But there’s another aspect that makes the new A6 even more special--its aluminum construction. While it doesn’t get the full aluminum treatment that its A8 big brother enjoys, the A6 employs a mix of lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel, which Audi calls ‘aluminum hybrid’ construction.
According to its creators, the use of aluminum instead of steel for some of the car's components has helped save some 130 pounds from the overall curb weight and this in turn leads to better fuel economy.
Throughout the entire model line, fuel consumption in the A6 has decreased by up to 19 percent compared to the previous model.
And, in terms of consumption figures, Audi claims the A6 will outperform its competition.
For full details on the new 2012 Audi A6, click here. Otherwise, enjoy this new ad for the A6 highlighting the car’s aluminum construction.