Self Study Program 603 – Audi A6 Avant 2012

VAG SSP 603. Avant is the name on the best estates! That slogan, originally created for the A4 Avant, is more than just a tag line for Audi. We are driven by the ambition to combine modern technology with outstanding ease of use and distinctive design with  versatile adaptability.

The Audi A6 Avant ’12 meets the most exacting demand. With a wealth of innovative technical highlights, the Audi A6 Avant ’12 occupies the leading position in its sector and offers owners the ultimate in safety, functionality and driver experience.

In addition, a weight saving of around 15 % has been achieved in the bodywork of the Audi A6 Avant ’12 in order to reduce CO2 emissions without sacrificing driver experience, safety or comfort. That saving results from the use of aluminium composite construction instead of conventional steel construction. Aluminium composite construction results in greater agility, more driving pleasure, greater comfort and increased effi ciency.

The Audi A6 Avant ’12 offers a large variety of modern systems from bodywork to electronic aids and conveniences that have been combined into a coherent unit with the typical Audi precision and attention to detail, as illustrated by the following aspects.

Powertrain: Higher performance combined with more economical consumption compared with the previous model or S tronic – innovative double-clutch seven-speed transmission.

Safety: New safety concept with Audi pre sense.

Suspension and steering: Audi drive select including efficiency mode or dynamic steering.

Driver assistance systems: Audi adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function including pre sense front, parking assistance with surrounding area display and reversing camera or head-up display.

Air conditioning: Automatic climate control with 4 zones or comfort seat with air conditioning and massage functions.

Electronic aids and conveniences: Virtual pedal or electric load space cover.

Lighting systems: Modulating headlight beam height adjustment or full LED headlights.

Information and entertainment: Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System with ultra-efficient speaker technology or Bluetooth online car phone.

It is clear just from that brief outline of the Audi A6 Avant ’12 technology that this new model will be a major challenge for the Service Department. Mastering the technology and, in so doing, delighting our customers is the aim for all of us. So enjoy working through this self-study programme and getting to know the Audi A6 Avant ’12.


  • Introduction
    • In brief
  • Body
    • Overview
  • Occupant protection
    • Overview
    • Components
  • Engines
    • Petrol engines
    • Diesel engines
    • Exhaust system on vehicles with 3.0l V6 TDI Biturbo engine
    • Engine/gearbox combinations
  • Power transmission
    • Overview
    • 8-speed automatic transmission 0BK
  • Chassis
    • Overview
  • Electrical system
    • Control units
    • Virtual pedal
    • Exterior lighting
    • Topology
  • Air conditioning
    • Overview
    • efficiency mode
    • Auxiliary heater and ventilation
  • Infotainment
    • Overview of versions
    • Installation locations of the control units
    • Radio Media Center (RMC)
    • MMI Navigation plus
    • Audi online traffic information (in some parts of Europe)
    • Google online search using voice interactive system (Europe only)
    • Access to mobile phone address book when Bluetooth car phone is active
    • Sound systems
    • Aerials overview
  • Service
    • Inspection and maintenance
  • Appendix
    • Self-study programmes

The self-study programme describes the fundamentals of the design and function of new vehicle models, new automotive components or new technologies.
It is not a repair manual! Any figures quoted merely serve the purpose of facilitating understanding and relate to the version of data valid at the time the SSP was produced.
For details of servicing and repair operations, it is imperative that you refer to the latest technical literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 60

Self Study Program 603 – Audi A6 Avant 2012