A4 Avant 3.0 TDI. Now with 2017 S4 Avant.

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Re: A4 Avant 3.0 TDI. Now with 2017 S4 Avant.

Post by Gary_LB » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:37 pm

It looks fantastic congrats. It’s an awesome machine you’ll love it
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Post by oliver » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:35 pm

Thanks Gary. It's the first brand new car I've owned.

I'm overwhelmed how progressive this car is over my other. The handling is hugely improved and actually very involving. Sports Diff is great and feels natural and nimble. Cabin and virtual cockpit are sublime.

I got 16mpg average yesterday so I reluctantly drove in efficiency mode today. I did an urban run and managed 30mpg which isn't so bad.

Sound is great, love how it can be both loud and quiet whenever you like. Pops and crackles too if you fancy it.

Launch control is savage. When it upshifts into 2nd and 3rd it feels like another launch it's pretty violent lol great stuff.

Great car!

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A4 Avant 3.0 TDI. Now with 2017 S4 Avant.

Post by Semerka » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:02 pm

Enjoy your new motor, Oliver! :)

I never liked virtual cockpits, but the one in your car looks good. :thumbs:

I bet the old girl will never get driven now. :lol:
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Re: A4 Avant 3.0 TDI. Now with 2017 S4 Avant.

Post by Gary_LB » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:52 pm

oliver wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:35 pm
Thanks Gary. It's the first brand new car I've owned.

I'm overwhelmed how progressive this car is over my other. The handling is hugely improved and actually very involving. Sports Diff is great and feels natural and nimble. Cabin and virtual cockpit are sublime.

I got 16mpg average yesterday so I reluctantly drove in efficiency mode today. I did an urban run and managed 30mpg which isn't so bad.

Sound is great, love how it can be both loud and quiet whenever you like. Pops and crackles too if you fancy it.

Launch control is savage. When it upshifts into 2nd and 3rd it feels like another launch it's pretty violent lol great stuff.

Great car!
You should find the MPG will improve with time. I have done 2250 miles in mine at an average of 29.6 mpg which is higher than my M235i however waaaaaay more motorway miles which probably explains why.

I've noticed on short journeys the MPG is worse than the Beemer with my local 5 mile round trip to the gym and back coming in at 18mpg vs 20-22mpg on the Beemer however have managed 35-38mpg on longer runs which is around the same. I use efficiency mode on the motorway which is far better than Eco Pro in terms of not cutting all the power however i'm not convinced it saves fuel (same can be said for eco pro to be fair) I tend to leave the car in Dynamic mode as no issues with traction to worry about and the engine sounds so good when revved!
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Re: A4 Avant 3.0 TDI. Now with 2017 S4 Avant.

Post by oliver » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:56 pm

Semerka, I actually drove the diesel yesterday because it has winter tyres on. I love that car it just keeps on going and going. Feels really sloppy in comparison to the S4 but the power delivery is like a train! The DPF delete worked wonders. It feels fast and relentless.

The virtual cockpit is awesome I really can't fault it. It doesn't distract you at all, it's super sharp and quick to react. You can also click "view" and it changes to a full tachometer/speedo with turbo boost gauge!

I've linked the MMI to my phone so I can track where the car is on GPS. You can also check oil level, fuel level, lock doors, receive alarm notifications etc. Mental!
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Re: A4 Avant 3.0 TDI. Now with 2017 S4 Avant.

Post by oliver » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:02 pm

Gary, I was driving it in manual dynamic mode the whole time so yeah the fuel consumption was ridiculous. I've calmed down a little bit now lol

Efficiency mode just changes up gears as soon as possible and uses start/stop. It also tells you to take foot off accelerator on downhill sections which is pretty obvious!! It's nice to pick and choose your moments to engage dynamic. Yeah efficiency doesn't cut power it just chooses a big cog which almost feels like coasting. You can get out of junctions quick enough, it doesn't feel hesitant.

Yeah the sound is awesome. You can hear the crackles and pops more with the windows closed which is quite odd. It doesn't have electric simulated sound either, it's the real deal!

Be honest though, it would be better with a cheeky remap. It's fast but it's not crazy fast, there's still some hesitation. Stage 1 remap would be ideal.

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Re: A4 Avant 3.0 TDI. Now with 2017 S4 Avant.

Post by oliver » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:29 pm

Stage 2 B8 3.0 TDI Avant and B9 S4 Avant

TDI is on winter wheels. 120,000 miles and strong. It's not actually much slower than the S4.
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Post by oliver » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:45 pm

Greasy twisties no problem
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