A6 4.2 Versus the 2.7 TT

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Tue Sep 4 13:18:22 EDT 2001

Dan Hamren writes:
> Dan the best place to get that info is on
> http://www.audiworld.com/forum/index.html  click on the A6-S6 list..  as for
> me.. I would pick the turbo.. because you can put simple mods like a chip,
> panel filter, and exhaust.. you can get 300+HP.. the V8 is nice because of
> all the torque.. My dad who is a sports car connoisseur wants torque,
> because you use the low end more than the high end most of the time..  The
> V6 TT will get better gas mileage... V8 is hotter off the line... I also
> think the V6tt is avail in 5 speed manual .. don't know about the 4.2L V8.
> either way I don't think you can lose..

For the US market the A6 2.7T is available in 6-speed manual or a 5-speed
Tiptronic auto.  The A6 4.2 is 5-speed Tiptronic auto only.
Here is the factory 0-60 spec:

	Tiptronic	Manual
A6 2.7T	6.6		6.0
A6 4.2	6.7

The 4.2 does have a high level of interior trim and unique body bits
(different nose/grill/bumper, wider wheel flares, lower door trims, etc).
With the wider wheels/tires option it looks really hunkered down.  Very

01 S4 2.7 biturbo quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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