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#13 of 34 Re: A4 in reality is still not as roomy as A6 ... in the rear... uuhh...seat [sryn]
May 27, 2008 (7:20 am)
I have an 08 4.2 A6, and there is a big difference in power between the 3.2 and 4.2.
The new 3.0 supercharged is supposed to have 300 lb ft of torque. With the current 3.2 255hp / 243 torque, it should make a huge differnce in bringing the 3.0T closer to the V8.
The new 3.0 will probably decrease V8 sales even more. Very few V8 A6's are even sold each year. Had the new 3.0 super been available when I bought my car, I might have gone with the 6 instead for a little better mileage.
You have to drive the 3.2 a lot harder to get some juice out of the motor, and the gas mileage isn't a huge difference.
On the plus side, Audi's 4.2 V8 is a rock solid motor that will run forever if you take care of it. The new 3.0 will probably be a little higher maintenace, and V6 turbos and supercharged engines can be a little more finicky at times.
We'll have to see about the new I pod for 2009. I agree that the glove box ipod and Cd are alot harder to use.
#14 of 34 Re the glove box
May 27, 2008 (6:07 pm)
If Audi would see its way clear to installing a dashboard hard drive ala Cadillac and Infiniti, the inconvenience of the glove box IPOD/CD design would be minimized. Download each of your CDs and your IPOD onto the hard drive and you'll forget the glove compartment is even there.
#15 of 34 Re: Re the glove box [sryn]
May 28, 2008 (7:26 am)
There's supposed to be an new aux input that plugs right into the dash on the new 09 A4's, and that indeed may be the case with the A6's as well.
#16 of 34 Re: A4 in reality is still not as roomy as A6 ... in the rear... uuhh...seat [rjlaero]
May 28, 2008 (8:54 am)
what kinf do fgas milaege to you get city and highway with the 4.2. I am looking at the 4.2 and 3.2 a6. Have an A8 now bit lease is up next month.
I was going to wait for the 09 A6 but now here that it will not be out until the end of the year.
Does anyone have any info on the 2009 A6
#17 of 34 Re: A4 in reality is still not as roomy as A6 ... in the rear... uuhh...seat [gjsctc]
May 28, 2008 (2:44 pm)
On the factory window sticker, the V8 is only 1 mpg different between the V6 & V8 in the city, and 2 mpg on the hwy.
You can get 25 MPG on hwy with the V8 on steady driving. I do mostly in town driving, and I'm getting 17/17.5 on my V8.
the current V6 is a bit underpowered, and you're not going to save much money on gas as you'll have to drive it a bit harder at times.
Even if you average 2-3 mpg better on the V6, that's less than $35 a month difference in gas. The V8 is well worth it.
The new supercharged 3.0 A6 is coming, but it going to be until Nov/Dec until they appear on dealer lots.
#18 of 34 Re: A4 in reality is still not as roomy as A6 ... in the rear... uuhh...seat [rjlaero]
May 28, 2008 (3:07 pm)
Interesting, i am hering that the city driving is closer to 13 and hway low 20's. I guess it depends on how you drive. I found the 3.2 to be a little lacking but have been driving an A8 and there is a big difference.
I am really interested in the new suoercharged A6 but not sure if i will wait until the end of the year. May have to look at some other car options like the 353xi BMW since i owed 2 7 series before th A8
Thanks for your help. The Audi is a great car.
#19 of 34 Re: A4 in reality is still not as roomy as A6 ... in the rear... uuhh...seat [rjlaero]
May 28, 2008 (5:51 pm)
Will ALL versions of the '09 A6 be delayed until late November/December or only the version featuring the new 3.0T? I'm interested in the 4.2. I have a lease expiring 10/1. I'm hopeful certain other improvements will be made in the A6; hence I'm waiting for the '09 4.2 as opposed to moving on the '08 version. I'd prefer not to have to extend my current lease to a month-to-month, but may have to if all versions of the '09 are delayed until December.
May 28, 2008 (6:32 pm)
Im not sure since i was only interested in the new supercharged engine. Im sure your dealer would know when the 09 4.2 is coming out. If not call Audi USA and they may know.
I drove the 4.2 and didnt thing it was worth the extra money over the 3.2 and the gas milaege is not great on the car.
#21 of 34 Re: A4 in reality is still not as roomy as A6 ... in the rear... uuhh...seat [gjsctc]
May 29, 2008 (5:25 am)
Even the V10 motor with 435hp is rated 14 mpg in the city.
Unless you're driving like a race car driver, there's no way you're going to get that poor of a mileage on the 350hp V8. I'm on my second V8 A6, and I'm over 17 mpg most of the time. The 07 models on up have the FSI injection, which helps fuel economy.
I'm not sure what Audi is going to do with the 09 A6 and the V8 motor. I wouldn't be surprised if the new supercharged was the only motor available at launch.
With 300 lb ft of torque on the new 3.0 super, I think it's going to be harder to sell the V8 motor down the road.
The won't start building the new 09 A6's until the very late summer, so I think there's little hope of a getting a supercharged A6 before Thanksgiving
#22 of 34 Re: A4 in reality is still not as roomy as A6 ... in the rear... uuhh...seat [rjlaero]
May 29, 2008 (5:33 am)
are you getting 17 mpg in the city. what about hyway.
I have an A 8 so i really like the v8 engine but dont know if it will be around after the new A 6 comes out.