After making its debut at last year's Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Audi A6 has landed in the Philippines. It features a whole host of advanced technologies, chief among which is its mild-hybrid powertrain.
Yes, the Philippine-spec A6 will have electric assist, further expanding the hybrid options in the country. Powering the 2020 A6 is a turbocharged, gas-fed 2.0-liter TFSI engine, which is then paired to 12v mild-hybrid system with lithium-ion batteries.
With this system in place, the A6 can handle stop and go traffic with pure electric power, and it also takes over the engine when idling. Audi's factory fuel economy figures claim that 16.7 kilometers per liter is possible with this car.
As for performance, the boosted 2.0-liter mill puts out 245 PS and 370 Nm of torque. That helps pull this 1.6 tone luxury sedan to 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h. Philippine-spec models do not come with Quattro all-wheel drive, meaning the local A6 is front-wheel drive only. Transmission on the other hand is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Like most Audis, the new body presents an evolutionary redesign, retaining design features that have been a signature for the model line. For starters, there's the six-window configuration which has been part of the A6 line for for 20 years, along with the sleek, rounded roof line. At the same time, new design elements are present, namely in the front fascia.
There's a wider, bolder Singleframe grill, similar in execution to the A7. Its headlights and hood are more angular than its predecessor, defining the corner edges of the the car. The sides have been given more character lines with the one found on the quarter panel giving the car a wider-looking stance. As for the rear, it's a more formal and upright take on the A7's rear with squared off tail lights with an aluminum strip connecting the two units together.
On to interior appointments and the A6 comes with the brand's latest infotainment system. Gone is the scroll wheel on the center console as all controls are now done via the touchscreen or touch panel.
The 10.1-inch screen incorporates features such as vehicle options and settings, as well as entertainment features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The touch panel on the other hand controls the air-conditioning and a touchpad to input words into the screen. Moreover, the 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit comes standard, and so is the Bang & Olufsen 3D surround sound system.
There's only one variant offered for the Philippines, at least for now. That would be the A6 45 TFSI S Tronic and it starts at Php 4,690,000.