Audi's chief designer, Wolfgang Egger, talking about the "lineage" of the first 100 of 1968 Audi A6 2012 to a new day. "You should not interfere with history," said Egger. "If you want to sharpen the emotion of the brand you look into the R8, A7 or E-Tron, not A6." While the A8 confirms the status of plutocratic and A4 screams "upwardly mobile," A6 has always been a choice of those who want to trap success but do not have to tell the world. This car Audi makes the most sense and it's not surprising to find that the latest incarnation is a subtle evolution of the old.
But beneath the familiar skin lies a number of new technologies focused on improving the efficiency and refinement. Significantly lighter than ever, the 2012 Audi A6 take on the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class and smart executives trying to impress with the depth of new-found abilities.
New Audi A6 is available with a choice of six engines:. two petrol engines and four diesel units of fuel consumption has decreased by 18 percent compared with the previous model. Topping the new lineup was 3.0 TDI engine with twin-turbo technology and 230 kW (313 hp). Audi A6 Avanta luggage compartment has a capacity of up to 1680 liters (59.33 cubic feet) and offers a number of elegant features, including power rear hatch that opens in response to sensor signals.
Measuring 4.93 meters (16.17 ft) in length, Audi A6 makes the first impression is very agile. Its sporty proportions, and the low roofline flowing into the flat-pillar D.
New Audi A6 sets the standard with a low weight. With the aluminum component comprises about 20 percent of the body, Audi has raised the bar once again. Gross weight has been reduced as much as 70 kilograms (154.32 pounds) compared with the previous model. The Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI, for example, has a curb weight of just 1640 kilograms (3,615.58 lb).
Audi offers a choice of six engine featuring direct fuel injection for the new Audi A6 Avant: two gasoline engines and four TDI units. They develop between 130 kW (177 hp) and 230 kW (313 hp). This is enough power combined with the efficiency breakthrough. 2.0 TDI consumes an average of only 5.0 liters of fuel per 100 km (47.04 U.S. mpg).
Audi drive select driving dynamics system comes standard, and a new electromechanical power steering is very efficient. In front-wheel-drive variants, ESP electronic stabilization program displays an electronic limited slip differential makes the car even more precise handling.
The new Audi A6 interior treats its occupants with a sleek design and clear, uncompromising workmanship, generous promises and exemplary ergonomics. Among the high-end option is the head-up display, adaptive light with various control variables, the front seats with ventilation and massage functions, and components of various infotainment.
Audi connect, fully fledged internet connection, also places new Audi A6 at the head of the pack. Working with Google, it brings a special online services for automobiles, including voice-controlled points of interest (POI) searches. A Wi-Fi hotspot allows passengers to surf and email free while on the road
New Audi A6 can be equipped with all the help brands and security system for quieter driving. Some systems work with MMI navigation plus, further enhancing their capabilities. A new feature in the lineup Audi parking system plus a 360 ° screen, will be available somewhat later. Four small cameras record images of the surroundings of the vehicle.
The previous generation A6 was the first to introduce the Audi Auto Union-inspired grille and trapezoidal it evolved to the launch of the seventh iteration. Shallower and wider than before, now hexagonal and ask what Egger calls, "a shift from vertical to horizontal face." Lamp or "eye" has been given a sharper features, the dominant characteristic is made even more prominent if you choose to LED lights, which are offered for the first time.
2012 Audi A6 looks best seen in profile, in which line, protruding shoulder sweeping grab attention. Likewise, do the proportions revised. Wheelbase has been lengthened by 2.7 inches and very little front overhang emphasize the values of the Audi sport. From the rear, family ties with the A4 and A8 are obvious - you should be sure to tell the scouts Audi three separate - but it's quite handsome. A6, together with its main rival, it may not seduced by looks alone, and would not offend traditional conservative customers. It's a date you can bring home to your parents.
The Audi A6 will be available for sale in the second half of 2011 with a base price of € 40,850.
Make Model Year 2012 Audi A6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
Vehicle Type AWD 4dr Sedan 5-passenger
Longitudinal configuration, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine Type Supercharged, direct inject, V6, petrol
Displacement (cc / cu-in) 2995 cc (183 cu in)
Block / head material Aluminum / aluminum
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve time
Horsepower (hp @ rpm) 295 @ 5250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) firstname.lastname@example.org
This type of 91-octane fuel is received + 93-octane for best performance
Type of Transmission Seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual
Suspension, front independent Multilink, coil springs
The suspension, independent rear Multilink, coil springs
Steering Type Power-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio (x: 1) 16
Tire size 225/55
Wheel size 17-by-8-inch front and rear
Wheels Mixed materials
Brakes, front One-piece with 2-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear One-piece with 2-piston fixed calipers
Dimensions & Capacity
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.) 3.836
Length (in.) 193.5
Width (in.) 82.1
Height (in.) 57.3
Wheelbase (in.) 114.6
Track, front (in.) 64.0
Track, rear (in.) 63.7