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    A6 3.0 TDI 850Nm and some amazing images

    Winter Warmer

    Performance Audi contributor, Jape Tiitinen, tells us about his stunning, 850Nm A6 3.0 #Bi-TDI – his daily driver during the harsh Finnish winter…

    A6 QUATTRO Stunning C7 with 850Nm

    For regular readers, our Finnish contributor, Jape Tiitinen needs no introduction. He’s an accomplished photographer, demon skate boarder (even at 43!) and a committed Audi fan, responsible for bringing us some of the most inspirational and exciting cars from all over Europe. When he’s not behind the lens (or busting some moves on his board), you’ll find Jape working on his cars.

    His real passion is a stunning RS4 B5, which we featured back in 2015 – a real labour of love that goes every well as bit as it looks. But for the daily grind, he runs something a little more sensible.

    “When I saw a C7 bi-turbo diesel for the first time I knew I had to get one someday,” says Jape. “I had only three mandatory requirements for the car: it had to be an S-line, in Daytona grey with full LEDs.” The big diesel A6 would serve as the perfect family car, swallow his full camera kit with ease, provide sure footed grip in the harsh Finnish winters, and not bankrupt him on fuel costs.

    “My friend Ville at Realcars.fi. texted me to say he’d found the car from East Germany, close to the Austrian border,” says Jape. “I didn’t see any pics of it (only an equipment list) but I was sold. It was almost fully loaded with HUD, ACC, NVC, Webasto, S-line in and out, air suspension etc.” The car was delivered to Jyväskylä in Finland where Jape collected it right before Christmas 2015. He wasted no time getting stuck into the upgrades.

    “I fitted some 21in RS6 C6 wheels with winter rubber to replace the originals that had summer tyres which are no good in Finnish winter,” says Jape. The following week he ordered an air suspension control module, to lower the ride height, and a sound module from Active-sound.eu.

    “The air suspension module is super easy to use and takes only 5mins to install. You just plug the module into Audi’s own system and save different ride heights to the drive select.” The sound module allows the V6 to really open up and can also be saved differently in selected modes on drive select. It’s a very OEM solution and typical of Jape’s attention to detail.

    Next came some VCDS coding to personalise the car to his own tastes. “I deactivated the start-stop system, but this the button still works if I want it to. I also deactivated the rear wiper. It was really annoying that rear wiper went on every time I put the car in reverse if the windshield wipers are on mist.” Finally, he added the cool RS6-style needle sweep on start up and auto boot closing to work from inside the car and via the remote – very cool. “There’s a good link (http://tinyurl. com/hs39ypk) for all these and tons more upgrades on the Audizine.com forum,” says Jape.

    When it comes to wheels, Jape is a self-confessed addict. The A6 currently has three sets available. In the summer it runs either OEM RS6 C7 21s, or Rotiform 21in 3-piece forged ROCs. In the pics it’s on a set of winters – some RS6 C6 segments with studded Nokian tyres. To fit the 21in wheels, the arches had to be rolled and the camber adjusted, as well as skimming 2.5mm off the S6 discs.

    Lurking behind the rims you may spot a set of red calipers. Jape fitted a set of 8-pot S6 units complete with 400mm discs, with adapters. “These brakes give some serious stopping power. A big thank you goes to STRSolutions’ Sami for install,” says Jape.

    When it comes to performance the 3.0 Bi-TDI isn’t exactly lacking, but when your other car is a 600hp RS4, you need something a bit lively to keep things interesting. These units respond really well to remapping and Jape took his C7 to STR-Solutions and Petri at Erikoismoottori.fi. A headline figure of around 400hp is estimated along with 850Nm of torque – impressive numbers for sure. “The difference between stock 650Nm to current 850Nm is huge – the car pulls like a train, but it sure should with an extra 200Nm!” laughs Jape. “There’s no need for any more in winter,” he smiles. The A6 will be back to STR in the summer to see if they can extract even more power with some further upgrades.

    Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this A6 is the exterior – it looks fantastic. It helps that it’s Dayton grey of course, but Jape has refined it to create something with the presence of an RS6. The gloss black window surrounds, roof rails and door handle tops looks sweet, as does the RS-style front grille and black fog light surrounds. Even the larger oval exhaust tailpipes are black. With the badges removed and the front windows tinted to match the rears, it’s a very moody looking A6 – emphasized by Jape’s stunning images using light painting in the snow. It was minus 5 when he did it, so there’s dedication for you!

