Where is the future of luxury sedans heading? You won’t find a better clue than the all-new 2012 Audi A6. Audi has made major enhancements to everything that made the previous A6 such a success, and the result is a redesigned luxury sedan that in many ways predicts the future for the entire segment.
The 2012 Audi A6 starts at an MSRP of $41,700, and offers two Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection (TFSI®) powertrains for exciting performance. In the Audi A6 3.0 TFSI® models, the supercharged 310-hp V6 engine, teamed with an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission, can rocket the car from zero-to-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Even better, this high-performance luxury sedan, equipped with standard quattro® all-wheel drive, also returns 28 mpg in highway driving.
To further increase the distance between the new A6 and its competitors, the 2012 Audi A6 line offers new, 211-hp 2.0 TFSI®
models that deliver best-in-class 33 mpg highway and 25 mpg city. Audi, of course, has championed the use of turbocharged four-cylinder engines in the A4 model since the 1990s, and now offers its latest version in the larger A6. Today, other luxury brands are beginning to follow this example. Hallmark Audi smoothness and high torque performance make this engine a compelling choice. In fact, with 258 lb/ft of torque at just 3,250 rpm working through an advanced, Multitronic®
continuously variable transmission (CVT), the front-drive 2012 Audi A6 2.0 TFSI is going to surprise many luxury sedan drivers.
On select 2012 Audi A6 models, standard parking system plus uses front and rear sensors and ultrasound waves to detect and warn you of approaching nearby objects. That’s a major benefit in parking garages and other tight places. The Audi A6 offers an available Driver Assistance Package that puts radar to effective use in the adaptive cruise control system and the Audi pre-sense plus system. Adaptive Cruise Control not only maintains a set speed, but also a set distance from cars traveling ahead. The Audi pre-sense plus technology monitors traffic on the road and alerts the driver if it detects a potential collision scenario. Meanwhile, Audi side assist detects and warns you of vehicles in your blind spots up to 150 feet away.
The available Innovation Package for the 2012 Audi A6 Prestige model, in addition to the Driver Assistance Package features, includes a head-up display and night vision assistant. The head-up display projects vital vehicle information – including speed, navigation system directions and adaptive cruise control settings – onto the lower portion of the windshield. The driver gets needed data at a glance without taking eyes off the road.
The night vision assistant not only detects pedestrians in the dark at a distance of up to a football field (300 feet), it can also predict whether the pedestrian is going to move into the car’s path and provide the driver with early warning. The package also equips the A6 with LED headlights for enhanced nighttime visibility and headlight durability.
The 2012 Audi A6 also exceeds the loftiest expectations for luxury and connectivity. Interior materials blend classic elements like leather seating and ash wood trim with eight-way power front seats and available heated rear seats. The Audi MMI® system with voice control and available navigation – and the available MMI® touch with handwriting recognition – exceed even the wildest of years-ago predictions for automotive connectivity. With available Audi connect, you benefit from a masterful combination of Google Earth mapping, Google Search and in-car Wi-Fi.
Can you remember when you last listened to music in a car on magnetic tape? All audio systems in the 2012 Audi A6 provide seamless iPod® integration. The A6 Prestige offers a standard 630-watt BOSE® Premium Audio system; for the ultimate in onboard audio amazement, the available Bang & Olufsen 1,300-watt system uses 15 speakers to create a virtual concert hall in the car.
It might be fun to imagine the car of the future, but it’s even more enjoyable to drive one that’s available right now. Come in and see the all-new Audi A6 line and understand why.