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Greater Refinement For Audi A6 Sedan

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Audi's updated A6 sedan for 2009

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24th February, 2009

  • Brand new 3.0 TFSI engine for A6, plus improvements across entire engine range
  • Audiís innovative fuel technologies reduce fuel consumption by an average 12% across the model range
  • Fresh new features and enhanced standard specification with the inclusion of new generation MMI Navigation Plus

Audiís fresh, new A6 sedan range has arrived in Australia, bringing new features and new equipment to customers in the luxury class, including a brand new V6 power plant and revisions across the entire engine range. The result is improved performance and greater efficiency.

These product enhancements for the 2009 model year are combined with luxurious interiors and dynamic handling, making the new Audi A6 range a competitive and attractive package, starting from $74,500 (RRP).

One of the major strengths of the new A6 range lies in its broad selection of engines. Each of the three petrol and three diesel engines available use direct fuel injection FSI, TFSI and TDI technology, in a choice of four or six cylinders.


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Each engine is both powerful and efficient and new measures have been introduced to optimise performance and minimise fuel consumption without sacrificing driving pleasure.†Fuel consumption across the entire A6 sedan range has been lowered by an average 12 per cent.

These new efficiency measures include:

  • Friction reduction management on both pistons and cylinder liners which have been redesigned for maximum efficiency in operation.
  • Ancillary measures including a redesigned power steering pump and new two-stage oil pump.
  • Improved gearbox measures such as optimised transmission ratios.
  • Engine measures such as new Audi Valvelift System AVS for 2.8 FSI engine.

Engines at launch

At market launch in Australia this week, three petrol engines and one TDI engine is available. However, two additional TDI engines will follow in the second quarter of 2009.


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The new A6 range, at launch, starts with the 2.0 TFSI petrol engine, a 125 kW turbocharged four-cylinder unit with 280 Nm, matched to Audiís continuously variable transmission known as multitronic. Efficiency measures for this engine see consumption reduced from 8.5 litres to 7.7 litres/100 km.

Audiís petrol V6 model is equipped with a revised 2.8 litre FSI engine, delivering 162 kW of power and 280 Nm, an increase of +8 kW over the previous generation.†This engine features the innovative Audi Valvelift System (AVS), which manages the inlet valve timing so that there is more torque and less fuel consumption.†Combined fuel consumption is 9.0 litres/100 km.

With its 3.0-litre displacement and 213 kW of power, the completely new 3.0 V6 TFSI engine is fitted with a supercharger and delivers excellent power development even at low speeds.†From 2,500 to 4,850 rpm, the torque curve is broad and flat at 420 Nm.†This engine offers significant power output and torque, yet lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than a naturally-aspirated engine.†Accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds, this level of performance could once only be achieved by 'performance cars'.†Today, thanks to Audiís pioneering engine technology, it is achieved using smaller engines and efficient fuel consumption.†At 9.5 litres/100 km on the combined cycle, the supercharged V6 is amazingly economical.

The V6 3.0 TDI engine is carried over from the previous A6 range but gains an increase in power from 171 kW to 176 kW.†At the same time fuel efficiency has been improved even further to 7.1 litres/100 km.†Peak torque is up 50 Nm to 500 Nm.

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