Audi’s model range now stretches far and wide across many platforms. From super-mini’s to 4X4’s, family saloons to even supercars, the German manufacturer has touched just about every market going. Amongst its multitude of models there has always been a rather interesting crossbreed, a luxury saloon with high performance power. The Audi A6 is one of the worlds ultimate sleepers and today Audi has announced the 2012 installment.
The great thing about the A6 is that it has all the usual Audi refinement, comfort and practicality but beneath its understated sculpture is the beating heart of a machine that is in search of performance. This A6 has the options of two petrol engines and three diesel’s. The 2.0 litre TDI will do a rather commendable 48MPG, but of course it is the 3.0 litre TFSI we are all interested in… It may only do 27MPG in comparison to the diesel but it does have 300BHP and an electronically limited top speed of 155MPH. Ok still want a diesel but want the performance, the Germans know exactly what you want. How does a 3.0 litre diesel with 368lb-ft of torque and a 0-62MPH of just 6.1 seconds sound? Oh yes, and it will even do 40MPG.
But what we are all waiting for is the 2012 RS6 with its Lamborghini derived V10. Patients is a virtue.