This seems to be a running theme in Detroit this year… Oh how the environmentalists must be cheering. Audi a few years ago started looking at various ways to make their model line-up “green” and we had some rather interesting concepts. The E-tron in particular being an electric R8 is exactly the way to try and temp people like us into EV’s. But now all the ice-cube saving tech has filtered down into cars like this new A6 hybrid. So whats new?
This A6 unlike any other is front-wheel-drive meaning it doesn’t carry the brands prestigious quattro badge. It is of course all in aid of reducing fuel consumption and yet the Germans have specifically kept the A6 styling despite their lack of aerodynamic efficiency. The car is powered by the 2.0 litre TFSI in combination with an electric motor producing 242BHP and only 155lb-ft of torque. Figures only project 45MPG so the customer base for this luxury barge is going to be quite small.