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Audi A6 C8 (2019): Prices, Test, Avant, station wagon, 4G as used All information about the new A6

Audi A6 C8 (2019): Prices, Test, Avant, station wagon, 4G as used All information about the new A6

All information about the new A6

The new A6 comes with a fresh look and lots of high-tech from the A8. How To Cars drove him and has all the prices!

Presentation: From June 2018, the A6 will compete against the 5 Series and the E Class

Audi moves on: The fifth generation of the A6 (internal construction code C8) send the Ingolstadt against BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class into the race for the crown of luxury-class sedans. For Audi has the new A6 next to a fresh look and a lot of high-tech from the luxury sedan A8 granted. Thus, the A6 is equipped with the latest infotainment (MMI touch response), sensors for autonomous driving Level 3 and mild hybrid drives. Of course there is again an A6 station wagon.

The overall length has hardly changed: plus seven millimeters compared to the old A6 now give 4.94 meters.

After A8 and A7, the A6 is the third Audi series whose Design yourself by the Prologue studies oriented. Fans of the brand will especially notice the wider (plus around 20 cm) and much flatter grille on the front, the upper edge of which goes flush with the headlamps in the hood. The revised front looks sportier than its predecessor (Generation C7). In the profile, the overhangs are shorter by larger wheels (maximum 21 inches, previously 20 inches). The overall length has barely changed: plus seven millimeters compared to the old A6 now rounded 4.94 meters. The width is Audi with about 1.89 meters (plus twelve millimeters). The vehicle height changes minimally, with 1457 millimeters (plus two mm) it remains at around 1.46 meters from the road to the roof. The exterior designers have noticeably changed the sideline: Heavily emphasized wheel arches make the new A6 stand on the road in a broad shoulder, especially with the optionally installed S-Line package. Since you are already curious, what the designers for the upcoming RS 6 have in the drawer. At the rear, the A6 quotes with the chrome trim its big brother A8 – but at the same time makes a more agile, less set impression. On a continuous rear light bar, the developers have omitted. Audi is particularly proud of the cw value of 0.24, which should reduce wind noise.

Interior: Plenty of space in the A6 – and a fine ambience

The interior of the new Audi A6 has grown larger, says Audi – and Space and sitting position are very good. The Cockpit architecture corresponds to that of the A7: Virtual Cockpit, the main 10.1-inch monitor (which merges with the black of the trim element), including the 8.6-inch control panel. Everything A7. Or just A8. Not only the operating structure, but also the airiness of the passenger compartment reminds us. Granted, Audis Biggest offers a bit more depth in the room. But let's be honest: The A6 still has more space than it actually needs. Upwards are eight millimeters more air. So even tall people can sit straight up. And then there's the typical clicking, clicking, clicking – in terms of feel, Audi still does not care about anything. The materials used are also fine. Open-pored wood alternates with a cool aluminum look. Tasteful, clean and – probably – timeless.

Fummelkram and distraction risk: The adjustment for seat cheeks and thigh support on the monitor – please do not while driving.

And behind? There is also more air up there compared to its predecessor (plus 11 mm). Knees, elbows and shoulders have no unwanted contact with the environment, as the 13 mm more interior length make themselves felt positively. The hair is at 1.95 meters body length on the headliner, but felt it sits in the rear A6 more comfortable and upright than in the E-Class. Fully suitable for chauffeur racing, the A6. The slim C-pillars make sure that you do not feel like being trapped in the basement. By the way, nothing works in the rear: The trunk still has a volume of 530 liters.

Driving: Hardly any noise in the interior

How To Cars is the 40 TDI quattro with 204 hp Drove: The new A6 is eerily quiet. These include parapet mirrors, an additional gasket between the A-pillar and the door as well as the optional acoustic glazing on the side windows (EUR 500). The engine is revving and pushes the A6 neatly. For torque Audi makes no statement, but it should be well above the 400 Nm mark. The only small weakness of the four-cylinder diesel is the coupling to the 7-speed DKG. Although it switches fine and almost always has the desired gear ready, but compared to the eight-step converters that are available for the V6 diesel, it looks downright uncultivated.

