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Audi A6 2.5 TDi (C4) specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1460-1560 kg (3219-3439 lbs)
Dimensions 4797.00 m (188858 in) long, 1783.00 m (70197 in) wide, 1431.00 m (56338 in) high
Introduced 1996
Origin country Germany
Average fuel consumption 8.3-4.7 l/100 km (28-50 mpg US / 34-60 mpg UK)
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Track Time
Old Highway 0:37.80

Performance

0 - 80 kph6.7 s
0 - 100 kph9.6 s
0 - 100 mph26.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile12.1 s @ 70.8 mph
Est. 1/4 mile18.4 s @ 87.6 mph
1000 m31.0 s
Top speed208 kph (129 mph)
Est. emissions134 g/km

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Audi A6 2.5 TDi acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type Straight 5 10 valve turbo diesel
Displacement 2.5 l (150 ci / 2461 cc)
Power 140 ps (138 bhp / 103 kw) @ 4000 rpm
Torque 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) @ 1900 rpm
Power / liter 57 ps (56 hp)
Power / weight 93 ps (91 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 192 Nm (142 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 22 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, front wheel drive
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latvietis96  1y ago

ceška tdeška


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monkeypop  10y ago

@FastestLaps

That gear setup looks super expensive. I wonder how that much mass would effect efficiency.

I\'ve seen so many engines toasted by timing belts that I cant imagine a single good reason to use them. I\'ve got a nissan with nearly 200k miles still rocking the original chain with new tensioners.


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FastestLaps  10y ago

I swear timing belts were used in order to ruin engines so you end up buying a new car. Thats the only reason I can think of why car makers would use a belt rather than a proper chain.

There is another way of transferring crankshaft motion to camshafts - by use of multiple gears.

Take this marvelous V10 TDi as an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfuNppz1GVc (at 3:00)

But I don't quite understand how it works out because as far as I can imagine, it takes just one broken teeth on one gear to throw off the timing. And those gears probably need some oil too.


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monkeypop  10y ago

@Fastestlaps

I swear timing belts were used in order to ruin engines so you end up buying a new car. Thats the only reason I can think of why car makers would use a belt rather than a proper chain.


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FastestLaps  10y ago

Fuel pump belt snapped yesterday while driving. At first I was thinking it was a lot more trouble. I was actually fearing for worst - the dreaded cambelt failure.

Luckily, pump belt breakage is harmless.

I am replacing cambet as soon as possible :D

P.S Why they bothered using those hateful deteriorating rubber belts and not proper chains? Especially for low RPM diesel applications.


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FastestLaps  10y ago

Oh yeah, it sounds awesome!

Below 2k it sounds more like a truck or VW LT van. Above 2k you can hear a faint turbo whine and as the engine opens up to 3k and more you can really hear the characteristic Audi Quattro & Dodge Viper-esque straight five roar. I would say that the audio experience is even better than on higher revving petrol R5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7uJe0QlbJE&feature=related

 


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

By the way the inline 5 engine sounds good, doesn\'t it?


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FastestLaps  10y ago

more power, more torque, and 6th gear.

It has more peak torque but we do not know what sort of torque both engines produce at 1500 rpm and below.


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

@FastestLaps
It isn\'t multivalve, it also has 2 valves/cylinder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_DLD_engine#DLD-418
The 4th and 5th gears are long. Under 60 km/h in 4th gear and under 80 km/h in 5th gear it\'s begging to shift down.
I thought your car does lower rpm than 1500 at 90 km/h because your car has bigger engine, more power, more torque, and 6th gear.


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FastestLaps  10y ago

I am envious of your fuel economy. I wish that either my Ford or my Jaguar got even close to that kind of mileage out of a gallon.

Feel free to buy Jetta TDi! :D


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FastestLaps  10y ago

Not sure if they would be considered short but they are not as long as on the w124 260e for sure. But I consider that a good thing.

Your Focus has more modern diesel with multi valves (I assume), advanced common rail injection and a turbo that probably spools up at lower rpm.

The AEL TDi is a little more old-school. She likes to rev too :D


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

@FastestLaps
That much? Are the gears short? My family has a 2003 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi (100 PS, 5 speed manual gearbox) and it does 1600 rpm at 90 km/h in 5th gear.


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Viking  10y ago

@FastestLaps Congrats on your car. I am envious of your fuel economy. I wish that either my Ford or my Jaguar got even close to that kind of mileage out of a gallon.


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FastestLaps  10y ago

~ 1800 rpm.

when I am driving it I hardly ever rev it much past 2k. I am sluggish econo-driver. :D


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

@FastestLaps
How much is the rpm at 90 km/h in sixth gear? I guess it\'s around 1200-1300 rpm.


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FastestLaps  10y ago

So far I have traveled 423 kilometers in this car and filled up twice for 10 lvl (~13 liters). That's a total of 25.93 l. It works out I have averaged fuel consumption of 6.1 l/100 km (46.3 mpg UK / 38.6 mpg US). In combined cycle (50% of time city driving (with occasional traffic jam) and 50% of time highway).

The owner's manual states 4.4 liters (64.2 mpg UK / 53.4 mpg US) highway (@90 km/h) and now, when I have calculated my own consumption, I believe it's 100% true!

I think it's remarkable for a reasonably sized car like this and with nearly 300 k on the clock. And that's 14 year old technology!

Honestly, I don't understand why petrol engines are still made. They have no fundamental advantages. None.


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Georg  10y ago

Auto Motor und Sport Testjahrbuch 1997....

http://www.einszweidrei.de/audi/a625tdilim1996-1.htm


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FastestLaps  10y ago

Great! Can you reveal the source of these specs? If it\'s a magazine test, maybe you can email me some scans. I am interested because I bought this car couple days ago, just curious what magazines had to say about it back in the day.


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Georg  10y ago

update


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FastestLaps  10y ago

Anyone know any basic performance data for this?