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Old 5th November 2010, 09:34   #16
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First teasers from carscoop website.

first two pics show R8 spyder, A8, A8L, A7 and the A6 in white chaddar.
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Old 30th November 2010, 22:07   #17
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Audi tv

Here's the video of the A6 shown in Audi TV.

The car will be unveiled on 1st December 2010 at the Detroit Auto Show.


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Pics and article from carscoop

Audi has (officially now) lifted the sheets of the all-new 2012 A6 that will take on the latest generations of BMW's 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz's E-Class executive sedans. The new A6 is set to make its market debut in early 2011 and will be available at launch with a variety of four-cylinder and V6 petrol and diesel engines, and later on, with a hybrid powertrain claimed to combine the power of a V6 with the fuel efficiency of a four-cylinder unit.
With Audi continuing its "one-style-fits-all" approach to design, there's not much to add about the car's exterior and interior works that hasn't already been said on our A7 Sportback posts. Even though the most accurate description of the new A6 is an A7 with a boot, we won't disagree with those of you waving the "larger A4" or "smaller A8" banner. Moving on to the more technical aspects of the new A6, the sedan is 4.92 meters (16.14 ft) long and 1.87 meters (6.14 ft) wide, but just 1.46 meters (4.79 ft) high. It has a trunk capacity of 530-liter (18.72 cubic ft).

Audi says the aluminum components make up more than 20 percent of the body with all add-on parts, such as the front fenders, the engine hood, the rear hatch and the doors, as well as the bulkhead and the crossmember in the luggage compartment, all made of aluminum panels. Underneath the body we meet an aluminum suspension with five control arms up front and, a self-tracking trapezoidal-link suspension at the rear, plus a redesigned power steering system with an electromechanical drive.

As an option, buyers will be able to order an adaptive air suspension with controlled damping as well as a Dynamic steering system. At launch, Audi will offer the 2012 A6 with a choice of five engines with the company claiming that fuel consumption throughout the range has decreased by up to 19 percent compared to the previous model.
The gasoline range includes two options, a 2.8-liter naturally aspirated V6 with 204HP and 280 Nm (206.52 lb-ft) of torque, and a 3.0-liter TFSI supercharged V6 delivering 300 hp and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft). The 204HP model completes the 0-100 km/h (62mph) sprint in 7.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). Average consumption in the EU cycle comes to 7.4 liters per 100 km (31.79 US mpg) with 172 g CO2 per km (276.81 g/mile).
The 3.0 TFSI sprints from standing to 100km/h in 5.5 seconds and reaches an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It consumes on average 8.2 liters per 100 km (26.7 US mpg) and emits 190 g CO2 per km (305.78 g/mile).
There are three diesel options starting with a redeveloped 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI producing 177 hp and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. In conjunction with a manual gearbox, it propels the A6 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.7 seconds, then on to a top speed of 228 km/h (141.67 mph). In the EU cycle, it requires 4.9 liters per 100 km (48 US mpg) and emits 129 g CO2 per km (207.61 g/mile).
Next up in the diesel family is the 3.0 TDI V6 with 204 hp and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft) of torque. Paired with a multitronic transmission, it accelerates the A6 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 7.2 seconds and achieves a top speed of 240 km/h (149mph). Its average consumption is 5.2 liters per 100 km with a CO2 emissions level of 137 g per km (220.48 g/mile).
The top-of-the-line version of the 3.0 TDI churns out 245 hp and 500 Nm (368.78 lb-ft) of torque allowing the A6 to hit the 100km/h mark in just 6.1 seconds, continuing on to a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155mph). On average, this diesel powerplant uses 6.0 liters of fuel per 100 km (39US mpg) and emits 158 g CO2 per km (254.28 g/mile).
Depending on the engine version, power is transferred to the front wheels or to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system through a manual six-speed gearbox, the continuously variable multitronic, or the brand-new, sporty S tronic.

Shortly after the arrival of the first batch of A6 models, the range will be expanded with the A6 hybrid, the firm's second hybrid model after the Q5 hybrid quattro. The A6 hybrid employs a parallel hybrid concept combining a 211 hp 2.0 TFSI with an electric motor that delivers 33 kW (45 hp) and 211 Nm (155.63 lb-ft) of torque. The electric motor sits directly behind the TFSI, occupying the space of the torque converter upstream of the modified 8-speed tiptronic that drives the front wheels. The hybrid system's compact lithium-ion battery that provides 1.3 kWh of nominal power and generates 39 kW is stored under the luggage compartment.

