Audi A6 line-up expands with 4-cylinder versions
Audi A6 sedan
20th July, 2011
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Audi Australia has introduced two brand new,
front-wheel-drive, 4-cylinder variants of its A6 sedan.
Joining the three existing V6-engined A6 variants, both the new petrol 2.0 TFSI and diesel 2.0 TDI
are clear examples of Audiís downsizing philosophy which sees large engine capacity replaced by smart
forced induction techniques to achieve good fuel consumption while maintaining performance and
However, increased efficiency does not come at the expense of the luxury, safety or technology
expected of an Audi. The new A6 four-cylinder models are second to none for safety and offer a raft
of cutting-edge driver assistance and infotainment technologies, including Audiís MMI Navigation Plus
with touchpad technology as standard on every model.
Audi A6 2.0 TDI
The most fuel-efficient engine in the new A6 is the 2.0 TDI. Almost entirely redeveloped, the
four-cylinder unit generates 130 kW and puts out 380 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.
This combination of Audiís proven TDI technology, in partnership with a seamless multitronic
transmission and front-wheel-drive, results in outstanding fuel consumption of just 5.0 L/100km, and
C02 emissions of just 132 g C02 per km. The 0-100 km/h sprint takes 8.2 seconds.
The turbocharger with adjustable vanes provides for spontaneous torque build-up at an early stage
in the cycle. Excellent thermodynamics mean that the four-cylinder can run on a higher rate of
recirculated, highly cooled exhaust gas, thus significantly reducing levels of untreated nitrogen
Audi A6 2.0 TFSI
The 132 kW and 320 Nm four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI engine uses Audiís advanced valvelift system, which
varies the lift of the exhaust valve. Paired with the multitronic transmission and front-wheel drive,
this engine propels the A6 from zero to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 226
km/h. The engine consumes only 6.4 litres of fuel per 100 km and emits 149 grammes of CO2/km.
The 2.0 TFSI engine embodies Audiís downsizing philosophy - substituting engine displacement with
forced induction. The engine is compact and lightweight and achieves power and torque figures that
were reserved for six-cylinder engines just a few years ago. The 2.0 TFSI combines a high level of
cultivation with low fuel consumption and meets the most stringent emissions standards.
Both of these new four-cylinder A6 variants utilise Audi efficiency technologies, including an
innovative thermal management system that lowers fuel consumption by approximately 0.1 litres per 100
A start-stop system is also standard across the A6 range and shuts off the engine after the Audi
A6 has come to a stop. In a standard driving cycle, the start-stop system lowers fuel consumption by
as much as 0.4 litres per 100 km.
The energy recovery system utilises the kinetic energy of the car as it decelerates.
As with all A6s, the body is extremely light in weight, owing to a significant proportion of
aluminium components and the range of assistance and multimedia systems is extensive, and operation
is intuitive and friendly.
Among the benchmark technologies the A6 boasts across the model range is the latest version of
Audiís Drive Select dynamic handling system, which now includes an additional mode Ė the Efficiency
Thanks to its sophisticated design, the chassis of every A6 combines sporty precision with supreme
comfort. Its links are made of aluminium, and the power steering features a new electromechanical
drive, making it highly efficient. The executive sedan has wheels ranging from 17 to 20 inches in
diameter, with powerful brakes behind them.
The Audi drive select dynamic handling system is standard for all engine versions. For enhanced
comfort, Audi also offers adaptive air suspension with controlled damping as an option. Dynamic
steering will be available soon, also as an option.
Every detail of the interior is a testament to the care that Audi invests in premium
manufacturing. All materials, including an innovative layered-wood veneer, have been selected and
crafted with the utmost care. As an option, the front seats can be equipped with ventilation and
The new Audi A6 features the logical ergonomics concept that distinguishes all of the brandís
models. The efficient deluxe automatic air conditioning and the latest-generation MMI radio operating
system are standard. As is the cutting-edge touch pad with numeral and letter recognition function.
Other hugely desirable highlights include the top of the line Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
and among the cutting-edge driver assist technologies available are head-up display, night vision and
Audi lane assist.
Audi A6 Manufacturers List Price*:
- Audi A6 2.0 TFSI multitronic: $77,900*
- Audi A6 2.0 TDI multitronic: $78,900*
- Audi A6 2.8 FSI quattro: $93,900*
- Audi A6 3.0 TDI quattro: $116,500*
- Audi A6 3.0 TFSI quattro: $121,500*
NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory
charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are
subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.