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Added: 12 Aug 2008
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AUDI has opened the order book for its new A6 range, with first deliveries due from October at prices ranging from £24,800 for the saloons to £26,370 for the Avant estate models.

There will be an unfeasibly fast RS 6 Saloon model costing £76,160 that will line up alongside the existing £77,730 Avant equivalent from November.

With an output of 580bhp from the 5.0-litre V10 engine, the car is so powerful that it has to be electronically limited to a maximum of 175mph.

Across the range there are styling tweaks inside and out, and a new third-generation Multi Media Interface infotainment system with high capacity hard disk-sourced navigation mapping and 3D display.

There are also major revisions to the engines resulting in economy gains averaging 12 per cent plus the latest quattro system that gives a 40/60 power split between the front and rear wheels.

The petrol range gets a new supercharged three-litre engine generating 290bhp of power and 420Nm of torque, while the highlight of the diesel range is the new 2.0-litre TDI model.

Every manufacturer is now racing to bring new high-efficiency models to market, which in the case of the A6 are designated 'e.'

Aerodynamic modifications and a 20mm reduction in ride height give the A6 2.0 TDIe a low drag coefficient of 0.28, economy of 50mpg and a CO2 figure of 139g/km.

There is a six-speed manual transmission and a power output of 320Nm that results in a 0-62mph acceleration time of 10.3 seconds and a top speed of 130mph.

Prices are £24,800 for the Saloon and £26,370 for the Avant.

Words: Steve Hughes

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