Audi A6 scoop (2010)
Tim Pollard and Georg Kacher (artist's impression by Larson)
16 May 2008 10:31
A new Audi, more promises of better handling?
Of course. Audi has made great strides in closing the gap between its front-drive execs and those sharper rear-drive rivals from Munich and Stuttgart. The A6 will use the group’s new MLB components set for models with longitudinal engines, so there will be new suspension, steering, brakes, Quattro and an engine mounted further back in the chassis for better balance.
It’s still early days for the engine line-up, but our sources suggest we can expect the following power choices:
• 2.8 V6 FSI, 190bhp
• 2.8 V6 FSI, 224bhp
• 3.2 V6 FSI, 265bhp
• 4.2 V8 FSI, 350bhp
• 5.2 V10 FSI, 420bhp (S6)
• 5.0 V10 FSI Biturbo, 580bhp (RS7)
Plus a pair of diesels:
2.7 V6 TDI, 185bhp
3.0 V6 TDI, 238bhp
Is Audi onto a winner with the new A6? Or should it be bolder? Click ‘Add your comment’ and let us know