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Gallery: Audi A6 TDI Swiss Adventure

Recently I had the opportunity to spend the last few weeks living in Switzerland. I used this opportunity to explore the countryside on the weekends. Recently with the help from a friend who runs a Sportwagentouren business. I decided to rent an A6 3.0 TDI Avant and head to Laufen, Switzerland to meet up with him and spend the next 8 hours driving the most amazing roads I’ve ever experienced. 

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2012 Audi A6 Avant revealed

QuattroWorld had the opportunity to drive the A6 Sedan in Italy here’s a link to our full review: Truth in Luxury: The 2012 Audi A6. We learned during this trip that there are no current plans to import the A6 Avant to the USA. We hope we are wrong. For now enjoy the in depth article and gallery.

Audi is launching the next generation of the A6 Avant, the most successful business-class station wagon in Europe. The new model presents the brand’s full array of progressive technological expertise. Its lightweight body, large portions of which are made of aluminum, sets new standards, as does the wide selection of assistance and multimedia systems. The keyword for the latter is Audi connect. The new Audi A6 Avant is available with a choice of six engines: two gasoline engines and four diesel units. Fuel consumption has been reduced by as much as 18 percent compared with the previous model. Topping the engine lineup is the new 3.0 TDI with twin-turbo technology and 230 kW (313 hp). Audi also offers numerous high-end options for the drivetrain and the chassis. The luggage compartment has a capacity of up to 1,680 liters (59.33 cu ft) and offers a number of elegant features, including a power rear hatch that opens in response to a sensor signal.
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Truth in Luxury: The 2012 Audi A6

Words and photos By Joshua Decker

Audi picked the island of Sicily in southern Italy for the official launch of the brand new 2012 Audi A6. At first I wondered why they picked such a remote location for this launch, flying media from literally all over the world in to experience their latest creation. However, looking back on the weekend I can see clearly why they chose it; The Audi A6 just seemed at home in this country, surrounded by beautiful vistas, amazing architecture and rich history.

The 2012 Audi A6 is a beautiful compilation of engineering achievements. It is without a doubt, one of the most advanced luxury sedans in the world. It has so many new and improved features that it may take me a while to go through them with you in detail, but bear with me and I know you will be happy that you did. As you may have seen with the new A8, Audi has significantly raised the bar once again and has created a notable separation between them and the likes of Mercedes, BMW, Lexus and other competitors. Audi’s marketing phrase “Never follow” seems to be a perfect nomenclature for the 2012 A6.
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Audi reports best-ever March U.S. sales and best first quarter in company history

  • March 2011 marked third-best month ever with sales of 9,818, easily eclipsing previous March record of 8,589 set in 2010
  • 2011 Audi A8 flagship sales help fuel 14.3% year-over-year jump in month
  • Certified Pre-Owned sales of 3,318 vehicles marks the second-best month for Audi CPO, second only to May 2008 with 3,364 vehicles sold

Audi today sustained its 2011 momentum with a series of record setting achievements. March U.S. sales of Audi cars and SUVs not only marked the third-straight monthly record for 2011, but also the best-ever March in company history and the best first quarter of all-time. Additionally, the March 2011 results rank as the third-best monthly sales overall for the brand in its U.S. history. The strong March sales represented a month-to-month sales increase of more than 25% over February 2011, and a 14.3% improvement from March 2010. The 2011 best first quarter in company history comes on the heels of Audi posting its best annual U.S. sales for 2010.

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Audi most successful premium brand in all-wheel drive segment

  • 437,792 automobiles with quattro drive produced in 2010
  • Broadest all-wheel drive model lineup in premium segment
  • Audi A4 and Audi A8 “2011 All-wheel Drive Cars of the Year”

Audi once again sold more automobiles with all-wheel drive than any other premium manufacturer. The brand with the four rings produced 437,792 vehicles with quattro drive last year. In the year in which Audi celebrated “30 years of quattro,” around 38 percent of all cars produced worldwide were equipped with the all-wheel drive technology. With 74,262 new car registrations for all-wheel drive models, Audi also topped the competition in Germany.

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Audi: Next-Generation A4, Q7: Aluminum-Intensive

  • Next-generation Q7 will be as much as 880 pounds lighter.
  • Using 18 different aluminum alloys in the A8, some of which it formulated itself, and that strategy will continue
  • New A4 design has saved 100 kilograms, or 220 pounds

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Audi sets second-straight monthly record this year; best February U.S. sales in company history

  • 2011 February sales of 7,753 rose 24.7% above February 2010, marking the best February by Audi in the U.S. market
  • 2011 Audi A8 flagship sedan sales rise 961.8% year-over-year
  • Consumers continue to demand clean diesel vehicles; sales mix hit 47.67% for the Audi A3 TDI and 46.23% for the Q7 TDI

Audi today sustained its 2011 momentum with record-setting February U.S. sales of 7,753 luxury vehicles, which surpassed the prior February record set in 2007 and bested 2010 by 1,537 vehicles. Closing in on a promising first quarter, February 2011 sales of Audi cars and SUVs not only marked the second-straight record setting month of the year, but also comes on the heels of Audi posting its best annual U.S. sales for 2010. For the first two months in 2011, Audi is ahead of the sales pace by 22.3% set over the same period last year.

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Audi plans to double capacity at Aurangabad, Maharashtra India

German luxury car maker, Audi, on Monday said it plans to double its capacity by adding a second shift at its Aurangabad facility early next year to meet increased market demand.

“Our models have more demand in the domestic market. We have enough capacity at our plant. We plan to double the capacity by early 2012,” Audi (India) Head, Mr Michael Perschke, told PTI here.

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Audi connect: the path to networked mobility

  • Audi continues to build up a network with the real and digital world
  • Michael Dick, Audi Board Member for Technical Development: “Current models like the new Audi A6 already offer trendsetting connectivity solutions”

The Audi vehicle networking strategy has a name: Audi connect. Audi is using this term to bundle all of the applications and developments that link current and future models with the Internet with their owners and with the infrastructure. Audi connect is creating revolutionary infotainment and entertainment functionalities and taking automotive comfort and fun to a new level.

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Audi A6 allroad quattro wins OFF ROAD AWARD 2011

  • Audi A6 allroad quattro tops in the “Crossover” category
  • Audi Q5 takes third in the “SUV” category
  • More than 50,000 OFF ROAD readers cast their votes

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