Audi has decided to discontinue the A6 Hybrid after abysmal sales since the model's introduction back in 2011.

The A6 family was recently facelifted by Audi but without any word about the hybrid derivative which now we found out has been terminated. After spending around three years on the market, only 4,000 units were sold so Audi decided that it's better to axe the model rather than include it in the refreshed family.

We remind you the A6 Hybrid makes use of a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter TFSI engine delivering 211 HP (155 kW) and working together with a 45 HP (33 kW) electric motor to provide a combined output of 245 HP (180 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. It's enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 148 mph (238 km/h).

As far as fuel consumption is concerned, it stands at 6.2 liters / 100 km (38 mpg US or 45 mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 142 g/km and an electric range of just 1.9 miles (3 km).

Gallery: Low demand forces Audi to kill the A6 Hybrid

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