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Ingolstadt’s design honcho Marc Lichte recently had a talk with L’argus, a French online publication concerning Audi’s new premium models. Surprisingly, this brief conversation leads up to reveal not just a few details but also the official sketches of their new lineup. What you’re seeing right now are the designs of the A6 Sedan, A7 Sportback and the all-new Audi A8. Well, there’s no better way to compare each new model than having them side by side, is there?
While flipping through these drawings ourselves, we thought they all seem to look the same. Except maybe for the new A7--- which bears the sportiest design of the three new sedans. But as we gazed more closely at every detail, we determined how each one is very different from the other. That’s when we noticed how Audi’s new single-frame grille comes with different characteristics.
Since the A6 sedan has relatively smaller configuration, its bumper grille also has a design of its own. Comparatively, the creases along the hood provide the A7 with a sportier look while it seems rather more aggressive on the A8’s fuller body.Read the entire article Official sketches of the next-generation Audi A6, A7 and A8 finally revealed
Driving through 14 countries on one tank of fuel earned Audi and the RAC a new Guinness World Record title. For this challenge, the unmodified Audi A6 TDI ultra was chosen. The vehicle easily surpassed its official rating of 67mpg with an average of 75.9mpg. It completed 1158.9 miles without requiring a fuel-stop.
For almost 28 hours, the A6 TDI ultra was driven by motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver Rebecca Jackson from the Netherlands to Hungary, while passing through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia.
According to Head of Audi UK Public Relations Jon Zammett, the automaker proved that with the latest engine technology, it can achieve real-world economy of nearly 76 mpg or more after having covered a large portion of Europe on just one fill-up.Read the entire article Audi A6 TDI ultra drives through 14 countries with no fuel stops
Audi has announced that local production of the A6 L e-tron in China will start in 2016. The very fuel-efficient and powerful A6 L e-tron sedan was developed especially for the market in China. The plug-in hybrid drive produces 180 kW (245 hp) and boasts an average fuel consumption of only 2.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (106.9 US mpg).
The automaker had launched the e-tron era in the Chinese market with the imported A3 Sportback e-tron in 2015. The A6 L e-tron is derived from the long version of the Audi A6, which is already in production in China. It has the configuration of a very efficient parallel hybrid, which means that its two drives are positioned one directly at the back of the other.
The 2.0 TFSI is a highly advanced, four-cylinder gasoline engine that can deliver 155 kW (211 hp) and 350 Nm (258.1 lb-ft) of torque. It is equipped with a disk-shaped electric motor that produces 91 kW and 220 Nm (162.3 lb-ft) of torque. When working with a decoupler, this is integrated into the eight-speed tiptronic transmission, shifting the power to the front wheels.Read the entire article 2016 Audi A6 L e-tron unveiled in China
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.Read the entire article Audi discontinues the A6 Hybrid due to poor sales
Back in September, Audi unveiled at the facelift A6 family and as expected, the German manufacturer brought its entire new lineup at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Changes are obvious and include an updated Singleframe grille, headlights, air inlets, bumpers, side sills, taillights and tailpipes. As an option, the vehicles are available with headlights that offer LED technology or Matrix LED technology.
The interior includes MMI radio operating system and deluxe automatic air conditioning as standard, while front seats are available as an option with ventilation and massage function. A6 Avant models get an optional sensor-controlled automatic tailgate combined with a power luggage compartment cover.
The top-of-the-line navigation system arrives with a power-retractable 8-inch monitor based on a new technology platform that uses the Tetra 30 graphics chip from Nvidia. Engine lineup includes three TFSI petrol units ranging between 190 hp (140 kW) and 333 hp (245 kW).Read the entire article Facelifted Audi A6 family shown at 2014 Paris Motor Show [Live Photos]
China is one of the most important markets for the Volkswagen Group in order to become the world’s largest carmaker. As a result the German company will offer a new luxury sedan exclusively for this market. Set to arrive next year, the new luxury sedan will be based on the Audi A6 but not too many details are available.
For those who don’t know, the Audi A6 is the best-selling luxury sedan in China but the new sedan will boost the brand value of Volkswagen. What’s more interesting is the upcoming vehicle will actually be a rival for the Audi A6.
Pricing will also be a problem: if the vehicle will be too expensive, then customers will go straight to Audi, but if the price is not too high, then what’s the point? Codenamed 511, the upcoming luxury sedan was designed in Europe but will be built in China by Shanghai Volkswagen.Read the entire article VW working on a luxury sedan based on Audi A6, will be offered only in China
Audi revealed today the A6 Facelift, an updated version of its popular model which is offered in three versions: Sedan, Avant and Allroad Quattro. Each model received subtle modifications such as an updated Singleframe grille, new headlights featuring a refreshed design for the LED daytime running lights, redesigned air inlets, bumpers, side sills, rear lights and tailpipes.
