Audi A6 fourth generation
|Assembly||Neckarsulm, Germany Aurangabad, India (CKD) Monterrey, Mexico Changchun, China Jakarta, Indonesia (Garuda Mataram Motor)|
|Body style||4-door sedan 5-door station wagon|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group MLB platform|
|Engine||2.0L TFSI I4 2.5L FSI V6 (China) 2.8L FSI V6 3.0L Supercharged V6 2.0L I4 Diesel 3.0L V6 Diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed manual 8-speed Tiptronic ZF 8HP automatic Multitronic CVT 7-speed S Tronic DCT|
|Wheelbase||2,912 mm (114.6 in)|
|Length||4,915 mm (193.5 in)|
|Width||1,874 mm (73.8 in)|
|Height||1,455 mm (57.3 in)|
|Related||Audi C7 S6 (2012–)|
The fourth generation C7 series Audi A6 (internally designated Typ 4G) was launched in early 2011 for the European market and in other markets soon after. It is heavily influenced by the Audi A8 (D4), pulling elements from its exterior details The A6 shares its interior, platform, and powertrain with the Audi A7 four door sedan, which had been released shortly before also in 2011. Compared to the A8 and A7, the A6 has the most aggressive front fascia and LED headlights.
The new A6 increased its wheelbase by nearly 3 inches (76 mm) and its width by 0.7 inches (18 mm). The redesign also decreased the car's drag coefficient to 0.26 Cd.
European engine choices for the C7 include two petrol engines – a 2.8-litre FSI V6 with 204 horsepower (152 kW) and a 300 horsepower (224 kW), 3.0-litre supercharged FSI engine – and three diesel engines – a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder and a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine in three states of tune. The European A6 3.0 TFSI will have optional a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an air suspension, two features that will not be available on the United States model
For North America, the Audi A6 3.0 TFSI quattro will be powered by a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 putting out 310 PS (228 kW; 306 hp) 325 lb·ft (441 N·m), the same engine carried over from the previous-generation A6 3.0 TFSI, but in a higher state of tune and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. For the United States but not the Canadian market, there will be an entry-level Audi A6 2.0 TFSI FrontTrak (front-wheel drive) with a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four, the same engine in the Audi A4 and Q5, but mated to the Multitronic CVT (continuous variable transmission).
The A6 features all the driver assistance systems from the A8, but adds a head-up display and Active Lane Assist. It also features an optional full-LED headlighting system.
A6 hybrid (2012–)
A 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 is scheduled for 2012. However, production of the US model was delayed.
A6 allroad quattro (2012–present)
The 2013 A6 allroad quattro was launched at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, along with the 2012 RS4 Avant. Sales began in 2012. The first UK deliveries arrived in July 2012.
German model went on sale in spring 2012. Early models included 3.0 TFSI quattro (310PS), 3.0 TDI quattro (204PS), 3.0 TDI quattro (245PS), 3.0 TDI quattro (313PS).
A6 L (2012–)
The A6 L (built in China for the Chinese market as a long wheelbase alternative to the standard A6) was unveiled in 2012 in Guangzhou International Sports Arena. Early models include A6 L TFSI, A6 L 30 FSI, A6 L 35 FSI, A6 L 35 FSI quattro, A6 L 50 TFSI quattro.
Available in S6 sedan and S6 Avant, they included twin-turbo V8 engine rated 420 PS (309 kW; 414 hp)@5500–6400rpm and 550 N·m (406 lbf·ft)@1450–5250rpm, recuperation and start-stop systems, cylinder deactivation, Active Noise Cancellation system, seven-speed S tronic transmission, quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with a self-locking center differential and torque vectoring (optional sport differential), adaptive air suspension lowers the body by 10 mm (0 in), internally ventilated brake discs (optional carbon fiber-ceramic discs), matt black calipers with S6 logos, 8.5Jx19-inch cast aluminum wheels in a unique five parallel-spoke design (optional seven different 19- or 20-inch wheels (four from quattro GmbH), including 20-inch titanium-look wheels with a five-arm rotor design), 255/40-series tires, Audi drive select driving dynamics system, optional dynamic steering, single-frame grille with aluminum applications and chromed horizontal double bars, exterior mirrors feature aluminum-look housings, S6 sedan with spoiler on the trunk (S6 Avant has a roof spoiler), diffuser on the rear bumper in platinum gray with an aluminum-look offset edge, four elliptical chrome-tipped tailpipes, choice of eight body colors (including exclusive shades Estoril Blue, crystal effect and Prism Silver, crystal effect), body decorated with S6 and V8T badges, leather sport steering wheel with colored stitching, footrest and pedals and soft keys of the MMI operating system in an aluminum-look finish, decorative inlays in matt brushed aluminum (optional carbon, fine grain ash natural brown, layered Beaufort oak), choice of 3 colours for headlining, instrument panel, carpet and seats (black, lunar silver and goa beige (only for the seat upholstery)); Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara seat upholstery (optional Milano and Valcona leather), height-adjustable sport seats with power lumbar supports and embossed S logos (optional power-adjustable comfort seats with memory function, power-adjustable S sport seats with integrated head restraints).
