The 8th Gen Audi A6 that has already debuted in the Geneva Motor Show Earlier this year, is all set to hit the Indian market sometime in 2019 and the response from prospective buyers is very upbeat. The new version is about 7mm longer, 12mm wider and 2mm higher than its predecessor along with an enhanced wheelbase that has gone up by 12mm. As Audi has expressed, the updated A6 offers better leg, shoulder and head space along with a range of other improvements that makes it worth the investment. However, even with the recent updates and improvements, Indian buyers are still dwelling in the charm of the current generation Audi A6 that is spectacular in its own way.
The Audi A6 comes with a compelling exterior that literally looks regal on the streets. The luxury vehicle is currently available in 2 variants 35 TFSI Matrix (1798cc Petrol, Automatic) and 35 TDI Matrix (1968cc Diesel, Automatic). Each of these variants is available in 6 colours that are Ibis White, Mythos Black Metallic, Dakota Grey Metallic, Garnet Red, Floret Silver Metallic and Moonlight Blue Metal. Elaborate front grills, dynamic side indicators, improved front and rear bumpers and intelligent camera controlled headlamps are some of the core external features that you are sure to love. In all, the design looks much sleeker and impactful compared to other models like the A4.
Lavish leather interiors of the Audi A6 comes with leather-clad steering, outside temperature display, cigarette lighter, electrically adjustable seats, 20.32 cm TFT colour display, glove compartment, electronic multi-trip meter and everything else that may previously have been available as add-ons to the package. This gets a further boost with enhanced safety features like anti-lock braking system, Anti-theft alarm, driver airbag, passenger airbag, front / rear side airbags, front/side impact beams, keyless entry, vehicle stability control system and an engine immobilizer as well. In simple words, the spacious Audi A6 it is a sum total of class, comfort and safety making it very compatible with Indian metropolitan roads.
The Audi A6 Engine Capacity ranges from 1798cc to 1968cc in its petrol and diesel models respectively reach a maximum 187.7bhp @ 3800 to 4200 rpm and maximum torque of 400nm @ 1750 to 3000rpm. The fuel tank capacity of the Audi A6 is 75ltrs and it offers an average mileage of 18.53 km/ltr. Both variants come with a 7-speed gearbox and are equipped to reach a top speed of 234Kmph in about 8.4seconds.
The Audi is priced at 55.86 lakhs and 56.67 lakhs for its petrol and diesel versions respectively. This luxury vehicle currently compares with other premium vehicles like the Mercedes Benz E Class and BMW 5 series.
If you are planning to buy an Audi A6 this year, you are most likely to enjoy… • An exquisitely designed vehicle with spacious and luxurious interiors • Best of fuel economy with superior handling and steering • Extended security features that make it compatible with Indian roads
On the flip side, be prepped to face… • Smaller trunk than expected in luxury vehicles • An absence of high tech technical features that later models boast as basic • A dated design that can do better with some serious upgrades.