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Audi A6



Generation 2



In late 1997, the introduction of a new A6 (Typ 4B), based on a new design automobile platform the Volkswagen Group C5 platform, with a new range of internal combustion engines was announced. This new A6 moved up a notch in quality, and was marketed in the same categories as the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Italian-redesigned body presented a modern design, with a fastback styling which set the trend for the Audi lineup, and gave the relatively large saloon anaerodynamic shell with a low coefficient of drag of 0.28.

Audi A6

In 2000 and 2001, the "C5" A6 was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list. This new A6 was available with a wide range of engines and configurations. The 30-valve 2.4- and 2.8-litre V6 engines represented the bulk of the A6's development programme, with a multitude of other engine configurations available throughout the globe. As an alternative to the manual transmission, a five-speed tiptronic automatic transmission was also available.

Audi A6

The C5 saloon variant arrived in late 1997, and the Avant in 1998 in Europe. In the United States, the C4 continued for 1997, with the C5 saloon available in 1998, and the C5 Avant available in 1999. In Canada, there was no Avant (Audi's name for anestate/wagon) available at all in 1998 Audi dropped the C4 Avant at the end of the 1997 model year, and jumped straight to the C5 Avant in 1999 in conjunction with its release in the US. As a result of complying with FMVSS, the North American models were equipped with front and rear bumpers that protruded several inches further than their European counterparts, with modified brackets and bumper suspension assemblies as result, and child-seat tethers for occupant safety. In compliance with Canadian law, Canadian models received daytime running lights as standard equipment. North American C5 A6 models received the 2.8-litre, 30-valve V6 engine, the 2.7-litre "biturbo" V6 (also found in the B5 platform S4), and the 4.2-litre 40-valve V8 petrol engines. The V8 models arrived with significantly altered exterior body panels, with slightly more flared wheel arches (fenders), revisedheadlamps and grille design (before being introduced in 2002 to all other A6 models), larger roadwheels (8Jx17-inch), largerbrakes and Torsen-based quattro permanent four-wheel drive as standard.

Audi A6

In 2002, the A6 received a facelift, with revised headlight and grille design, exposed exhaust tips, and slight changes to accessory body moldings, and taillight colour from red to amber in North American models. A new host of engines were also introduced. The 1.8-litre engine was deleted and replaced by a 2.0-litre powerplant with 96 kilowatts (131 PS; 129 bhp). The 1.9-litre Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) was tweaked to produce a maximum motive power output of 96 kilowatts (131 PS; 129 bhp), and 310 newton metres (229 lbfft) of torque, receiving a six-speed manual gearbox in the process. The 2.4-litre V6 gained an extra 5 hp and better balancing, and the 2.8-litre V6 engine was replaced by a 3.0-litre engine with 162 kilowatts (220 PS; 217 bhp). The turbocharged 2.7-litre was revised, resulting in 184 kilowatts (250 PS; 247 bhp) and 330 newton metres (243 lbfft), controlled by standard quattro. The V6 diesel was also slightly modified resulting in 120 kilowatts (163 PS; 161 bhp) (after the second modification) and 350 newton metres (258 lbfft). A new more powerful V6 diesel was also introduced with 132 kilowatts (179 PS; 177 bhp) and 370 newton metres (273 lbfft). The 4.2-litre V8 engine which arrived in 2001 remained unchanged.

Audi A6

Also new was the revolutionary multitronic continuously variable transmission, available in most front-wheel drive models. All models, except the 2.0-litre petrol and 1.9-litre TDI, were available with Audi's trademark four-wheel-drive system, quattro. A four-wheel-drive version of the Avant, with raised ground clearance and slightly altered styling was sold as the Audi allroad quattro, Audi's first crossover SUV.

Audi A6

Regarding this C5 generation, Car and Driver magazine stated, "It is one of the most winsome mid-sizers to meet pavement, with some of the nicest handling this side of a BMW. In 2000, the moderate performance of this otherwise excellent, 3.0-litre V6-powered, sedan was improved by the addition of two higher-performance versions: the 250 PS (180 kW; 250 hp), 2.7-litre bi-turbo V6 and the 300 PS (220 kW; 300 hp), 4.2-litre V8, both with Audi's quattro permanent four-wheel drive system. In mid-2003, major muscle came along in the limited-run RS6 powered by a 450 PS (331 kW; 444 bhp), twin-turbo V8 engine which immediately finished first in a C/D comparison test".