As an option, the 2015 Audi A6 Facelift is available with Matrix LED technology. According to the German company, the A6 Facelift arrives with an intelligent composite construction concept where the body is extremely rigid and safe. Thanks to its aluminum components and hot-shaped steel, the new A6 1.8 TFSI has a curb weight (without the driver) of 1,535 kg (1184.1 lb).
The new Audi design collection in the interior offers the flint gray colour, while the front seats are now available with optional ventilation and massage functions. A6 Avant models offer a luggage compartment volume between 565 and 1,680 liters (20 and 59.3 cu ft) of space while as an option, there is a sensor-controlled automatic tailgate combined with a power luggage compartment cover.Read the entire article Audi A6 Sedan and Avant models receive a facelift for the 2015 model year
Earlier today we talked about the facelifted 2015 Audi A6 Sedan and Avant models, but now we will take a closer look at the 2015 A6 Allroad Quattro Facelift. Based on the A6 Avant, the new A6 Allroad Quatttro is able to take its passengers almost anywhere thanks to its raised body and steel lining that underside of the front and rear ends.
When it comes to design, the new model features vertical slats in the Singleframe grille, new headlights that can be configured as an option with LED or matrix LED technology, as well as a new set of taillights that get a new LED design. According to Audi, the A6 Allroad Quattro Facelift is offered with a choice of four 3.0-liter V6 engines, a 3.0-liter TFSI and three versions of the 3.0-liter TDI engine.
The 3.-liter TFSI petrol engine delivers 333 hp (245 kW) and Audi says that it comprehensively revised this powerplant. In addition, the 3.0-liter TDI clean diesel is available with either 218 hp (160 kW), 272 hp (200 kW).Read the entire article 2015 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Facelift makes its debut
Audi has a dynamic start this year thanks to strong demand on models such as the A3, Q5 and A6, A7 and R8. In order to maintain the same path, the German manufacturer will boost output of its best-sellers and as a result it added 33 shifts at its German plants in January and February. In February alone, the German company added ten special shifts in Ingolstadt and three in Neckarsulm.
Meanwhile eight additional shifts are planned in Ingolstadt and two more in Neckarsulm this month. Board of Management Member for Production Dr. Frank Dreves: “Our Audi models are very popular all over the world; our order books are full. This makes us confident that we will grow again this year as well. For the coming months, we anticipate ongoing good utilization of capacity and additional shifts at our two domestic plants in Germany.”
“The Works Council approved the special shifts that the management applied for in the first few weeks of the year in order to make our manufacturing as economic as possible. The order situation is excellent and the additional shifts demonstrate the high flexibility of our employees. The workforce is thus making a significant contribution to the competitiveness of the production sites in Germany within the Group’s international production network,” stated the Chairman of Audi’s General Works Council, Peter Mosch.Read the entire article Audi boosts output due to strong demand on A3, Q5 and A6, A7 and R8 models
Because of the high demand for Audi’s A6 and A7 models, the company added 12 shifts in the first quarter at its Neckarsulm, Germany plant. It also plans to add even more shifts in April. Through an e-mailed statement, we learned that Audi built about 2,600 more cars in Neckarsulm than originally planned in the quarter, according to personnel director Thomas Sigi.
Neckarsulm is Audi’s No. 2-largest plant after its main factory in Ingolstadt. In the statement, Audi said that in the first quarter of 2013, the economic conditions stayed “difficult.” However, it appears that luxury-car segment is resilient as Audi continues to take many orders even as the total market in Europe has been declining.
On March 12, the company said that Audi is aiming for a rise in revenue and deliveries in 2013 based on the demand for its growing SUV lineup and the new- generation A3 model.Read the entire article Audi added 12 shifts at Neckarsulm due to strong demand for the A6 and A7 models
In order to make the A6 saloon and Avant as well as the A7 Sportback models more attractive, Audi unveiled the Black Edition a.k.a. three new models that combine emphatic styling with the most extensive equipment list in each range, and are priced from £35,010 OTR to £56,785 OTR. The first visual impact with this edition shows the impressive 20-inch rotor-design alloy wheels with a dark titanium finish on the A6 saloon and avant and 21-inch wheels on the A7 Sportback.
Moreover, the models come with lowered sports suspension, which is a standard feature of the S line models. Regarding the design, the Black Edition models feature a black finish for the grille and number plate surrounds and the window frame strips but also privacy glass that extends from the B-pillar rearwards.
