Even though it was expected to make its appearance sometimes this year or in 2012, the new eco-friendly Audi A6 will hit the dealers in the United States in 2014. But this is not the only bad news as problems seem to hang on the new model, with its official appearance set for this year in Europe, which was also postponed, not by 2014, as the US market, but by 2012.

Being the most expected European car on the market in the US, the new A6 Hybrid could lose some of its future customers who most likely won’t expect the car to arrive in 2014.

According to the manufacturer, the new “eco-friendly” A6 will get technological setup from the Q5 Hybrid, which means a 2.0 liter petrol TFSI engine connected to a 54 HP electric motor kept alive by a set of 72 cell lithium-ion batteries. Joining the two engines will result in the total of 245 HP and 450 Nm of torque.

Transmission of the new Audi A8 Hybrid will be an eight-gear automated with three functioning modes, EV (priority for the electric motor), D (both engines) and S (priority for the petrol engine).

The new Audi A6 Hybrid will be available, by the time it reaches the US dealerships in 2014, for the starting price of 65.000 dollars.