Audi A6

Quick Reference Guide: 2011 Audi A6 Sedan and Avant / S6 Sedan


A6 Sedan

3.2 FSI®, FWD, CVT 3.0 TFSI®, quattro®, Tiptronic®

4.2 FSI, quattro, Tiptronic

A6 Avant

3.0 TFSI, quattro, Tiptronic

S6 Sedan

5.2 FSI, quattro, Tiptronic

Destination charge:

2011 Model Year Changes



$50,200 $59,150

$53,310 $76,100


On sale: Sept. 3, 2010

Available Models

Premium and Premium Plus Models

Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige Models Prestige Model

Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige Models Prestige Model

• S Line® exterior standard; includes sport bumpers front and rear, rocker panels, headlight washers, door sills

• Amaretto/black interior now has black headliner • 3G MMI® Navigation with Real Time Traffic information standard on all A6/S6

• Audi parking system (rear parking sensors) included in Premium Plus models • Audi parking system (rear parking sensors) and rearview camera included in Prestige


Powertrain and Performance

• 3.0 TFSI direct injection engine: 300 hp, 310 lb-ft



• 3.2 FSI o

• 4.2 FSI o

• 5.2 FSI o

0-60 mph and EPA est. mpg ␣ A6 Sedan; 6-speed Tiptronic, quattro: 5.9 seconds, 18/26 mpg (city/hwy) ␣ A6 Avant; 6-speed Tiptronic, quattro: 6.1 seconds, 18/26 mpg (city/hwy)

direct injection engine: 265 hp, 243 lb-ft 0-60 mph and EPA est. mpg

␣ A6 Sedan; multitronic CVT, FWD: 6.9 seconds, 21/30 mpg (city/hwy) direct injection engine: 350 hp, 325 lb-ft 0-60 mph and EPA est. mpg

␣ A6 Sedan; 6-speed Tiptronic, quattro: 5.8 seconds, 16/24 mpg (city/hwy) direct injection engine: 435 hp, 398 lb-ft 0-60 mph and EPA est. mpg

␣ S6 Sedan; 6-speed Tiptronic, quattro: 5.1 seconds, 14/21 mpg (city/hwy)Product Highlights

• quattro AWD – latest generation with asymmetric rear-biased torque split (40% front / 60% rear under nominal conditions)

• MMI operating logic standard (with central display screen) • 3G MMI Navigation with Real Time Traffic information standard • Advanced Key keyless entry and starting • Bluetooth® hands-free telephone interface • Bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights • 18” Sport Package with all-season tires, sport suspension and sport steering wheel • 19” Sport Package with summer performance tires, sport suspension and sport steering

wheel • Audi Parking System rear with rearview camera • Electromechanical parking brake • Audi Side Assist lane change assistant • Energy recuperating alternator and high-efficiency steering pump for improved fuel





Audi of America Communications

Jeff Kuhlman Tel.: +1 703 364 7423 Mob.: +1 248 622 3703 E-Mail:

The 2011 Audi A6 and S6

HERNDON, Va., November 1, 2010 – The Audi A6 has established itself as a benchmark of luxury and performance in the ever-growing business sedan segment. In 2011, the Audi A6 raises this bar with more standard amenities and updated styling – without additional cost. With a host of available engines, including the powerful yet fuel-efficient supercharged 3.0 TFSI® and the vivacious 5.2 FSI® V10, there is an Audi A6 or S6 to meet the needs of any discerning driver.

The Design | Undeniable presence now with S line standard

The Audi A6 builds on some of the most successful elements of Audi design, with a large, Singleframe® grille dominating the otherwise subtle nose of the Audi A6 and available high- intensity headlights with LED daytime running lights adding a powerful road presence. Now standard on the 2011 Audi A6, the S line® front fascia and exterior trim further accentuate the impression of speed.

