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“Game-changer” version 2.0

By SYF77 on 21 Oct 2011

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On reading the afternoon edition of TODAY on 14 Oct 11, I realized that the 2.0 liter turbo version of the Audi A6 has arrived. Finally, we get a more tax-friendly version of the German luxury sedan, which should make the car more sellable than the former base 2.8 liter FSI model. Should the Mercedes E200 CGI BlueEfficiency get worried? Well, it’s time to play the game!

According to the local A6 website (www.audi.com.sg/changethegame), the base 2.0T model produces a maximum of 180bhp. That sounds kind of disappointing as the same direct injected unit in the Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro churns out a healthier 211 bhp. In addition, the 2.0 A6 is mated to a multitronic gearbox, which is basically a fancier name for a CVT transmission. I believe nobody will miss it after taking a spin on a car equipped with Audi’s excellent S-tronic DSG gearbox. Back to the topic of horsepower, I suspect that Audi purposely detune the 2.0 Turbo power plant in the A6, so as not to upstage the higher grade 2.8 FSI version, which is rated at 204 bhp. In terms of performance, the base A6 completes the century sprint in a timing of 8.3 sec, which is not too bad considering the fact that the E200 does it in 8.2 sec. However, I feel that Audi should do away with the 2.8 liter version and boost up the 2.0 Turbo’s power to 211bhp.

Nonetheless, Premium Automobiles made the right move to bring in the 2.0 turbo version of the Audi A6. This will make the A6 range more competitive in the luxury sedan market, as it is only going to get hotter with the impending arrival of the BMW 520i.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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