Audi A6 Price, Specification, Features, And Launch Date

Audi About:

Audi AG (German: [ˈʔaʊ̯diː ʔaːˈgeː]  is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles. Audi is a member of the Volkswagen Group and has its roots in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide. The origins of the company are complex, going back to the early 20th century and the initial enterprises (Horch and the Audiwerke) founded by engineer August Horch; and two other manufacturers (DKW and Wanderer), leading to the foundation of Auto Union in 1932.

The modern era of Audi essentially began in the 1960s when the Auto Union was acquired by Volkswagen from Daimler-Benz. After relaunching the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series, Volkswagen merged Auto Union with NSU Motorenwerke in 1969, thus creating the present day form of the company.

The company name is based on the Latin translation of the surname of the founder, August Horch. “Horch”, meaning “listen” in German, becomes “Audi” in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create Audi’s predecessor company, Auto Union. Audi’s slogan is Vorsprung Durch Technik, meaning “Advancement through Technology”. However, Audi USA had used the slogan “Truth in Engineering” from 2007 to 2016, and have not used the slogan since 2016.  Audi, along with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, is among the best-selling luxury automobile brands in the world.

Audi A6 Review

Review

The Audi A6 is now in its fourth generation and Audi claims it to be the best A6 till date. Is it also better than its rivals? Let’s find out.

Exterior

Visually, the new Audi A6 looks better than before and its rivals including Mercedes E class and BMW 5 series. The aggressive appeal of this car is the biggest USP of it. It is extremely stylish headlights with LED daylight running light strips are irresistible. Audi has made sure that not a single line should go wrong in its designing and it’s quite visible.

It shares its platform with Audi A7 which makes it look like its elder sibling from some angles. Bold shoulder lines and elongated rear quarter glass confirms you that it’s an A6. Its 10 spoke 17-inch alloy wheels add charm to its beauty. Rear styling seems to be inspired by A8 as it has stretched LED tail lights with an in-built spoiler on its boot which makes this car look premium and mature.

Interior

Audi A6 feels a class apart from inside if we compare it with its rivals. The black coloured interiors along with finishing of chrome and wooden in certain places make you feel as if you are inside its elder sibling A8. The instrument panel, the touch-pad and so many things are a carryover from A8. If we talk about space, you can’t demand more in its class. There is an enormous amount of space for passengers and driver, especially the legroom which is a treat for the rear passengers.

Comfort and Convenience

It has a long list of features which includes 4 zones automatic air conditioning, leather seats, keyless entry, centre armrests at its front and rear with rear AC vents, sunroof, electrically adjustable seats, outside mirrors, parking camera and many more.

Dashboard and Storage

The black coloured dashboard with chrome and wooden linings feels very fresh and stylish. It has a touchpad just above the central AC vents. It has a cooled glove box with bottle holders in front and rear armrests. Apart from its door pockets, it has a voluminous boot capacity.

Music System

Audi A6 has a DVD changer with BOSE sound system and sports a 20GB hard drive. It also has Bluetooth and iPod connectivity which allows you to play your music gadgets directly. It has steering mounted audio controls.

Engine and Gearbox

Audi A6 is offered with four engine options; two each of petrol and diesel. The first petrol motor is a 2.8L FSi engine with a maximum power output of 203 bhp at 5250 rpm with a torque output of 280 Nm ranging from 3000 rpm – 5000 rpm. The second V6 3.0L TFSi engine yields out a power and torque output of 298 bhp and 440 Nm at 5250 rpm and 2900 rpm respectively.

The 2.0L TDI diesel engine churns out a peak power of 176 bhp at 3750 rpm with a torque output of 380 Nm ranging from 1750-2500 rpm. The second V6 3.0L TDI diesel engine generates utmost power of 244 bhp at 4000 rpm with 500 Nm of torque coming as early as 1400 rpm. The petrol and the diesel V6 3.0L engines are available with the four-wheel drive system. All these engines are mated to the 7-speed automatic transmission.

Acceleration and Performance

Due to its all light aluminium hybrid body, it manages to be on the faster side with having better power to ratio than most of its competitors. Its 3.0L petrol unit is the fastest amongst all four engines offered in A6. It does 0-100km/hour within 5.5 seconds with a top speed of 250km/hr. The second fastest is the V6 3.0L TDI engine which reaches 100km/hour in almost 6 seconds with a top speed of 250km/hr.

