Audi A6

July 1st, 2015 · 0 Comments · Audi

The Audi A6 is an executive car made by the German automaker Audi AG, now in its fourth generation. As the successor to the Audi 100, the A6 is manufactured in Neckarsulm, Germany – and is available in saloon and wagon configurations, the latter marketed by Audi as the Avant. All generations of the Audi A6 have offered either front-wheel drive or Torsen-based four-wheel drive, marketed by Audi as their quattro system. Second- and third- generation Audi A6 models have shared their platform with the company’s Allroad models.

Audi A6 (A6L) (2005)

This is a long wheelbase version of the Audi A6 Sedan for the Chinese market. The Audi A6 was unveiled in 2005 at the Shanghai Motor Show. The Audi A6 went on sale in the middle of 2005. Early models include A6L 2.4, with A6L 2.0 TFSI (170PS) followed shortly after. A6L 3.0 quattro (218PS) and A6L 4.2 quattro (335PS) were introduced in 2005. Other models include Audi A6 3.0.

Audi A6 Allroad Quattro (2006–2011)

Audi announced the C6 series allroad in the spring of 2005 and released it in the summer of 2006. This model was called the Audi A6 allroad quattro. The Audi A6 allroad quattro again featured adaptive air suspension and quattro permanent four-wheel drive system. The A6 allroad was powered by a choice of two Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI) petrol engines, a 3.2-litre V6 and a 4.2-litre V8, and two TDI diesel engines, a 180 PS (132 kW) 2.7 L and a 233 PS (171 kW) 3.0 L. The tiptronic gearbox is standard on the 4.2 V8 and the 2.7 TDI, but optional on the 3.2 FSI and 3.0 TDI.

The 6-speed tiptronic transmission system converted high-torque engine power into both sporty performance and operating convenience, with crisp, fast gear changes. Advanced electronics respond efficiently to all driver input in both D (Drive) and S (Sport) programmes, helping to prevent unwanted upshifts when cornering. The five-mode air suspension can be raised by up to 60 mm (2.36 in) to provide ground clearance of 185 mm (7.28 in) which is better than the older four-mode.

The car featured a number of off-road styling cues including larger bumpers and sills. In some European markets, this A6 allroad quattro was more expensive than the larger Audi Q7, but air suspension is an expensive option in the Audi Q7. In its native country, Germany, it cost a few hundred Euros less than the Q7.

Audi A6 Hybrid (2012)

A Audi A6 Hybrid electric variant was also available for the first time in the A6, offering a 2-litre TFSI 211 metric horsepower (155 kW) engine combined with a 45 PS (33 kW) electric motor. Electric power is supplied via 1.3kWh lithium-ion battery, with electric-only range of 3 km for constant 60 km/h (37.28 mph) drive and top speed of 100 km/h (62.14 mph). The market launch of the A6 Hybrid was scheduled for 2012. However, production of the US model was delayed.

Audi A6 e-Tron

The concept vehicle was unveiled in Auto China 2012 in Beijing. It is a plug-in hybrid version of A6 L with 2.0 TFSI 211 PS (155 kW) engine combined with a 95 PS (70 kW) electric motor. Electric power is supplied via lithium-ion battery, with all-electric range of 80 km (49.71 mi) for constant 60 km/h (37.28 mph) drive. Other features include MMI navigation plus developed in Audi Infotainment Tech Center (ITC) in Beijing.

Audi A6 2016

Audi A6 2016

The series production plug-in hybrid car will be available in China in 2016 on the long-wheelbase version, using the same hybrid vehicle powertrain like the concept vehicle. Output of 180 kW (245 hp), with 500 Nm maximum torque, all-electric range will be 50 km (31.1 mi). Acceleration from 0-60 mph in 8,4 seconds. Fuel consumption will be 2,2 l/100 km (106.9 US mpg).

Audi A6 Black Edition (2013)

Available in Saloon and Avant bodies, they are versions of A6 S line with 177PS 2.0-litre TDI or higher engines in front-wheel-drive or quattro all-wheel-drive configurations, for the UK market. It included 20-inch rotor-design alloy wheels with a dark titanium finish, black grille and number plate surrounds and the window frame strips, and by privacy glass extending from the B-pillar rearwards black roof rails Piano Black inlays, sports seats upholstered in black Valcona leather, black headlining, BOSE audio system with DAB radio, Audi Music Interface (AMI) for iPod connection. The Audi A6’s sales began in November 2012, with deliveries began in early 2013.

Audi A6 Black Edition (2013)

Available in Saloon and Avant bodies, they are versions of A6 S line with 177PS 2.0-litre TDI or higher engines in front-wheel-drive or quattro all-wheel-drive configurations, for the UK market. It included 20-inch rotor-design alloy wheels with a dark titanium finish, black grille and number plate surrounds and the window frame strips, and by privacy glass extending from the B-pillar rearwards black roof rails Piano Black inlays, sports seats upholstered in black Valcona leather, black headlining, BOSE audio system with DAB radio, Audi Music Interface (AMI) for iPod connection. The Audi A6’s sales began in November 2012, with deliveries began in early 2013.

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