Detroit 2011: Audi A6

2011 Detroit Auto Show

No surprises here. Many years ago, the A6 was where Audi would try out their most radical design ideas, but those days are long gone. Don't get us wrong, the A6 is certainly a good-looking car, but original it is not. This all-new slightly smaller version of the A8 will be available with two gasoline engines and three TDI engines, the likes of which have powered four Audi Le Mans wins. The A6 will also be offered with a hybrid drivetrain for the first time ever.

It will be low on power and will only be available in front-wheel-drive, which we think defeats the point of buying an Audi at all, as you can buy overpriced and underpowered front-wheel-drive sedans elsewhere. Fortunately, there is also the 3.0-liter TFSI Quattro, which delivers its 300hp and 325lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. Now we'll just be holding our breath waiting for an RS6.

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