Audi A6: A Suitable Case For Consideration.
One aspect of the A6 is that there are varieties. The saloon is great but if more load space is needed there is also an Avant (Estate) variant with the option of mild-hybrid drive. For those needing a little more grip for tougher conditions then Audi has it covered with the A6 Allroad featuring quattro four-wheel drive and a raised ride height thanks to adjustable air suspension. There's even a Sport version with 19" alloys, sports seats and all-LED headlights.
The Audi A6
This latest eighth generation A6 model integrates many of the luxuries and innovations that have been so widely acclaimed in the latest A8 limo flagship. The sleek and superbly proportioned new body brings the model bang up to date and adds improvements in virtually every area, from the advanced mild hybrid drivetrains and sharper yet more comfortable suspension options to the sublime cabin that features an all-digital MMI touch response interface. Fabulous to look at and fabulous to ride in.
The Audi A6 offers the very latest in driver assistance systems, setting new standards in the class, say the company. These include the parking pilot and the garage pilot capable of autonomously manoeuvring the car into and out of a parking space or garage. The driver can get out of the car, we learn, before activating and monitoring the system using a smartphone.
Other packages available to suit customer requirements include the City Assist package for urban safety and convenience and the Tour package, which has adaptive cruise control assistance, supplementing the adaptive cruise control by means of gentle steering intervention to keep the vehicle in lane.
All engines in the Audi A6 now feature new mild-hybrid technology. A belt alternator starter works together with a lithium-ion battery, enabling the A6 to coast at speeds of between 34mph and 99mph in the interest of fuel economy. It also initiates the start-stop function earlier at speeds of 13mph and below, when coming to a halt, recovering energy as it slows. A highlight is that the engine restarts from standstill predictively as soon as the vehicle in front of the Audi A6 starts moving. Great when stuck in traffic jams.
The drive and handling is noticeably sharper than previous incarnations. Keen drivers can thank the innovative new suspension options and there's a choice: The conventional steel spring suspension, sport suspension, suspension with damper control and, last but definitely not least, the adaptive air suspension, that also features controlled damping.
The steering is quick and direct and dynamic all-wheel steering can also be added to further enhance this agility. At low speed, the rear wheels steer in the opposite direction to the front wheels, significantly reducing the turning circle, while at higher speeds the wheels turn in the same direction to optimise stability. Yes, it adds to the price but it is a system that really works.
The latest Audi A6 then is a prestige car that competes at the highest level with the opposition. This is a car that will quickly immerse itself into a driver's life. Get in touch to find out more.