The 2011 North American International Auto Show officially opened on Saturday in Detroit.
Audi Head of Exterior Design Achim Badstuebner is interviewed about his favorite features of the new 2012 Audi A6 at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
For those of you who can##Q##t make it, we interviewed Audi##Q##s head of exterior design Achim Badstuebner about the 2012 Audi A6 he designed, which won the Eyes on Design award.
Check out the short video, and tell us what you think of the new A6.
2012 Audi A6 @ 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Audi has unveiled its mid-range 2012 A6 sedan, and as we learned from advanced photos, it follows closely in the mold of its big brother, the A8.
As the range-topping sedan is a pretty piece, that’s not a bad thing, but Audi seems to be channeling BMW’s old “One sausage, three sizes” design mantra of decades ago.
In this case, that means a massive single-frame grille, available LED headlamps (as shown), and a relatively simple and unadorned profile that lends the A6 a premium look that will likely wear well over the years.
The new A6 will be available globally with two gas engines and three TDI diesel powerplants, as well as a front-wheel drive-only hybrid model.
The most powerful gasoline-fed model will be the 3.0-liter TFSI Quattro, packing 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, routed through a seven-speed S tronic automatic.