How long will it take to recoup the additional price of the Audi A6 hybrid over the regular Audi A6? The price premium should be at least $2,000 if not more. I don't want to make a prediction because the price of gasoline is the big unknown. You can be sure that without the federal and state tax deductions or credits on high fuel economy cars that have since expired, the time to recover the premium will be at least 5 years. The engine in the Audi A6 hybrid is the 2.0L turbo which requires premium gasoline which is currently running around $3.50. With the price of oil going up, the price of gas will also go up but it's totally unknown how much. The other question is, since the Audi A6 hybrid is front wheel drive only, if you were to buy a non hybrid A6, would you have bought the quattro version? That adds cost to the car as well which means the price you would have otherwise paid would end up about the same.