First Drive: 2012 Audi A6

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Other new tech toys include a head-up display, active cruise control with pre-collision warning (from the front and the rear), night vision, adaptive headlights (with the bi-xenon headlamp only, not the LEDs), lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning, and the ultra-expensive Bang & Olufsen sound system (figure $6000 or so).

What's in, what's out
When it arrives this fall, the new A6 will offer higher tech spec, a somewhat bolder interior design, an enhanced driving experience, and improved fuel economy. What will be diminished will be the model choices. In addition to the aforementioned V-8, the Avant departs the lineup, as does the mighty V-10 S6. The S6 will return (likely in 2012), but the Avant is probably gone from our market for good. -Joe Lorio

2012 Audi A6 3.0T

On sale: September 2011
Base price: $50,000 (est.)

L x W x H: 193.5 x 73.8 x 57.8 in
Wheelbase: 114.6 in
Track, f/r: 64.1/63.7 in
Engine: 3.0-liter supercharged V-6
Power: 300 hp @ 5250-6500 rpm
Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 2900-4500 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Curb weight: 4045 lb
Cargo volume: 18.7 cu ft

4 of 4
No avant? Other than Volvo, I don't think any other luxury car maker did wagons better than Audi. Especially now that Acura and Cadillac have wagon offerings of the CTS and TSX. I do like the steady and smooth progression between generations. Out of the German 3, Audi makes the least revolutionary change between model changes, more evolutionary.
An absolutely beautiful car, inside and out. Audi keeps setting the bar a little higher with each new model.I don't know why people are surprised that the new A6 isn't drastically different than the last A6. German design has always been more evolutionary than revolutionary. (Part of the reason, I've been told, is that people typically finance cars for much longer periods of time in Europe and automakers don't want to make their older models look out of date too quickly.)Although it's a fine engine, I am skeptical of the 2.0T in the A6.
Seems like a real lack of commitment by Audi to the US market, to be frank.

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