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Old 28 June 2012, 02:57   #1
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A5 3.0l Quattro auto

Hi Guys,

Looking at buying a second hand A5 3.0l quattro. Currently have a 2.0l A6 and it lacks a bit of power and grip on some steep slips. I am thinking the quattro well help in this area.

Also I am going to go for my first auto, having read through earlier threads it seems autos are useful on slips.

Not looking at a 4x4 as I do a lot of work miles and mpg is important.

Does anyone have experience of this car towing mainly around launch and recovery?

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I stand to be corrected on this - but I think all the 3 litre cars are quattro.

You can get the 2.7tdi with a multitronic box, but the less said about that the better Its a constantly variable transmission, like the old DAF Variomatic.

I've got a 2.7tdi quattro tiptronic in an A6 Avant. All quattro cars will be tiptronic rather than multitronic - excellent car and returns 42mpg on a steady 75 mph cruise control on the 85 mile commute to the office (when I go!)

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Hi Guys,

Looking at buying a second hand A5 3.0l quattro. Currently have a 2.0l A6 and it lacks a bit of power and grip on some steep slips. I am thinking the quattro well help in this area.

Also I am going to go for my first auto, having read through earlier threads it seems autos are useful on slips.

Not looking at a 4x4 as I do a lot of work miles and mpg is important.

Does anyone have experience of this car towing mainly around launch and recovery?

Cheers.
Nice Motors,and more than capable of pulling your RIB,just make sure you buy one with Remo Service History...and you wont get much better without going the 'Off-Roader' route.
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Thanks for the responses I agree I think all 3.0l are quattro. Interested what remo means?
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Interested what remo means?
Me too?

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Thanks for the responses I agree I think all 3.0l are quattro. Interested what remo means?
Realy? .... For the uninitiated in THIS Instance...'Remo'=Genuine AND Complete!
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Realy? .... For the uninitiated in THIS Instance...'Remo'=Genuine AND Complete!
Oh, not short for remortgage then?
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All 3 litres are quattro.

Thinking about an A6 myself.
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Really? So is this an Audi main dealer term or a bit of Somerset trader parlance?
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Got the A5 last month and the ridiculous quote from Audi to fit a Westfalia removable towbar 1,600 . Used a mobile firm called Topfit Towbars and Towing who did a great job of keeping the bumper cut small and well under a third of the price from Audi.

Towed the boat twice now with the A5 down to Southampton 250 mile round trip and averaging 22-23 mpg which is the same mpg as my previous A6 2.0TDI. The A5 has obviously harder suspension but actually makes the ride smoother as you don't have the momentum bounces I got in the A5 when you go over a bump in the road. Actually a couple of times found myself driving at my normal sales rep speed as I had forgotten the boat was on the back .

Last Sat with the spring tide we got back half an hour before low water (was enjoying the Bournemouth air show too much) the bottom of the slip was a solid green colour!. Reversed the trailer down the slipway which then attracted the 4X4 spectators grinning thinking they were in for a show! Dumped the trailer in the water and accidentally dropped it off the end of the slip the tide was out that much, having experienced this before at another slip where the A6 sat there spinning as I tried to pull it over the hump without success and had to un hook and get Trevor G to attach his land cruiser to pull it out and start again I was beginning to panic. Anyhow the A5 pulled it over no probs just meant I was more shallow then i like when it came to winching the boat on. I know have the boat on and a few more people are watching with crossed arms, and feeling the pressure selected drive mode (started praying) and the A5 pulled it with hardly any acceleration and didn't even slip once and it was slippery at the bottom. There were a few open mouths with a respectful nod (including me). I felt like a pro for once

For any of you who do a lot of work miles like me who cannot justify the additional fuel costs of a 4X4 (or what your company pays you per mile!) I cannot fault this car one bit so impressed and of course great fun when there is not a boat attached.
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I'm looking at the A5 myself, did you go for the 3.0 TDi or 3.0 petrol TFSI?
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I'm looking at the A5 myself, did you go for the 3.0 TDi or 3.0 petrol TFSI?
Due to my work miles I went for the 3.0 TDi. Mate has got the 2.0 TFSI said he averages high 20's low 30's mpg . I am averaging 37 mpg on motorway trips (without the boat!) and it doesn't sound like a diesel and great performance.
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