2012 Audi A6 To Offer HighMPG Hybrid CleanDiesel Models

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2012 Audi A6 To Offer Hybrid, Clean-Diesel Models

Audi A6 live photos. by Joe Nuxoll.

Despite lack of an confirmation from Audi of we’d bet significant money on the of the Audi A6 Hybrid in the U.S.

Why? Because the U.S. has the hybrid penetration of any market in the except Japan, and hybrid high gas mileage to a large of U.S. buyers, particularly the ones who buy imported luxury like Audis.

It’s trust us

So while other have reported that the A6 won’t be coming to the States, we believe it for a second. And now Car and Driver has it, citing unnamed sources Audi.

We will concede, however, the A6 Hybrid may not come to the U.S. for the model year—which is when the of the all-new A6 range will be here. The Hybrid goes on in Europe next year; it may until 2013 here to allow for fine-tuning.


When happens, the A6 will join a short list of vehicles on in the U.S.offered with gasoline, and clean diesel powertrains. now, that list has two entries: the 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML (though the ML 450 Hybrid won’t be in the redesigned 2012 model), and the Volkswagen Touareg.

2012 Audi A6 live Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

The diesel A6 3.0 TDI may be the biggest single seller in where roughly half the cars are sold with but it’s a new entry in the States for

First volume diesel in the

Thus far, Audi has its TDI diesels only in two low-volume the aging A3 TDI compact hatchback, and the large Q7 TDI full-size luxury vehicle. The A6 TDI will be the first it’s fitted to a volume in the U.S.

The 3.0-liter twin-turbo clean is offered in two versions in Europe, one out 204 hp and the other at 245 hp, though only the engine may be offered here. through the eight-speed automatic, it is to do 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

Gas mileage figures for the on the U.S. cycle haven’t released, and the A6 TDI may not arrive until or even 2014.

Hybrid launched in Detroit

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The Audi A6 Hybrid was first at this year’s Detroit Show. another indication the car is At the time, Audi said it receive a combined gas-mileage of 38 mpg—only 1 mpg shy of the combined rating for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

2012 A6

We already know quite a bit the A6 Hybrid: It’s powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, through the VW Group eight-speed transmission, with a 40-kilowatt electric motor located the two.

The combined output of the and motor should be around 240 hp. A lithium-ion battery pack, in the trunk, is said to provide up to 2 of electric range under loads, and can run the car on solely electricity at up to 62 mph. All-wheel-drive isn’t however.

First hybrid four

the four-cylinder version of the VW Group powertrain also used a 3.0-liter V-6 in the 2011 Volkswagen Hybrid and 2011 Porsche Hybrid. And it’s the same that’s likely to power a Audi Q5 Hybrid crossover as

No prices have been for either the hybrid or diesel A6, but is expected to sticker at around

[ Car and Driver ]

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