Audi has finally unwraps the cover of the new Audi A6, due to go on sale in 2011. 5 engine choices will be available, including diesel and petrol variants. For the first time, the A6 will also have a hybrid version, aimed at rivalling the only other hybrid in its class, the Lexus GS450h.
The diesel range starts with the entry level 2.0 litre TDI with 174 bhp, moving up to the 3.0 litre TDI with either 201 bhp or the flagship 241 bhp. The latter manages a 0-100 km/h of just 6.1 seconds.
There will be two petrol engines on offer. The entry level 2.8 litre with 201 bhp and a supercharged 3.0 litre delivering 296 bhp with a 0-100 km/h time of 5.5 seconds.
The hybrid is set to be available at a later date. It uses the TT sourced 2.0 litre TFSI engine with 208 bhp. This is mated to a 45 bhp electric motor. 0-100 km/h is achieved in 7.3 seconds while zipping only 5.1 litres of fuel per 100 km. This is a remarkable fuel consumption figure.
All engines feature eco-friendly technology such as stop-start and energy recovery. The new A6 is also lighter than its predecessor. All these result in a 19% improvement in fuel consumption figures across the range.
Check out the official photos of the new Audi A6 as well as the introductory video release by Audi.