Published on October 20th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi Facelifts The A6 Range Globally, But The Hybrid Is Missing
Audi has just launched the revamped A6 premium sedan with a range starting from a 2-liter diesel to a 560 bhp wagon with super car performance. There is however one model that has been omitted for now at least. A model that sold out in Malaysia in just a few weeks of introduction. The A6 Hybrid.
Audi launched the first A6 Hybrid model in 2011. It was the first hybrid sedan launched by the company and it never sold well outside of Malaysia. It will probably be replaced with a plug-in hybrid in about a year or two. Power for the A6 Hybrid came from a 2-liter 4-cylinder TFSI engine producing 210 PS that was aided by a 55 PS electric motor in achieving a total output of 245 PS. The press releases claimed that it delivered the output of a V6 petrol with the economy of a four-cylinder.
The A6 Hybrid was front-wheel drive only and claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and achieved 6.4 l/100km combined fuel economy which is decent for such a large sedan. Instead of a hybrid, the A6 facelift comes with a lot more diesel engines, ranging from a 150 bhp 2-liter to a 320 bhp twin-turbo V6 with lots of performance. Audi has also replaced the famous Multitronic continuously variable transmission with an all-new 7-speed twin-clutch unit.