Audi A6 Avant

The second-generation A6 was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 2000 and 2001. The updated 2005 A6 won the World Car of the Year award for 2005. In addition, the facelifted third-generation A6 3.0T won two Car and Driver "comparos" that pitted it against other sedans like the BMW 5-Series, the Mercedes E-Class, the Jaguar XF, and the Infinti M.

Audi A6 Avant

The Audi S6 was a high-powered variant of the A6, featuring a modified version of the 4.2-litre V8 engine producing 250 kilowatts (340 PS; 335 bhp) and 420 newton metres (310 lbfft). It was available as a saloon and Avant.
In the late years of the A6 C5 design, an ultra-high-performance limited-run Audi RS6 model was presented. Weighing in excess of 1,840 kilograms (4,057 lb) and producing 331kilowatts (450 PS; 444 bhp) and 560 newton metres (413 lbfft), it propels the RS6 from 0-100 kilometres per hour (62.1 mph) in 4.5 seconds, and on to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in under 17 seconds. Initially available as only an Avant, a saloon variant was later added.

Audi A6 Avant


Audi's C5 series A6 Avant formed the basis for an semi-offroad model in 1999, labeled "Audi allroad quattro". Compared to the regular A6, the allroad featured an advanced air suspension system, allowing for increased ground clearance; larger wheels with all-terrain tyres, and flared and unpainted bumpers, giving it a distinct appearance and more overall flexibility over varying terrain. As the name "allroad quattro" suggests, Audi's Torsen-based quattro permanent four-wheel drive system was standard equipment for all versions.

Audi A6 Avant

Audi designed the allroad with the capability to tackle rough road conditions in mind. The standard adjustable air suspension system can lift the car high enough to provide 208 mm (8 in) of ground clearance; a low-range mode (an option with manual transmission), absent from other quattro-equipped vehicles, can be selected with the touch of a button. When used together, the two systems made it possible for the allroad to complete an official Land Rover test-course, thus far it is the only car-based SUV that has been proven capable of doing so in testing. Conversely, the air suspension can lower the vehicle down to only 142 mm (6 in) above road level, and simultaneously stiffen the spring and damper rates to provide a sporty driving experience, much like that of the conventional A6 with the sports suspension.

Audi A6 Avant

Audi's 2.7-litre, twin-turbo V6 petrol engine with 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) of power and 350 Nm (258 lbft) of peak torque was available initially, alongside the 2.5-litre TDI diesel unit with 132 kW (177 hp) and 370 Nm (273 lbft) of torque. A variant of the corporate 4.2-litre V8 petrol engine, was made available in 2003, and a less powerful TDI (163 bhp) followed in 2004.

Audi A6 Avant

Despite this versatility and generally positive word of mouth from owners and magazine reviews, allroad sales failed expectations in the North American market for which it was originally intended. Oddly, most of its sales came from Europe, especially its native Germany. Its somewhat high price, lack of market identity in its segment and Audi's ambiguous advertising seem to have been the primary contributing factors; buyers who tend to normally seek either the more car-like look and ride of station wagons or the larger, less ambiguous styling ofsport utility vehicles tended to reject the allroad as being too little like either. The poor reputation for reliability and high repair cost of the air suspension system on the C5 generation has not helped. North American sales had a slight increase in 2004, due to the availability of the less expensive Diesel engine, but fell again in 2005. Audi stopped production of the allroad in July of that year. Although the model continued to be available for sale throughout 2006 in Europe, there was no 2006 model year for North America.

Audi A6 Avant


The C5 design was available with the following engines:
petrol engines
all multi-point sequential fuel injection

1.8 20v 1,781 cc (108.7 cu in) Inline 4 DOHC 92 kW (125 PS; 123 bhp) @ 5,800 168 Nm (124 lbfft) @ 3,500 11.3 sec 203 km/h (126 mph) 19972001
1.8 20v Turbo 1,781 cc (108.7 cu in) Inline 4 DOHC 110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp) @ 5,700 210 Nm (155 lbfft) @ 1,7504,600 9.3 sec 207 km/h (129 mph) 19972002