Other options include xenon plus headlights with an all-weather light, LED rear lights, an electromechanical parking brake, driver information system with color display, MMI radio plus includes a Bluetooth interface, Audi sound system with ten speakers, MMI navigation plus (hard drive, an eight-inch monitor, MMI touch input system), 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System.
The S6 sedan was unveiled in the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
S6 sedan and Avant models went on sale in spring 2012
A6 L e-tron concept (2012)
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 electric-only 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.
The vehicle was unveiled in Auto China 2012 in Beijing.
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 (excluding S6) 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.
Sales began in November 2012, with deliveries began in early 2013.
RS 6 Avant (2013-)
It is a version of S6 Avant with increased engine power to 560 PS (412 kW; 552 hp)@5700–6700rpm and 700 N·m (516.29 lbf·ft)@1750–5500rpm, cylinder on demand system deactivates intake and exhaust valves of 4 cylinders (2, 3, 5 and 8), eight-speed tiptronic transmission with shortened shift times and D and S driving modes, quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring with self-locking center differential with an elevated locking value and oil cooler, adaptive air suspension lowering body by 20 mm (1 in) (optional tauter sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control), option is dynamic steering, four internally vented 390 mm (15 in) diameter brake discs in wave design with a wave-like outer contour (optional 420 mm (17 in) diameter carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs with anthracite gray calipers), black six-piston brake calipers (optional red brake calipers), electronic stabilization control with Sport and off modes, high-gloss 20-inch forged wheels in a seven twin-spoke design (optional 21-inch cast wheels in high-gloss silver, polished black or polished titanium-look), matte aluminum applications on the body, high-gloss black protective grille at the front of the car, the bumpers, the fender, sill flares and the large roof spoiler; rear diffuser with two large elliptical exhaust tailpipes, a choice of 9 body colours (including exclusive shade Daytona Gray matte), dial instruments feature black faces and white dials and red needles, flat-bottomed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, illuminated entry sills, driver information system (DIS) sport RS logos, RS 6-specific driver information system, footrest and pedals and switches in the MMI navigation plus terminal in aluminum finish, decorative bezel surrounding the retractable monitor in a piano finish, interior door openers in a delicate double-bar design, standard Carbon inlays (with six additional materials as options), standard black headlining (optional Silver or black Alcantara), RS sport seats with side bolsters and integrated head restraints and RS 6 logos upholstered in black Alcantara and leather with diamond quilting at center sections (optional honeycomb-quilted Valcona leather in either black or Moon Silver), optional power-adjustable deluxe seats with memory function, two sportily molded rear seats (optional three-person bench seat), xenon plus headlights, LED rear lights, a tire-pressure control system, illuminated entry sills, custom driver-information system, parking system plus, cruise control, three-zone automatic air conditioning, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and the 10-speaker Audi sound system.
Optional appearance packages (in Matte Aluminum or Carbon) includes customized quattro badges on the central front air inlet. Carbon appearance package includes alternate front splitter and diffuser shapes. Optional Dynamic package increases top speed to 280 km/h (173.98 mph). Optional Dynamic plus package increases top speed to 305 km/h (189.52 mph). Other options include LED headlights with a unique design, the sport differential on the rear axle, Comfort package, head-up display, the high-performance driver assistance systems, Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System with 15 speakers and 1,200 watts of total power, Bluetooth online car phone.