2012 Audi A6 gets new details | Rpmgo.com

Audi is expected to showcase the next generation of its mid-size sedan, the A6, early next year. The 2012 A6 will begin a new age for the Ingolstadt manufacturer, as it will pioneer new technologies. Even though there are still quite a few months separating us from the official reveal, the guys at MotorAuthority have revealed some new details about the next generation of the German model.

First and foremost, the 2012 A6 will be among the first Audi models to use ASF II, standing for Aluminum and Steel Spaceframe technology. These new materials allow the creation of modular cars that weight less and are more resistant. Most importantly, they allow for a modular car to be designed, making it easier to swap out parts and subassemblies.

Besides the new technology, Audi is going to offer new engines, including gasoline units ranging from a 2.4-liter V6 to a 4.2-liter V8. In terms of diesel engines, two V6 units, a 2.7-liter and a 3.0-liter, are going to be among the available choices. Performance fans will probably get a smaller TFSI (turbocharged) engine instead of the current V10 in the S6 sports variant.

The 2012 Audi A6 is going to feature standard front-wheel drive, but quattro AWD is going to be optional for a lot of these variants. No word yet on what gearboxes will be connected to the aforementioned engines, as Audi currently uses a wide range of transmissions.

Source: MotorAuthority

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