

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      10-06-2012 08:04 PM #28
      TDI no contest. Living in Europe 0.7 seconds slower to 60 is insignificant compared to an extra 12mpg. Plus all that extra torque!
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      10-06-2012 08:06 PM #29
      S4.
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      10-06-2012 08:07 PM #30
      TDI.

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      10-06-2012 08:26 PM #31
      Keep the torque, give me the speed. Gas for me please.
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      It's like the 80s are back and they're in that engine bay.

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      10-07-2012 08:03 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      TDI no contest. Living in Europe 0.7 seconds slower to 60 is insignificant compared to an extra 12mpg. Plus all that extra torque!
      Yeah, for US gas prices and driving style, my choice could go either way. In Europe, the advantage shifts towards the TDI. Fuel prices are an issue and Autobahn driving would strongly favor the TDI.

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      10-07-2012 09:05 AM #33
      You guys complaining about revs need to use your gears better. :pop:

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      10-07-2012 11:35 AM #34
      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 #35
      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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