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Old 11-16-2018, 08:06 AM
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I drove an S4 with the same engine when it came out about a year and a half ago and it did have that lag. Search the S4 section of this forum and you will find discussions about it. That does not mean they have not fixed it, but there were complaints about it early on. I have not followed that forum much since then.
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Originally Posted by jjsC6 View Post
I drove an S4 with the same engine when it came out about a year and a half ago and it did have that lag. Search the S4 section of this forum and you will find discussions about it. That does not mean they have not fixed it, but there were complaints about it early on. I have not followed that forum much since then.
Are you sure that is is the same engine in the S4 you drove? Prior A6 was a v6 supercharged with 340hp. This year is a completely new engine, v6 turbo with 335hp and 369 torque...but that doesn't mean they didn't preview it earlier.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by AdamNJ View Post
Are you sure that is is the same engine in the S4 you drove? Prior A6 was a v6 supercharged with 340hp. This year is a completely new engine, v6 turbo with 335hp and 369 torque...but that doesn't mean they didn't preview it earlier.
Yes, the S4/5's got the turbocharged engine first. Same engine. Here is the thread from the S4 forum....

https://www.audiworld.com/forums/s4-...ation-2919861/

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Yes, there is some delay in comfort mode on the A8. Yes, there is also minor turbo lag.

The E450's lag is nearly not there, but if you're thinking of an E300, forget it. That useless 4 banger will **** you off way more than the lag from the EA839 engine.

*note, I have not driven the A6, but I have driven the 2019 A8 extensively and it's the same engine between the two.
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I have driven A couple c8 A6 and have not noticed this
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Originally Posted by Helmar View Post
Thanks for the replies.
I guess I'll just need to wait for a test drive to insure that it's TDI specific.
I l wish that they offered the air suspension here in the USA. I'll need to check the ride on the test drive as well.....
HBH
I have the 2019 A6 55 TSFI engine. And there is no such 1-2 second lag. It does have a small hybrid engine where the engine shuts off at stop lights and during coasting on freeways for fuel economy, and you do notice it switches on the engine the moment you release the brakes. But it’s instantaneous and has no lag. But of course, test drive it yourself to feel confident before your buy.

And by the way, there is an option on dash to disable the engine shut off while car is at a stop.

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Considering that Car and Driver just did a comparo of the new A7 (same engine and actually a little heavier I believe) with the new CLS and clocked it at 4.4 seconds to 60mph I think it’s safe to say turbo lag is a non-issue

I haven’t noticed any lag in my new A7. However, I’m being a good boy and observing proper break-in period so haven’t nailed her to redline - yet
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