Audi says the A6 hybrid can achieve speeds of up to 100 km/h (62 mph) purely on electricity, but not for very long as at a constant speed of 60 km/h (37 mph) the range in this mode is limited to 3 km. It can also operate with the combustion engine only or in hybrid mode. In terms of performance, the A6 Hybrid accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in 7.3 seconds and tops out at 238 km/h (148 mph), while returning an average fuel consumption of 6.2 liters per 100 km (37.9 US mpg) and a CO2 emissions level of 142 grams per km (228.53 g/mile).
A more practical Avant model (Audi talk for estates / station wagons), as well as more potent S6 and possibly an RS6 models will be gradually introduced into the range. Further details including pricing and U.S. availability will be announced at a later date.
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Front-end reminds me more of the new 5er. Interior looks awesome! Love the alloys.

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Is that an A6 or an A7 or an A8?!? Man, why do these Germans want to have the same family look on each car! Although the design is not bad at all, but buyers of the A8 will now think they are essentially getting a LWB A6.
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Audi spotting going to become more difficult!
Same old story again repeated,but the interiors are amazing!Looks like they borrowed the alloy design from the R8 spyder.
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Default NEW Audi A6 unveiled

The ALL NEW Audi A6 has finally been unveiled.

Audi’s all-new A6, on show for the first time in these official images, will ape its A8 big brother in more ways than one when it hits showrooms next year.
Proclaimed by Audi as “the most successful executive saloon in the world”, the last A6 has outsold both BMW’s 5-series and Mercedes’ E-class globally. However, its worldwide lead is, in no small part, attributable to sales of Audi’s locally assembled long-wheelbase A6 in China. Even launching into a market in which both the 5-series and E-class are performing beyond expectations, Audi will be hoping that the new A6 can consistently top its segment in the US, Germany and the UK — something that was beyond the last model.
Bucking the trend for incrementally expanding replacements, the new A6 is slightly shorter than the outgoing car, with a lower roofline. It is, however, wider than its immediate forebear and, courtesy of Audi’s MLP platform, has a shorter front overhang and longer overall wheelbase than the last A6. This makes for greater legroom and shoulder room throughout the cabin, as well as a more optimal weight distribution.
Although it’s fitted with more electronic sub-systems as standard, Audi’s new A6 is 80kg lighter than its antecedent, model for model. Wider use of aluminum in the hybrid aluminum/steel superstructure means that the new car’s body-in-white is now 20 per cent aluminum and weighs 15 per cent less than it would if constructed exclusively from mild steel. The car’s doors, wings, bonnet, bootlid and bumpers are also aluminum.
There will be four engines to choose from when the car goes on sale and there could be as many as five more in the pipeline. The launch offering will start with a 175bhp, 2.0-litre TDI — which will likely be the volume seller. Equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox; there will also be a 3.0-litre TDI on offer in some markets. The higher-output diesel will get Quattro four-wheel drive and Audi’s seven-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch gearbox.
This fourth-generation A6 breaks the mould by being launched without an eight-cylinder petrol engine. Although other markets will be offered a 202bhp 2.8-litre normally aspirated V6 FSI as well and 3.0 TFSI with 298bhp, quattro four-wheel drive and a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox.
Optional S-Line suspension honed by Quattro GmbH and a sports styling kit will give owners the opportunity to add some dynamism to the flagship A6. However, a faster V8-powered S6 will be along later.
For those more impressed by economy, a hybrid petrol-electric A6 will be launched in 2012, using a powertrain adapted from that of the Q5 hybrid.
Several measures have combined to make the new A6 up to 19 per cent more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model. A drag coefficient of just 0.26 minimises both aerodynamic resistance and wind noise. The car features engine stop-start as standard, as well as all of the economy-boosting technologies that Audi collects under its ‘recuperation’ banner.
Twin-clutch gearboxes have replaced less efficient torque converter autos on the higher-powered models. This A6 is also only the second longitudinally engined Audi, after the A7, to get more efficient, fully electric power-assisted steering.
Lightweight aluminum chassis arms form part of the new A6’s suspension, which consists of a five-arm double wishbone-like arrangement up front and more conventional trapezoidal multi-links at the rear. Steel springs come as standard and are available in the incrementally stiffer tunes of standard, Sport and S-Line. Air springs are available as an option.
Audi will also fit a new five-mode Audi Drive Select system on the new A6, with which drivers can tailor the power steering assistance, throttle response and drivetrain settings to suit their tastes.
The Comfort, Auto, Individual and Dynamic modes will be familiar to current Audi A8 owners, while a new Efficiency mode sets up all of the A6’s adaptable systems for optimum economy. Expect the all new A6 to be launched in India shortly after its global unveiling sometime in April next year

