I got a new issue of Road and Track where they gave some quick specs and review of the new 2012 Audi A6. Included was the hybrid model. Of note was that they did not say one way or another about quattro on any trim model. I'm reading between the lines but I believe that the Audi A6 hybrid will only be front wheel drive and not have awd quattro. One of the reasons why is because the battery pack would not fit in the rear with the fuel tank and the rear half of the quattro drivetrain. As more information comes out this will be confirmed or proven wrong (probably confirmed).