Audi A6 First generation
|Assembly||Neckarsulm, Germany Monterrey, Mexico Changchun, China Jakarta, Indonesia (Garuda Mataram Motor) Tokyo, Japan (AMA; C4 only)|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group C4|
|Engine||1.8 L I4 20v Turbo 2.6 L V6 2.8 L V6 1.9 L I4 TDI 2.5 L I5 TDI|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 6-speed manual 4-speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,760 mm (108.7 in)|
|Length||4,796 mm (188.8 in)|
|Width||1,810 mm (71.3 in)|
|Height||saloon: 1,452 mm (57.2 in) Avant: 1,479 mm (58.2 in)|
|Related||Audi 100 (1991–1995) Audi S4 (UrS4) (1991–1995) Audi S6 (UrS6) (1995–1997, a renamed Audi S4)|
The new engines for the A6 were 1.8-litre 20v inline four-cylinder, and 2.8-litre 30v V6 petrol engines, with the 2.3-litre inline five engine being dropped on most markets. For the diesel engines, an inline four 1.9 Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI), and the inline five (R5) 2.5 TDI (103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp)) were available.
Until 1997, the A6 came with several different engines, two of them turbodiesel, and most of them available with Audi's Torsen-based quattro permanent four-wheel drive system. The A6 was available with saloon and Avant bodies.
A higher performance version of the C4 A6, called the Audi S6 was produced. It included the 4.2-litre V8 engine, which was uprated to 213 kilowatts (290 PS; 286 bhp), and a new limited edition 240 kW (326 PS; 322 bhp) version was added: the S6 PLUS made by quattro GmbH.