By Euro Weekly News Media • 12 September 2014 • 14:48
Audi has thoroughly updated the A6 family. New engines, transmissions and headlights, plus a new infotainment system make the Sedan and Avant more efficient, more powerful, more attractive and more sophisticated than ever. The versatile A6 allroad quattro and the S6, S6 Avant and RS 6 sport models are also packed with numerous new features.
“With the new Audi A6, we are writing the next chapter in an excellent success story. It represents innovative technology and Audi’s premium claim,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG. “The Audi A6 sets new standards in many technical fields: the lightweight body containing many aluminum components, the powerful and highly efficient engines, the sporty chassis and the advanced assistance and multimedia systems.”
Thanks to its intelligent composite construction concept, the body is extremely rigid and safe. Numerous components of aluminum and hot-shaped steel form the backbone of a systematic lightweight construction concept. The new A6 1.8 TFSI has a kerb weight of just 1,535 kilos. Vibrational comfort is excellent; cabin noise is extremely low.
The front seats are available with optional ventilation and massage functions; the controls are simple. The MMI radio operating system and deluxe automatic air conditioning are standard. The luggage compartment of the Audi A6 Avant offers between 565 and 1,680 litres of space and many practical features.
The range of driver assistance systems is also extremely attractive, topped by adaptive cruise control with stop & go function. Audi side assist, which uses radar to check behind the car when changing lanes, works closely together with Audi active lane assist, which prevents unintended lane changes. The night vision assistant now includes even more functions, and the Audi pre sense basic safety system is standard. Important information can be called up via the optional head-up display.
The engine lineup for the new A6 and A6 Avant includes three TFSI units with output ranging between 140 kW (190 hp) and 245 kW (333 hp) and five TDI units ranging from 110 kW (150 hp) to 240 kW (326 hp). All engines comply with the limits of the Euro 6 emission standard, and their CO2 emissions have been reduced by as much as 22 percent. At Audi, the most efficient petrol and diesel engines bear the “ultra” label. Combined with the all-new S tronic transmission, the 1.8 TFSI ultra consumes just 5.7 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres corresponding to 133 grams CO2 per kilometer (214 g/mi).
The 2.0 TDI ultra with 110 kW (150 hp) achieves the extremely low consumption figure – with no restrictions with respect to equipment – of 4.2 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres corresponding to 109 grams CO2 per kilometer (175.4 g/mi).
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