Smooth and refined engine, competitively priced
What is it?
This is the new Audi A6 that was recently launched in India at a starting price of Rs 54.2 lakhs. However, this over here, is the top-of-the-line Technology Plus trim that retails for around Rs 70 lakhs on-road.
The Audi A6 is the eighth generation with a new set of cosmetic and feature updates. However, this premium sedan is available only as a petrol model for now. It comes in three trims – 35TFSI Technology, 45TFSI Premium Plus and the top-spec 45TFSI Technology. It’s a new model that is underpinned by the parent company Volkswagen’s MLB platform. Vehicle length makes a strong impression with two-tone alloy wheels.
Sharp exterior details make the A6 look sportier. A larger grille flanked by angular headlights and prominent creases gives it a more aggressive look. The chrome strip that extends across the LED tail lamps and the simple bumper manage to keep things minimal yet elegant.
How is it on the inside?
The interior of the Audi A6 is spacious, comfortable and comfortable as at home.
The car pampers you with some luxury equipment.
The two touch screens that are a part of the brand’s latest MMI system. A monitor on running Audi’s latest MMI system. The remaining screen is for climate control and other functions. However, you will take time to get acquainted and maybe it will lose the attention of the driver. There are many incentives that come from in-car functions and infotainment. There’s a sunroof, then Audi’s typical Virtual cockpit all-digital instrument cluster and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. In addition, the front seats run by memory function for the driver. Especially hands-free parking function.
The second row of seats is equally comfortable. thanks to an increase in cabin length by 21mm, which makes it more spacious. In addition, rear legroom increases by 17mm.
How does it drive?
The Audi A6 is limited to a petrol engine. The car is offered with a 2.0-liter gasoline that complies with BS6 in 45TFSI guise. This engine produces 241bhp of power and 370Nm of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels. You will almost never hear a sound coming from the engine, the car moves smoothly and gently. It’s evident that the gear shifts are not the quickest but never let you wanting for more. There is ample power and torque to keep the momentum going and yet it just takes a downshift to make a quick overtake.
The Audi A6 has different driving modes. These include efficient, comfortable, automatic, dynamic and personal help to change throttle response.
Light steering and sharp even though the car is so long. The suspension is nicely tuned to absorb bumps and takes the post-monsoon marred roads with ease. It sure doesn’t feel as good as it would have with the air suspension. But it still sails comfortably at high speeds.
Should I buy one?
Despite the cosmetic changes, it still lacks the appeal of the 5 Series or the E-Class. The Audi A6 receives new features, larger than the old model. And this car is very affordable. So, the new Audi A6 is indeed a well-packaged product. The car uses new technology, spacious cabin, comfortable and luxurious. These are all plus points for this car. You can consider and experience for yourself.
This 45 TFSI Technology trim of the Audi A6 is the top-spec one and retails for around Rs 70.31 lakhs. However, the entry-level 35 TFSI Technology is priced at Rs 54.2 lakhs (ex-showroom) undercutting the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and even the Jaguar XF.