A black, Chinese-market Audi A6L is practically the poster-child for Communist Party officials who demand extra legroom rear legroom in a stretched version of standard sedan. The Chinese government reportedly spends 80 million renminbi ($12.7 million U.S.) per year on wheels for its bureaucrats, but according to a report in China Car Times the new list of approved cars available to officials is limited to Chinese models. That not only excludes the Audi – which is built in the country &ndas
Wards Auto is reporting that China is attempting to put a stop to rampant corruption by its government officials, especially when it comes to automotive purchases and embezzling. The People's Republic currently spends somewhere between $46.5 billion and $62.1 billion at current conversion rates maintaining its fleet of 3 million official vehicles. Those figures mark between 6 and 12 percent of the government's total costs. According to Wards, 464,000 of the 4 million vehicles registered in China
Audi has been producing vehicles in the Chinese market since 1988. Fast-forward 22 years into the future and Audi has just sold its one millionth vehicle in China. If you're curious, that one millionth vehicle is a metallic blue Audi Q5.
One of the star vehicles sold by the VW group in China is the Audi A6L, a longer wheelbase version of the popular A6 sedan. The hot seller moved 8,440 units last July. Now, the German company has decided to offer the A6L with one of the company's famous TDI diesel engines: the 2.7-liter TDI that offers 189hp. In the A6L, the engine puts out a healthy 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) or torque and has an average fuel consumption of 6.8 l/100 km (34.6 mpg U.S.), with prices starting at 488,800 yuan ($71,500 U.S