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Old 01-30-2014, 01:34 PM
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Yes, wrong forum but for those interested in the Q5 TDI be aware that CR says about the TDI engine..."its new 240-hp turbodiesel V6, which is possibly the nicest, perkiest, most unobtrusive diesel engine we've experienced. Besides having plenty of grunt, the A7 returned an average of 28 mpg, a fine showing for a car this size. A long cruising range -- 565 miles in mixed driving and close to 800 on the highway -- is another plus."
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meh, BMW's 35d diesel motor is much better....but the audi unit is still pretty damn good.
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Originally Posted by Coolieman1220 View Post
meh, BMW's 35d diesel motor is much better....but the audi unit is still pretty damn good.
Maybe they haven't reviewed that motor yet.
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Originally Posted by Coolieman1220 View Post
meh, BMW's 35d diesel motor is much better....but the audi unit is still pretty damn good.
Excuse me but why is BMW's 35d diesel motor is much better ??

Compare the same engine Twin Turbo

xDrive35d (ccm 2993) BMW:
Max. output 230 kW (313 hp),torque 630 Nm, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds

Audi 3.0TDI(ccm 2967) :
Max. output 230 kW (313 hp) torque 650 Nm, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds

I think the differences are insignificant, it's just a matter of personal choice

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Originally Posted by Coolieman1220 View Post
meh, BMW's 35d diesel motor is much better....but the audi unit is still pretty damn good.
The 335d may be a better driving experience than the Q5 TDI, but I think it's hard to compare the 2 motors if they are in completely different body styles.
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I think the original comparison was between the 335d and the current US Q5 3.0 TDI (240hp). I can't dispute that the 335d engine might be better, but so far I am plenty pleased with the Q5 TDI.

Spijun, if we had stateside access to the 313hp SQ5 TDI, that would be a completely different story, and I would be driving that instead.
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Originally Posted by centurion70 View Post
I think the original comparison was between the 335d and the current US Q5 3.0 TDI (240hp). I can't dispute that the 335d engine might be better, but so far I am plenty pleased with the Q5 TDI.

Spijun, if we had stateside access to the 313hp SQ5 TDI, that would be a completely different story, and I would be driving that instead.
Impossible to compare Twin Turbo with the standard turbo engine
Compare the same engine BMW xDrive30d 190kW (258hp) with Audi 3.0TDI 180kW(245hp)

Comparable is the only same construction of engines

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In the CR Road Test, the A7 (4,235 lbs.) did 0-60 in 6.6 seconds. 45-65 mph in 4.5 seconds. Overall mpg's in the test were 28.

Also tested was a MB E250 BlueTec.
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Maybe they haven't reviewed that motor yet.
Or maybe they did!
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Or maybe they did!
I subscribe to CR and don't recall seeing the BMW diesel tested but will check.
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