The A6 Avant comes equipped with black roof rails. The interior was also upgraded and features Piano Black inlays which complement the sports seats upholstered in black Valcona leather and the black headlining The A6 and A7 models feature a Bose surround sound system, DAB digital radio and the Audi Music Interface (AMI) for iPod connection.Read the entire article Audi reveals the A6 Saloon and Avant, A7 Sportback Black Editions
Audi A6 Sedan won the International Design Excellence Award 2012 (IDEA) for its innovative design. This design award is one of the most prestigious in the U.S. The A6 family seems to be on a roll as it was recently given the red dot award.
A6 Sedan was able to fend off its competition from around the world to get the Silver Award in the ‘Transportation’ category of the International Design Excellence Award 2012. Wolfgang Egger, Audi’s Head of Design, is glad that the model isn’t admired just by its customers in Europe. Rather, the award is proof that its design idiom is understood and is well-accepted by consumers in the U.S.
Egger said that what the Industrial Designers Society of America liked about the model are its dynamic looks and the interplay of design idiom and innovative technology in the A6 Sedan. He added that the brand claim of “Vorsprung durch Technik” indicates that the company considers it very significant to match technology and design perfectly.Read the entire article Audi A6 Sedan takes the International Design Excellence Award 2012 (IDEA)
At the Auto China 2012 in Beijing, Audi unveiled the A6 L e-Tron Concept, its first luxury-class e-tron concept car. Based on the new Audi A6 L a.k.a. Audi’s bestselling model in China, the new concept car combines the TFSI engine with an electric motor.
This means that under the hood we will find a 2.0 TFSI that delivers 155 kW (211 hp) but also an electric motor with 70 kW (95 hp) peak power. The concept has also a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery located in a collision-protected space at the rear of the vehicle. As expected, the A6 L e-Tron Concept offers can act as an electric car and can travel up to 80 km (49.71 miles) at a constant speed of 60 km/h (37.28 mph).
The new A6 L e-Tron Concept measures has a 3.01 meter (9.88 feet) wheelbase, is 5.02 meters (16.47 feet) long and 1.87 meters (6.14 feet) wide, but only 1.46 meters (4.79 feet) tall. Comparing it with the production car, the concept car features a single-frame grille with slender cross-bars and the nearly covered air intakes, 21-inch wheels in e-tron design and a special rear diffuser.Read the entire article Audi A6 L e-Tron Concept unveiled at Auto China 2012
Naturally versatile thanks to its light metal construction, the new Audi A6 Avant is the ideal tuning basis, according to Hans-Jürgen Abt, chief executive of ABT Sportsline. Because of its versatile and stylish characteristics, ABT Sportsline was able to develop performance packages and upgrades for the A6 Avant. ABT Sportsline is currently offering two power levels in its tuning program for the new AS6 Avant: one for the gasoline-powered version and another for the diesel-powered variant.
Both upgrades take the A6 Avant to a new level, improving its performance as well as its looks. The ABT POWER package for the gasoline-ran A6 Avant improves the performance of the car’s 3.0 TFSI engine from a standard output of 300 HP/221 kW and 440 Nm of torque to a dazzling 420 HP or 309 kW and a maximum torque of 540 Nm. The 420 hp output, a 40% upgrade from the production version, give the Audi A6 Avant enough power to rival extreme sports cars.
Meanwhile, the ABT POWER package for the diesel-ran A6 Avant hikes the performance of the car’s 3-liter bi-turbo engine from a standard output of 313 HP/230 kW and 650 Nm of torque to a dynamic 360 HP or 265 kW and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. ABT Sportsline’s package also includes lowering the springs or electronic lowering A6 Avant’s barycentre through the ABT Level Control, resulting in a dynamic performance on the road.Read the entire article ABT Sportsline now offering two performance kits for Audi A6 Avant
Audi introduces its new 313PS Biturbo TDI engine, which is available for the A6 Saloon and Avant as well as for the A7 Sportback models. This new twin-turbo V6 is noted for being the most powerful six-cylinder diesel engine offered by the Vorsprung durch Technik brand ever.
It is also notable for being the sweetest-sounding. The engine is available in A6 models priced from £43,810 OTR. Its price in the A7 Sportback begins at £51,645 OTR. It integrates the trademark Audi TDI refinement with an exhaust-mounted sound actuator that enables it to provide a powerful 650Nm output to the tune of a distinctly sporting soundtrack.
