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2012 Audi RS3

2012 Audi RS3

2012 Audi RS3

A U.K. buyer claiming to have pre-ordered the 2012 Audi RS3 says the car will make its public debut at the 2010 Paris auto show. We can’t say it’s a surprise, as we called the Paris show as the debut spot for the RS3 back in June when we brought you the latest spy shots of the car in testing. Read more…

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2012 Audi A6

2012 Audi A6

2012 Audi A6

The next-generation Audi A6 is far from production ready, but details are already hitting the web. The new A6 will likely be borrowing some of the technology used on the TT, including the lightweight ASF II spaceframe.

Audi developed this frame to be stronger, but also lighter than steel. Read more…

2012 Audi A6 Spied Testing At The Nurburgring

2012 Audi A6 Spied Testing At The Nurburgring

2012 Audi A6 Spied Testing At The Nurburgring

The elusive next-generation 2012 Audi A6 has been spied lapping the Nurburgring in Germany this week.

Little is known at this point, but the new A6 is expected to be built on Audi’s lightweight ASF II (Aluminium and Steel Spaceframe) platform, developed to provide rigidity 1.5 times greater than a steel frame, while weighing only half as much.

The ASF platform allows Audi to build chassis frames with multiple separate subframe components, including a modular front and rear and a steel-reinforced aluminium passenger compartment.

Although just speculation for now, engine options are expected to include a 2.8 litre V6 producing 152kW, through to a range-topping 4.2 litre V8 producing 260kW.

As with the Q7 however, the 4.2 litre V8 may be skipped in favour of a supercharged 3.0 litre TFSI engine producing 250kW and 440Nm of torque.

Styling will likely follow in the footsteps of the recently revealed A8 and A7 Sportback, with sharper-than-ever headlights and a purposeful countenance that evolves Audi’s current design language.

Reports out of Europe suggest Audi is planning to expand its hybrid offerings to also include the next-generation A6 in 2012. And that will be interesting.

Source: TheMotorreport