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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.

Auto Show News!

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.

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