Sedan Audi A6 new generation presented officiallyFebruary 28, 2018
The A6 exterior design of the new generation was performed in a recognizable style of the previous generation model. But with this sharp lines on the hood became larger, the radiator grille is now wider, and in the rear lights appeared vertical strips. Salon made in the style of A7: there are almost no buttons, on the center console – two screens, for a surcharge it will be possible to order a completely digital “device”.
The model is built on the MLB Evo platform, which also underlies the latest “Seven” and “Eight”. The length of the Audi A6 has grown by 7 mm compared to the previous sedan and reached 4,939 mm, width is 1,886 mm (+12 mm), height – 1,457 mm (+2). The size of the wheelbase is 2 924 mm (+12 mm). The coefficient of aerodynamic drag is reduced from 0.26 to 0.24, although it is a version with a new motor, the data about which the manufacturer has not yet provided. The volume of the trunk is the same – 530 liters.
At the first stage of the Audi A6, Europeans will be offered in two versions, both have a Mild Hybrid (Mild Hybrid) system – a belt-driven starter generator and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery. The system will turn off the engine both in traffic and during coasting. Version 55 TFSI is equipped with a turbo V6 3.0 (340 hp, 500 Nm) and a seven-speed automatic S tronic. This sedan has a four-wheel drive transmission quattro ultra with two couplings connecting the rear wheels, from a place to “hundreds” it accelerates in 5.1 seconds.
Under the hood of the Audi A6 50 TDI there is a turbodiesel 3.0 (286 hp, 620 Nm), which is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel sedan has a permanent all-wheel drive with a self-locking central differential. As an option for the A6 50 TDI will offer an active rear sport differential with the function of changing the thrust vector. Later on the market will come cars with a two-liter diesel, developing 204 hp (400 Nm) instead of the previous 190 hp, and the engine 3.0 TDI with a return of 231 hp (500 Nm).
For the model, four suspension options are provided: standard, sporty, adaptive (with electronically controlled dampers) and pneumatic. In addition, you can order a fully-controlled chassis.
In the arsenal of the new generation Audi A6 also appear: matrix lights, a projection display, front seats with ventilation and massage function, four-zone climate control, the MMI media system (remembers the machine settings for seven different drivers).
Plus, the sedan received a whole complex of assistance systems for the driver. In particular, the top-of-the-line A6 is equipped with five radars, five cameras, a laser scanner and twelve ultrasonic sensors: with this set the machine can independently drive into the garage, get off the ground or brake, park, control speed and hold the lane.
On the European market the sedan will be released in the summer, in Germany the price of the A6 50 TDI quattro starts from the mark of 58 050 euros. By the way, in the Europe, the Audi A6 of the previous generation lags far behind its competitors. So, according to CarSalesBase, in 2017 in Europe 78 944 cars of this family were sold, while the BMW 5 Series in Europe last year amounted to 109 953 copies, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class got 127 638 owners.
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