    The final upgrade was to put 2016 maps and firmware on the 3G MMI system. “It took me a good two days to upload all the data and transfer it in the system – I don’t want to do that again,” he laughs. This is one of those cars that on the face of it may not have many modifications, but the more you look, the more you see, and the overall effect is absolutely stunning. As Jape says, “With the RS4 sleeping for winter, this has been the perfect daily for me.” Of course, it’s still used during the rest of the year, but as winter transport goes, this has to be one of the finest around.

    TECHNICAL DATA SPECIFICATION #2012 / #Audi-A6-C7 / #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Quattro / #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Quattro / #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Quattro-C7 / #Audi / #Audi-A6-Avant-C7 / #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Quattro-Avant-C7 / #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Avant-C7 / #Audi-A6-3.0 / #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Avant-C7 / #Audi / #Quattro / Audi-A6 /

    Engine 3.0 #V6 #Bi-TDI with #STR-Solutions and Petri at #Erikoismoottori / .fi re-map

    Power 400hp and 850Nm

    Transmission 8-speed tiptronic

    Brakes 400mm S6 C7 discs with 8-pot S6 calipers in front, 365mm S6 rears

    Suspension Factory air suspension lowered with Active-sound.eu control module

    Wheels & Tyres OEM C7 RS6 9.5x21in ET25 with Continental 255/30 tyres, #Rotiform forged 3-piece ROC 10x21in ET35 with Continental 255/30 and winter OEM C6 RS6 9.5x20in ET36 (CB drilled to 66.6mm) with Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 255/35 studded tyres

    Interior Stock S-line sports seats in black Valcona leather, centre console wrapped in flat black. Head up display, 2016 maps and firmware on 3G MMI system

    Exterior RS6 style front grille, EZ front lip, ACC surroundings painted in gloss black, window trim and roof bars wrapped in gloss black, rear valance painted in gloss black, oval exhaust tips from Martelius.fi, front and rear arches rolled, tinted front windows, semi-dynamic rear indicators, debadged

    Tuning contacts/thanks Fb.com/JTmedia.fi and IG @jap3 https://vimeo.com/ Japetiitinen

    Top: Fiinish plates are way cooler than ours. Fact.
    Left: Front end looks bang on the money.
    Left: Interior is nicely kitted out with options.
    Bottom: S6 brakes and RS6 C6 wheels.
    Above: Loving this front end shot.

    “The A6 pulls like a train, but it should with an extra 200Nm!”
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    PROJECTS EIBACH’S #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Quattro / #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Quattro-C7 / #Audi-A6-C7 / #Audi / #Audi-A6-Avant-C7 / #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Quattro-Avant-C7 / #Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Avant-C7 / #Audi-A6-3.0Audi-A6-3.0-TDI-Avant-C7ach’s new 2016 project, which we’ll be introducing next issue…

    Next month we look forward to revealing the 2016 Project from Eibach UK. Following the theft of their beloved A4 or ‘Project Eiblack’ as it was referred to by those in the know, Eibach-UK are moving forward in 2016 with a whole new concept. They’re keen to demonstrate an area of development within Eibach UK that works closely with various partners within the industry on multiple types of new and exciting projects.

    One such partner is Revo. Renowned primarily for their software, Revo are gradually putting together a quality performance hardware range which, along with their software range, can offer a one stop solution so your vehicle can be totally ‘Revo’d’ inside and out. Once Eibach UK’s GM Greg Kirby became aware of this growing range for Audi vehicles, his creative juices started flowing.

    Having taken ownership of a 2014 A6 Avant (C7) 3.0 TDI quattro Black Edition, he was keen to create something special, and this seemed an opportune moment to showcase the two companies.

    Documented over a series of features, we will follow the progress of this new project. The development of the Revo hardware range, which not only includes the newly developed springs and Anti-Roll Bars by Eibach, but also, Revo Brakes by Alcon, plus the Revo remap which Greg already has his eye on. We will follow the development of the Eibach parts, the engineering and design entailed into creating these quality parts to the standard for which Eibach is renowned and that Revo demands.

    For other requirements on the project #Eibach-UK has joined force#Eibach-UKe other respected companies, one such example is the wheel supplier, HRE Wheels who have offered some stunning alloys which will transform the look of this quattro Black. All this, plus before and after testing to highlight that although each product will produce a performance enhancement when used in isolation, when used in conjunction with other performance products from the Revo hardware range – a performance synergy is created. www.eibach.com Facebook – #Eibach UK #Eibach
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