2012 Audi A6 Hybrid is heading for the U.S.

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From our previous post back in November, we know that Audi is planning for the A6 Hybrid sedan, and today, we got confirmation that the new 2012 Audi A6 Hybrid sedan will be making its way to the U.S.

The 2012 Audi A6 Hybrid will have a starting price at around $55,000 in the U.S., which will be similar to the European version. Currently, we know that the 2012 Audi A6 Hybrid European model uses a parallel hybrid system. It combinined a 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine producing 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft with an electric motor that delivers about 33 kW (45 hp) and 155.63 lb-ft of torque.

Instant combined power is available on tap at 245 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque, and it is been transferred to the front wheels via a modified 8-speed Tiptronic transmission.

Audi claims that the 2012 A6 Hybrid sedan can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 7.3 seconds and a limiting top speed of 148 mph. The A6 Hybrid can be driven up to 100 62 mph in electric power alone. As for fuel economy, it has a combined of less than 6.4 liters per 100 km (36.75 US mpg) with CO2 emissions of 146 grams per kilometer.

As of right now, no official word from Audi that the 2012 A6 Hybrid sedan will be in the U.S., but we got reliable sources that it will definitely be here in the first quarter 2012.