Audi decided to discontinue the current A6 Hybrid because of the poor sales. The car was first introduced in 2011 and since then it was not so much of a success.
The Ingolstadt-based manufacturer managed to sell only 4000 units in three years. This was the reason behind the decision of not continuing the model in the facelifted range of the new A6 Hybrid.
The car used a 2.0 liter TFSI delivering 211 hp, coupled to an electric motor that delivers 45 hp. The combined output was 245 hp and 480 Nm, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in just 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 238 km/h (147 mph).
The performances where good, but the efficiency lacked some impressive facts. The average consumption was 6.2 liters/100 km (40 mpg), while the emissions topped 142 g/km. And if you were wondering if the car also had an electric mode, yes it did. But the battery pack only allowed a 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) range on full electric power.
Maybe the Germans will have more success with a future plug-in hybrid version of the car. Something with the hybrid system of the current Volkswagen Passat GTE, introduced at Paris Motor Show.