Brian Joss –
Audi has updated the Audi A6 range with new engines, transmissions, headlights, and a new infotainment system that makes the sedan more efficient, more powerful, more attractive and more sophisticated than ever, the manufacturer said.
The design of the Audi A6 was carefully honed as part of the model refresh, with changes made to the single-frame grille, the headlights, air inlets, bumpers, side sills, rear lights and tailpipes. Audi optionally offers headlights with LED technology or Matrix LED technology, combined with dynamic turn signals.
According to Audi, the new A6 is also way ahead of the competition when it comes to infotainment. The top-of-the-line navigation system with the power-retractable eight-inch monitor is based on a new technology platform which also makes the vehicle a Wi-fi hotspot.
There is a wide range of driver assistance systems available, including adaptive cruise control with stop and go function. Audi side assist, which uses radar sensors to check blind spots when changing lanes, works closely together with Audi active lane assist, which prevents unintended lane changes.
The engine line up for the new Audi A6 includes three TFSI units with output ranging between 140 kW and 331 kW and two TDI units. Only the 1.8T FSI and S6 will be available now, followed in June by the 3.0 TDI 160 kW S tronic. The 2.0T FSI Quattro S tronic will be introduced in July, followed by the 2.0 TDI S tronic towards the end of the year. All multitronic CVT transmissions which were available previously have now been replaced by S tronic transmission.
This is the first time that the Audi A6 will be available with a four cylinder 1.8T FSI engine in South Africa which provides customers with a lower price entry point into the C segment.
The spacious five-door coupé, the Audi A7 Sportback, is now even more powerful and attractive – thanks to new engine configurations, and it features the technology available in the A6.