The latest V6 is ranking above the single-turbo 204PS and 245PS variants of the 3.0 TDI that are already featured in the A6 and A7 Sportback lineups. The new engine has a two-stage turbocharger group that provides a maximum boost pressure of 3.2 bar, aiding the A6 3.0 BiTDI quattro Saloon to accelerate from a standstill to 62mph in 5.1 seconds. The same acceleration is made in the A6 Avant and A7 Sportback, but in 5.3 seconds. All the variants deliver an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.Read the entire article Audi launches new 313PS Biturbo TDI engine in A6, A7 Sportback models
There is a new ‘one-stop-shop’ option package dubbed Technology Package Advanced that’s offered for all Audi A6 and A7 Sportback models. Any model from the Saloon, Avant, allroad and Sportback lineups could be equipped with nine advanced convenience and occupant protection features such as Google Earth navigation mapping, in-car Wi-Fi and the Audi pre-sense multi-level safety system. Notably, these ranges are already known for being technologically advanced.
The package on the A6 models is priced at £3,250 while on the A7 Sportback, it costs £3,750. This represents savings of at least £1,085 when compared with adding up the cost of the individual options. The Technology Package Advanced has the following entertainment and information enhancements: MMI navigation plus the MMI Touch fingertip recognition system, a color Driver’s Information System, Audi Music Interface iPod connection and a Bluetooth mobile phone interface providing access to Google Earth navigation maps and creating an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot.
The A7 Sportback gets a sophisticated head-up display that projects navigation and entertainment information onto the windscreen so that it seems to be floating about two metres in front of the car. With the Technology Package Advanced, the A6 and A7 expand the limits of the worldwide web.Read the entire article 2012 Audi A6, A7 models get the Technology Package Advanced
The advanced Audi A6 -- the A6 allroad Quattro – will be offered beginning next month with a starting price of £43,145 OTR. It has a very sophisticated electronic ‘brain’ and will be complemented by added brawn. The third generation A6 allroad quattro has a stance that’s customarily tougher and it also comes with a four-level adaptive air suspension as it makes its global debut.
Its deliveries will start in the spring. Audi reaped plenty of success for the first two generations of the allroad Quattro. One was launched in 2000 while the second one was launched in 2006.
Audi aims to enhance the latest version by giving it some extraordinary versatility with even higher efficiency that is demonstrated in fuel economy improvements of as much as 20 percent.Read the entire article 2012 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro priced from £43,145 in the UK
The missing link from the Audi A6 range is finally here: ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2012 Audi A6 Allroad. The new A6 Allroad is with a few millimeters bigger than the A6 Avant, as it is 4.94 meters (16.21 ft) long, 1.90 meters (6.23 ft) wide and 1.47 (4.82 ft) meters tall.
We all-know that the Audi A6 Allroad is made to take you almost anywhere and in order to do that, the body of the car sits six centimeters (2.36 in) higher than that of the A6 Avant, features trim strips on the side sills, enlarged fenders and the single-frame grille with vertical slats. Moreover, the A6 Allroad comes with stainless steel covers that protect the underbody at the front and rear of the car but also with a new exhaust system featuring two large, flattened tailpipes.
The roof rails are mounted on double bars. The design is completed by the wheel well edges, the bumpers and the sills, which are painted in a contrasting color. Audi also offers a full paint finish in combination with the optional aluminum exterior package. The color Java Braun is available exclusively for the new A6 Allroad Quattro. Inside, the vehicle offers plenty of space thanks to the long wheelbase of 2.91 meters (9.55 ft).Read the entire article 2012 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro breaks cover
Safety organization Euro NCAP named the Audi A6 as one of the nine vehicles in its latest tested batch to receive the maximum five-star rating. After testing the model with a 2.0 diesel, Euro NCAP gave it a score of 41 points for child occupant protection, achieving maximum points for the tests on both the 18 month old child and 3 year old child.
In its class, the new Audi A6 is one of the safest cars according to the results to the tests on adult occupant protection in a frontal or side collision and child safety and pedestrian protection.
The top rating of five stars was given to the A6 for driver and passenger protection in frontal and side impact collisions. When it comes to active safety, the Audi A6 features an integral pedestrian protection system with standard daytime running lights and optional night vision assistant with a pedestrian warning.Read the entire article 2012 Audi A6 gets five stars rating at the Euro NCAP crash test
Audi hasn’t officially confirmed yet that its A6 Hybrid will be offered in the U.S. market but there are definite signs that this is the plan. The A6 Hybrid was introduced last January at the Detroit Motor Show. According to Car&Driver magazine, sources said that this model will start selling in the U.S. in 2012 and that it will be priced higher than $55,000.
The US-spec model will have slight differences when compared to the European model as Audi had to keep the price down.
The hybrid presented in the Detroit show featured an electric motor positioned at the back of the TFSI powerplant. It also featured a modified 8-speed tiptronic transmission that distributes the power from the two engines to its front wheels.Read the entire article Audi A6 Hybrid unofficially confirmed for U.S. for 2012
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