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2.0 20v 1,984 cc (121.1 cu in) Inline 4 DOHC 96 kW (131 PS; 129 bhp) @ 5,700 195 Nm (144 lbfft) @ 3,300 10.5 sec 203 km/h (126 mph) 20012005
2.4 30v 2,393 cc (146.0 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 121 kW (165 PS; 162 bhp) @ 6,000 230 Nm (170 lbfft) @ 3,200 9.2 sec 220 km/h (137 mph) 19972001
2.4 30v 2,393 cc (146.0 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 125 kW (170 PS; 168 bhp) @ 6,000 230 Nm (170 lbfft) @ 3,200 9.3 sec 224 km/h (139 mph) 20012005

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2.7 30v Turbo 2,671 cc (163.0 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 169 kW (230 PS; 227 bhp) @ 5,800 310 Nm (229 lbfft) @ 1,700 7.5 sec 247 km/h (153 mph) 19992001
2.7 30v Turbo 2,671 cc (163.0 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 184 kW (250 PS; 247 bhp) @ 5,800 350 Nm (258 lbfft) @ 1,800 6.8 sec 248 km/h (154 mph) 20002005
2.8 30v 2,771 cc (169.1 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 142 kW (193 PS; 190 bhp) @ 6,000 280 Nm (207 lbfft) @ 3,200 8.1 sec 236 km/h (147 mph) 19972001

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3.0 30v 2,976 cc (181.6 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 162 kW (220 PS; 217 bhp) @ 6,300 300 Nm (221 lbfft) @ 3,200 7.5 sec 243 km/h (151 mph) 20012005
4.2 40v 4,172 cc (254.6 cu in) V8 2xDOHC 225 kW (306 PS; 302 bhp) @ 6,200 400 Nm (295 lbfft) @ 3,000 6.7 sec 250 km/h (155 mph) (elec. limited) 19992005
4.2TT 40v 4,172 cc (254.6 cu in) V8 2xDOHC 339 kW (461 PS; 455 bhp) @ 2,800 550 Nm (406 lbfft) @ 2,000 4.5 sec 168 mph (unlimited) 20032004

Audi A6

4.2TT 40v 4,172 cc (254.6 cu in) V8 2xDOHC 339 kW (461 PS; 455 bhp) @ 2,800 550 Nm (406 lbfft) @ 2,000 4.5 sec 174 mph (unlimited) 2005

diesel engines
all Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI)

1.9 TDI 8v 1,896 cc (115.7 cu in) Inline 4 SOHC 81 kW (110 PS; 109 bhp) @ 4,150 235 Nm (173 lbfft) @ 1,900 12.6 sec 194 km/h (121 mph) 19972000

Audi A6 Avant

1.9 TDI 8v 1,896 cc (115.7 cu in) Inline 4 SOHC 85 kW (116 PS; 114 bhp) @ 4,000 285 Nm (210 lbfft) @ 1,900 11.6 sec 196 km/h (122 mph) 19982001
1.9 TDI 8v 1,896 cc (115.7 cu in) Inline 4 SOHC 96 kW (131 PS; 129 bhp) @ 4,000 285 Nm (210 lbfft) @ 1,7502,500 10.5 sec 203 km/h (126 mph) 20012005

Audi A6 Avant

1.9 TDI 8v 1,896 cc (115.7 cu in) Inline 4 SOHC 96 kW (131 PS; 129 bhp) @ 4,000 310 Nm (229 lbfft) @ 1,900 10.5 sec 203 km/h (126 mph) 20012005
2.5 TDI 24v 2,496 cc (152.3 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp) @ 4,000 310 Nm (229 lbfft) @ 1,5003,200 10.0 sec 215 km/h (134 mph) 19972001
2.5 TDI 24v 2,496 cc (152.3 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 114 kW (155 PS; 153 bhp) @ 4,000 310 Nm (229 lbfft) @ 1,4003,500 9.7 sec 219 km/h (136 mph) 20012002

Audi A6 Avant

2.5 TDI 24v 2,496 cc (152.3 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 120 kW (163 PS; 161 bhp) @ 4,000 310 Nm (229 lbfft) @ 1,4003,600 9.3 sec 222 km/h (138 mph) 20022005
2.5 TDI 24v 2,496 cc (152.3 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 120 kW (163 PS; 161 bhp) @ 4,000 350 Nm (258 lbfft) @ 1,5003,000 9.3 sec 222 km/h (138 mph) 20032005
2.5 TDI 24v 2,496 cc (152.3 cu in) V6 2xDOHC 132 kW (179 PS; 177 bhp) @ 4,000 370 Nm (273 lbfft) @ 1,5002,500 8.9 sec 221 km/h (137 mph) 19992005

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