2012 Audi A6

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What's New for 2012:
- Full redesign, including updated exterior styling, increased interior room, and lighter weight
- Discontinued A6 Avant wagon

Exterior Features
The 2012 Audi A6 is a midsize luxury sedan available in five trim levels. Standard features on the A6 are 17-inch wheels, Audi Drive Select package (which includes adjustable modes for steering, throttle, and transmission), automatic headlights, heated mirrors, and a sunroof.

Interior Features
The 2012 Audi A6 features standard keyless ignition and entry, 3-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power front seats, lumbar adjustment, some leather upholstery, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, 10-speaker sound system, satellite radio, and iPod interface.

Optional Features
Trim level options on the 2012 Audi A6, which increase based on trim level, include 18-inch wheels, Xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, color information display, heated front seats, adaptive headlights, cornering lights, ambient LED cabin lighting, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable steering wheel, Bose audio system, Audi's proprietary in-car Internet connection, head-up display, LED headlights, night-vision assist, and blind-spot monitoring system.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Audi A6 comes standard with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged in; front-wheel drive; and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Also available is a 3.0-liter, supercharged V-6 engine delivering 310 horsepower, paired with all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Audi A6 are:
- A6 with 2.0-liter engine: 25/33/28 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- A6 with 3.0-liter engine: 19/28/22 mpg

Standard safety equipment on the 2012 Audi A6 includes stability control and a battery of air bags. Optional are rear-seat side air bags; front and rear parking sensors; blind-spot monitoring system; and Audi's proprietary pre sense plus feature, which detects when a crash is imminent and activates brakes, according to the automaker.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the 2012 Audi A6. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Audi A6 received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for front-, side-, and rear-impact crash protection and roof strength, and was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2012.


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  • Name 3.0T Premium Plus (4dr Sdn quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 49900.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
  • Name 3.0T Prestige (4dr Sdn quattro) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 49900.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
  • Name 2.0T Premium (4dr Sdn FrontTrak) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 41700.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 25/33
  • Name 2.0T Premium Plus (4dr Sdn FrontTrak) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 41700.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 25/33
  • Driver info display -inc: 5" monochrome screen
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 8-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: driver 4-way pwr lumbar & driver memory
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: lockable seatbacks, adjustable head restraints, fold-down rear center armrest w/storage, fold-down pass-through
  • Full length center console -inc: storage box under front center armrest
  • Center console storage bin
  • (2) 12-volt aux pwr outlets -inc: (1) front & (1) rear
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • 4-spoke multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Manual adjustable tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Backlit instrument cluster w/auto brightness control -inc: tachometer, speedometer, digital clock w/date, fuel gauge, white illumination w/red pointers, digital odometer w/service level indicator
  • HomeLink garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Pwr central locking -inc: keyless entry, selective unlocking
  • Keyless start
  • Pwr windows -inc: pwr retention, 1-touch open/close, pinch-protection
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer
  • 3-zone auto climate control -inc: rear HVAC controls
  • Electric rear window defogger -inc: auto timed shut off
  • Lockable glove box w/remote release & valet function
  • (2) front & (2) rear cupholders
  • Aluminum door sill inlays
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Overhead console w/storage
  • Driver & front passenger seatback pockets
  • Driver/front passenger sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Interior lighting -inc: front/rear reading lights, courtesy delay, fade-in/fade-out, automatic-on when key is removed, trunk, front/rear footwells, storage compartments, door sills
  • SiriusXM traffic -inc: (3) month subscription
  • Audi MMI navigation plus system w/voice control -inc: single DVD player, Google Earth
  • Audi MMI touch w/handwriting recognition & Jukebox hard disc drive storage
  • Driver info display -inc: 7" color screen
  • Heated front seats -inc: seat ventilation
  • Pwr adjustable tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory
  • Audi advanced key w/keyless start, stop & entry
  • 4-zone auto climate control -inc: rear HVAC controls
  • Customizable ambient LED lighting
  • 17" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • P225/55R17 all-season tires
  • Space saver spare tire
  • Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof -inc: sunshade, pinch protection
  • Auto on/off headlights -inc: rain/light sensors, coming & leaving, range adjustment, washers
  • Halogen headlights w/daytime running lights
  • Rain-sensing variable speed intermittent front windshield wipers
  • LED brake lights
  • Chrome window trim
  • Body-colored heated pwr mirrors w/memory & LED turn signals
  • 18" 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • P245/45R18 all-season tires
  • Xenon plus headlights w/LED daytime running lights
  • Body-colored heated auto-dimming pwr mirrors w/memory & LED turn signals
  • 18" 5 V-spoke alloy wheels
  • Adaptive/cornering xenon plus headlights w/LED daytime running lights
  • S-Line exterior -inc: bumpers & grille
  • 3.0L DOHC TFSI 24-valve supercharged V6 engine
  • 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission -inc: dynamic shift program (DSP)
  • quattro all-wheel drive w/self-locking center differential
  • 180-amp alternator
  • Aluminum hybrid construction w/aluminum exterior body panels & steel frame
  • 5-link front suspension
  • Trapezoidal-link rear suspension
  • Audi drive select -inc: comfort, auto, dynamic, & individual modes
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Servotronic speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Front/rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Dual polished-tip exhaust outlets
  • 2.0L DOHC TFSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine
  • Multitronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • FrontTrak front wheel drive -inc: front locking differential
  • Front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD), brake assist
    • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control (ASR)
    • Driver & front passenger advanced dual-stage airbag supplemental restraint system w/passenger sensor
    • Dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • Sideguard head protection airbags for front & rear occupants
    • Front knee airbags
    • Indirect tire pressure monitoring system
    • Audi pre sense basic
    • Front 3-point seat belts -inc: height adjustment, automatic pretensioners, belt force limiters
    • Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: automatic pretensioners
    • LATCH system for outboard rear seating positions
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Safety unlock feature *Doors unlock & interior lights turn on w/airbag deployment*
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Audi parking system w/front & rear sensors
    • Audi MMI radio plus -inc: AM/FM stereo, single in-dash CD player, MP3 capability, (10) speakers, 6.5" screen
    • SiriusXM satellite radio -inc: (3) month subscription
    • Audi music interface w/iPod cable, aux audio input
    • Bluetooth wireless phone preparation
    • Audi MMI radio plus -inc: AM/FM stereo, 6-disc CD changer, MP3 capability, (10) speakers, 6.5" screen
    • HD radio
    • Audi Connect -inc: (6) month subscription
    • Bose surround sound system -inc: AM/FM stereo, 6-disc CD changer, MP3 capability, 6.5" screen, (14) speakers, AudioPilot noise compensation, 630-watts

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