Source:- New Audi A6 unveiled | Autocar India
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Initial Impressions tell me that the new A6, is a HUGE step ahead from the current version in term of looks. Quite clearly the side profile has hardly changed at all and Audi has maintained the free flowing elegance of the current version along with making the front a lot more aggressive. The rear for me , is a disappointment not because it looks bad, but as it hasnt changed much and will continue to resemble the A4's rear & the new Jetta's ! With the new model they could have done a lot better job with the rear IMO. The interiors, though classy ,there is not one area where i can tell it apart from an A7. The A7 interiors are literally picked and dropped into the A6 as well which is a good thing for prospective A6 customers but not such great news for A7 customers. It might leave them thinking why are they paying so much premium for virtually the same car ????
That apart, the engines as expected are fantastic. Drive select choices increased from the original 3 to 5. Audi was critisized for its drive select in comparison to BMW's as it was claimed that Audi's changes in damper settings etc. are way too subtle to even notice where as there was a markable change in BMWs on selecting the different 4 modes. Whether adding 2 extra modes makes any difference at all remains to be seen. Again i doubt whether drive select will make it to India even as an option.
All in all a great rival for the 2 established marquees the F10 and W212. Would be an interesting and intense (hopefully) battle.

Yea the interiors are good as they are lifted from the A7.
They might want to consider calling this an Audi Hybrid as the LED DRLs are taken from the A4, the alloys inspired from the R8 spyder, the interiors from the A7, the size of the previous A6 and from far could be mistaken for an A8 viz the very same problem the current gen A6 and the previous gen A8 faced

Then again, having borrowed heavily from other Audis isnt neccessarily a bad thing as what we have is quite a good looking car. About Audi exterior designers having run out of ideas and become monotonous, i think not. They would willingly continue with the same strategy as long as it works for them. Its not only India that they are looking to please. The world over, markably Germany ,USA & China ( needless to say China and the USA are the number 1 and 2 auto markets respectively) Audi have been doing better in comparison to its German rivals ,THE A6 included. It has outsold the 5 & E consistantly and as of now i dont think they have a reason to worry. They will most definately bring out an entirely new design module once it starts affecting their sales.

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Awesome step forward from the current gen A6! Loved the design inside out and it definitely looks better than the E and 5.
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The pics in the first post of this page is a GIMMICK! I can, with my naked eyes see the previous gen face-lifted A6 lurking under the white veil. Come on, see the DRLs (in straight line) and the upper curves of the Bulgarian beard grille. Who are they trying to fool?

Not too pleased with the All-LED treatment of the new A6 lights either. Looks wee too stacked for my taste. For me, LEDs are there to compliment a projector and that's it! Rest looks fine.
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Wow, the boffins in Ingolstadt really know how to make a good looking car!

Looks great, a real leap from the current gen!
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Hmm I dont know but this looks more like a facelift than an all new car, I mean the front & rear have been slightly changed to be in sync with the current design philosophy (i.e. like the A4/R8/TT) but the side profile is still pretty much the same.
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Nice! It addresses most issues of the outgoing model. The roofline at rear seems higher,solves the headroom issue and legroom as suggested has been increased too.
The bland looks of the current a6 have also been taken care of, this ones a lot more aggressive looking hence would grab eyeballs and get the much demanded snob values that buyers in this segment need.
Interiors are a whole lot better, like the curvature from the corner of the dash onto the door, gives a roomier feel.

Now if Audi can get the pricing right and stop benching itself with BMW and MB that are far far ahead in this segment. Audi needs to give more features at lesser price to shake the segment like BMW did to Merc 4 years ago.
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Originally Posted by theragingbull View Post
Is that an A6 or an A7 or an A8?!?
How true!!!

This design language was amazing when it came out, but they have made it common for all their designs including SUVs. It is becoming increasingly difficult to locate which car!

Not to mention, it doesnt feel like a new car launch at all. Feels more like a refresh since we are so getting used to the design language.
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Interiors are faaaaaabulous. They have raised the benchmark again.

Headlights are too funky and overstyled for an elegant luxury sedan.

Rear is too similar to the A4.
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