Along both sides, the Audi A6 presents an image of refinement with reserved, muscular fender arches and elegant chrome accents bright work around the greenhouse. The relatively long wheelbase of 111.9 inches gives the Audi A6 a stately appeal, and large, progressive wheel choices offer a splash of style. The long, aerodynamic styling of the Audi A6 sedan and drag coefficient of just 0.29 helps deliver exceptional fuel economy.

The Audi A6 has a sporty rear design dominated by two prominent LED taillights, while a relatively short trunk deck gives the sedan an almost coupe-like appearance, and two prominent exhaust ports lend the impression of engine power and speed.

The Interior | Perfect blend of form and function

Like all Audi products, the cabin of the Audi A6 is executed in high-quality materials. Brown walnut inlays accent the center console, door panels and dash, creating an atmosphere of


sophistication. Comfortable and supportive seats are clad in Valcona leather in the Audi A6, while the Audi S6 enjoys Silk Nappa leather as standard equipment. The large wheelbase affords passengers ample legroom, and the arching roofline of the Audi A6 accommodates individuals of any stature.

Adding to an already well-equipped package, Audi’s extremely intuitive third-generation MMI® and navigation now come standard on all 2011 Audi A6 and S6 models.

The Engines | A perfect match for every driver

The 2011 Audi A6 is available with three engine choices, as well as an Audi S6-specific offering. A 3.2 FSI V6 produces 265 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to innovations, such as the Audi valvelift system and direct-injection, the new, all-aluminum powerplant delivers remarkable fuel economy as well as a healthy power band.

Buyers also may choose from two ways to have an expressively powerful Audi A6 – either the 4.2 FSI V8 or the supercharged 3.0 TFSI V6. Built entirely of lightweight aluminum, the 4.2-liter V8 delivers a heart-pumping 350 hp and 328 lb-ft of torque. The available 3.0-liter supercharged V6 has been designed to offer the ultimate balance between the fuel economy of the 3.2 FSI V6 and the power of the larger 4.2 FSI V8. Delivering 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, the 3.0 TFSI yields 18/26mpg (city/hwy). The 3.0 TFSI is available in both the A6 Sedan and the A6 Avant.

The S6 operates on an even higher plane, boasting uncompromising power from a 5.2 FSI V10 engine. The pinnacle of Audi engineering, the 5.2-liter engine uses advanced magnesium alloy for the intake, reducing weight to an astonishing 485 lbs – a full 44 lbs lighter than the V10 in the BMW M5. With 435 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, the engine is the ultimate in performance from Audi.

The Transmissions | Technology for every task

The A6 3.2 FSI makes use of the Audi multitronic® continuously variable transmission, or CVT. The transmission delivers a constant stream of power, making optimal use of the wide torque band of the 3.2-liter V6 engine. The marriage results in ample power and added efficiency. The 3.2 FSI with multitronic transmission is available in front-wheel drive configuration.


Buyers opting for the 3.0 TFSI engine are rewarded with a Tiptronic® six-speed automatic transmission. The perfect blend of a traditional manual transmission and modern automatics, the Tiptronic allows the driver to select gears manually if the need arises. A simple bump of the shifter, or click of optional steering wheel mounted paddles, delivers near instant, precise shifts with all of the smoothness of a traditional automatic gearbox. The 3.0 TFSI Tiptronic is available on both the Audi A6 Sedan and Audi A6 Avant with quattro® all-wheel drive. The 4.2 FSI V8 engine is mated to the same Tiptronic six-speed automatic transmission.

The Audi S6 utilizes a Tiptronic six-speed automatic transmission with specifically chosen gear ratios to help channel the brute force of the 5.2-liter V10 engine. With fast shifts and precise gear choices, Tiptronic is an excellent match to the sport-bred nature of the S6.

The Avant | The luxury and sportiness of An A6, built with utility in mind

The Audi A6 3.0T Avant offers a substantial 33.93 cubic feet of luggage area – more than double the sedan’s capacity. A large rear hatch helps make short work of loading and unloading, and the rear seats fold to provide even more storage area. In total, the 2011 Audi A6 3.0T Avant can be configured to deliver up to 63.83 cubic feet of useable cargo space.

