Audi A6 opens for ordering in 2011

All new Audi A6 opens for ordering in the UK in January 2011, priced from £30,145 OTR (including 20% VAT) - first customer deliveries in spring 2011. Audi A6 is made from composite aluminium and steel construction means 2.0 TDI model weighs just 1,575kg, 15% less than an all-steel equivalent – 4.92 metres in length, 1.87 metres wide, 1.46 metres high. A6 2.0 TDI (177PS) manual is the most efficient derivative – 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds, top speed 142mph and emits 129g/km CO2. Audi A6 will become Audi's second production hybrid model.

Audi A6 2011Audi A6 2011The latest Audi model to move into the vanguard of Vorsprung durch Technik is the A6 Saloon, which has been redesigned from the ground up with the benefit of the brand’s most advanced lightweight construction techniques, engine efficiency measures, chassis developments and in-car technological innovations.

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Aluminium and high-tech steels make up much of the completely reworked body of the new A6, the former accounting for around 20 per cent of the surface area, rendering it exceedingly light, rigid and safe.

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The range of four responsive and highly efficient engines available at launch in the UK will certainly not shatter this calm. The 2.0-litre TDI 177PS, 3.0-litre TDI 204PS, 3.0-litre TDI 245PS and 3.0-litre TFSI 300PS units all make use of advanced direct injection technology for the leanest possible fuel burn rate, and work in conjunction with important technologies from the brand’s modular efficiency platform – the start-stop system, the energy recovery system and the innovative thermal management concept. As a result, fuel economy has improved by up to 19 per cent compared to the previous model.

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The new Audi A6 will also be available with a wide range of drivetrains. The choice, based on the engine version, will include a manual six-speed transmission or continuously variable multitronic CVT for front-wheel-drive models, and the new seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission for quattros.

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New energy efficient electromechanical power steering, in conjunction with the lightweight suspension set-up with its considerable aluminium content, will impart even greater precision and composure in the new Audi A6.

In pursuit of exceptional refinement the body of the new Audi A6, which measures 4.92 metres long, 1.87 metres wide and 1.46 metres high, has been sculpted to pierce cleanly through the air, a fact which its exceptional 0.26 Cd drag coefficient substantiates.

Online services including news and weather information supplied by Google will also be accessible if the Mobile Telephone Preparation High option is specified. This option will enable drivers to plot detailed routes on a home computer and download them to the navigation system when they start a trip.

Two specification levels – SE and S line – will be offered in the UK, each including alloy wheels, leather upholstery, cruise and front and rear parking controls, SD-based satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone preparation, split/folding rear seats and light and rain sensors. S line models will add larger 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, sports suspension, upgraded Valcona leather upholstery and an exclusive S line exterior and interior styling treatment.

From the options list customers will be able to choose features such as comfort seats with heating, cooling and massaging functions, acoustic glazing, supple leather trimming for the centre console, a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with 1,200 watts of power, TV reception and various connectivity upgrades for the MMI system. [Source: Audi]

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