The 2012 Audi A6 is a new model of the executive car made by the German automaker Audi AG. This is the seventh generation of A6, and it’s available in saloon and wagon configurations. The 2012 Audi A6 is a front-wheel drive, but there are Torsen-based four-wheel drives as well, marketed by Audi as their Quattro system.
Nevertheless, some of those who eagerly waited the unveiling of the new 2012 Audi A6 were disappointed, as this model resembles the previous model a lot which, among others, was smaller and less expensive. Though the 2012 Audi A6 is an altogether new car, it didn’t make the same design leap that other previous models did, so there was little to surprise us when we saw it, other than a more pronounced shoulder line, protruding door handles, and finessed shapes for the grille, headlights and taillights. Yet this slight disappointment may disappear once you’re inside the car.
Since Audi has accustomed us with the best interior designs and functionality, it’s no wonder the interior of the 2012 Audi A6 is so impressive. Integrating much of the interior from the A7, the 2012 Audi A6 also offers the possibility of a layered-oak trim, which may be more appealing to business, executive types. As per usual, the interior of the 2012 Audi A6 is perfect and we found no fault in it. The instrument layout is dominated by a large screen between the speedometer and the tach and it displays all sorts of information, like the interesting feed from the thermal night-vision system, or the head-up display that you can opt for if you want your information immediately available.
The 2012 Audi A6 is equipped with a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 that produces the amazing 300 horsepower from 5250 RPM to its 6500 RPM redline. Unlike previous V6 engines, the one you’ll find in the 2012 Audi A6 is more efficient, thanks to an electric power-steering pump and new and improved oil pump. With its seven geared dual clutch transmission, the 2012 Audi A6 is a vehicle that runs smoothly and elegantly without letting you feel the amount of torque it uses to speed up.
Those interested in protecting the environment and in love with Audi will be happy to hear the manufacturer is also preparing the A6 hybrid that will be launched at the end of 2012 or the beginning of the next year. The hybrid will be supplied with a 1.3 kWh lithium-ion battery with an electric-only range of 3 km at a constant 60 km/h drive and a top speed of 100 km/h.
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