Audi A6 2016 Review
Adhering to the motto, “ Vorsprung durch technik”, Audi has been bestowing the automobile world with some of the finest innovations. The traces of recently introduced A6 can be taken from Audi 100, which last in the market for 26 years with its four diversified generations. Positioned to compete with BMW’s 5 series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the first generation of A6 was introduced in 1994 and now the car has reached into its fourth generation with development in its structure, styling and performance in an efficient manner.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
The convincing performance of A6 is ensured by Audi’s 1.8 litre and 3.0 litre TFSI engines. The smaller unit is able to churn out a maximum power output of 188 hp while the peak torque measures 320 Nm. The 3.0 litre unit further improves the output and one gets a maximum output of 333 hp and peak torque of 441 Nm. Considering the nimbleness of the sedan, one can clock 100 kmph mark from naught in a time span of 5.0-7.1 seconds depending on the engine variant. Over the time, Audi has been able to optimize the fuel efficiency of it line-up, as A6 has quite decent fuel economy numbers and one can expect the mileage ranging between 13.5 -23.8 kmpl, depending on the engine, terrain and driving style.
Audi A6 is an exciting, enthralling and poised sedan, featuring elegant styling in the class. The lateral tornado line added to its side profile below the window intensifies its raging speed and confident outward appearance. The overall dimensions of the sedan measures 4915 mm X 1874 mm X 1455 mm (L x W X H) along with the wheelbase of 2912 mm, which results in improved stability. The side profile is accentuated with standard 16-inch wheels in ice silver, metallic color and tyre size measuring 225/60 R16.
This executive sedan is just like the other members of its fleet, tailored in smart, high-quality interiors. Adding more comfort to driver and front passenger, smartly placed units for comfort and entertainment is placed in the front cabin with easy approach. It has an optional touch sensitive MMI screen on the dashboard that allows you to use navigation with just one finger touch and take calls without any fuss. Even if you have plenty of luggage with you, the Audi A6 offers you a boot count of 530-litres supported with rightly placed shelves and mini cabins which is quite good even for a luxury saloon.
Safety, Braking & Miscellaneous
Since the last decade, the need of lightweight vehicles are becoming the utmost priority of Audi. But, it doesn't mean that there must be any compromise with the safety and comfort of its occupants and that is exactly what the lightweight construction philosophy of A6 is all about. In Audi A6, the body is made of aluminum and steel, suspension unit is composed of di-cast from special casting technique, which in turn reduces the overall weight and improves the performance of the vehicle. Besides this, Audi A6 is bagged with Audi pre senses which mitigates the fatal results of any collisions and accidental cases. This is featured with Audi Pre Sense Basic with tensioning of the front seat belt and closing of the sunroof and windows. Audi pre sense front and rear carries radar sensors supporting the adaptive cruise control, preventive protection system and emergency braking guard system for the driver.
Audi A6 is a perfect luxury car that is also economical to run despite of its powerful engine. The only thing that pulls it back is its price that lands it between much better competitors.