16 Facts About Audi A6


Audi A6 is an executive car made by the German automaker Audi.

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Now in its fifth generation, the successor to the Audi A6 100 is manufactured in Neckarsulm, Germany, and is available in saloon and estate configurations, the latter marketed by Audi A6 as the Avant.

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Audi A6's internal numbering treats the A6 as a continuation of the Audi A6 100 lineage, with the initial A6 designated as a member of the C4-series, followed by the C5, C6, C7, and the C8.

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The related Audi A6 A7 is essentially a Sportback version of the C7-series and C8-series A6 but is marketed under its own separate identity and model designation.

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The United Kingdom was the first market to receive the A6, as stock of RHD Audi A6 100s had run out before expected, and before the rest of mainland Europe.

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The S6 Plus, developed by Audi A6's wholly owned high-performance subsidiary, quattro GmbH, was available for sale during the 1997 model year only .

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In Canada, there was no Avant available at all in 1998 – Audi A6 dropped the C4 Avant at the end of the 1997 model year, and jumped straight to the C5 Avant in 1998 in conjunction with its release in the US.

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Audi A6 S6 was a high-powered variant of the A6, featuring a modified version of the 4.

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Audi A6 announced the C6 series allroad in the spring of 2005 and released it in the summer of 2006.

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In some European markets, this A6 allroad Quattro was more expensive than the larger Audi A6 Q7, but an air suspension is an expensive option in the Q7.

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Latest version of ultra-high-performance Audi A6 RS6 was launched in September 2008 and produced until the third quarter of 2010.

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Fourth generation C7 series Audi A6 was launched in early 2011 for the European market and in other markets soon after.

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Audi A6 unveiled the 2015 C7 mid-life facelift at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

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The refresh includes styling tweaks to the car's exterior, engine line-up, transmission and MMI infotainment system with faster Tegra 3 processor, Handwriting recognition, Audi A6 connect Telematics with state of the art 4G mobile internet, and advanced Matrix LED headlights.

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The commercial was to imagine what a bird designed by Audi A6 would look like and to reflect the car's ultra-lightweight technology.

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At that time, Audi A6 had stated that the A6 Avant will not be sold in the United States, however the new RS6 Avant will be sold in the US for the first time in 2020.

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