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.
Design & Performance
Redesigned inside and out the new A6 is a unique combination of dynamic performance and high technology.
The Audi A6 is entering the market with a choice of no less than five power units – three petrol and two TDI engines.
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.
Torsional stability, vibration control and passive safety are unique strengths in the A6.
The A6 offers an absolute world first together: dynamic cornering lights (adaptive light) and daytime driving lights in conjunction with xenon plus technology.
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.
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.
Market and Predecessors
What’s the outlook for the new A6 and what came before it in the Audi family?
A6 4.2 quattro S-line
Pictures of the S-line version of the new A6.