Audi competing with BMW and Mercedes-Benz in America
Audi are clearly looking to build on their success last year and compete with the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz over in North America. We have already asked the question about the Audi Q3 and it was confirmed last week that it will hit the American shores. The Audi A4 Allroad Quattro model will also hit the American auto market this year the company have confirmed.
Excitement from fans
Audi have revealed the new model online. It has already created quite a stir, with many experts excited and full of praise for the car. Fans can expect to see the real thing in March for the highly anticipated annual 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
After already taking a look at the car in our previous review, it was plain to see that the current model is quite a spectacular vehicle. It looks like Audi have taken a step further with the 2013 A6 Allroad.
Lightweight Audi A6
The car is now made from more lightweight materials. Aluminium counts for 20 % of the vehicles body. It is in total 65.7 KG lighter than the current model.
The car’s fuel efficiency has been improved by quite a significant amount. That specific improvement is one that almost every new customer will be looking out for, as fuel prices are currently keeping many drivers off the road. Some sources claim that efficiency is improved by around 20 %.
The Audi A6 Allroad adopts a brand new drivetrain system. The 3.0 V6 engine variants include three TDI diesels and a TFSI petrol engine. Each one will contain fuel injection technology as well as forced induction mechanism. Many experts believe that the 3.0 TFSI engine will be the one to greet American shores next year.
Does America need a diesel version?
However some believe that fuel prices and demand will signal the arrival of a diesel A6 Allroad in America too. The diesel range will have an output of 313 BHP to 331 BHP. If given the choice, many would like to see the 313 BHP model in America as it has a quicker acceleration speed compared to the other, reaching 0 – 60 MPH in just 5.6 seconds.