The only small weakness of the four-cylinder diesel is the coupling to the 7-speed DKG.

On manual transmission omitted Audi in the future A6. In the chassis remain the known choices – series, sports (420 euros), adaptive (1130 euros), air (2000 euros) – exist. But here too Audi has put its hand to the technology. The adaptive suspension differentiates the selected driving modes even more clearly and prepares the most driving pleasure. Especially in combination with the all-wheel steering (1900 Euro), the A6 is so agile that we almost think we are in a hot hatch. The air suspension is comfortable – as long as the ground is as level as possible and at most traversed by long waves. Otherwise we wish the steel springs – with adaptive dampers – back.

Equipment: Options make the A6 a business dream

In terms of equipment, the A6's option list keeps many boxes ready for customers to put their crosses on. The color options include 15 paints, eight of them are newly mixed colors. The factory offered Rims have up to 21 inches in diameter – Here, the majority of customers should strike, because the standard rims fall with 17 inches but comparatively small. For the external appearance Audi offers the well-known equipment lines “sport” and “design”. In addition, the S-Line exterior package can be ordered. The headlamps may be chosen from three alternatives: As standard LED spotlights are installed, for an additional charge there are “LED Matrix” – or “LED HD Matrix Beam” headlights. The wiping turn signal is also available on request.

For the interior, the list of extras is long: Four design packages are available (base, sport, design, design selection and S-Line sports package). Each one comes with its own color scheme for the interior. In addition, two different ambient light packages (ambient and contour ambient light) provide for an illuminated cockpit. For reasonable sound, the A6 can be used with one of two sound systems equip – the top version comes from Hi-Fi specialist Bang & Olufsen and sonicated the rear passengers with 3D sound. Illuminated belt buckles, the Air Quality package, a panoramic roof and a heated windscreen can also be found in the options list, with the help of which the A6 is likely to be upgraded to a business sedan dream.

Driving dynamics are the All-wheel steering (Rear axle hits up to five degrees) and one of total four (!) landing gears in the specifications. Thus, the A6 springs and dampens either with the conventional steel spring suspension, with a sports suspension (20 mm lowering), a chassis with adaptive dampers or an air suspension. In matters assistance systems oriented the new A6 at A7 and A8. Three packages are available in the configurator: city assistance package (inter alia with intersection assistant); Assistance Package Tour (including adaptive driving assistant with steering assistance); Assistance Package Parking (including automatic parking via smartphone). So that the electronic helpers always work smoothly, the A6 (as well as the A7) has a sensor cleaning system.

Connectivity: A6, A7, A8 – all one

Insulating glass front and the adaptive progressive steering are the new A6 standard.

As expected, Audi uses its own parts shelf for connectivity and donates the new A6 to the new same hardware and software, as in A7 and A8 be used. The old MMI flies out, instead holds the new MMI touch response with two screens move. The occupants regulate seat adjustment, climate and text input via an 8.6 inch touchscreen. A 10.1-inch touch display serves as the main display for infotainment content (standard with 8.8-inch touch display). A special highlight is the haptic and acoustic feedback, which imitates mechanical keys when printing on the screens. In combination with the 12.3-inch virtual cockpit (in conjunction with the MMI navigation plus), classic instruments and buttons in the A6 have almost completely become obsolete. A head-up display shows important information directly in the driver's field of vision. Even less distraction promises speech recognition, which looks for both cloud-based and on-board system for answers. In addition, Audi promises that navigation with HERE maps should be capable of learning. To make sure that the cards are always up-to-date, six half-year updates are included in the price – after that you have to pay for the updates. Practically not only for stressed field staff: The service “On-Street Parking” is to support the A6 parking search.

Engines: four- and six-cylinder in the A6 (Update!)