Safety | Powerful and protective

The 2011 Audi A6 is engineered to provide the utmost protection for driver and passengers. Both the driver and front passenger are protected by dual-stage front air bags, and the front and rear seats incorporate side air bags to further protect occupants from injury. Sideguard® side curtain air bags also are standard. The Audi A6 incorporates intelligent safety belts, which work in coordination with the air bags to reduce the possibility of post-incident injury.

Options | More from Audi

The 2011 Audi A6 is available in a number of configurations to suit buyers’ needs. Those include the A6 3.2 multitronic front-wheel drive sedan Premium and Premium Plus; A6 3.0T Tiptronic quattro sedan and A6 3.0T Tiptronic quattro Avant Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims; A6 4.2 Tiptronic quattro sedan Premium Plus and Prestige; and S6 Tiptronic quattro sedan Prestige. Each variant comes with an impressive list of standard equipment.

The Premium Audi A6 3.2 multitronic front-wheel drive sedan, Audi A6 3.0T Tiptronic quattro sedan and Audi A6 3.0T Tiptronic quattro Avant all incorporate standard features, such as anti- lock brake system with Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) and Audi hill hold assist. In addition,


Audi servotronic power steering adjusts the level of assist based on vehicle speed, and heated exterior mirrors and heated windshield washer nozzles prepare the Audi A6 for cold weather. Standard halogen headlights wash the road with bright light, and a large power sunroof gives the cabin an airy feel.

High quality leather wraps a four-spoke multifunction steering wheel and 12-way power adjustable front seats, while warm wood accents adorn the dash. A tilt/telescopic steering column allows the Audi A6 to fit drivers of any stature, and deluxe dual-zone climate control keeps everyone inside comfortable. A power central locking system and power windows with one-touch up/down feature are standard as well. The Audi A6 also boasts standard cruise control, HomeLink® garage door opener and Bluetooth® hands free. The new third-generation MMI from Audi offers a seven-inch color LCD display with controls for the climate, central locking, audio, phone and navigation systems, and now it is standard on the Audi A6 and Audi S6. A DSP extended sound system includes 10 speakers and a six-disc CD changer, and a driver information system incorporates a five-function trip computer as well as information on external temperature, vehicle speed and radio information.

The Premium Plus configuration incorporates many of the same standard features as those above, with a few notable additions. 18” wheels with all-season tires and Audi xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights. are now included Audi parking system with rear parking sensors also comes in Premium Plus trim.

The Prestige package comes with steering-wheel mounted shift paddles, a power-adjustable tilt/telescopic steering column and an advanced key system, which allows the vehicle to be locked, unlocked and started without the key ever leaving the driver’s pocket. A BOSE® sound system with AudioPilot® offers 13 speakers. A rearview camera is added to the Audi parking system to assist drivers in navigating tough parking spots.

Optional on the A6 are two Sport Packages, both including wheel, tire, suspension and steering wheel changes. The 18” Sport Package includes 18” wheels and all-season tires, mated to a sport suspension and a 3-spoke sport steering wheel with shift paddles. The 19” Sport Package has 19” wheels and summer performance tires with the sport suspension and sport steering wheel. Both packages add sportiness to the A6, while giving the option of tires to suit the needs of the customer.


The 2011 Audi S6 shares standard equipment with the Audi A6 4.2 quattro sedan, although a number of external changes differentiate the V10 sedan from its brothers. Those include an S line trapezoidal Singleframe grille, front fascia, side skirts, integrated rear spoiler and rear bumper. Power folding external mirrors with a memory function also are standard. Inside, S6- specific gauges and an S6 MMI greeting continue the differentiation, as does an S6 multifunction steering wheel.


