February 19, 2004
New Audi A6 is roomier
Geneva, Switzerland – Audi has unveiled a new, roomier A6 sedan that offers a new range of engines. The redesigned A6 features a bold trapezoidal, single-frame radiator grille, and is the first Audi to feature optional dynamic adaptive light technology that helps you see around corners.
The wheelbase of the new Audi A6 is up by 83 millimetres over the car’s predecessor providing additional legroom for the front passengers, plus extra knee room at the rear. Shoulder room at the front is up by 23 millimetres, with an extra 6 millimetres at the rear. The luggage capacity on both front-wheel-drive and quattro models is 546 litres. The new A6 measures 4.92 metres in length, 1.86 metres in width, and 1.46 metres in height.
In Europe, the new A6 will be available with five engines: a 4.2 litre V8 borrowed from the S4 with 335 horsepower; a new 3.2 litre V6 with 255 horsepower; a new 2.4 litre V6 177 horsepower; and two diesel engines: a new 3.0 litre TDI V6 225 horsepower and a new 2.0 litre TDI four cylinder with 140 horsepower. The Audi A6 2.0 TDI is able to cover a range of more than 1,100 kilometres or 680 miles on one tank.
Transmission choices will include six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, and multitronic CVT.
An enhanced four-link front suspension and self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension carried over from the Audi A8 will be standard on both the front-wheel-drive and quattro models. An optional adaptive air suspension with air springs and adaptive damping front and rear will also be available at the start of 2005.