: Audi of South Africa has added 3,2 FSI multitronic and quattro six-speed tiptonic models to its A6 executive saloon lineup.

Audi of South Africa has added 3,2 FSI multitronic and quattro six-speed tiptonic models to its A6 executive saloon lineup.


When the new generation A6 was introduced to the South African market in October 2004, the lineup comprised the 4,2 V8, 3,0 TDI and 2,4 V6 models. This week these models were supplemented by the introduction of two 3,2-litre V6-engined Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI) models.


The direct-injection powerplant has a variable-length intake manifold, as well as timing adjustments on the intake and exhaust valves. The common rail injection system (with a new single-piston high-pressure pump) delivers the precise volume of fuel required for building up operating pressure between 30 and 100 bar. The engine’s compression ratio is 12,5:1.


Audi says the 3,2 FSI models have a maximum power output of 188 kW at 6 500 r/min and an impressive peak torque figure of 330 N.m at 3 250 r/min. “More than 90 per cent of the engine's maximum torque is available across the range from 2 400 to 5500 r/min,” the manufacturer claims.


The claimed average fuel consumption for the multitronic is 9,7 litres per 100 km in the combined cycle.


The A6 3,2 FSI multitronic costs R428 500 and the quattro six-speed tiptonic R461 000. Prices include a 5-year/100 000 km maintenance plan.

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