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Audi has released the first details about the 2012 A6 Hybrid.

Like the Q5 Hybrid, the A6 uses a 155 kW (211 PS / 208 hp) 2.0 TFSI petrol engine and a 33 kW (45 PS / 44 hp) electric motor. This should give the sedan a combined output of 180 kW (245 PS / 241 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque.

The electric motor draws power from a 39 kW lithium-ion battery, which enables the A6 to accelerate up to 100 km/h on electricity alone. Furthermore, the car can travel up to 3 km (1.9 miles) without utilizing the petrol engine.

Thanks to all the techno-wizardry, the A6 will be able to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 238 km/h (148 mph). While these are mediocre figures, Audi expects an average fuel consumption rating of 6.2 L/100 km (38 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 142 g/km.

The car will be launched "at a later point," so expect to learn more in the coming months.

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