Much of the
body of the new Audi A6 consists of aluminum and high-tech
steels, rendering it exceedingly light, stiff and safe.
State-of-the art design methods and materials ensure extremely
low interior noise levels. Precision tuning of all components
and systematic hydraulic damping in the axle and drivetrain
bearings provide excellent vibrational comfort.
The design of
the new Audi A6 embodies athleticism and elegance. The sedan is
4.92 meters (16.14 ft) long and 1.87 meters (6.14 ft) wide, but
just 1.46 meters (4.79 ft) high – sporty proportions that are
unrivaled by the competition. The long engine hood, the low,
sweeping roofline and the prominent lines on the flanks create a
dynamic overall appearance. Optional LED headlights emphasize
the striking expression at the front.
Audi offers the
A6 with a choice of five powerful, highly efficient engines: two
gasoline engines and three TDI units. These powerplants develop
between 130 kW (177 hp) and 220 kW (300 hp). All of these
engines make use of important technologies from the brand’s
modular efficiency platform – the start-stop system, the energy
recovery system, and the innovative thermal management concept.
Throughout the entire model line, fuel consumption in the A6 has
decreased by up to 19 percent compared to the previous model. In
terms of consumption figures, the A6 outperforms the
As was the case
with the previous model, the new Audi A6 is also available with
a wide range of drivetrains. The choice, based on the engine
version, will include a manual six-speed transmission, the
continuously variable multitronic, and the brand-new, sporty S
tronic. Each unit is precisely tuned and features a wide
gear-ratio spread, thereby making a significant contribution to
the sedan’s efficiency.
(Jan. 10, 2011)