The Audi A6 is a mid size luxury executive car, available as both Audi A6 Saloons and Avant (Estate) versions. Available since 1994 these are heavy competitors in the prestige market, competitors being the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E Series. The latest generation A6 was released in 2005 and can be spotted by its striking single-frame grille and muscular body lines. The updated A6 is a highly recommended vehicle; in 2005 it won the world car of the year award. The award is selected by a jury of 48 international auto journalists from 22 countries. But the most recent Audi A6 models 2007/2008 are the best yet. They come with a wide choice of FSI petrol motorsport engines, efficient direct-injection engines having based on Audis race circuit models. Equally economical are the piezo-injected TDI diesel engines which are also available in a variety of engine sizes and specification. While the saloon offers a more luxurious finish and sophisticated performance the Avant with its 1,660-litre load-area has some nice benefits too. There is also an ultra high performance Audi S6 version of the Audi A6, which has been partially created with the help of Lamborghini.
Audi A6-3.2 FSI V6 7-speed multitronic
Acceleration - 0-62 mph 7 s
Top speed - 155mph
Audi A6-2.7 TDI quattro V62 6-speed tiptronic
Acceleration - 0-62 mph 8.9 s
Top speed -141mph
Audi A6 selected standard equipment includes 7.5J x 17 5-spoke star alloy wheels with 225/50 R17 Y tyres, anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic
Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD), active front head restraints, aluminium fascia and door trim inlays, MMI control knob and gear lever and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) traction control. Other performance and safety features include Thatcham anti-theft alarm with tow-away protection, child locks, electric for rear doors and windows, brake system: disc brakes at front and rear, cruise control and central locking with radio remote-control. Also included is ISOFIX child-seat mounting, light sensor for automatic activation of headlights including coming home/leaving home function, driver and front passenger two-stage airbags with front
passenger airbag deactivation, side airbags for driver and front passenger
side-impact protection in all doors and Drivers Information System (DIS) with monochrome display. The Audi A6 also comes with dynamic suspension system. Its also fully electric with electric front and rear windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) traction control, electromechanical parking brake, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), heated rear window and electronic immobiliser. Comes with impressive looking front fog-lights. As well as the headlights turning a few heads the twin chrome exhaust pipes should do too.
Since 2000 Audi has won the famous 24-hour Le Mans race six times out of seven - five times in the Audi R8, FSI direct-injection petrol model. In 2006 Audi set itself a task to be the first manufacturer ever to win Le Mans with a diesel car. The Audi R10 TDI duly passed the finishing line that year in first place. In recognition of this feat Audi produced two special Limited Edition Le Mans A6 models a powerful 3-litre diesel and a 2.7 litre diesel, featuring the fuel-efficient TDI technology which propelled the Audi R10 to an historic victory. The Audi A6 Le Mans Special Edition comes with some sporty specification. In addition to the 2.7 TDI S line and 3.0 TDI quattro S line model also included is a luxury pack, incorporating Milan leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear acoustic-parking and interior lighting package. Also comes with 8.5J x 19 7-arm double-spoke alloy wheels with 255/35 R19 tyres and unique Le Mans badges located on the side wings beneath the indicator lenses.
The Audi S6 is available in Saloon or Avant model and comes with the massive 5.2 V10 FSI engine. The first ever V10 from Audi, this 435PS powerhouse has been developed with technical input from Lamborghini. Capable of 0-62 mph
in just 5.2 seconds in the Saloon, with just a tenth-of-a-second difference in the Avant. The Avant estate version still manages a huge 1,660-litre load-capacity. Comes with the latest generation of Quattro permanent four-wheel-drive, modified aluminium-based sports suspension and 19inch alloy wheels as standard. Superb looking exterior design with flared front wheel arches, wide mudguard, aluminium-look wing mirrors and an integrated rear spoiler makes this vehicle a head turner. Inside, sports styling and carefully-crafted luxury are provided courtesy of the leather sports seats, multi-function leather sports steering wheel and sleek Carbon Fibre inlays in the door panelling, dashboard and console.