Audi AG has recently released details regarding their updates of the A6 range for the 2015 model year.
According to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at Audi AG, the new A6 symbolizes new standards in many technical aspects which include the lightweight body that has aluminum sections, revised engines, the sporty chassis, and leading safety and multimedia systems.
The A6 is constructed out of various pieces of aluminum and steel that gives it a strong and safe structure. As an example, the curb weight of the A6 1.8 TFSI is only at 1,535kg. Outside the car, a refresh was done on the Singleframe grill, headlights, air intakes, bumpers, side sills, rear lights and exhaust pipes. As an option, the headlights can be equipped with either LED or LED Matrix technology that are combined with dynamic turn signals.
Inside the car, a new flint grey colored interior is now available for the A6 while the S6 gets a new salsa red interior. Optional extras for the front seats include ventilation and a massage function while coming as standard equipment are the MMI radio operating system and deluxe air conditioning. For those that prefer an uprated infotainment system a MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch can be requested. The system uses a retractable 8-inch screen that has its technology platform based from the fast Tegra 30 graphics chip from Audi's parnter, Nvidia. The system can also transfer data via fast LTE and install bespoke online services and media streaming apps into the car. For those looking for a big interior luggage space, the A6 Avant can hold 565-1,680-liters of space and can come with a sensor-controlled automatic tailgate that is coupled with a power luggage compartment cover.
Engine options for the A6 and A6 Avant come in 3 TFSI engines and 5 TDI engines. Both types of engine now comply with Euro 6 standards, reduced C02 emissions and less fuel consumption. The TFSI engines have a power out ranging from 190 PS to 333 PS while the TDI engines have a 150 PS to 326 PS range. An “Ultra” badge is reserved for models that are the most fuel efficient and use the 7-speed S Tronic transmission. For the gasoline engines, the 1.8 TFSI Ultra has an average consumption of 17.5km/l and emits 133g of CO2 per km while the 2.0 TDI diesel Ultra averages 23.8km/l and puts out 109g of CO2 per km. For FWD versions, a dual-clutch gearbox replaces the multitronic version and engines that are rated 272 PS and beyond, a quattro permanent AWD system can be sufficed along with a sport differential.
The S6 and S6 Avant range now comes equipped with a 4.0-liter TFSI twin-turbo V8 that produces 450 PS and can push the S6 to 100km/h in just 4.4 seconds while the S6 Avant finishes it in 4.6 seconds. The sedan version averages 10.8 km/l with 214g of CO2 per km while the estate version consumes an average of 10.6km/ with 217g of CO2 per km. Both the S6 and S6 Avant come standard with the Cylinder on Demand (COD), a system that turns off half of the cylinders when under part load, AWD and adaptive air suspension that lowers the body by 20mm.
Topping it all of is the RS6 Avant that also has a 4.0-liter TFSI engine except this one produces 560 PS. It can go from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and go all the way up to 305 km/h. It has an average fuel consumption of 10.4km/l with just 223g of CO2 emissions per km. Standard equipment for the RS6 Avant are the same with the S6. Optional extras for the RS6 Avant though include the RS Sport suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), lightweight disc brakes that measure 20-inches and 21-inch wheels.
Driver assistance systems included in the A6 range include adaptive cruise control with stop and go function, side assist that monitors the rear section of the car when changing lanes, night vision assistant and the pre sense basic safety system.