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Audi A6
Audi A6 ® Limousine, metallic
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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Audi A6 ® Limousine, metallic
Item: 034753
Scale: HO, 1/87
Color: kondorgrau / kondor grey
Collection: CARS&TRUCKS
Brochure: Herpa Cars & Trucks 2011 / 05-06


Introduction
The new Audi A6 was completely redeveloped in Ingolstadt. The miniature model is released promptly with its presentation in white and condor gray metallic with mounted exterior mirrors. Herpa issues 12 different versions of the A6: passenger car, station wagon, Allroad, taxis, and emergency vehicles.

Audi A6
Beautifully, sleekly styled, the Audi A6 is an executive car marketed by the German automaker Audi AG, now in its fourth generation. It is available in saloon [sedan], and wagon configurations, the latter marketed by Audi as the Avant. All generations of the A6 have offered either front-wheel drive or Torsen-based four-wheel drive – marketed by Audi as their Quattro system. Second and third generation A6 models have shared their platform with the company's Allroad models. [1]

Audi A6 engines are either a 310 hp 3.0 liter TFSI® V6 engine with Audi FSI® direct injection and supercharging, or the 211 hp Audi 2.0 liter turbocharged DOHC engine.

Herpa Audi A6 Limousine, metallic
Your Audi A6 Limousine is factory assembled. It’s securely packed in a form-fitted tray held inside a clear plastic carton with end opening flaps. A red Herpa label decorates the packaging.

The model is skillfully molded and assembled without any blemishes or flaws. Doors, hoods and panels lines are defined with fine recessed lines; the grille intentions are much deeper. The door handles are slightly raised. The model features applied side view mirrors.

Underneath the car is a single piece chassis with very basic molded detail. Soft tires, with no tread detail, are pressed upon hubs to support the model.

Detailing
The model features headlights and tail lights of appropriately colored clear lenses. Detail inside the passenger compartment includes a rear view mirror, dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift, and bucket seats. This detail is easiest to see through the front and rear windshields, and can be seen through the side windows.

The gray automobile is trimmed with black chrome around the windows. The black grille also sports chrome detailing. Wipers are molded into the windshield chrome. The model features separately applied sideview mirrors. An exhaust ports peek out from underneath the rear bumper.

Finish
The model is painted kondorgrau / kondor grey , and the finish is smooth. The rims are molded in color. Herpa also offers it in white. The Audi emblems are molded on the nose and chromed.

Off the Lot
This HO scale Audi A6 is a stylish little model of a modern luxury executive sportscar. Herpa molds a great deal of detail on the exterior and packs the interior with great detail, too. Clear and tinted lenses for lights. The paint is excellent. Although the underside is plain, each one you add to your modern model railroad or diorama will enhance it. Recommended.

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References

[1] Wikipedia
SUMMARY
Highs: A great deal of detail on the exterior and the interior, too, including separately applied side- and rearview mirrors. Clear and tinted lenses for lights.
Lows: Plain underside.
Verdict: A stylish little model of a modern luxury executive sportscar with great detail.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 034753
  Suggested Retail: 10,50 €
  Related Link: Herpa Audi A6® Series
  PUBLISHED: Nov 24, 2011
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.42%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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Maybe wrong forum?? Just an observation though...
NOV 25, 2011 - 04:53 AM
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