THE 2009 AUDI A6 range, launched back in February, has now been joined by the fuel-sipping diesel-powered 2.0 TDI and 2.7 TDI.
The new A6 TDI models also offer an additional advantage to buyers: the 5.8 l/100km fuel consumption figure and $74,500 price of the A6 2.0 TDI makes it exempt from the Luxury Car Tax.
The 6.4 l/100km A6 2.7 TDI is partially exempt, with LCT being charged only on the $78,500 price tag.
The A6 2.0 TDI is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, producing 125kW and 350Nm of torque.
Paired with Audi's multitronic transmission, the A6 2.0 TDI covers the 0-100km/h sprint in 8.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 218km/h.
The 2.7 TDI draws 140kW and 380Nm from its diesel V6 engine and, combined with Audi's multitronic transmission, sprints to 100km/h in 7.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 227km/h.
The new diesel models bring with them a range of features to enhance their efficiency, including friction reduction management on pistons and cylinder liners, a redesigned power steering pump and a new two-stage oil pump, and optimised transmission ratios.
Audi says that across the entire A6 range, fuel consumption has been lowered by an average of 12 to 15 percent.
|A6 2.0 TDI multitronic with DPF (125 kW)||$74,500|
|A6 2.0 TFSI multitronic (125 kW)||$78,500|
|A6 2.7 TDI multitronic with DPF (140 kW)||$84,500|
|A6 2.8 FSI quattro tiptronic (162 kW)||$92,000|
|A6 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic with DPF (176 kW)||$108,500|
|A6 3.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic (213 kW)||$112,500|
Prices listed are the manufacturer?s recommended prices and include GST and LCT where applicable, however exclude the dealer delivery and Government statutory charges.