3.0-liter Turbocharged V6
4-chamber motor choice later
7-speed double grasp gearbox
Throwing the all-new 2019 Audi A6 around the interminably turning streets of Portugal’s Douro Valley, it feels like the medium size extravagance staple has something new to demonstrate. Long one of Audi’s smash hits, the A6 has taken a business hit from top of the line SUVs including its own stablemates, the Q5 and Q7. Audi is introducing the 2019 A6 as a stage for contemporary style, present day infotainment and help frameworks, all around bit of games auto like execution, and—actually—calm extravagance.
Propelling in Europe with an extra match of accessible diesel motors, the U.S. will at first observe just a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 delivering 340 drive and 369 lb-ft of torque. Expect a 4-chamber motor alternative to end up accessible in America after the V6 models begin to take off. Like the A7 and A8, the new A6 is likewise a gentle half breed, with a 48-volt principle electrical framework reason worked to help effectiveness. A belt alternator starter associated with the A6’s crankshaft can recoup up to 12 kW amid deceleration, putting away that control in a lithium-particle battery in the back. That control is utilized to build the edge of the A6’s begin stop framework to just shy of 14 mph, and is likewise associated with the camera sensors of the A6 so it can begin the motor back up as it detects activity pushing forward even with the driver’s foot on the brake.
A 7-speed S tronic double grasp gearbox is combined with the 3.0-liter gas motor. A portion of our German-spec A6s highlighted air suspension, which won’t make it to the U.S. (not until the S6, at any rate). We will see a conventional steel-sprung suspension with damper control and a game suspension alternative with stiffer springs, which sits 20 mm lower than standard. Test autos were additionally furnished with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires that we’d be stunned to find in America, which made for a grippy car. Dynamic electromechanical controlling is standard, with a discretionary unique all-wheel directing framework accessible just in different markets, yet not in the U.S. (once more, not until the point when the S6 makes it stateside). It’s somewhat light in feel; exceptionally exact however we’d jump at the chance to see it somewhat firmer in “dynamic” mode.
The curves in the Douro valley streets we drove made them cherish the 3.0-liter turbocharged motor, yet in addition longing that the “dynamic” mode were more, well, dynamic. While planning for corner passage and exit, for instance, we were searching for the transmission to drop down another apparatus or two. Rather we wound up pushing more into the quickening agent on corner exit to trigger downshifts; when all that had happened we were heading into another tight corner, losing the chance to fabricate speed on any little straights experienced. It’s a demonstration of the immense motor that you can even draw that trap off, however. Braking is magnificent, requiring little exertion while giving great criticism and certainty.
Audi’s triumphant dash of wonderful inside structure proceeds in the 2019 A6. The center is more toward physicality than on “extravagance,” with a future-forward tasteful including two focus shows for Audi’s MMI contact reaction working framework. A lower 8.6-inch screen gives the client a chance to make up to 27 alternate ways for vehicle capacities including atmosphere control, route goals and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The content info framework presently gives you a chance to work out entire words with a swipe of your finger as opposed to simply letters—perhaps not progressive, but rather exceptionally cool. The upper screen (8.8 crawls in Premium A6 models, 10.1 creeps in Premium Plus and Prestige) is for infotainment highlights, and “catches” for different capacities can be masterminded cell phone style.
A voice control framework additionally enables clients to draw in and alter a scope of frameworks with regular discourse directions. While we’re foreseeing a rebound for material catches and switchgear later on, the haptic and acoustic input in Audi MMI is amazing. Utilizing atmosphere control for instance, you can change the temperature in 1-degree increases with a press with haptic input to coordinate. Or on the other hand you can simply swipe up or down on the number, looking to the temperature you need. You can likewise match up the lodge temps with a 2-finger squeeze anyplace on the screen.
A lot of driver helps
The discretionary MMI route in addition to incorporates Audi virtual cockpit and its 12.3-inch high-goals show in the dash, with significant data anticipated onto the windshield. Both in addition to and standard MMI route have a self-learning capacity dependent on driving courses, and maps will refresh over-the-air four times each year. The 2019 A6 will incorporate a flood of driver help frameworks, however we don’t yet know what number of will be accessible in U.S. models. Features incorporate versatile voyage help, which joins versatile journey control with the path direction capacity and road turned parking lot help over the full speed go. Another utilization of locally available frameworks brings “Bottleneck Assist,” which remedies directing in roadwork or if the auto veers to near the edge of the street.
In spite of the fact that the lines of the 2019 A6 don’t have all the earmarks of being significantly not quite the same as the past model, the new body has a liberally overhauled front end and pleasant flared wheel curves. It additionally has a .25 drag coefficient, which alongside fumes tuning limiting low recurrence commotion, a more unbending front hub and other load focuses, a rpm-versatile torsion damper lessening motor vibration, and alternatives like three-layer acoustic glass, makes the lodge calm enough to see—so peaceful it very well may be difficult to hear the muscular V6.
By and large, the 2019 Audi A6 is a genuinely decent auto. It is quick as anyone can imagine, pressed with best in class present day comfort and security innovation. It handles well and gives an agreeable, sumptuous ride for driver and travelers alike without being conspicuous. Call it “business class,” “extravagance class,” or whatever else you like—as long as the A6 is near, the average size extravagance car won’t surrender its place to SUVs discreetly.