Audi, the German luxury automaker has revealed the 2019 A6 sedan. The eight generation of the Audi A6 is all set to be launched in India early next year. The upcoming premium sedan will offer a number of upgrades in terms of looks, features and performance and has made its debut at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. Here are all the details to know about the 2019 Audi A6.
The 2019 Audi A6 is now 7mm longer, 12mm wider and 2mm taller than the outgoing model with a wheelbase that stands at 2924mm making it 12mm more as compared to the predecessor. Although, the boot space remains the same at 530 litres, Audi claims the luxury sedan to offer more headroom, legroom and shoulder room to the passengers.
Talking about the design, the upcoming luxurious sedan will offer a large hexagonal grille dominating the front fascia flanked by new, sharply styled LED headlights, redesigned bumper and additional large airdams while the side profile looks neat as the shoulder line runs only on the front and rear ends of the car and the scooped out lower half gives it a slightly chiseled look. The wheel size of the 2019 A6 will range from 17 inches to 21 inches as compared to the 18 inches of the current model. Looking at the design, we can say that the sedan follows Audi’s new design language which is in line with the one seen on the new A7 and the A8. However, none of the A7 and A8 has been launched in the country yet. At the rear, the designing elements include a chrome strip running across its width, along with a redesigned bumper and a rear diffuser with hexagonal faux exhaust tips.
Moving ahead, at the inside, we will see the dual-screen setup- the first one being a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen which disappears into the gloss black dashboard when switched off, while the second 8.6-inch screen sits at an angle on the centre tunnel console, replacing old school buttons for the climate control and other functions following the footsteps of all the modern Audi cars. A 12.3-inch virtual cockpit and a heads-up display that projects important information on the windscreen are the other highlights of the interior of the next-gen Audi A6.
Apart from these, the car will come loaded with various driver assistance systems which are divided into three packages- 1. The Park assist package which includes parking pilot and garage pilot that can operate the sedan in and out of a parking space or garage even when the driver is not inside the car. 2. The City assist package boasts crossing assist, a system that detects traffic crossings and applies brakes accordingly. 3. The Tour assist package that has adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and efficiency assist. A central driver assistance controller (zFAS), which continuously calculates a detailed model of the environment with the help of an array of sensors including up to five radar sensors, five cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors as well as a laser scanner are the other driver assistance systems to be offered with a plan to introduce more in future with the A6.
The power to the wheels will come from a 3.0-litre TDI diesel engine that makes 282 Bhp of power and 620Nm of torque. It also gets a 3.0-litre TFSI petrol engine developing 335 Bhp of power and 500Nm torque. While the transmission duties will be carried out by an 8-speed Tiptronic gearbox with the diesel engine, the petrol motors will come mated to a 7-speed S Tronic gearbox. However, Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive will come as standard with both the engines. Other than these, Audi’s mild-hybrid technology to improve mileage will also be offered with the 2019 Audi A6. A belt alternator starter (BAS) is coupled to a lithium ion battery which allows the A6 to coast between 55kmph and 160kmph with the internal combustion engine switched off. It will also offer start-stop function which is activated till speeds of 22kmph. According to the manufacturer, during deceleration the BAS recovers up to 12kW of energy, hence reducing fuel consumption by up to 0.7 litres per 100km which now stands at 6.9L/100km and 5.65L/100km for petrol and diesel respectively as compared to the outgoing A6 that returns a mileage of 5.8L/100km with the 1.8L TFSI petrol and 4.3L/100km with the 2.0L TDI diesel. However, the catch is that due to the higher tax rates on hybrid cars in India, Audi might not bring the hybrid version of the A6 to the country.
The launch confirmation of the 2019 Audi A6 in the Indian market is still awaited and is expected to be followed by the launch of the sedan in the German market in June this year. When launched in India, the car will continue to take against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 series, Jaguar XF and the Volvo S90 in the country and is expected to be priced ranging from Rs 53.8 Lakh to Rs 55 Lakh. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming Audi A6.