Audi offers the A6 for model year 2020 with several Diesel and gasoline engines on. The previous 55 TDI and 55 TSFI versions are eliminated, There are four different configurations available for the auto-igniters. The models 35 TDI and 40 TDI rely on one Two liter four-cylinder With 163 and 204 hp, The larger four cylinder can also as Quattro be ordered with four-wheel drive. The four cylinders come standard over one Seven-speed dual clutch transmission translated. The diesel models 45 TDI and 50 TDI get their power out of one Three-liter V6 engine With 231 and 286 hp, The torque is at 45 TDI at 500 Nm, the top diesel 50 TDI at 620 Nm, Both V6 models are offered exclusively with four-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission. Friends of petrol have to deal with one single engine resign. The 45 TFSI generated from his two liters of displacement 245 hp and 370 Nm of torque, The four-cylinder is translated via a seven-speed S tronic and is also optionally available with four-wheel drive. All six-cylinder are about one 48-volt electrical system partially electrified and thus become mild hybrids. The four-cylinder use only a 12-volt network.

Technical data and prices: It starts at 47,500 euros (Update)

gasoline:

Audi A6 45 TFSI • Transmission: 7-speed S tronic • Cycle: 4 • Displacement 1984 cc • Power: 180 kW (245 hp) • maximum torque: 370 Nm • consumption: 6.5 l / 100 km • Price: from 51,400 euros.

Audi A6 45 TFSI quattro • Transmission: 7-speed S tronic • Cycle: 4 • Displacement 1984 cc • Power: 180 kW (245 hp) • maximum torque: 370 Nm • consumption: 6.8 l / 100 km • Price: from 54,150 euros.

Diesel:

Audi A6 35 TDI • Transmission: 7-speed S tronic • Cycle: 4 • Displacement 1968 cc • Power: 120 kW (163 hp) • maximum torque: 370 Nm • consumption: 4.3 l / 100 km • price: from 47,500 euros.

Audi A6 40 TDI • Transmission: 7-speed S tronic • Cycle: 4 • Displacement 1968 cm³ • Power: 150 kW (204 hp) • maximum torque: 400 Nm • consumption: 4.7 l / 100 km • Price: from 49,800 euros.

Audi A6 40 TDI quattro • Transmission: 7-speed S tronic • Cycle: 4 • Displacement 1968 cm³ • Power: 150 kW (204 hp) • maximum torque: 400 Nm • consumption: 4.6 l / 100 km • Price: from 52,550 euros.

Audi A6 45 TDI quattro • Transmission: 8-speed tiptronic • Zyinder: 6 • Displacement 2967 cc • Power: 170 kW (231 hp) • maximum torque: 500 Nm • consumption: 5.7 l / 100 km • Price: from 55,700 euros.

Audi A6 50 TDI quattro • Transmission: 8-speed tiptronic • Zyinder: 6 • Displacement 2967 cc • Power: 210 kW (286 hp) • maximum torque: 620 Nm • consumption: 5.7 l / 100 km • Price: from 58,700 euros.

Used cars: A6 from 18,000 euros

The range of services of the predecessor model, the A6 C7 (internally called 4G), ranging between 136 hp (2.0 TDI) and 605 hp (RS 6 Avant). The power is coupled to different transmissions: There is a stepless Multitronic, a six-speed manual transmission, a seven-speed dual clutch and an eight-speed converter. 2012 to the end of 2014, there was the A6 sedan as hybrids with a 211 hp two-liter turbo and a 54 hp electric motor. The How To Cars endurance test over 100,000 kilometers completed an A6 Avant 2.0 TDI with the grade 1 from. The only defect was a leaking exhaust manifold, body and interior were still fresh as on the first day. There was a facelift in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

Recalled A6 3.0 V6 TDI, which were built between March and December 2012, because of problems with the brake booster. In another call it was about leaking high-pressure fuel pipes in the three-liter petrol engine. At the TÜV, the Audi A6 C7 is one of the cars with the fewest defects in the upper middle class. Early models are available with moderate mileage from 18,000 euros, usually then puts the 2.0 TDI under the hood. The first facelift costs 20,000 euros, for the second facelift of the A6 29,500 euros are due. Of course, the top model, the RS 6 Avant, is still the most expensive: there are good used for 64,000 euros.

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