Review of Audi A6
True to its name, Audi’s A6 lives in an area of luxury cars between a mid-size A4 and a long limo.
Although it has the same size, price and performance of the pitch as the evergreen BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it has traditionally been unable to order gloves for other ‘Big Three’ rivals. Germany’s sales of Australia’s new car market. Although it has managed to topple the Jaguar XF and the Lexus GS seems unpopular.
So what? After seven years of being on the market, the fourth generation (C7) A6 left the local market in June of this year and fresh metal is designed to push Audi to the front of you.
Revealed in Germany in early 2018, the fifth-generation A6 (C8) brings new engines, leading safety, upgraded communications technology and the development of the brand’s distinctive design language. effect.
We scored early, drive the preview to see if the A6 has what it takes to challenge ‘5’ and ‘E’.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
In recent years, Audi has shown an impressive commitment to design consistency, with signature elements such as ‘Singleframe grille’, sharp lines, angled edges and tightly-wrapped surfaces. clear unifying factors.
But the line between consistency and uniformity is a thin matter and you can argue a strong case that, aside, all Audis from the previous decade look much alike. And while this all-new design sharpens and adjusts the brand formula, it’s hardly a clean revolution.
The 21-inch alloys (optional) of our test car are further evidence that Audi is currently playing a powerful wheel design game. They fill the wheels to capacity and grapple with the large grille to stand out visually.
The standard S line exterior package combines specific front and rear bumpers with honeycomb inserts, ‘matt titanium black’ inner grille with ‘platinum gray’ inserts, rear diffuser in black, fold This has a chrome trim, illuminated side panels and aluminum sills with the S logo on the front.
The strong curved roof highlights the car’s steeply sloping C pillars, giving it a style close to fastback. The short overhang highlights the muscular, sculptural appearance.
The interior is a quality design model blended with Teutonic restrictions, instrument cluster layout and triple digital display cluster including tools, media as well as heating and ventilation.
The long, horizontal vents are an Audi favorite design, the seats look and feel great and the entire cabin of quality and attention to detail.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
At just 4.9m long, 1.9m wide and under 1.5m high, the new A6 is a bit longer and wider, but overall a bit lower than the previous version. And each of those key measures is within the millimeter range of its core competitors.
So the bigger is giant, but while the wheelbase has stretched to 12 mm, Audi says it has increased by 21mm in interior length.
Room for the driver and front passenger is generous, with ample storage provided, including cupholders (covered) in the center console (also combined with a 12 volt outlet and storage slot) (key), decent glove box and door barrel that allow bottles to be easily stored)
The storage box / armrest between the front seats is relatively shallow but includes wireless Qi (chee) charging mats (for compatible devices), plus SIM and SD ports, as well as a pair of USB sockets (Type A ).
The people in the back have equally good shape. I was able to sit behind the driver seat for my 183cm position with tons of head and leg room provided.
The center armrest folds down with a storage tray with lid and two storage compartments pop out. There are mesh pockets at the back of each front seat and door bins large enough for large bottles of drinking water.
Three adults in the back are certainly possible, but not an actual long-distance option.
Ventilation, connectivity and power supply are also well-installed for the backseat with standard specifications including climate adjustment for the rear, plus two USB ports and a 12-volt outlet.
To record, our test example was upgraded with ‘Rear Seat Comfort Package’ ($ 2500) including four-zone climate control, heating for two exterior positions and ‘seat upholstery’ ‘expansion for the door armrest and the center console. Two central vents are also supplemented by additional adjustable doors in columns B.
The boot volume is average for the class at 530 liters, and the A6 has swallowed our three-piece rigid suitcase (35, 68 and 105 liters) with spare room volume, as well as the size CarsGuide pram. giant.
In fact, it was able to put the biggest case as well as pram at the same time, which is quite impressive. Drop the 40/20 / 40 folding rear seats to release more volume.
There are anchors that pop up at each corner of the boot floor, a mesh storage compartment behind the passenger wheel tub, a 12-volt outlet on the driver’s side, a convenient folding shopping bag hook, an elastic net including, and a space-saving spare under the boot floor.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 8/10
The $ 100,000 barrier is a significant number, and the Audi A6 55 TFSI quattro S has performed well and actually overtook it, landing at $ 116,000, before costing on the road.
As for context, BMW’s 530i Luxury Line costs $ 111,900, Jag’s XF 35t S will return you $ 128,528, Mercedes-Benz E300 costs $ 111,642 and Lexus GS350 Sport Luxury will lighten your wallet. $ 106,312 more.
So you expect the top three of these A6 models to include standard features as part of the pitch to gain market share from BMW, Merc and Co. And certainly this car has been downloaded with enough fruit to meet for Miranda’s Carmen Blender.