Yes, you read that headline correctly – even though Audi held the world debut of the A6 Hybrid at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the car may not make it to the United States until later. While the A6 Hybrid will be sold in other market prior to coming to the U.S., it may not make it here until 2015, Audi of America president Johan de Nysschen said.
Refresher: The Audi A6 Hybrid is powered by a 2.0 TFSI engine making 211-hp, which works together with an electric motor that delivers 45-hp and 155.63 lb-ft of torque. The system sends power to the front wheels via a modified 8-speed tiptronic transmission. 0-62 mph comes in 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 148 mph. Audi says that the A6 Hybrid can travel at speeds of up to 62 mph purely on electricity and at a constant speed of 37.28 mph for up to 1.8 miles. Fuel-economy wise the Audi A6 Hybrid averages 6.2 liters per 100 km – or 38 U.S. mpg.
– By: Omar Rana