The new Audi A6 is more versatile than ever before – with end-to-end digitalization, enhanced comfort, more sportiness and a technical, elegant design.
Like the A8 and the A7 Sportback, the new A6 is an expressive ambassador of the new Audi design language. With taut surfaces, sharply defined edges and striking lines, the businessclass sedan unmistakably conveys its character.
The wide, low-slung Singleframe grille with chrome trim, the flat headlights and the powerfully contoured air inlets exude elegance and sportiness at the front. In the side view, the powerfully taut contours above the wheel arches are testimony to Audi’s quattro genes. The taut roofline flows into the steeply raked C-pillars. A chrome strip accentuates the rear and provides a link between the lights. The paint range includes a choice of 14 colors. In addition to the basic version, customers have a choice of the sport and design trim lines as well as the S line exterior package.
Fast access to functions and a high degree of customization – the smartphone-like display and operating system makes use intuitive in the Audi A6. It is thus the most modern operating concept in its class. Two large displays replace most of the buttons and controls of the predecessor model. As such it is a prime example of the end-to-end digitalization which the new A6 brings to the business class.
Users hear and feel a click as confirmation as soon as their finger triggers a function by lightly pressing the touch-sensitive display. The user can adjust the intensity of this acoustic and tactile feedback as required. The driver manages the infotainment on the top display, which has a 10.1-inch screen diagonal if MMI navigation plus has been specified. The bottom 8.6- inch display, located in the console in the center tunnel, is used for the climate control, the convenience and vehicle functions as well as for text input; the driver’s wrist can sit comfortably on the selector lever of the transmission.
With up to 39 driver assistance systems the new A6 sets new standards in the premium class. It is thus the ideal choice for high-mileage drivers, fleet customers and commuters. The driver assistance systems with refined control mechanisms enhance convenience and additional support for drivers’ tasks. This includes the adaptive cruise assist, which besides adaptive cruise control and the predictive efficiency assist also comprises the bottleneck assist and thus assist the driver with maneuvering the vehicle longitudinally in roadworks. Also included are the traffic jam assist and the Audi active lane assist, which helps keep the vehicle in lane with gentle steering intervention. Emergency assist enhances safety by bringing the vehicle to a stop in an emergency and making an emergency call. These and other functions are brought together in the “Tour” assist package. The various driver assistance systems are bundled in the three packages “Park,” “City” and “Tour.” The “City” assist package includes features such as the new crossing assist.
To further enhance comfort and efficiency, all available engines in the new A6 are fitted with a mild hybrid system. This signifies that, after the A8 and the A7, Audi has now fully electrified a third model line. A belt alternator starter (BAS) works together with a lithiumion battery with 10 Ah capacity. In combination with the six-cylinder engines, a 48V mild hybrid system is used. The A6 can coast between 55 and 160 km/h (34.2 and 99.4 mph) and the start-stop kicks in right from 22 km/h (13.7 mph). During deceleration, the BAS recovers up to 12 kW of energy. In real-world driving, the mild hybrid technology based on 48V reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.7 liters per 100 kilometers.