The Audi A6 is a full size executive sedan from the German luxury automaker that was introduced to replace the Audi 100 in 1994 and is currently in its fourth generation. Powered by everything from the tiny 1.8T four cylinder to V8s with Fuel Stratified Injection, the A6 competes head to head with the BMW 5-Series. While an M5 may be in the same league as the S6 powered by a Lamborghini derived 5.2 Liter all aluminum V10 that made 429 HP and 398 lb-ft of torque accelerates from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.2 seconds and runs the quarter mile in only 13.5, but BMW has nothing on the 572 HP Biturbo RS6.
A few days ago, the Audi RS6 Avant prototype was out testing in the snow, giving our spy photographers an opportunity to capture it in action. After that, it was high time to do a little magic and come up with a new rendering of the production version, so here it is.
While building the new RS6 Avant, Audi focused on reducing the weight by as much as possible, so the production version will have plenty of elements built from lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). That reduction of weight will benefit the 4.0 TFSI bi-turbo V8 engine that will be under the hood of the RS6 Avant. This engine was borrowed from the S6 and S8 models, as well as the new Bentley Continental GT V8 . It delivers 500 HP, or possibly up to 550 HP, getting rather close to the 580 HP of the current RS6 Avant and its V10 engine.
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Technology just keeps getting cooler and cooler. The time to sit idly by while videos played out their predetermined route has come and gone. Audi Canada has released an interactive video in which the viewer can decide in which direction their new A6 will go. It’s kind of like those adventure novels where the reader had to choose their path throughout the story, but in this case, the viewer gets to choose their path along a track.
Studio Progress Films in association with FX are bringing us the latest in television drama with an entertainment concept called Untitled Jersey City Project. The project is a unique experiment consisting of eight episodes, leading to a larger story of money, fame, power, and death.
This isn’t part of the drinking, smooshing, and idiocy craze of Jersey Shore. This story takes place on the Jersey City waterfront where developers are cashing in on the city’s need to expand - and expand quickly - to match the buzzing sounds of Manhattan just across the river.
Audi’s role in this budding drama is clear. Whether it’s the hardworking architects trying to build their business, the bare-knuckle negotiator/developer exerting his power, or the up and coming journalist trying to catch her big break, Audi models are the choice for transportation because of their style, comfort, luxury, and sportiness.
The star of this trailer is the 2012 Audi A6 . With its new aluminum hybrid body and harmonious proportions, the A6 is a new beast in the world of sedans, bringing together luxury and sport in a beautiful Audi package.
“Audi is excited to partner with FX Networks on this exciting new short-form original series,” said Scott Keogh, chief marketing officer of Audi of America. “Sin ce our inception, Audi has embraced creativity, innovation and new ways of thinking. What better way to engage with our progressive audience than through forward-thinking entertainment. .”
High end drama or pure automotive eye candy; it’s a win/win situation.
UPDATE 09/23/2011: The first two episodes of “Untitled Jersey City Project” will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, and will roll out over four consecutive weeks as eight, two-minute episodes airing during FX’s Sunday primetime movies. But you can get skip the waiting and check out the two new episodes after the jump!
Hit the jump for an overview on the Untitled Jersey City Project, as well as the first two episodes of the series.
Initially it was believed that Audi will bring the new A6 Allroad Quattro in March at the Geneva Motor Show, but it seems that the company decided to offer us the official details a few months earlier. The model will go on sale in Germany this Spring at a starting price of €54,600 or about $70,000 at the current exchange rates.
Compared to a standard A6 Avant the A6 Allroad Quattro is 2.36 inches higher and is distinguished by trim strips on the side sills, more widely flared fenders and a single-frame grille with vertical slats. At the rear the exhaust system ends in two large, flattened tailpipes and the wheel well edges, the bumpers and the sills are painted in a contrasting color.
The new A6 Allroad Quattro will be offered with a choice of four engines: one TFSI gasoline engine and three TDI units with power ranging from 204 HP to 313 HP. The three other engines are paired with the seven-speed S tronic and a quattro permanent four-wheel drive system.
Updated 01/11/2012: Audi has unveiled today the official details on the new A6 Allroad quattro. Hit the jump to read more about the car.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show last week, Audi managed to overload our senses with the release of their entire new S line-up. Included in this new armada of sporty Audis are the new S6 , the S6 Avant, the S7 Sportback , and the S8 .
As for the new Audi S6 Avant, the changes done on the car’s exterior and interior won’t get you to notice them at first glance. While there are subtle modifications, the most important difference between the new and old model - as well as all of the other new S-line models - is the new powertrain.
We’ve said it before with the other cars, but it certainly bears repeating. The new S6 Avant will carry Audi’s new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 406 lb/ft of torque, roughly the same numbers as that of the new S6. But the best part is that while it’s an impressive engine in its own right, the benefits don’t end with the increased numbers.
Find out more about the new Audi S6 Avant after the jump.
