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  1. Experiences of the 3.0 TDI vs 2.7 TDI 
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    Hi all, I am new here, so firstly, hello, or Grüss Gott as they like to say down here in Bavaria...........yes, I am an Englishman in Audi land.

    Here's my deal - I currently drive an Alfa 159 2.4 JTD as a company car but the lease is up soon and now that I have to consider accommodating a little boy and all he comes with (travel cot, buggy etc etc) I am no longer finding the Alfa, cheap and decent enough as it is, as the car to suit my needs. So, I am considering switching to an Audi A4 Avant, based on the roominess and in part also on my experience driving an A6 which I really quite enjoyed.

    So here's my dilemna. Do I take a 2.7 TDI or a 3.0 TDI Quattro with a bit less kit? I will test drive the 3.0 on friday but the dealer doesn't have a 2.7 available so I won't be able to compare the two.

    The kit I will miss out on includes the sunroof, audi sound system, adaptive light and a couple of more minor items.

    I have a feeling the difference would be quite significant - remember I live in Bavaria where there are plenty of autobahns where I can go as fast as traffic allows (220km/h + is really quite normal here).

    My question to the forum is does anyone have any experience of the two models and what are your thoughts?
     
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    Failing any comparisons, I would be equally interested to hear your reports about the one model you have driven! I have searched the forums and found little, hence my post.
     
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    Go for the 3ltr. I've not driven either, but i've heard/read that the 2.7 is no where near as good
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dans View Post
    Hi all, I am new here, so firstly, hello, or Grüss Gott as they like to say down here in Bavaria...........yes, I am an Englishman in Audi land.

    Here's my deal - I currently drive an Alfa 159 2.4 JTD as a company car but the lease is up soon and now that I have to consider accommodating a little boy and all he comes with (travel cot, buggy etc etc) I am no longer finding the Alfa, cheap and decent enough as it is, as the car to suit my needs. So, I am considering switching to an Audi A4 Avant, based on the roominess and in part also on my experience driving an A6 which I really quite enjoyed.

    So here's my dilemna. Do I take a 2.7 TDI or a 3.0 TDI Quattro with a bit less kit? I will test drive the 3.0 on friday but the dealer doesn't have a 2.7 available so I won't be able to compare the two.

    The kit I will miss out on includes the sunroof, audi sound system, adaptive light and a couple of more minor items.

    I have a feeling the difference would be quite significant - remember I live in Bavaria where there are plenty of autobahns where I can go as fast as traffic allows (220km/h + is really quite normal here).

    My question to the forum is does anyone have any experience of the two models and what are your thoughts?
    go for the 2,7tdi full spec and if your not happy with the turbo kick then remap it
     
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  5. Re: Experiences of the 3.0 TDI vs 2.7 TDI 
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    I would have the 3.0 as everyime I saw the 2.7 Id be wishing I had the 4wd 3.0 power.

    2.7 is more refined I think, the 3.0 is a beast.
     
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    i agree but a good remap makes all equal
     
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    Car magazine recommends the 2.7 over the 3.0 litre ...

    http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/...ontent-block=2
     
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    There's a useful comparative review here as well:

    http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road_tests/index.htm?id=295&

    2.7 coming out on top.
    Delivered 27/5/08: B8 A4 2.0TDi SE, Lava Grey, Black Sports Seats, B&O, Cruise Control, Bluetooth, oh and Parking System Plus, gratis - courtesy of Audi
     
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    I've had my 2.7 for about three weeks now (one of which I was away on holiday) and all I can say is that it has exceeded my expectations. It is very quite and smooth and the Multitronic transmission is seamless. I previously had a 6-speed auto which was good but you could still detect the changes but this CVT is great...I’d never want to go back to standard manual box or a conventional auto. I considered the 3.0 Quattro but the power of the 2.7 is more than enough for my needs and gives an instant surge of power when you want it. In everyday driving I don’t think that I would notice the extra traction benefits or the additional power. This version is very much my preferred choice but everybody has a different view on things…so you just need to weigh up the pros & cons of each. Press generally does give it a good write up.
     
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    Thanks for all contributions. I have read the suggested reviews and Foringo's comments about his 2.7 and decided that I will go with this model as I will get more kit in on the allowed lease rate and suspect that I will also not reap the benefits of the 4WD and extra power to justify missing out on said extra kit.

    The offer from the dealer is in - 43k eur - for a pretty close to fully spec'd lava gray 2.7 multitronic avant ambiente). Look forward to hearing the lease company's offer now and all being well hoping to order soon for an August delivery (just in time for a grand tour down to Tuscany and back up through French Alps and CH ).
     
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