1998 Audi A6 quattro sedan (top), 1998 A6 wagon (bottom) Photos courtesy of Audi of America

1998 Audi A6

Trim Levels, Colors and Available Options
Available Trim Levels: 2.8 Fwd / 2.8 quattro / 2.8 quattro wagon
Available Options:
  • Convenience Package: Glass slide and tilt sunroof with sunshade, 3-position memory for drivers seat and outside rearview mirrors, auto-dimming inside & outside rearview mirrors, Home-link 3 channel remote transmitter located in driver's sunvisor,
  • Cold-weather Package: Front and rear heated seats, heated steering wheel, ski sack
  • Warm weather Package: Solar sunroof to operate interior blowers when vehicle parked in sun, rear side window sunshades, power rear window shade (sedan only)
  • Enhanced Security Package: Rear seat mounted side airbags for outboard positions, Xenon HID headlights
  • Audio Package: 200w Bose premium 8-speaker sound system with subwoofer located in trunk, 6-disc CD changer
  • Rear facing removable children's bench seat (for Avant model only)
  • 7j x 16-inch "wine glass" cast alloy wheel w/ 205/55 16 H speed all-season tire
  • Pearlescent white paint
  • Leather upholstery
  • 6-disc CD changer
  • Hands free mobile phone (dealer installed)
  • Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black / Aluminum Silver Metallic / Melange Metallic / Santorin Blue Mica / Volcano Black Mica / Casablanca White / Racing Green Mica / Andorra Red Mica / Jaspis Green Metallic / Cashmere Grey Mica / Pearl White

    Technical Specs
    Model: 2.8 Sedan A6 quattro wagon
    Engine/Engine Design
    Type: V6 90 degree, DOHC, gasoline
    Bore: 3.25 in. (82.5 mm)
    Stroke: 3.40 in. (86.4 mm)
    Displacement: 169 cu. in. (2771 cc)
    Compression Ratio: 10.3:1
    Horsepower (SAE Net): 200 @ 6000 RPM 172 @ 5500 RPM
    Torque: 207 ft. [email protected] 3200 RPM 184 ft. [email protected] 3000 RPM
    Cylinder block: Cast Iron
    Crankshaft: Forged Steel, 4 main bearings
    Cylinder head: Aluminum alloy
    Valve Train: DOHC, belt driven, hydraulic lifters / variable intake valve timing and variable geometry composite intake manifold
    Firing Order: 1-4-3-6-2-5
    Cooling System: Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled radiator fan
    Fuel/Ignition System: Electronic multi-point sequential fuel injection, hot film air mass sensor, solid state direct ignition with multiple coils, dual knock sensors w/cylinder selective knock control and fully adaptive controls.
    Emission System: Dual 3-way catalytic converters w/individual oxygen sensors
    Type: Fwd or quattro all-wheel drive quattro all-wheel drive
    Transmission: 5-speed automatic with Tiptronic, Dynamic Shift Program, and automatic shift lock 4-speed automatic w/ automatic shift lock
    Gear Ratios:
    Final Drive
    3.409:1 (3.411:1 quattro)
    Type: Rack & pinion, servotronic - vehicle speed variable power assist
    Ratio: 16.2:1 n/a
    Turns (lock-to-lock): 2.81 n/a
    Turning circle (curb-to-curb): 38.3ft. (11.7 m) 34.8 ft.
    Front: Four link with upper and lower control arms, stabilizer bar, coil spring/shock absorber (gas charged) Coil spring/shock absorber struts, stabilizer bar, negative steering roll radius
    Rear (Fwd): Torsion-beam axle with trailing arms, stabilizer bar, coil spring/shock absorbers (gas charged) n/a
    Rear (quattro): Double control arm (upper and lower), stabilizer bar, coil spring/shock absorbers (gas charged) Independent, trapezoidal lower control arms, coil spring/chock absorber struts
    Service brake: Anti-lock brake system (ABS 5.3), vacuum power assist, with asbestos-free linings, dual diagonal circuits and electronic rear brake pressure proportioning
    Front, size and type: 11.3 in. (288 mm) - Ventilated disc 25 mm thick
    Rear, size and type: 9.6 in. (245 mm) - Solid disc 10 mm thick
    Wheels & Tires
    Wheel size: 7j x 16 inch cast aluminum, nine spoke design 7j x 15 inch cast aluminum alloy
    Tire size: 205/55 R 16 H speed rated all-season radial 195 / 65 R 15 H speed rated all-season radial
    Material: Fully galvanized (both sides) steel
    Corrosion protection: Multi-step anti-corrosion process
    Engine Oil: 5.3 U.S. quarts (5 liter)
    Fuel Tank: 18.5 U.S. gallons 21.1 U.S. gallons
    Cooling System: 6.3 U.S. quarts
    Exterior Dimensions
    Wheelbase: 108.7 in. (108.6 quattro) 106.0 in.
    Front Track: 60.6 in. (1540 mm) 60.1 in.
    Rear Track: 61.8 in. (61.8 quattro) 60.1 in.
    Overall length: 192.0 in. (4878 mm) 192.6 in.
    Overall Width: 71.3 in. (1810 mm) 70.0 in.
    Height (unloaded): 57.2 in. (57.1 quattro) 57.0 in.
    Ground Clearance: 4.2 in. (107 mm) 4.8 in.
    Curb Weight: 3560 lbs (3770 lbs. quattro) n/a
    Interior Dimensions
    Seating Capacity: 5
    Front Leg room: 41.3 (1049 mm) n/a
    Rear Leg room: 37.3 in. (948 mm) n/a
    Interior Volume Front: 52.7 cu. ft n/a
    Interior Volume Rear: 45.6 cu. ft n/a
    Luggage capacity: 17.2 cu. ft 65.5 cu. ft.
    0-50 mph (0-80 kmh): 6.8 sec. (6.9 quattro) n/a
    0-60 mph (0-100 kmh): 8.8 sec. (9.3 quattro) 11.4 sec.
    1/4 Mile: 17 sec. (17.2 quattro) n/a
    Top estimated speed: 130 mph (203 kmh) - Electronically limited for North America
    Fuel Economy (quattro models)
    City: 17 mpg (17 mpg quattro) 19 mpg
    Highway: 27 mpg (26 mpg quattro) 24 mpg
    Combined: 21 mpg (20 mpg quattro) n/a

