A look at the 2019 Audi A6
In the mid-90s Audi launched the A6 which was a car designed to rival the likes of the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E Class. Since then thereís been very little to separate the trio as they all offer high levels of build quality, state of the art technology and strong driving dynamics. Fast forward to the present day and youíll find that that battle remains as intense as ever. However, this battle has heated up just that little bit more with the launch of the fifth generation Audi A6.
Thereís no question that the latest Audi A6 is more stylish, comfortable and technologically advanced than ever before. Although thereís plenty of helpful features on offer the only problem is that the same can be said of its main rivals. This means that the latest incarnation of the A6 needs to really impress to earn a top spot in what is an increasingly competitive segment of the car market. So, has Audi done enough to bring the A6 up to date and potentially above the competition? In this short article we aim to find out.
In terms of styling the A6 very much follows in the footsteps of the revised Audi A7 and Audi A8. It means you get a large front grille a futuristic light design and that signature Audi stance. This car certainly fits the smart executive look youíd expect from a car of this calibre. It effortlessly manages to turn heads for all of the right reasons.
There are currently two trims to choose from which are the Sport and S Line. If you opt for the S Line then youíll be treated to enhanced sporty styling along with twin spoke alloy wheels as standard. The interior of the A6 really does live up to what youíd expect from a modern day Audi. So, everything in the cabin just looks and feels good quality and this include the two intuitive touchscreens in the centre console. Whatís more, Audiís pioneering Virtual Cockpit is available with the A6 and allows the driver to configure the instrument cluster to display things such as satellite navigation and any other information that they may want to see. For the upmost technology youíre really going to choose the Technology pack because along with the Virtual Cockpit youíll also get some decent upgrades. These upgrades include wireless charging, 3D mapping, Google Earth and natural voice recognition.
The new A6 is bigger than the car it replaces meaning that interior space has been increased as a result. We can safely say that the front and rear passenger room isnít something lacking in the slightest. Thereís also lots of cubby spaces dotted around the cabin for all of your belongings. The 530 litre boot is on par with the BMW 5 Series and just shy of the Mercedes Benz E Class. It will easily swallow your items due to the wide rectangular opening and load space. Itís worth mentioning that you can also get the A6 Avant which, because of its estate body style, offers and extra 35 litres of boot space. This means that the overall figures jumps to a massive 1680 litres with the seats down.
Comfort is a very important aspect of an executive saloon therefore the latest A6 had to deliver - and it does. If you opt for air suspension youíll find that the ride stays composed and comfortable even on the most uneven of British roads. In fact, the A6ís on-road refinement is so good that it comes surprising close to Audiís own luxury car the A8. While this is no sports car the A6 can still perform really well on a twisty road. The optional All-wheel steering provides agility and inspires confidence though every corner. Another benefit to this system is the smaller turning circle which will make it easy to drive around town and park. So, the All-wheel steering and the air suspension are two options and youíre definitely going to want to add.
The Audi A6 can be specified with a choice of three engines. First thereís a 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel. Then thereís a 3.0 litre V6 petrol and finally a 3.0 litre V7 diesel. The output of these engines range from 204 break horse power (bhp) with the four-cylinder engine to 286 bhp with both V6ís. All A6s offer good economy thanks to the introduction of mild hybridisation across the range. You can expect over 50 miles to the gallon (mpg) and under 150 grams per kilometre (g/km) of Co2 even with the more powerful six-cylinder units. Speaking of powerful engines the upcoming Audi S6 and Audi Rs6 Avant are sure to have plenty of power so youíre probably going to want to wait for these if blistering performance is top of your list.
The A6 is not a cheap car especially when you start adding in the options. However, you do have to consider the wide breadth of premium features, tech and quality on offer in this car and so the price can be justified somewhat. Thanks to efficient engines and the mild hybridisation of all A6s low running costs can be expected across the board. For the lowest running costs you will need to go for the 2.0 litre diesel engine as Audi claim that it will do 62 mpg.
With the competition advancing the previous A6 was in dire need of an update and itís now available to the car buying market. Itís certainly a much more accomplished saloon than its predecessor and has a lot more to boast about. OK, it may not be as cheap or engaging to drive as some of the alternatives but any lost points are more than gained back when it comes to the A6ís wealth of technology and comfort options. Overall, Audi have done a great job of making the A6, once again, a strong contender in a segment of some seriously good cars. If youíre in the market for used Audi A6 cars for sale then take a look at whatís on offer at DesperateSeller.co.uk.