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The Audi A6 has been one of the most popular models of the German car manufacturer, despite being placed in the upper segment. The windscreen replacement of an Audi A6 is something that is regularly done by the experts, as more than 50,000 cars have been sold in the Netherlands alone. If the windscreen of your Audi A6 needs to be replaced, you can save a lot by using after market automotive glass. But why has the A6 become so popular, and what is the relationship with the equally successful Audi 100 and the Audi S6?
The Audi A6 was introduced in 1994, but is not a new type at all. If you put the first generation of the Audi A6 next to the last generation of the Audi 100, then there are more similarities than differences. This Audi A6 C4 had been given a few minor modifications to the lights, the grille and the bodywork. In essence there was hardly any question of a new car from Germany.
This is not very surprising. The Audi 100 has been very popular for a long time and was sold more than 20,000 times in The Netherlands alone. That Audi decided to build on this was a logical choice. That it was done so remarkably, that's another story, but Audi would make up for this with the next generations of this type.
Audi regularly produces sportier models of the types. In the case of the Audi 100 this became the Audi S4. With the arrival of the Audi A6 a new sportier model with the name Audi S6 came on the market, after which the Audi S4 became the sportier model of the Audi A4.
Within three years, the second generation came onto the market, which in no way resembled the Audi 100. The appearance, dashboard and the entire interior were tackled, with a focus on a more modern look. The Volkswagen C4 platform was exchanged for the Volkswagen C5 platform. Audi also developed a whole series of new engines for the new generation.
Although the second generation of the Audi A6 was launched in 1997, we only saw the first facelift of the model in 2001. Again new engines (with more power) with this time new headlights and a different grille.
Of course Audi also had to show the muscles of this model. This was done with the Audi RS6 in 2002, a 4.2 liter V8 engine with 40 valves and a power of 450 hp. Audi has made many modifications to this version of the Audi A6. The choice was made for the new Audi Dynamic Ride Control, a completely new chassis that would also become the basis for the Audi RS7.
In 2004 the third generation of the A6 was launched, this time on the Volkswagen C6 platform. The third generation was designed by Walter de'Silva, one of the bigger names in the Volkswagen group. He designed the following models, among others:
This time, the Limousin variant was launched on the market at the same time as the Avant. It was immediately clear that these were much larger cars and that Audi had 'borrowed' creatively again: the grille comes from the Audi A8.
In the third generation of the Audi A6 the Audi-MMI system was used for the first time. All kinds of functions can be operated on one screen, including the air suspension, the navigation system and climate control. This is what it looks like:
The third generation also brought us two new derivative models. Like the new Audi S6, with a 5.2 litre V10 engine from the Lamborghini Gallardo in 2006, but its peak came in 2008. This year's Audi RS6 was equipped with a 5.0 litre V10 bi-turbo engine with an impressive power output of 580 hp.
The facelift in 2008 brought about two major changes. First of all, the A6 models became considerably more economical. In addition, Audi brought the improved MMI system to the A6.
Two years after the facelift, Audi launched the fourth generation of the A6. Sales started in 2011. This model is mainly focused on consumption with a lower weight - 20% of the bodywork is made of aluminium. This A6 is built on the MLB platform, just like the Audi A7.
The fifth generation was started in 2018, but had exactly the same platform as the fourth generation. The biggest deviations from its predecessors can be found in the interior, which is largely 'borrowed' from the Audi A8, where the screens that take over most of the work from the driver are particularly noticeable.
With the fifth generation the A6-series seems to have come to an end, since the newest A6 is technically more of an A8. The model has undoubtedly been a success for the Germans. The first generation was approached suspiciously by the public, an Audi 100 in new clothes was not what car enthusiasts are waiting for. However, this was more than made up for with the second, third and fourth generations.
However, Audi has lost the battle with its competitors on Dutch soil. The Audi A6 was sold less than 55,000 times, while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sold more than 70,000 times. More than 100,000 copies of the BMW 5-series were sold in the Netherlands.
The windscreen of your Audi A6 needs to be replaced when there is window damage in the driver's field of vision. Also, branched cracks in the automotive glass outside the driver's field of vision are a reason to look for a new windscreen for your Audi A6.
If you're not sure if you can replace the windscreen yourself, the answer is always 'no'. A car window replacement can be done by yourself when it comes to a side window, just leave the replacement of the windscreen of your Audi A6 to the specialists. The correct installation of the new windscreen is essential for your Audi and for your safety.
Ordering a new car window for the Audi A6 on our website is considerably cheaper than the prices charged by your dealer. This has to do with the fact that we only sell after market automotive glass. You will get vehicle glass that meets the same high quality requirements as the glass at your brand dealer, but without a logo the price is a lot lower. An example of the cost of a new windscreen for an Audi A6:
€ 100.00 (NL) - € 130.00 (BE)
Are you unsure which Audi A6 windscreen you need with all types and generations or do you want some extra help with placing your order? Then please contact us. We are happy to help you.