The new Audi BiTDI Diesel EnginePublished 31 January 2012
A new 313ps diesel Bi-Turbo engine is available in the Audi A6 Saloon, Avant, allroad quattro and A7 Sportback ranges.
It is Audi’s most powerful V6 diesel to date producing 313ps from 3900 rpm, producing 650Nm of torque at 1450 rpm, which will propel the Audi A6 Saloon 3.0 BiTDI quattro from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds and then on to a limited top speed of 155 mph. Yet Audi claim a combined 44.1 mpg and an output of 169g/km CO2.
The BiTDI engine is coupled to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission (no manual option) to power the latest generation quattro all-wheel-drive system, which features a self-locking centre differential and torque vectoring for optimum traction and stability. A sport differential which distributes power in continuously variable proportions between the rear wheels is available from the options list should you wish.
And for those of you who hate the sound of a diesel exhaust – will welcome Audi’s engineers’ inclusion of an innovative actuator in the auxiliary channel of the exhaust system. The actuator system essentially consists of a speaker which imposes a defined oscillation pattern on the exhaust flow and transforms the typical TDI exhaust note into a more sonorous roar that is closer to the output of a high-performance petrol engine.
The new BiTDI engine is available with SE and S line specification in the A6 Saloon, A6 Avant and A7 Sportback. The forthcoming A6 allroad quattro, which you can order in February 2012, can be specified with the BiTDI engine.
Audi A6, A6 Avant AND A7 Sportback Prices
|MODEL||TRIM||PS||TRANSMISSION||CO2 (g/km)||mpg (Combined)||OTR|
|A6 Saloon 3.0 BiTDI quattro||SE||313||8 sp Tiptronic||169||44.1||£43,810|
|A6 Saloon 3.0 BiTDI quattro||S line||313||8 sp Tiptronic||169||44.1||£46,160|
|A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI quattro||SE||313||8 sp Tiptronic||169||44.1||£45,650|
|A6 Avant 3.0 BiTDI quattro||S line||313||8 sp Tiptronic||169||44.1||£48,000|
|A7 3.0 BiTDI quattro||SE||313||8 sp Tiptronic||169||44.1||£51,645|
|A7 3.0 BiTDI quattro||S line||313||8 sp Tiptronic||169||44.1||£53,435|