    Standard Features
    Technical: • 2.8 liter DOHC 5-valve 200 hp V6 engine with variable intake valve timing and intake manifold path
    • 5-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, DSP (selects from over 200 shift programs to match drivers needs) and hill detection capability
    • "FrontTrak" drive system with front wheel drive, 4 link front suspension and ASR (anti-slip regulation) system (not available on Avant)
    • "quattro IV" - permanent all-wheel drive system, includes TORSEN torque sensing center differential; front and rear electronic differential locks (EDL) (standard on Avant models)
    • Anti-lock brake system (ABS 5.3) with electronic differential lock (EDL) and electronic rear brake pressure regulation
    • CFC-free air conditioning refrigerant
    • Fully galvanized steel unibody construction with aluminum hood
    Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Steering: • 6j x 15 inch forged aluminum light alloy wheel
    • 195/65 15 H-speed rated all-season tire with low rolling resistance technology
    • "Servotronic" - vehicle speed-sensitive power rack and pinion steering
    • Leather covered 4-spoke steering wheel, tilt and telescopic
    • Four link front suspension
    • Torsion beam trailing arm rear axle with under floor coil springs (Fwd models)
    • Double A-arm rear suspension (quattro models)
    • Tilt and telescopic (manual) adjustable steering column
    Exterior: • 5 mph (Federal standard) bumpers, painted in body color
    • Bumper covers contoured to be flush with body surface and profile
    • Protective side moldings, painted in body color
    • Body color, flush door handles
    • Bright trim around side windows and lower trunk lid
    • Body color outside mirror; left side flat, right side convex
    • Heatable windshield washer nozzles
    • Metallic paint at no extra charge
    • Roof rails with bright finish (Avant only)
    • Aluminum door sill strips with "Audi" script
    Exterior lighting: • Aerodynamic halogen headlights, 3-way lights, including integrated ellipsoid low beam and fog lights
    • Two front fog lights
    • One rear fog light (integrated in left rear of trunk lid license plate surround)
    • High pressure headlight washers, retractable
    • Red taillight lenses with shine through amber turn signal light bulb
    • "Puddle" lights in all four doors
    • Side turn indicator lights in front fenders with amber shine-through bulbs
    Interior lighting: • Interior lights in front and rear headliner with fade-in and fade-out feature, time delay and automatic switch on when key is withdrawn from ignition
    • Front and rear reading lights located in headliner
    • Red ambient LED lighting in headliner for front center console illumination
    • Illumination for interior door release handles
    • Front and rear footwell lights
    • Illuminated glove box, rear cargo area, lighter and ashtray
    Comfort and Convenience: • Fully automatic dual zone climate control system with "rest" function (can operate with vehicle shut off) dual sun sensors with active charcoal filter
    • Power windows with: "one touch down" for all four windows; "pinch protection" for all four windows; "one touch up" for front windows; driver controlled lock out switch for rear power windows
    • Electronic cruise control with coast, resume and speed up features
    • Electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors
    • Electric rear window defogger with automatic timed shut off feature
    • Power central locking system (doors, deck lid, and fuel door), with selective unlock (enables unlocking of a single door or all doors), plus: Convenience close feature for windows and sunroof; master switch located in driver and front passenger door; convenient open for windows.
    • Radio frequency remote locking system with selective unlock, remote trunk opening and panic function. Also activates interior lights and alarm system (control integrated in folding ignition key)
    • Rear deck lid release with "soft touch" open
    • Remote power trunk lid release button on driver's door B-pillar
    • Right and left illuminated vanity mirrors in sunvisors
    • 4 assist handles with slow retraction feature
    • Folding ignition key with remote controls and interior key profile
