Audi unveils 2012 A6 at Detroit Auto Show

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Audi has unveiled its 2012 A6 sedan. The E-Class and 5-series competitor is inspired heavily by the A7 Sportback and in its newest avatar, looks great. The exterior as well as the interior has been completely re-done and the car is now available with a choice of 5 engines (two petrols and three diesels). Like the previous A6, the new model is also available with a choice of transmissions. The choice, based on the engine version, will include a manual six-speed transmission, the continuously variable multitronic, and the brand-new, sporty S tronic.

At a glance, here’s what you need to know about the new Audi A6


  • Light, extremely stiff body, with a significant proportion of aluminum and high-
    strength steel
  • 4.92 meters (16.14 ft) long, 2.91-meter (9.55 ft) wheelbase, 530-liter
    (18.72 cubic ft) trunk capacity
  • Optional xenon plus and LED headlights with LED tail lights, as well as adaptive
    light with headlight range control


  • Spacious interior offering an ambiance of luxury – Standard MMI radio operating system, engine start-stop button, multifunction steering wheel, two screens, and high-efficiency two-zone automatic air conditioning system
  • Head-up display and ambient lighting available as options
  • Optional front seats with ventilation and massage function


  • Wide selection of engines, two gasoline engines and three TDI units at launch – Redeveloped 130 kW (177 hp) 2.0 TDI, emitting 129 g CO2 per km
    (207.61 g/mile) – A6 hybrid with system performance of 180 kW (245 hp)
  • Manual transmission, multitronic, or S tronic for the drivetrain
  • Four-cylinder with front-wheel drive, V6 with quattro drive standard or optional – quattro drive with new crown-gear center differential, optional sport differential


  • Sophisticated chassis design, wheels ranging from 16 to 20 inches in diameter
  • High-efficiency electromechanical power steering – ESP with electronic limited-slip differential on front-wheel-drive models
  • Selective torque vectoring with quattro drive
  • Audi drive select dynamic handling system standard
  • Optional adaptive air suspension with controlled damping

Assistance and infotainment systems

  • Optional MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and 8-inch display, Internet services by Google, and Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
  • Advanced safety and assistance systems such as Audi pre sense, adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, Audi active lane assist, Audi side assist, night vision assistant with highlighting of detected pedestrians, speed limit display, and park assist
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