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JPJ2007
07-28-2014, 08:02 PM
Saw it in the display thread and absolutely loved it. Been trying to search with no luck.

It doesn't look like silver. More like a dark silver charcoal. But what I like most is the darker areas in the shadows and the lighter colors in the light. Not like most paint but it seems to shift more so than normal.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/14773152355_c31bee1047_b.jpg

Thanks

rayray
07-28-2014, 08:05 PM
I'm gonna say Quartz Grey Metallic.

Blackstallion
07-28-2014, 08:09 PM
I'm gonna say Quartz Grey Metallic.

Me too. The lightening is tough too. Looks darker than avus.

Edit. Almost looks like silver the more I look to it

Quattrocentric
07-28-2014, 08:32 PM
I just bought a a Quartz Gray avant. Here's a daylight pic for reference, but mine looks darker than that one.http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Quattrocentric/imagejpg5_zps1b6cc44e.jpg (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/Quattrocentric/media/imagejpg5_zps1b6cc44e.jpg.html)

rayray
07-28-2014, 08:45 PM
I see. Its hard to tell. Looking of the MY brochure here (http://www.auto-brochures.com/makes/Audi/A6/Audi_US%20A6_2008.pdf) it points to QGM, but as I further look at the other colors, its way off. Now looking at a newer C6 brochure here (http://www.auto-brochures.com/makes/Audi/A6/Audi_US%20A6_2009.pdf) it's very hard to determine, especially based off Quattrocentric's pic compared to the brochure.

Storm33
07-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Yep, Quartz Grey Metallic . . . one of my favorite colors! My third favorite to the prism silver offered for the RS5 and the matte grey offered on the RS7.

rayray
07-28-2014, 08:50 PM
Quattrocentric, after looking around, I really think yours is Dakota Grey, not Quartz Grey.

I stand by my first thought, QGM.

Quattrocentric
07-29-2014, 04:13 AM
http://i1366.photobucket.com/albums/r764/VRS4Dog/DSC_0304_zpsb233e582.jpg~original (http://s1366.photobucket.com/user/VRS4Dog/media/DSC_0304_zpsb233e582.jpg.html)

Truth be told, the car was listed by the dealer as QGM, so I simply accepted that as fact. You mention Dakota grey... Did you mean Daytona? If so, it's definitely not Daytona, I have a friend who just bought a Daytona Allroad and it's a couple shades lighter, in fact the car in OP's picture could very well be that.

rayray
07-29-2014, 04:25 AM
Yes, I meant Daytona Gray. My error.

...but the pic in the OP is definitely not Daytona Gray. It's still way too light, even with the lighting of the pic.

I still believe your dealer incorrectly listed the color. Yours is really dark compared to pics I just googled with QGM.

EDIT:

This is a QGM C6 A6 I've personally seen;

http://autopazar.org/media/1213/Used_Audi_A6_Sedan_2008_3.2_Quartz_Gray.jpg

audimanstan
07-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Hey thats my car =) the official color name is Quartz Grey Metallic. Im in love with it.


Saw it in the display thread and absolutely loved it. Been trying to search with no luck.

It doesn't look like silver. More like a dark silver charcoal. But what I like most is the darker areas in the shadows and the lighter colors in the light. Not like most paint but it seems to shift more so than normal.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/14773152355_c31bee1047_b.jpg

Thanks

audimanstan
07-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Youre right! It is Quartz Grey Metallic! Thats my car =)
I'm gonna say Quartz Grey Metallic.

JPJ2007
07-29-2014, 08:34 AM
Awesome, thanks. Do you have a couple more photos?

audimanstan
07-29-2014, 08:53 AM
Yes I actually have alot of photos to post but for some reason i cant post photos off my computer only from a URL. Could you help me fix this?

v8a6
07-29-2014, 09:01 AM
Yes I actually have alot of photos to post but for some reason i cant post photos off my computer only from a URL. Could you help me fix this?

See this thread...

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/390156-How-to-post-pics

rayray
07-29-2014, 09:10 AM
http://i1366.photobucket.com/albums/r764/VRS4Dog/DSC_0304_zpsb233e582.jpg~original

...I have a friend who just bought a Daytona Allroad and it's a couple shades lighter...

