Here is everything you need to know about the India-bound 2019 Audi A6.
The car is a new-generation model and gets oodles of upgrades to the looks and the features and engines as well. This will be the eighth generation model and Audi is set to showcase the same at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The current-gen Audi A6 has been outdone by newer rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW 5-Series. But with the new model coming in, Audi could very well catapult itself to the top of this particular segment. Here are the top 5 things that you need to know about the all new Audi A6.
First things first! The new-gen Audi A6 will get mild-hybrid engines. There will be a 3.0-litre V6 petrol that makes 335 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque while the other will be a 3.0-litre diesel that will churn out 282 bhp and 620 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic tiptronic gearbox while the petrol gets a sportier 7-speed S tronic gearbox. Audi might also bring in a smaller 2.0-litre petrol sometime later as well.
2. Mild Hybrid Tech
Similar to the A7, the new-gen A6 also gets a mild-hybrid system wherein a belt alternator starter (BAS) works in tandem with a lithium-ion battery. This helps the car to coast between 55 kmph and 160 kmph. Audi says that the start-stop function kicks in till speeds of 22 kmph. The engine restarts from standstill as soon as any vehicle in front of the new A6 starts moving. The company says that during deceleration, the BAS recovers up to 12 kW of energy, which translates into reduction of fuel consumption by almost a litre per 100 kilometres. Thanks to the mild hybrid system, the car gains weight between 5 kg and 25 kg as compared to the model currently on sale.
3. Driver Assistance Systems
The new-gen Audi A6 gets 37 driver assistance systems which have been bundled into three packages which are the park assist, city assist and tour assist. All three packages have different driver assistance systems on offer and of course, you can opt for all three of them. The driver assistance systems get their data from the central driver assistance controller, which can include up to five radar sensors, five cameras, twelve ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner as well. Oh! And the new-gen A6 also boasts of level 3 autonomous driving systems which well, cannot be used on public roads as yet.
4. New MMI Touch Response
The new A6 will also feature the new MMI touchscreen infotainment system which has the interface of your typical smartphone. The system can store personal settings for up to seven drivers. The individual profile settings have up to 400 parameters. Apart from that, Audi will also be offering MMI Navigation Plus which will have even more options to configure the optional features on the A6.
Being a new-generation car, the 2019 Audi A6 gets a whole lot sexier on the outside and inside. The design language on the exterior is inspired from the A7 and the A8 with the big trapezoidal grille up front. The panels on the car get taut surfaces and lines eliminating any bulk at all. Inside, the dashboard gets a black panel design where the interior mimics a lounge setting. The number of buttons too goes down as the A6 gets new MMI touchscreen in the middle and the 12.3 inch virtual cockpit behind the steering wheel.