New diesel engine for Audi A6 and A7 Sportback
17 August 2018
Author: Sean Keywood
Audi has introduced a new diesel engine option for its A6 executive car and A7 Sportback coupe.
The 2.0-litre, 204hp engine is badged as 40 TDI, and comes paired with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
It will come initially as front-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive models following later in 2018.
As with the other A6 and A7 Sportback engines, the 40 TDI comes with a 48V mild-hybrid system.
Official combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions are 62.8mpg and 117g/km with the A6 saloon, 60.1mpg and 124g/km with the A6 Avant estate, and 122g/km with the A7 Sportback.
0-62mph acceleration times are 8.1 seconds for the A6 saloon, and 8.3 seconds for the other two models.
Prices for cars with the new engine start at £38,640 for an A6 saloon in Sport trim.
Other prices are £42,000 for an A6 saloon S Line, £40,470 for an A6 Avant Sport, £44,100 for an A6 Avant S Line, £47,140 for an A7 Sportback Sport, and £50,040 for an A7 Sportback S Line.
All the models are available to order now, with deliveries starting for the A6 in September, and the A7 Sportback in November.