About Audi A6 Quattro
As a model in the Audi A6 lineup, Audi A6 Quattro has been built by the German automobile manufacturer Audi AG, part of the Volkswagen Group since 1994 as an executive car. Originally introduced as a four-wheel-drive model in A6 lineup to replace the Audi 100, A6 Quattro is equipped with the Torsen-based four-wheel drive system called as Audi Quattro system. Competing against the BMW 540, Jaguar XE and BMW 530, A6 Quattro is developing sync with the whole A6 model lineup. Now, A6 Quattro is in its fourth generation.
The third-generation Audi A6 Quattro (C6, Typ 4E) was produced from February 2004 to June 2011 and made its debut in the summer of 2006 called as Audi A6 Allroad Quattro. It was offered in two body styles, 4-door saloon/sedan and 5-door Avant (estate/wagon) and came in two trim levels: 3.0T Premium Quattro and 4.2 Prestige Quattro. During this generation, Audi A6 Quattro was powered by two Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI) petrol engines, a 3.2 L V6 rated at 252 hp and 4.2 L V8 producing 345 hp and two diesel engines, 2.7 L and 3.0 L V6. And these engines sent power through a 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission to four wheels. Current A6 Quattro debuted for the 2012 model year in North American market. Now, it gets power from a 3.0 L supercharged V6 putting out 306 hp and 325 pound-feet of torque and power is sent to four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Audi A6 Quattro Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Backed by the superior A6 based on the same Volkswagen Group platforms, Audi A6 Quattro also enjoys many excellent features. But just like A6, as accumulation of mileage, A6 Quattro will also suffer from these common problems:
First, for Audi A6 Quattro drivers, engine failure is the worst issue that they have ever met during driving. It is quite understandable as engine failure is often regarded as an omen of vehicle breaking down. For those who have not enough knowledge about working principles of automobiles, these recognizable and simple symptoms of this issue provided by experienced A6 Quattro drivers would be helpful. In fact, apart from engine failure, cooling system failure is also common on the vehicle to deteriorate the engine issue. Therefore, if there are leaking coolants on the ground, the engine keeps overheating and stays at a high operation temperature, its performance will shrink quickly so that the vehicle will have starting issues and suffer from a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. Once the Low Coolant Light and Check Engine Light come on, please inspect the A6 Quattro spark plug, oil filter, air filter, engine control module, intake manifold, water pump, coolant reservoir, fuel pump and valve cover gasket immediately.
Second, another terrible issue on Audi A6 Quattro that troubles drivers a lot would be the transmission failure, which could be bad enough to cause drivability problem and make vehicles impotent. Many A6 Quattro drives have no idea about this problem and delay in solving it so that worse situation appears. Normally, when the transmission fluids start to leak on the ground, the indicator does not match the gear, you need to be alert. Next thing will be the vehicle starts in another gear or refuses to go into any gear, transmission slips and surges and you fee difficult in shifting gears. All these should be attributed to the A6 Quattro transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, transfer case seal and clutch fork.
Your best-shaped Audi A6 Quattro needs to be maintained depending on same best-shaped auto parts on it. However, some parts just could not last as long as the vehicle could due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. Parts including A6 Quattro seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter should be maintained routinely as they not only play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment, they are also exposed to adverse working conditions.
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