    • Retained accessory power; allows operation of power windows and sunroof after the ignition is turned off/before a door is opened
    Seating: • 12-way power front drivers and passenger seats including electric lumbar adjustment and lockable head restraints
    • 3 adjustable head restraints for rear seats
    • 1/3, 2/3 split fold rear seats
    • Rear seats with locking seat backs (sedan only)
    • Folding from center armrest with adjustable height and storage area for cellular telephone
    • Preparation for rear facing children's bench seat including two 3-point seat belts and seat anchor points (Avant only)
    Interior: • Jocquard cloth or leatherette seat upholstery
    • Leather shift knob
    • Full length center console with: Forward storage bin in front of shift selector / fold out cup holder; storage area under front center armrest area; adjustable rear passenger air vents and rear power outlet
    • Two retractable front cup holders (one in dash and one in center console)
    • Retractable storage tray in left side of center dashboard console (quattro models only)
    • Two retractable rear cup holders (located in center of rear seat bottom cushion)
    • Owners manual wallet (storage area) below steering column
    • Heat ducts to rear seat under the front seats
    • Genuine wood inlays in instrument panel, center console and door
    • Front and rear floor mats with embroidered model logo on front mats
    • Rear cargo area mat and footwell mats (Avant only)
    • Four tie-down eyelet's with luggage net in trunk
    • Power outlet in rear cargo area (Avant only)
    • Retractable rear luggage area partition net (attached to rear 2/3 seat back) (Avant model only)
    • Retractable rear luggage cover, removable (Avant only)
    • Retractable rear window sunshade (Avant only)
    • Tool kit located in left rear storage compartment in luggage area
    • Fold down rear center armrest
    • Ski sack (Avant only)
    Instrumentation and Electrical Equipment: • Backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control; including: Tachometer, electric speedometer, fuel gauge; temperature gauge, analogue clock; digital odometer and trip odometer
    • Digital odometer with service interval indicator
    • Driver information display including: outside temperature display; 6-function trip computer; radio display; active Auto Check system with speed warning device; pictogram display for open door and trunk lid
    • Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring sensors and defeat switch for interior monitoring
    • Windshield wipers with 4-position adjustable intermittent interval rate
    • Concert AM/FM cassette radio with: RDS (Radio display system displays radio station call letters and other information); GALA (Graduated Audio Level Adjustment, varies volume based on vehicle speed)
    • 140 watt 8-speaker premium sound system with subwoofer located in trunk
    • Pre-wiring for Motorola hands-free telephone (includes speaker, microphone and transceiver mounting bracket)
    • Dual diversity rear window glass radio antenna (Sedan only)
    • Roof mounted tri-band antenna with flexible mast (Avant only)
    • Rear window wiper and washer (Avant only)
    Safety: • Driver and front passenger next generation airbags with dual threshold deployment and occupant detection
    • Driver and front passenger seat mounted side airbag supplemental restraints
    • Front 3-point safety belts with automatic pretensioning and height adjustable upper mounts
    • Three rear 3-point safety belts with automatic pretensioning
    • Front passenger side, and rear safety belts with ALR (automatic retractor lock, a ratcheting mechanism for conveniently securing a child seats)
    • Rear child seat tether anchor (Avant only)
    • Child-safety rear door locks, including rear decklid on Avant
    • Central locking system with safety unlock feature (unlocks doors and turns on interior lights if airbag deploys)
    • Active reflectors in rear of all doors
    • First Aid kit located in rear center armrest
    • Emergency warning triangle located in trunk
    • Three rear head restraints
    • Locking headrests for front seats

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