Market Launch of the New Audi A6 Share Comments The new Audi A6 will be distributed to both Audi dealers and customers from April 23, 2004 onwards. Over 12,000 advance orders have already been received throughout Europe, even though the new luxury-class saloon with the four-ring badge has put in an appearance at only very few exhibitions to date and prospective customers have not been able to test-drive it so far. This overwhelming popularity confirms the positive response that the new Audi A6 has enjoyed in countless tests conducted by both trade media and the daily press. The experts were unanimous in their acclaim of the dynamic design, overt sports appeal and impressive standard of comfort of the 4.92 m long and 1.86 m wide saloon car. Three petrol-engined versions of the new Audi A6 are now available at Audi dealers for test-driving by customers – the 4.2 quattro developing 335 bhp, the 250-bhp 3.2 FSI and the 177-bhp 2.4 – as well as the 3.0 TDI quattro (225 bhp). Many partner outlets are holding special events on the weekend of April 23 – 25 to mark the launch of the A6. The final quarter of 2004 will see the launch of a further engine version to the A6 model range, the 140-bhp 2.0 TDI with front-wheel drive and manual 6-speed gearbox. This ultramodern four-valve engine with pump-injector fuel injection – in common with all other current engine versions for the A6 – undercuts the limit values of the EU IV emission standard. This version can be ordered straight away. The price: € 32,500. For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums at the left.