German car giant Audi has launched its executive car Audi A6 in India. It is an executive car produced by the German automaker Audi. It is available in saloon/sedan and Avant body styles. The second and third generation A6 were also used as the basis for the Audi allroad quattro and A6 allroad quattro models respectively.
Audi's mid-size car was named the Audi 100 (or Audi 5000 in the United States) and was released in three successive generations (C1, C2 and C3). In 1994, the latest generation (C4) of the Audi 100 was facelifted and re-badged as the A6, to fit in with Audi's new alphanumeric nomenclature (as the full-size A8 had just been introduced).
The exterior was changed only slightly from the "C4" Audi 100 - new front and back lights, new radiator grid, similarly with chassis and engine and transmission choices. The UK was the first market to receive the A6, as stock of right-hand-drive Audi 100s had run out before expected, and before the rest of Europe.
The new engines for the A6 were 1.8 20V I4, 2.8 30V, 1.9 TDI I4, and the 2.5 TDI I5 (140 PS), with the 2.3L I5 engine being dropped on most markets. The S6's 4.2 V8 engine was uprated to 290 PS (286 hp/213 kW) and a new 326 PS (322 hp/240 kW) version was added (S6+ made by quattro GmbH).
Last month the auto giant had announced to launch Q5 in India. The new Audi Q5 ranks as top off-roader among the best new vehicle releases of the model year 2009.
The new A6 is priced at Rs. 38.57 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). It is available in a wide range of 6 colours Aventurin Blue, Dakar Beige, Ice Silver and Oyster Grey, besides the successful Phantom Black and Ibis White.