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 |  Jul 25 2011, 11:10 AM

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Audi has finally released the full specs to its upcoming A6 Hybrid model, but didn’t announce any official plans of bringing the model to the United States. A subtle hint however was the inclusion of its fuel-economy converted to the US-friendly mpg, stating that the A6 Hybrid does get an impressive 37-mpg combined. Thanks to a 211-hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder combined with a 54-hp electric motor, the total power output of 245-hp comes to the front wheels through an eight-speed transmission.

Torque is impressive with the A6 packing 354 lb-ft, bringing the hybrid model to 60-mph in just 7.3 seconds. On the electric motor alone, the A6 could act as an EV up to 62-mph or travel up to 1.9 miles at less than 40-mph. Three different driving modes are available with electricity-prioritizing “EV”, normal “D” and a sporty “S”. All of the A6 Hybrid’s power output can only be enjoyed in the “S” mode – where we’re guessing plenty of its mpg gets sucked up.

Aesthetically, not much gives away that the A6 is a hybrid besides the badging on the trunk, fenders and door sills. Audi will pair the model up with its own unique 17- or 18-inch wheels. We’re fairly certain that Audi will be savvy enough to bring the model to the United States, it’s just a matter of when and how much.

GALLERY: Audi A6 Hybrid

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[Source: Car & Driver Blog]