The 2012 Audi A6 3.0T

2013 Audi A6 2.0T to get Quattro, 8-speed auto transmission

The entry level (and fairly unpopular) Audi A6 2.0T is currently offered only with a front wheel drive configuration and the Audi Multitronic® continuously variable transmission (CVT) but when the 2013 models arrive, the base A6 will benefit from the Quattro all-wheel drive system and a traditional 8-speed automatic transmission.

Sales of the “base model” 2012 Audi A6 have been very slow and that could be due to the fact that it is only available with the CVT and front wheel drive but the blame shouldn’t be placed on the turbocharged 2.0L. This engine makes for a great drive in the smaller Audi A4 but in that model, the 2.0L engine is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission, the Audi Quattro all wheel drive system and the 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission in addition to the standard front wheel drive setup with the CVT. The company believes that the AWD drivetrain and the traditional automatic transmission could help make the 2.0L A6 more popular with consumers.

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