Audi discontinues the A6 Hybrid due to poor sales

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 24, 2014

Audi introduced the A6 Hybrid back in 2010 but this model was not quite a best seller and according to the German manufacturer only 4,000 units left the showrooms. At the beginning, the A6 Hybrid made its debut in Europe but due to poor sales, the model didn’t reach the United States. Audi decided to drop the A6 Hybrid as the vehicle failed to impress the market and now it is too late to do it.

Last month the A6 Facelift arrived and as you may have noticed, the A6 Hybrid was not present in new lineup. Comparing it with other hybrid vehicles, the A6 Hybrid was not quite a masterpiece.

The model was powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine that delivered 211 hp (155 kW) as well as by an electric motor that produced an additional 45 hp (33 kW) and 211 Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque.

Bolted to an 8-speed tiptronic transmission that sends the torque to the front wheels, the A6 Hybrid was capable to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds, while top speed was 238 km/h or 147 mph.

Fuel consumption was 6.2 l/100 km or almost 38 mpg, while CO2 emissions were 142 g/km. Using just the electric motor and the battery, the A6 Hybrid offered an all-electric range of 3 km at a constant speed of 60 km (37 mph).

As you can see, the A6 Hybrid didn’t offer an impressive fuel economy or a better electric range, which means that the German carmaker did the right thing when it decided to drop the vehicle.

Topics: audi, audi a6, sedan, hybrid

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