Audi has left nothing untouched in the newly redesigned Audi A6, from the exterior’s classic, yet contemporary appearance to a variety of powertrain options that include the award-winning 2.0 TFSI® and 3.0 TFSI engines.
Impressive performance and efficiency contribute to the overall appeal of the all-new 2012 A6, as does the exterior. The extended wheelbase shortens overhangs to give the Audi A6 a more performance-oriented look while delivering improved ride quality and interior space. High-efficiency diode lasers are used to weld the roof to the side panel frame structure yielding a sleek “zero joint” seam. The Audi A6 exterior exhibits strength and agility, with its sloped roofline that provides exceptional aerodynamics and sporty driving characteristics.
Attention to detail in materials, fit and finish has resulted in a cabin that is truly a respite from mediocrity. The spacious, driver-oriented cockpit of the new Audi A6 offers luxurious comfort and practical convenience, while remaining modern and understated.
Rounding out the interior are innovative technologies designed to assist drivers, such as available Audi MMI®, Google EarthTM combined with GoogleTM Local Search, Wi-Fi® hot spot for up to eight devices and the ability to find the lowest gas prices or view weather forecasts. In addition, the combination of the Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth® audio streaming allows for seamless Internet radio and audio file streaming.
Stability and control are enhanced through the use of advanced technologies and materials, including Audi quattro®, ESC, and extensive use of lightweight aluminum in the suspension for superior handling. Night vision assistant, head-up display, and lane assist technologies are also available.
Like all Audi vehicles, safety is a top priority in the new A6, which features Audi pre sense plus, a system that initiates protective measures if an imminent collision is detected. Should a head-on collision occur, energy-absorbing structural cross members in the front of the vehicle direct energy to two longitudinal members that deform in a controlled manner. Audi has used extensive data from its Audi Accident Research Unit to put the A6 though 4,000 crash simulations to ensure that every component of the vehicle was designed and manufactured to the company’s exacting standards.
The all-new 2012 Audi A6 represents the core of the Audi luxury sport sedan lineup. It features lightweight construction, with a muscular exterior that exudes athleticism and elegance. The interior offers convenience technologies, such as the Audi MMI system, and materials and appointments that are best in class. The primary drivetrain is the 3.0T quattro, with a 2.0T FWD Audi engine mated to a multitronic® transmission available.
Source: Audi press