Audi A6 hybrid price vs. fuel savings

Discussion in 'Audi Q5, Audi A6 hybrid forum' started by voltron, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. voltron

    voltron Administrator and Defender of the Universe Staff Member

    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.
  2. voltron

    voltron Administrator and Defender of the Universe Staff Member

    As an update to this post, it looks like pricing for the 2012 Audi A6 hybrid will be about $50-55,000 reasonably equipped. A base gas-engined Audi A6 should be about $46,000, the same price as the current 2011 Audi A6 2.0L with no options.

    Therefore, after adding the hybrid option and a few other features that will probably come with the hybrid level trim, you're looking at around $4-5,000. Official pricing hasn't been released so these numbers are going off early press reports.

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