Audi A6 Facelift Variant to Give a Fitting Reply to Merc E-Class

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Given the growing popularity of luxury sedans among the nouveau riche segment, Audi has come out with the face lifted variant of its existing A6 sedan. This is also Audi’s riposte to its rival Mercedes E-Class sedan. Available in diesel (Matrix) and petrol (Premium) engine options, the new variant has been made sleeker with LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, revamped bumpers, LED brake lamp, sharp tail lamps, and edgy character lines. Running on a quartet of elegant looking 17-inch alloy wheels, Audi A6 justifies every bit of its top billing by showcasing a panoramic tinted safety glass roof with tilt function, among others.

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Exterior

Thanks to its large wheelbase of 2912mm, Audi A6 is comfortably spacious with striking features dotting its exterior. The revamped headlamp cluster houses LEDs including a string of daylight running lamps bolster not only the looks quotient but also delivers better illumination. This feature is handy for all those who travel on highways, apart from the ones who have used Audi A6 in Delhi and other metros. In the looks department Audi A6 scores high thanks to an abundance of chrome in areas such as front engine grille, window sills, dual exhausts and boot.

Interior

Swathed in Milano leather upholstery the interior is a treasure trove of top end features. These include a seven inches TFT monitor incorporating the driver information system with MMI touch. This system is connected to a BOSE acoustic unit and extends connectivity to Apple iPod, USB and MP3 player. The seats have been made comfortable with a 4 way lumbar support, wherein the front seats can be automatically adjusted. Moreover, the presence of a four zone air conditioning system cools the interior in no time and an automatic cruise control system keeps the car cruising steadily at 30kmph. other features include drive area specific temperature control, multifunctional steering wheel with paddle shifters, electrically adjustable real view mirrors, automatic boot opener, sun visors, foot well light and illuminated vanity mirrors.

Audi A6 in the pre-owned market

Audi A6’s brand presence and set of comfort features are envied in the pre-owned car market as well especially in places such as Delhi. In fact, there is a network of bespoke dealers of pre-owned cars from whom connoisseurs can get certified used Audi A6 in Delhi.  

Engine and Transmission

The diesel trim called Matrix derives power from a 2.0-litre 1968cc 4-cylinders 16-valves TDI engine delivering maximum power and torque values of 187.7bhp @3800-4200rpm and 400Nm @1750-3000rpm. The petrol trim called Premium on the other hand, does duty with a 1.8-litre 1798cc turbocharged TFSI engine delivering maximum power and torque values of 187.7bhp @4200-6200rpm and 320Nm @1400-4100rpm respectively. Both engine types send power to the front wheels through a 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission system.

Acceleration and Mileage

Audi A6’s facelift variant can touch a maximum speed of 232kmph and cross the 100km barrier in 8.2 (petrol) and 8.4 seconds (diesel) flat. Although luxury sedans are chosen mainly for their comfort features, looks, safety features and engine power, mileage is not to be dismissed altogether. The diesel trim can ratchet up an average mileage of 15.5kmpl as compared to its petrol trim’s 15.26kmpl.

Safety features

The all four wheels braking system is further strengthened with the presence of features such as ABS, EBD, BA, ESP and ESR. Besides, the presence of adaptive air suspension with damper regulation has the capability to absorb shocks and jerks on the way. Apart from these, a host of safety features such as eight airbags, central locking and others turns Audi A6 into a safe cocoon for riders.

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