Audi A6 Hybrid Details Revealed, US Availability Still TBD

Audi A6 Hybrid Details Revealed, US Availability Still TBD

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]