After the launch of the “classic” A6, Audi will begin series production of the A6 hybrid, its second hybrid model after the Q5 hybrid quattro.
The A6 hybrid employs an efficient parallel hybrid concept: Its combustion engine, a 155 kW (211 hp) 2.0 TFSI, works together with an electric motor that delivers 33 kW (45 hp) and 211 Nm (155.63 lb-ft) of torque. The electric motor sits directly behind the TFSI, occupying the space of the torque converter upstream of the modified 8-speed tiptronic. The transmission sends torque to the front wheels.
The air-cooled 39kW Lithium-Ion battery is located in a crash protected area by luggage compartment.
The Audi A6 hybrid can achieve speeds of up to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) purely on electricity; at a constant speed of 60 km/h (37.28 mph), it has a range of 3 km.
The Audi A6 hybrid provides the power of a V6, combined with the fuel efficiency of a four-cylinder engine. It accelerates in 7.3 seconds from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph), top speed is 238 km/h (147.89 mph) and the average fuel consumption is 6.2 liters per 100 km (37.94 US mpg), a CO2 emissions level of 142 grams per km (228.53 g/mile) (performance and fuel consumption figures are provisional).
Audi is also launching the A6 with a choice of efficient four- and six-cylinder powerplants: two gasoline engines and three TDI units. With outputs going from 177hp to 300hp
Throughout the entire model line, fuel consumption in the A6 has decreased by up to 19 percent compared with the previous models.
The very efficient 2,0 TDI decreased by 13% ! This four-cylinder unit develops 130 kW (177 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. With a manual transmission, the zero to 100 km/h takes 8.7 seconds, top speed of 228 km/h (141.67 mph). In the EU cycle, it requires just 4.9 liters per 100 km (48.00 US mpg) and emits only 129 g CO2 per km (207.61 g/mile).