The Audi A6 will be backed by a new vehicle limited warranty that includes: • Four-year/50,000milelimitednewvehiclewarranty • 12-yearlimitedwarrantyagainstcorrosionperforation • 24-hourRoadsideAssistanceforfouryears

About Audi of America

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The 2011 Audi A6 / S6 Reviewer Guide

Key Technologies in Brief

Audi Side Assist

November 1, 2010

Audi of America Communications

Jeff Kuhlman Tel.: +1 703 364 7423 Mob.: +1 248 622 3703 E-Mail:

Via discreet LED lights in the rear view mirrors, the A6 can alert the driver about vehicles in the blind spot and fast approaching traffic. The system activates at speeds of more than 19 mph and is most helpful in highway driving situations.

Direct Injection (FSI)

FSI® direct injection works by injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber instead of the engine intake runners. The advanced process ensures a more complete burn, thereby diminishing waste and increasing power. FSI-equipped engines are able to take advantage of a significantly higher compression ratio and cylinder pressure, thus fully atomizing fuel and optimizing turbocharger and supercharger boost response and efficiency.

3.2 FSI Engine

Producing 265 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque, the lightweight V6 provides a perfect blend of power and efficiency. A host of Audi-specific technology is incorporated into the 3.2 FSI, and the engine returns impressive fuel economy when mated to the multitronic® CVT. Unique innovations like Audi valvelift system, FSI direct-injection and a two-stage variable intake make the 3.2 FSI a leader in powerful efficiency.

3.0 TFSI Engine

The 3.0-liter, all-aluminum V6 benefits from supercharging to create 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The sizeable torque figure is generated over a wide range, from 2,500 to 5,100 rpm, making full power usable at any speed. The powerplant incorporates a number of Audi innovations to maintain class-leading fuel efficiency as well. FSI direct injection allows a


high compression ratio of 10.5:1, and Audi valvelift system, a two-stage intake, dual intercoolers and a drive-by wire throttle all help the 3.0 TFSI® achieve a remarkable 26 mpg highway (A6 3.0 TFSI quattro).

4.2 FSI Engine

A powerful 4.2 FSI engine continues to be available in the 2011 Audi A6. The 4.2-liter V8 produces 350 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Constructed of lightweight aluminum alloy, the 4.2 FSI incorporates many of the same fuel-saving technologies found in the 3.2 FSI and the 3.0 TFSI. Those include Audi valvelift system, FSI direct-injection, a two-stage intake and a drive-by-wire throttle system. The combined effect is an engine that delivers class-leading power and fuel economy of up to 23 mpg highway.

5.2 FSI Engine

The 5.2-liter V10 produces an unsurpassed 435 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. An extremely lightweight design means the 5.2 FSI weighs a scant 485 pounds, which helps the S6 maintain its world-class handling characteristics. Advanced Audi technology like FSI direct injection and Audi valvelift system make the 5.2 FSI as efficient as it is powerful.


The easy-to-use MMI® operating system permits access to various vehicle systems, including navigation, radio, telephone, voice activation and car setup, to help motorists tailor their driving experience. The MMI control knob includes an integrated joystick, which facilitates use of the system’s function without taking eyes off the road. The MMI system was the first to employ an automotive grade NVIDIA® chip in the navigations system to provide crisp on-screen graphics. The result is smooth zoom functions and 3D graphics of buildings and topography.


The legendary intelligent all-wheel drive system utilizes a self-locking center differential to transfer power where it is needed most. Under normal driving conditions, 40 percent of driving force is directed to the front wheels, and the remaining 60 percent is directed to the rear wheels. The result is a perfect driving balance. If conditions warrant a change, the self-locking differential is capable of sending a majority of engine power to the axle with the most traction.


Servotronic Power Steering

Standard on all 2011 A6 models, servotronic power steering gives drivers a speed-sensitive power assistance. At low speeds, the power assistance is enhanced to improve maneuverability, and at higher speeds, assistance is reduced for a heavier steering feel.

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