|September 4, 1999
2000 A6 model preview
Lots of new exciting things are happening with the A6 range for the 2000 model. First there are the two new models - the 2.7T Biturbo A6 which shares the same engine, brakes and 6-speed transmission as the S4, and the 300 hp A6 4.2 which has revised exterior styling which sets it apart from the rest of the A6 range.
The 2.8 models also receive some updates. The standard Tiptronic transmission has a new final drive ratio and a modified torque converter to give better off the line acceleration, and for the first time a 5-speed manual transmission is available on the quattro sedan models as a no-cost option.
All A6 models will receive the new Audi Symphony radio with in-dash CD player and a dual zone climate control system. All sedan models also come with a full sized spare with a matching alloy wheel; the Avant continues to utilize the mini-spare to maximize cargo space. The full A6 range also receives the updated instrument cluster with white lighting and red pointers.
The 4.2 A6 comes standard with quattro all wheel drive, Sideguard head airbag system, leather interior, Tiptronic 5-speed automatic transmission, power glass sunroof, and a electrically adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column. Separate options include a Warm Weather package ($1000), heated front and rear seats ($475), Audi Navigation system ($1100), 17" wheels ($750), rear side airbags ($350), and Xenon headlights ($500).
The 2.7T A6 also comes standard with quattro all wheel drive. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard equipment and the Tiptronic automatic transmission is available as a no-cost option. Available options are a Convenience package ($1650), Cold Weather package ($625), Warm weather package ($1000), Sports Package (delayed intro, $750), Sideguard head airbag ($300), Xenon lights ($500), Leather seating ($1550) and the Audi Navigation system ($1100).
For details about technical specs and standard equipment on all A6 models, please visit the A6 section in the Model Guide.