After 3 years of sales and only 4,000 units sold, Audi has announced it will no longer sell its A6 hybrid, according to a new report from Car and Driver. Audi introduced the A6 hybrid in 2011 with the intention of bringing it to the United States, but the plan never got off the ground and the majority of A6 hybrids were sold in Asian markets.
The A6 hybrid was powered by Audi’s 2.0-liter TFSI engine with 211 horsepower, which was mated to a 54 horsepower electric motor for a combined output of 245 horsepower. It could travel on electric power alone for 2 miles and was also capable of reaching 62 mph running only on electricity. A 0-62 mph time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 148 mph also meant it was quick for a hybrid.
Audi is set to introduce a facelifted version of the A6 sedan, which is the automaker’s best-selling model globally. When the updated car arrives in time for the 2016 model year, the hybrid won’t be part of the portfolio. Instead, when the new A6 arrives on Audi’s MLB platform, a plug-in model developed in part with ZF will take the hybrid’s place.