• Insideline tests the 2012 C7 Audi A6 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 - 13.6@102

      A few days ago we posted an article detailing the Insideline test of the 2012 A7 which has the same supercharged V6 motor as this A6. Well, the A6 put up similar numbers although it hit 102 mph vs. 101. Basically, the cars are a wash with the A6 only being about 30 pounds lighter. The numbers are pretty good but imagine what they would both do if they had DSG's instead of automatics.


      Vehicle: 2012 Audi A6 3.0T Quattro
      Price as tested: $71,330
      Date Tested: 6-21-2011
      Driver: Mike Monticello

      Specifications:
      Drive Type: Longitudinal, front-engine, all-wheel drive
      Transmission Type: Eight-speed automatic
      Displacement (cc/cu-in): 2,995/183
      Redline (rpm): 6,450
      Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 310 @ 5,500-6,500
      Torque (lb-ft @ rpm): 325 @ 2,900-4,500
      Steering System: Electronic Assist, speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion
      Suspension Type (front): Independent multilink, coil springs, antiroll bar
      Suspension Type (rear): Independent multilink, coil springs
      Tire Size (front): 255/40R19
      Tire Size (rear): 255/40R19
      Tire Brand: Pirelli
      Tire Model: P Zero
      Tire Type: Summer performance
      Brakes front: 14-inch ventilated discs with 2-piston sliding calipers
      Brakes 13 in ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers
      As tested Curb Weight (lb): 4,175


      Test Results:

      Acceleration
      0-30 (sec): 2.0 (2.1 with T/C on)
      0-45 (sec): 3.4 (3.6 with T/C on)
      0-60 (sec): 5.2 (5.7 with T/C on)
      0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 4.9 (5.4 with T/C on)
      0-75 (sec): 7.6 (8.1 with T/C on)
      1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 13.6 @ 102.0 (13.8 @ 100.8 with T/C on)

      Braking
      30-0 (ft): 28
      60-0 (ft): 111

      Handling
      Slalom (mph): 67.2 (64.5 with T/C on)
      Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.90 (0.88 with T/C on)

      Sound
      Db @ Idle: 41.6
      Db @ Full Throttle: 70.9
      Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 63.4

      RPM @ 70: 1,700
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Insideline tests the 2012 C7 Audi A6 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 - 13.6@102 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 11 Comments
      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Is this the most powerful engine available for the A6?
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
        Is this the most powerful engine available for the A6?
        This. And is this a direct competitor to the 535 XDrive? We just bought one a couple of weeks ago and love it(Wifes car, Im getting the 1M). Do you have these same stats from insideline for the 535xdrive to compare?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
        Is this the most powerful engine available for the A6?
        Currently, yes. We will be getting a 4.0 V8 twin turbo in the S6 and a 4.0 twin turbo V8 in the RS6.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        This. And is this a direct competitor to the 535 XDrive? We just bought one a couple of weeks ago and love it(Wifes car, Im getting the 1M). Do you have these same stats from insideline for the 535xdrive to compare?
        Well yes, it would be the competitor to the 535 X-drive but also the 535's in general.

        Here are the Insideline F10 535 numbers:

        Track Test Results
        Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.) 2.3
        0-45 mph (sec.) 3.9
        0-60 mph (sec.) 5.9
        0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.) 5.6
        0-75 mph (sec.) 8.6
        1/4-mile (sec. @ mph) 14.3 @ 95.1
        0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.) 2.6
        0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.) 4.3
        0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.) 6.4
        0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.) 6.0
        0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.) 9.1
        1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph) 14.6 @ 95.7
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well yes, it would be the competitor to the 535 X-drive but also the 535's in general.

        Here are the Insideline F10 535 numbers:

        Track Test Results
        Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.) 2.3
        0-45 mph (sec.) 3.9
        0-60 mph (sec.) 5.9
        0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.) 5.6
        0-75 mph (sec.) 8.6
        1/4-mile (sec. @ mph) 14.3 @ 95.1
        0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.) 2.6
        0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.) 4.3
        0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.) 6.4
        0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.) 6.0
        0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.) 9.1
        1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph) 14.6 @ 95.7
        Wow, the Audi kicked its butt. Click here to enlarge Does the 5 weigh that much more? The power numbers look close enough so I would think it would be closer than that. Sorry that I am way too lazy!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        Wow, the Audi kicked its butt. Click here to enlarge Does the 5 weigh that much more? The power numbers look close enough so I would think it would be closer than that. Sorry that I am way too lazy!
        The Audi Supercharged V6 is actually pretty stout. They are close crank HP wise, not sure why the F10 got its ass kicked by 7 mph in the 1/4. The 535xi should be even slower...
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Don't get 535xi, it's dog slow. the biggest disadvantage is you can drive it in snow too, but you will crash it anyway.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Don't get 535xi, it's dog slow. the biggest disadvantage is you can drive it in snow too, but you will crash it anyway.
        Crash anyway why?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Crash anyway why?
        others don't have 4WD cars.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        others don't have 4WD cars.
        Me tinks me knows how to drive in da snow!
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge