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Audi Australia has confirmed the arrival of an A6 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TFSI before the year’s end, joining the recently launched Audi A6 quattro models.

The two entry-level variants will be available as front-wheel drive only, with the engine coupled to a multitronic continuously variable transmission (instead of a seven-speed S tronic available in the quattro variants). Prices are yet to be confirmed but expect one to be marginally under $80,000 and the other just above.

The previous-generation Audi A6 2.0 TDI was priced at $77,000 and the TFSI at $80,300.

The updated 2.0-litre TDI diesel has a very healthy 130kW and 380Nm of torque. Best of all, Audi predicts its fuel economy will be just 4.9L/100km (not confirmed for ADR but should be very close). The outgoing model achieved 5.8L/100km.

The 2.0-litre TFSI also does well, pumping out 132kW and 320Nm with fuel consumption under 7.0L/100km.

If you’re a wagon fan, Audi Australia’s official line is that they are ‘studying’ the possibility of bringing in the Audi A6 Avant next year. The new generation of Audi Allroad quattros will not be here until 2013.

Check back Monday for a full review of the new Audi A6 quattro range from our drive in Queenstown in New Zealand. If you just can’t wait then have a read of what our European correspondents thought of the new Audi A6.




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