That allroad is Monsoon Gray Metallic. 99.9% sure.

audimanstan
07-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Thank you!!


See this thread...

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/390156-How-to-post-pics

Quattrocentric
07-29-2014, 05:44 PM
That allroad is Monsoon Gray Metallic. 99.9% sure.

I think you're right. Then wtf is my car color!?

rayray
07-29-2014, 05:48 PM
I think you're right. Then wtf is my car color!?

For your A6, I really think it's Daytona Grey.

Quattrocentric
07-29-2014, 09:09 PM
For your A6, I really think it's Daytona Grey.

Thanks. I thought Daytona was a new color, that wasn't around in '08, but when I look at the chart from the brochure there it is.
Daytona it is, then. Whatever it is, I love it. :-)

On another note, my '06 sedan is Oyster Grey...we call it the purple car. Also beautiful, and for sale:

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/4591936815.html

JPJ2007
07-29-2014, 11:23 PM
I CANT WAIT to get into another damn A6... While I'd love a c7, I'll be happy with another c6 and some mods.

It's gonna be hard to find though.




Yes I actually have alot of photos to post but for some reason i cant post photos off my computer only from a URL. Could you help me fix this?



Feel free to email me all the photos you want and I'll upload them online for you.

Personally, I use www.flikr.com They give 1TB of free uploading space. Plenty!!!

Quattrocentric
07-30-2014, 04:20 AM
I CANT WAIT to get into another damn A6... While I'd love a c7, I'll be happy with another c6 and some mods.

It's gonna be hard to find though.

I'm selling mine, only because I bought the avant for work, and I need to sell either the wife's B8 A4 or my C6. Take a look, you might like:
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/4591936815.html

JPJ2007
07-30-2014, 09:06 PM
Thanks but some of my must haves are Advanced Key. 4.2, Rear camera, paddle shifters, S-Line and Black leather intr. (I know yours has that)
So I'm probably looking at an 08-10.

Quattrocentric
07-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Fair enough. I knew what I wanted when I bought the avant as well, and held out for it, so I'm with you there. Funnily enough, I didn't get the smart key which my wife's a4 prestige has, but I really haven't missed it, even though I thought I would. I much prefer the paddle shifters and the sports seats. And the power tailgate.[:d]

Quattrocentric
07-31-2014, 03:52 PM
Rayray you were correct. My car is indeed Daytona. Take a star and move to the head of the class. This is from AoA:


Thank you for contacting the Audi Customer Experience Center regarding your new 2008 Audi A6 3.2 Avant. Congratulations on your purchase! I’m happy to send you the original factory-installed options on the vehicle.

Our record indicates the vehicle is a 2008 A6 3.2L Avant quattroŽ originally manufactured with a Daytona Gray Pearl Effect exterior and Black interior, with a 6-cylinder, 255 horsepower engine, Audi Tiptronic transmission and with the following equipment:

Premium Package, including Bi-Xenon headlights, memory function for driver, auto dimming interior mirror with compass, daytime running lights, auto dimming/folding exterior mirrors, BOSE Surround Sound, and power tailgate
S-Line Interior Package, including front sport seats with embossed S-Line logo, S-Line leather-covered multifunction sports steering wheel with shift paddles, aluminum door sills with S-Line badge, Gray Birch decorative inlays, black cloth headliner, Milano leather upholstery
Audi navigation system with DVD
Audi music interface (iPod integration)
Manual sunshades for tailgate and rear side door windows
Adaptive cruise control
Rear side airbags


Apparently fewer than 100 came in this combo. So, there's that.

audimanstan
07-31-2014, 09:16 PM
nice wheels are you on stock suspension?



Thanks. I thought Daytona was a new color, that wasn't around in '08, but when I look at the chart from the brochure there it is.
Daytona it is, then. Whatever it is, I love it. :-)

On another note, my '06 sedan is Oyster Grey...we call it the purple car. Also beautiful, and for sale:

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/4591936815.html

Quattrocentric
08-02-2014, 03:09 PM
nice wheels are you on stock suspension?

Thanks. I like the conservative look...they're the VMR 702s. They almost look like RS6 wheels, but larger and more concave. No, I'm running ST coil overs with about an 1-1/2" drop.