What about the torque figures for the two engines?
Are the new TDIs as picky about fuel quality as the new gasoline FSI
engines? If so, that may be something worth considering, if diesel stations
in your country can't always be trusted.
Other than that, go out there and test drive both and see what you like
2.7 is a new engine too so I doubt it will disappear. I suppose the main
reason they offer the 2.7 is that some people will want a V6 without having
to go to a 3.0Q. I've not driven a 2.7 but I can tell you that the 2.0 170
is much rougher than the 140 and it definitely needs Quattro to get the best
I think the 2.7 will be more nose heavy than the 2.0 and would almost
certainly benefit from Quattro but I don't think Audi offer a 2.7Q.
To be honest I think the 2.7TDI will sell as well as the 2.4V6 petrol did in
the B6. i.e. not well
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