Watch New Audi A4 3.0 V6 Diesel Go Flat Out On The Autobahn

Despite falling out of favor with many consumers over the emissions scandal, modern diesel engines continue to boast benefits like high levels of torque from low rpms, and very low fuel consumption.

This is exactly why automakers have a hard time letting the oil-burners go for good, but it seems that they will eventually do so, in the coming years, but that’s a completely different story.

Until they do, enthusiasts can still enjoy diesel-powered machines, such as the Audi SQ7, and even the very decent 3.0-liter TDI A4 of the B9 generation. In this case, the latter was taken to the famous Autobahn, for a top speed run, and it didn’t need that much to indicate 253km/h (157mph) on the GPS speedometer.

This version of the car, which cannot be had in the United States, uses a 3-liter V6 engine that’s shared with a multitude of vehicles made by the Volkswagen Group. It puts down 272PS (268hp) and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque, and can be had from just over €44,000 ($51,060) in Germany, with FWD, or for approximately €3,000 ($3,480) more, with the Quattro AWD.

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  • Six_Tymes

    filthy engines they are.

    • TheHake

      Nope

  • europeon

    Why is this interesting and newsworthy?
    It’s in the specs it can reach that speed, and it’s not even something impressive.

  • carlbolt

    The Germans show respect to the speed. They are very disciplined. Only pass from the left and never occupy the passing lane.

    • Skarman

      Have you been in Germany? They are the worst drivers on the Highway… I live there and I can tell you, you’d better be very careful, cause a slow car can at any time move to the passing lane, even though you are coming behing at a much higher speed, forcing you to do an emergency brake. Basically, the germans do not use their mirror when driving on the highway

      • carlbolt

        That’s because there is huge variety of speeds on Autobahn, not like any other country they all drive basically at the same speed. Drive in a country where all the lanes are taken and rarely give ways to faster cars, you’ll get bored pretty quickly.

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