The 3.0 V-6 TDI produces a conservative 237 hp and, as is typical with a diesel, torque that eclipses that figure — its healthy 369 lb-ft is on tap from the lowly engine speed of 1500 rpm. As a result, a manual-transmission version like our tester is capable of 0-60 runs in just 6.1 seconds — a mere 0.2 seconds slower than the twin-turbo S4 of less than a decade ago.
More interestingly, this larger, more luxurious and more powerful A4 is said to net over 40 mpg. The diesel A4 could help establish a new paradigm for socially conscious performance enthusiasts.
Source: Motive Mag