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Audi Brings A8 Technology to 2012 A6

New model features more aluminum, but weighs the same as the outgoing model because of added stiffness, safety and infotainment connectivity features.

by on Jan.10, 2011

The 2012 Audi A6 may look somewhat similar to the existing model, but it is completely new. It features a lot of technology recently introduced in the A8 flagship.

When Audi’s new A6 hits the market later this year, expect to see a lot of features that debuted on the flagship A8.

As is typical of most new luxury sedans, The A6 is crammed with several new technology features impacting safety, entertainment and efficiency.

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Anthony Foulk, product manager for the A6 and A8, said at the North American International Auto Show that the new car uses more aluminum – up to about 20 percent of the total weight, showing Audi’s extensive experience with the material.

The new car, which is virtually the same size as the current model, weighs about the same, despite increased equipment for infotainment and safety systems. Aluminum helps improve the car’s weight distribution from 60/40 to about 55/45 for the core model, the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6.


First Look: 2012 Audi A6

Evolution with a hint of revolution.

by on Dec.01, 2010

Audi gives a sneak peek at its 2012 A6.

While Audi is still struggling to catch up with its key competitors in the U.S. market, it has become very much a top tier player in most of the rest of the world, even outselling the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz in key regions, including parts of Europe.

Give a solid chunk of credit for that to the maker’s “executive sedan,” the A6.  Not quite the fantasy flagship of the A8, which went through a dramatic redesign for the 2011 model-year, the A6 is nonetheless both a status symbol and, even as it reaches the end of its lifecycle, a styling benchmark both inside and out.

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Which is precisely what Audi hopes to match with the all-new version of the A6, which is scheduled to land in showrooms early in the new year wearing a 2012 model-year designation.

While there may be a few folks who’ll be a wee bit disappointed to see the 2012 Audi A6 take an evolutionary approach to styling, initial reactions are, on the whole, quite positive.  It helps that the next-generation sedan picks up some of the more attractive design cues of the new A8, including the oversized – versus split – grille and distinctive headlamps with their under-wrapped LED running lights.