2012 Audi A6 Redesigned Flagship Executive Class Model
Audi has unveiled the 2012 Audi A6 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Audi has redesigned flagship executive class model. With its light body, sporty chassis and a wide array of new assistance and multimedia systems, the full-sized sedan is packed with innovative solutions in every area of
The new Audi A6 consists of aluminum and high-tech steels, rendering it exceedingly light, stiff and safe. Precision tuning of all components and systematic hydraulic damping in the axle and drivetrain bearings provide excellent vibrational comfort. The A6 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.
Inside, the cabin offers additional interior room as the car's wheelbase has been stretched to measure 2910mm long. Every detail of the interior is a testament to the care that Audi invests in carmaking. All materials, including an innovative layered-wood veneer, have been selected and crafted with the utmost care. As an option, the front seats can be equipped with ventilation and massage functions. Classy ambient lighting in the lighting package provides small points of light throughout the interior. While that is certainly nice, we're rather impressed by the cockpit's fashionable styling and high-tech goodies such as a 1,300-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system and MMI navigation plus with internet connectivity.
Specs engine, five different engines will be available at launch. The most efficient is a 2.0 TDI which has an average fuel consumption rating of 4.9 L/100 km (48.00 US mpg) and C02 emissions of 129 g/km. It produces 130 kW (177 PS) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque, which allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.7 seconds and top out at 228 km/h (142 mph).
On the other hand, the new 3.0 TDI V6 produces 150 kW (204 PS) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the car to dash from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds, before topping out at 240 km/h (149 mph). With this particular engine, expect an average fuel consumption of 5.2 L/100 km and CO2 emissions of 137 g/km.
Moving further up, a second version of the 3.0 TDI churns out 180 kW (245 PS) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. It lets the A6 sprint from 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The average fuel consumption registers 6.0 L/100km and CO2 emissions are 158 g/km.
On the petrol side, there's a naturally-aspirated 2.8 FSI V6 with 150 kW (204 PS) and 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) of torque. Paired to a multitronic transmission, the engine allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). It consumes 7.4 L/100 km (31.79 US mpg) and emits 172 grams of CO2 per km.
Lastly, the 3.0 TFSI V6 cranks out 220 kW (300 PS) and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the car to run from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). In terms of efficiency, expect 8.2 L/100 km (26.68 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 190 g/km.
If those options haven't tickled your fancy, Audi will eventually launch a hybrid variant that uses a 155 kW (211 PS / 208 hp) 2.0 TFSI petrol engine and a 33 kW (45 PS / 44 hp) electric motor. Boasting a combined output of 180 kW (245 PS / 241 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque, the car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and hits a top speed of 238 km/h (148 mph). Owing to its mediocre performance, the car is expected to have an average fuel consumption of 6.2 L/100 km (38 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 142 g/km.
The 2012 Audi A6 will go on sale shortly and German prices start at €38,500.