|October 26, 2004
Automechanika Special: The New Hero of the Luxury Class
(Dreieich) Heroes love the spotlight. They are never satisfied with a supporting role. And heroes have the ability to make everyone around them shine. The new Audi A6 is indeed a hero, with progressive design, well-defined driving dynamics and superb comfort. Its launch was accompanied by the release of the new aerodynamic kit which includes a front spoiler, tailgate spoiler and a diffuser that will make this powerful car appear even more athletic. This Audi Genuine Accessories set, which has been optically and technically designed to suit the factory car perfectly, fulfils the sporty driver's need for individuality.
"The new, complete body kit for the A6 is clearly among the top aerodynamic kits available. During its development, we placed a great deal of importance on serious and noble design so that the car also stands out on everyday business trips", says Frank Gruner, Exterior Designer at Audi AG, when describing the optical fine tuning. The complete body kit accentuates the sporty character of the factory model. It creates the optical impression that the car has been lowered, emphasises its elegant lines and increases its superb aerodynamic characteristics even further.
"The front skirt gives the A6 a well-defined chin" (Frank Gruner) and, by doing so, highlights its prominent nose - the single-frame radiator grille which is the focal point of Audi's new face. The spoiler, made of PU-RIM material, is easy to fit. No standard parts need to be removed. The skirt comes primed so it can be painted the same colour as the car. The skirt is complemented perfectly by the three-part tailgate spoiler which, according to Frank Gruner, "creates a dynamic finish to the powerful lines that flow from front to back." It provides the car with additional stability at high speeds and gives ambitious drivers more grip, especially when taking motorway bends. It is made of robust synthetic material and can be fitted in no time at all by your local dealer - with seamless precision. The diffuser, also made of PU-RIM material is a "visible reminder of Audi's motor-sport success, such as the one achieved in Le Mans", explains Frank Gruner. It can be fixed in place quickly and easily using the standard securing points. Audi Genuine Accessories offers a three year guarantee on all the parts included in the complete body kit.
Optically, the A6 is given a final touch by light alloy wheels such as the Calito (8J x 18", for tyre size 245/40 R18) or the Calera (8J x 19", for tyre size 245/35 R19). These heat-treated wheels are made using complex casting techniques and stand out due to their superb quality of workmanship and resistance to chips and scratches.
Style - right down to the last detail
The entire Audi Genuine Accessories range - including innovative roof-bar systems, bootliners, child seats with ISOFIX securing brackets, towing hitches and a lot more - is available exclusively from all Audi partners or via Internet at www.audi-zubehoer.de. Votex GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, is responsible for designing and distributing Audi Genuine Accessories. All genuine accessories are created in close collaboration with designers to ensure that they suit the vehicle perfectly and stand out through their optimum fit, pure form and highest technical standards.