In 2002, the A6 received a facelift, with revised headlight and grille design, exposed exhaust tips, and slight changes to accessory body moldings, and taillight colour from red to amber in North American models. And thanks for reading Autoblog. All loan figures are based upon non-commercial usage and are subject to credit approval from an independent lending source. The redesigned body presented a modern design, with a fastback styling which set the trend for the Audi lineup, and gave the relatively large saloon an aerodynamic shell with a low coefficient of drag of 0. Also new was the multitronic continuously variable transmission, available in most front-wheel drive models.
The 2002 Audi A6 offers a bonus that European drivers have been enjoying since 1999, the Audi mutitronic continuously variable transmission. Check with your dealer for exact monthly payment. The difference between Multitronic and other transmissions is this: On manual as well as automatic transmissions, specific transmission stages are physically present inside the casing. The updated 2005 A6 won the World Car of the Year award for 2005. In fact, admits Audi marketing chief Martin Trahan, quattro has even higher name recognition and brand equity than the Audi brand does; at least for Americans.
Standard seating 5 Exterior Length 193. The truth is that Audi needs to grow slow in order to let its dealer body—a beleaguered bunch with barely a brand to sell just seven years ago—catch up. Dollars rounded to the nearest whole dollar. But if I were opting for an automatic transmission as so many Americans and an increasing number of Europeans do, I would want this slick piece of work. Eighty-five percent of Audi buyers opt for quattro.
North American C5 A6 models received the 2. It is a glass found increasingly in premium cars. Once they learn quattro, people not familiar with the glorious history of Audi and Auto Union, begin to investigate Audi as their next purchase even if they never had Audi on their shopping list before. Learning quattro How can that be if sales have gone from a scant 12,000 in 1993 and 1994 to nearly 90,000 this year? If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. All models, except the 2. Go back 15 years and it resembles a horseshoe.
The goal of the Multitronic is to mimic a manual as much as possible. This baby replaces the Tiptronic tranny in the A6. And free is good, right? This belt, which the Audi engineers say lasts for the life of the car, allows an infinite number of transmission ratios. . It is two panes sandwiched, with a plastic layer in the middle for added quiet and security. We notice you're using an ad blocker. A drop down menu will appear.
In compliance with Canadian law, Canadian models received daytime running lights as standard equipment. This new A6 was available with a wide range of engines and configurations. Believe it or not, Audi executives are not in a hurry to hit that milestone before then. And it is just about the smoothest automatic on the road. We tooled around some lovely Bavarian villages on twisty roads, and out onto the autobahn. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. There are typically four, five or more pairs of gears or gear trains.
And if I were buying an Audi, I would want the quattro all-wheel-drive system. The second-generation A6 was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 2000 and 2001. Those who drive Audis know that the other side of Volkswagen knows something about making premium, ultra-competent sedans and wagons. The improvements to the 2002 A6 ought to help it hit the 100,000 mark by 2003. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. In addition, the facelifted third-generation A6 3. Trahan says that the vast majority of new customers are people trading up and out of Asian imports, especially Honda, Toyota and Nissan.
Audi A6 In February 1997, the introduction of a new Audi A6 Typ 4B , based on a new design automobile platform - the Volkswagen Group C5 platform, with a new range of internal combustion engines was announced and appeared in March at the 1997 Geneva Motor Show. The Multitronic is a wonderful transmission. Audi of America will sell around 90,000 vehicles in the U. This calculation reflects amounts in U. False, but well-publicized, charges in the mid-1980s that the old Audi 5000 suddenly accelerated out of control all but killed the brand.
The Multitronic eliminates any shift shocks or loss of torque that occurs with other transmissions. A new host of engines were also introduced. In fact the gas mileage of the Multitronic is a smidge better than the manual. Actual down payment and resulting monthly payments may vary depending upon type and use of vehicle, regional lender requirements, and the strength of your credit. In the regular gasoline engine department, the range is from a 2.
The shift from one gear to another there are six in all was velvety smooth. That is understandable, as an Audi would only be a status symbol among a very bookish crowd. A little less snob appeal than its competitors, but a practical and satisfying car. Autobahn impressions When we drove the A6 on the autobahn and really took it for a ride, it had the odd tendency to sometimes slip lower in the engine speeds when you touched off the gas, yet there was no loss of power or speed. With Multitronic, there is just one set of gears with a flexible belt, which looks something like chainmail. Accounting for the change is glass that is 30 percent thicker.