The New A6

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March 18, 2004

Text and photos courtesy of Audi AG

Audi is setting a new benchmark in the executive class: the latest generation of the A6 is a sedan that aims for leadership in its segment through outstanding driving dynamics and high technology, superior comfort and a wide range of equipment.

From the new 4.2 S-line to the unparalleled interior to the electronics, read about all the details below.

    A6: At A Glance
A high level look at the new A6’s design, powerplants, suspension, transmissions and other features.
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    Design & Performance
Redesigned inside and out the new A6 is a unique combination of dynamic performance and high technology.
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The Audi A6 is entering the market with a choice of no less than five power units – three petrol and two TDI engines.
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    Audi Dynamic Suspension
The A6 employs an Audi-designed four-link front suspension in combination with the self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear axle adopted from the A8.
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    Body Structure
Torsional stability, vibration control and passive safety are unique strengths in the A6.
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The A6 offers an absolute world first together: dynamic cornering lights (adaptive light) and daytime driving lights in conjunction with xenon plus technology.
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    Comfort and Communications Electronics
Audi now offers an infotainment platform and control concept on the new A6 combining the advantages of simple operation, a perfect position, and consistent logic.
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    Standard and Optional Equipment
Even in standard trim, the new Audi A6 comes with a level of equipment quite unusual even in the luxury class.
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    Market and Predecessors
What’s the outlook for the new A6 and what came before it in the Audi family?
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    A6 4.2 quattro S-line
Pictures of the S-line version of the new A6.
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