Since the mid 90’s the Audi A6 executive class has been the staple choice for Businessman. Here at 2018 Geneva International Motor Show Audi have revealed the 5th generation A6.
Design, Interior and Functions:
With its taut surfaces and sharp edges the new A6 looks like a mix between the A7 Sports back and the A8. Upfront the wide low slung and characteristic Audi single frame grill complements the new HD matrix LED head lamps. Which are recognisable by the 5 horizontal lines which form the signature LED DRL’s. From the side there are new tall contours over the wheel arches to give you a little bit more aggressive look. The new rear end is highlighted by the upgraded tail lights with a specialised signature made up of a single horizontal line and 9 vertical segments for each unit.
Interior room inside the new Audi A6 is also larger than before. Audi says that the rear legroom for example is more, not just its predecessor but even its co competition specifically the Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 5-Series. All of that comes with more headroom and more shoulder room as well. Which in a market like India might sit really well. The new Audi A6 also features a new MMI touch responses. All vehicle and infotainment functions can now be operated with the new 10.1 inch touchscreen display. Which plays in conjunction with optional fully digital Audi virtual cockpit with its 12.3 inch high resolution LCD screen.
The new Audi A6 also comes with 37 driver assistant systems in a total of 3 separate packages. Which includes the Parking Pilot and Garage Pilot. So, essentially the car can manoeuvre itself inside and outside of parking spaces. The car has also been certified as Level 3 Autonomous Vehicle.
In Europe Audi offers the a6 in choice of two engine options. First with a 3L V6 Turbocharged Petrol Engine that produces around 340BHP and 500 NM of torque. Which can make the car accelerate from 0-100 in just 5.1 sec and top speed is limited up to 155Mph. On the other hand the 3L TDI produces 285BHP and around 620 NM of torque with similar performance. The Audio A6 are going to be equipped with a choice of automatic gearbox only. With a 3L TDI engine mate with 8 speed automatic gearbox and 3L Petrol Engine mate it to 7 sped automatic gearbox. All the engines on the new A6 features mild hybrid technology in interest of fuel economy. Both engines are going to channel all their part to Quattro AWD system which comes as standard.
Other technical highlights include a sport differential that enhances the steering capabilities. It helps in distributing the power to the rear wheels. It also includes now All Wheel Steering and Adaptive Air Suspension which is pretty interesting. The driver can choose from a different view of driver profile ranging from comfort to dynamic. This time Audi claims that the dynamic performance setting is even more Sportier than ever before.
Availability and Pricing:
In addition the new Audi A6 is stated to arrive in India to the latter half of this year and we can expect the price to be between 50-60 lakh rupees. According to me with a lot of power and tech inside, it should be a fair deal. I think it is pretty interesting the way it looks and now with a lot more sporty characteristics.
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