Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Things You Did Not Know About Some of the Audi Car Models

As we speak the name Audi, it sounds very familiar even in the dreams, but there are many small little things that you might not really know about some of the Audi car models, such as the Avant and A6, and their evolution. So, let us take a retro look at some of these Audi car models.

In Europe, the Avant was launched in 1998 whereas the C5 Saloon was launched in the year 1997. In 2002, some changes were made to the body as well as engine of A6. A newly created engine with a power up to 129 bhp in 2.0 L replaced the previous engine model of 1.8 L. This advancement also included a six speed manual gear box with a torque up to 310 N-M.

In most of the front wheel drive models, a new technology of Multitronic Continuously Variable Transmission was available. Front Wheel Drive System, the trademark of Audi, was included in most of the car models except 1.9 TDI and 2.0 petrol engine. During the beginning of C6 model in 2004, C5 was replaced. After a few years, a newly designed car named Audi RS6 was introduced with a total weight of 1,840 Kgs with a tremendous power of 444 bhp and torque up to 560 N-M. It had a capacity of raising its speed from 0-100 km/hour in just 4.6 seconds and 200 km/hour in just 17 seconds.

During 2005, the C6 was introduced by the company, which was designed by Walter De'Silva with some of the latest features including Multi Media Interface controls, Electronic Parking Brake and Tiptronic Gear Shift Lever. In the year 2005, the A6 model got the World Car of The Year award followed by Ten Best List of Car and Driver magazine in both the year 2000 and 2001 because of its sporty looks and great performance on the road. And this is precisely why Audi has been extremely famous as an auto-maker.