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2013 Audi A6, A7 3.0 TDI Biturbo with 230kW on sale in Australia

February 11, 2013

Audi Australia has launched what has become the quickest accelerating diesel vehicle in Australia; the 2013 Audi A6 3.0 TDI Biturbo. The new twin-turbo diesel engine is also available in the 2013 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Biturbo.

Up until now the quickest diesel vehicle in Australia to cover 0-100km/h was the BMW X6 M50d, which covered the sprint in just 5.3 seconds, officially (we timed 5.2 seconds – video here). The new A6 3.0 TDI Biturbo covers it in just 5.1 seconds, followed by the A7 version which manages 5.3 seconds.

The speed is thanks to a new 3.0-litre biturbo V6 diesel engine producing 230kW of power and 650Nm of torque. All of that grunt is sent through a quattro all-wheel drive system, after going through an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission.

Despite the astonishing performance, fuel economy for the combined cycle is rated at just 6.4L/100km for both the A6 and A7 versions. This allows both models to fall under the luxury car tax (LCT) threshold of 7.0L/100km, meaning less tax for consumers.

Being the new top-of-the-range variant, the A6 comes with a Bose surround sound system with satellite navigation and a retractable screen and touch pad, 18-inch alloy wheels, electric seats and sunroof, Audi’s parking system with a rear camera, and a full Milano leather upholstery.

The A7 version adds four-zone climate control, 19-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking cameras, and Valcona leather.

Prices for the new models are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2013 Audi A6 3.0 TDI Biturbo – $118,800
2013 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Biturbo – $148,600

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.