The basic 2.8FSi petrol unit reaches a top speed of 240 km/hour with completing dash-100 km/hour in less than 8 seconds. Its 2.0L TDI engine feels slower than other engines and its rivals as it takes more than 8 seconds to complete 0-100 km/hour with a top speed of 222 km/hr. The best performance is experienced when you drive the 3.0L diesel or petrol unit.

Mileage

The 2.8L and 3.0L petrol engines will give you a mileage of around 8-9km/ltr and 7km/ltr in city conditions while expecting the 2.0L diesel engine to return a fuel efficiency of around 9-10km/ltr. Its 3.0L diesel engine will return you a mileage of around 7km/ltr.

Safety Features

The top model of A6 features 8 airbags, traction control, all-wheel drive grip, ESP, ABS with EBD. Other safety features include anti-theft alarm, rain and light sensing wipers and lights etc.

Suspension and Brakes

Audi A6 gets a new suspension system with new chassis. Now it comes with air adjustable suspension which means better hold of the road with less effect of big bumps inside as it is self-adjustable. It comes equipped with ventilated disk brakes on its all four wheels.

Ride and Handling

Audi A6 has a minimum turning radius of 11.9m which makes its handling much easier in city traffic. Its steering responses really well and the car feels very relaxed at high-speed corners thanks to its R17 size of fatty tyres which along with its air springs keep it grounded on road. The wheelbase of 2912mm provides extra stability to this car at high speeds with minimal body roll.

Shades and Warranty

Audi A6 is offered in 5 different shades. Audi gives a 2years/unlimited kilometres warranty on A6.

Variants

Audi A6 is available in four variants: 2.8 FSi, 3.0 TFSi, 2.0 TDi and 3.0 TDi.

Verdict

The new Audi A6 is cheaper than its rivals like E class and 5 series by a good margin. At this price, you get a high-class executive car from Audi which shares most of its things from premium members of the same family.

It offers dynamic design, good fuel efficiency, the lot of features and most importantly powerful engines especially the V6 3.0L petrol and diesel engines. This car looks stunning, performs brilliantly and offers you maximum comfort at a reasonable price. For me, A6 is a complete value for money car which is a nice option for those who want to afford a premium looking car like A8 at a cheaper price.

Technical  Specification Of Audi A6

QUICK FACTS
Variant Name Audi A6 35TDI Technology
Fuel Type Diesel
Ex-showroom Price (Delhi) INR 54.84 lakh
On-Road Price (Delhi) INR 60.70 lakh (Approx.)
Engine Displacement 1968 cc
No. of Gears 7
Transmission Type Automatic
Mileage (ARAI) 18.53 kmpl
Body Type Sedan
Current Status Available
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Description 2.0L, Turbocharged Diesel
Maximum Power 187.7 HP @ 3800-4200 rpm
Maximum Torque 400 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm
Gearbox 7-Speed Automatic
No. of Cylinders 4
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed (KMPH) 222
Mileage (City) 11.00 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Highway) 15.0 kmpl (approx.)
0-100 kmph 8.20 seconds
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4915 mm
Overall Width 2086 mm
Overall Height 1455 mm
Wheelbase 2912.0 mm
Kerb Weight 1585.00 kg
Turning Radius 11.9 metres
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Tank Capacity 65.00 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Brakes Front Ventilated, Rear Disk
Suspension All-Independent
WHEELS & TYRES
Alloy Wheels
 Yes
Tyre Size 225/55 R17
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Steering Adjustment (Rake)
 Yes
Steering Mounted Controls
 Yes
Rear AC Vents
 Yes
Remote Fuel Filler
 Yes
Steering Adjustment (Reach)
 Yes
Air Conditioner Climate Control
Power Steering Tilt
Rear Defogger
 Yes
Rear Washer & Wiper
 No
Rain-Sensing Wipers
 Yes
Power Windows
 Yes
Remote Boot Release  Yes
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body Coloured Bumpers
 Yes
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass
 Yes
INTERIOR FEATURES
Sunroof
 Yes
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Rear Seat Belts 3
Airbags 6
Parking Sensors
 Yes
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
 Yes
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
 Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
 Yes
Traction Control
 Yes
LOCKS & SECURITY
Central Locking Remote
INSTRUMENTATION
Trip Distance 2
Tachometer
 Yes
LIGHTING
Xenon Headlamps
 Yes
Front Fog Lights
 Yes
Darkness Sensing Headlamps
 Yes
ORVM Turn Indicators
 No
INFOTAINMENT
Music System Dash Integrated
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Leather Seats Yes
Folding Rear Seats
 No
Rear Centre Armrest With Cup Holder
Driver Seat Adjustment Manual

Source: autos.max about, And wikipedia.org.

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