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Audi A6: Cutting fuel consumption by 15% across line-up

Audi A6
The just announced new Audi A6 will cut its fuel consumption by 15% across the whole model range. Great news!

Audi has upgraded its luxury class A6 model, adding more efficient engines—including the new 3.0L TFSI supercharged engine — and cutting fuel consumption by about 15% across the whole model range. An improved suspension and new high-tech assistance system give the driver even greater control over the car. The revamped A6 will be launched in the German market in late summer.

The A6 now offers a selection of six gasoline and four diesels with direct fuel injection and FSI, TFSI and TDI technologies in a choice of four, six or eight cylinders. At the lower end of the diesel program is the four-cylinder 2.0 TDI engine, which is available in two versions: the 125 kW (170 hp), expected in fall 2008, and the 100 kW (136 hp). The basic version is an efficient e-model—the 2.0 TDIe—which uses a six-speed manual shift or automatic multitronic transmission to deliver 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque to the front wheels.

With multitronic transmission it accelerates from 0 to 100 kph (62.14 mph) in 9.9 seconds, and continues on to a top speed of 204 km/h (126.76 mph). Average fuel consumption with a manual shift gearbox is 5.3 L/100 km (44.38 US mpg), equivalent to CO2 emissions of approximately 139 grams per kilometer (224 grams per mile).

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Source: Green Car Congress