From Audi press: For 2008, the A6 models will receive the S line exterior treatment as standard equipment. This package includes a distinctive front grille with S line badge, S line front and rear bumpers and 18-inch five-arm quattro GmbH wheels with 245/40 R18 all-season tires. A6 quattro models can be equipped with an optional twin seven-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels with summer performance tires. There also is a new optional chrome finish 18-inch alloy wheel with summer performance tires.
Another key addition to the A6 and S6 in 2008 is an optional Audi lane assist feature. A camera located in front of the mirror housing monitors the vehicle’s path and alerts drivers if they wander from their lane unintentionally. This is done with a slight vibration in the steering wheel, similar to driving over rumble strips commonly found on freeway shoulders.
The 2008 A6 and A6 Avant continue Audi’s recognized interior design leadership in terms of material quality and fit and finish. A truly driver-focused cockpit envelops the driver and passengers with materials such as aluminum, leather and wood. The round temperature and fuel gauges are located in the corner of the teardrop-shaped surrounds, next to the large tachometer and speedometer. The four-spoke multifunction steering wheel is highlighted by its single-frame trapezoid centerpiece with the four Audi rings on the central airbag cap.
The 2008 Audi A6 model line up offers three engine choices fitted in longitudinal arrangement – all engines share a level of power and torque that is outstanding in this segment of the market: 4.2 liter FSI V8 with 350 hp and 325 ft. lbs. torque, 3.2 liter FSI V6 with 255 hp and 243 ft. lbs. torque.
The A6 3.2, A6 3.2 quattro, and A6 Avant all come standard with the V6 engine. A6 4.2 quattro models come standard with the FSI V8 engine.
All of these engines come from Audi’s V-configuration engine family with a 90° cylinder angle and a distance of 90 millimeters (3.54”) between the cylinders. They are both compact in design and feature a variable intake manifold for better torque at low rpms and continuous inlet camshaft control.