The 2012 Audi A6 Avant has received a new tuning kit courtesy of Audi tuner extraordinaire, ABT Sportsline. Aesthetic upgrades are part of the package, but the main ingredient of the whole thing is an extensive performance upgrade that takes the output of the estate car to a whole new level.
Among the changes you’ll notice on the exterior include a new front spoiler, new sidebars, a custom rear spoiler, a new rear apron that integrates four exhaust pipes, and a set of 19", 20", and 21" lightweight wheels that comes wrapped with high-speed tires.
As for the engine, the 2012 A6 Avant is powered by a number of engine options, including a 3.0-liter TDI engine with a choice output of 204 horsepower and 245 horsepower and a 2.0-liter TFSI engine that produces 300 horsepower. On it’s own, these engines are impressive, right? Not to ABT Sportsline.
Using a few engine modifications, the German tuner was able to bump up the output of the two 3.0-liter TDI variants from 204 horsepower to 240 horsepower and 245 horsepower to 300 horsepower. As for the gas-powered 2.0 TFSI engine, the original output of 300 horsepower has been juiced up to a mouth-watering 420 horsepower, improving the car’s 0-62 mph time to just under five seconds.
ABT Sportsline’s upgrade on the 2012 A6 Avant has turned an already attractive car into one impressive piece of business. And quite frankly, we wouldn’t mind owning a piece of that business ourselves.
Audi has just revealed the A6 Avant in Berlin. The Avant is the most successful business-class station wagon in Europe and the new model will be offered with a choice of six engines with an 18% fuel consumption, a lightweight body, and many additional innovations.
The base version will be offered with a 177 HP 2.0 TDI engine, while the top model gets a 313 HP 3.0 TDI engine. The 2.0L TDI version is the most impressive when it comes to fuel economy with a total of 47 mpg on the highway.
Like with all the other models, the A6 Avant will also get a S-Line sports package that will lower the body by 30 millimeters and includes large wheels, appearance modifications, and many special details for the all-black interior.
The seventh generation Audi A6 Avant will go on sale on the European markets in late summer 2011 with a base price of 40,850 euros - or about $58,000 at the current exchange rates.
Hit the jump to read more about the new Audi A6 Avant.
Audi’s got a new car in the pipeline but in typical fashion, the company’s going to squeeze out every ounce of curiosity from all of us before unveiling their new ride. The folks from Ingolstadt even released a couple of photos showing off their fleet of new cars with one car intriguingly draped in a white blanket. Apparently, that car is Audi’s answer to the BMW 5-Series , the 2012 Audi A6 sedan. .
Not many details have been released for Audi’s refreshed sedan, but a picture is sometimes worth a thousand words and, although these pictures are disguised to say the least, information can still be gathered.
UPDATE 06/26/2012: It looks like Audi is about to give the A6 a little love this coming model year as they are adding in some upgrades to the base level A6 2.0T to make it a little more desirable. These changes include an eight-speed automatic transmission and the availability of Audi’s Quattro system on the 2013 A6 2.0T. Hit the jump for details.
Hit the jump to get full details on the 2012 Audi A6.
The most impressive model ABT brought to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show was the R8 GT S , but alongside the luscious R8, the German tuner also brought a nifty package for the new generation Audi A6 . The modified A6 includes a some exterior updates and some changes under the hood too.
The exterior package includes new side skirts, a front spoiler, a rear skirt insert, 4-end pipes, and a new rear spoiler. No changes were made for the interior, but the luxury sedan is luxurious for a reason, so no changes were necessary for the inside of it.
For the most powerful engine in the A6 line-up, ABT Sportsline reworked the power from a standard 300 HP to an impressive 410 HP. However, the 3.0 TDI engine has also received two different updates, getting the power up to 282 HP or 310 HP from a standard 245 HP.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Audi A6 by ABT.
Thanks to a design that features an elegant yet sporty proportions featuring a long engine hood, a low, sweeping roofline and prominent lines on the flanks that create an overall dynamic appearance, the new Audi A6 was awarded with the 2011 EyesOn Design title at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
It’s the fourth time in the past three years – a remarkable achievement in every sense of the word – that Audi has scooped up an EyesOn Design award for one of their vehicles.
For this year, the new A6 was recognized with the “Best Production Vehicle” design displayed at the event, further strengthening Audi’s increasing position as one of the world’s best in automotive design.
In accepting the EyesOn Design trophy, Achim Badstuebner, head of exterior design for AUDI AG, was pleased with the reception the A6 received from the panel of judges. “This is strong feedback that we have done our homework," he said.
Over the past few years, Audi has scooped up EyesOn Design awards at an impressive rate. Back in 2009, Audi bagged two awards for “Best Production Car Design” with the Audi R8 V10 and “Best Concept Vehicle” for the Audi Sportback Concept , the same concept that later became the inspiration for the A7 Sportback . A year later at the 2010 NAIAs, Audi picked up from where they left off by winning another “Best Production Car Design” title with the Audi A8 luxury sedan.
Make that four in three years for Audi with the new A6. From the looks of things, it’s going to take a lot more from its competitors to take the mantle off of Audi in the near future.