Audi is one of the leading brands when it comes to medium priced models as well as high-end cars. As different countries tighten motor vehicle rules in light of the desire to conserve the environment, we expect it to improve its designs continually. The 2019 Audi A6 has been revealed and its design has Ingolstadt’s mid-size uppercut, which we first saw with the 2019 Audi A8, as well as the 2019 Audi A7. The A6 combines several features to convey opulence and incorporate fuel saving features. In this article, we are going to take a deeper look at some of its outstanding features.
Engines and Powertrain
While there are two engines that Audi has chosen for use in the A6, it’s likely that the first one that will be used in the U.S is the 3.0-liter turbocharged. The engine is rated 340 horsepower and a torque of 369 pound-feet torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch will be used in the model that will be used in other models designed for Europe. However, it could be swapped with the 8-speed unit could be swapped and used in the A6 that will be exported overseas. When it comes to speed, the 2019 A6 will attain a speed of 62 mph within 5.1 seconds, however, that’s when a gas engine is used. While users in the Europe may have an option to use a turbodiesel engine, it will not make it to the US.
It’s expected that the A6, A7, and A8 that will be exported to the US will have a standard mild-hybrid powertrain. The mild-hybrid powertrain will have a lower fuel consumption in multiple ways, such as “sailing” at an optimum speed of 100 mph. It also includes a start and stop system that cuts idling when braking at speeds not exceeding 13 mph.
Steering and Frame
One of the unique features of this unit will be its All-wheel drive that will become as a standard unit. Furthermore, a sport differential will be available as an option in some models. It will also include a four-wheel steering capable of steering at an angle of 5 degrees at low speeds to increase its maneuverability. When being driven at high speeds, the rear wheel will steer in concert with the front wheels to increase its handling efficiency.
Then new A6 is built on a stiffer frame, made from a combination of aluminum and steel for increased strength and reduced weight. Moreover, Audi has designed the A6 to have variable steering ratio system. The system allows the car to be steered from a sharp 9.5:1 to a more relaxed 16.5:1, which allows you to enjoy a long drive without fear of over steering.
As you may expect, the A6 features Audi’s MMI infotainment system, which has already been used in the A7. The 12.3-inch driver’s information cluster will be able to complement an 8.6-inch touchscreen for climate controls as well as 10.1-inch touch screen for infotainment. Moreover, you don’t need a key to start the A6, you can do start it with a smartphone. While it’s not clear whether this feature will be in the models that will been exported to the US, it’s worth noting that when the self-driving 2019 Audi A8 was announced, the US hadn’t legalized self-driving vehicles on its roads. However, after manufacturers pushed for an exception of that features through Congress, that push paved way for sale of the A8 with those features.
Other features that have been included in the A6 are those that enhance safety such as the adaptive cruise control, active lane control, vehicle-to-infrastructure hardware, parking assistant, and a series of cameras and sensors that could help to mitigate accidents.
Other Notable Features
When it comes to its cabin, the A6 has more room for both cargo and passengers. Moreover, its interior lighting has close to 30 different shades, while its trunk will be capable of holding two golf bags aside by side. When it comes to exterior lighting, the A6 will have its own light “signature,” which match its bulging hood and deeper creases.
Overall, the A6 has multiple features that will make it safer and easy to drive. We hope that you found this 2019 Audi A6 review to be revealing, and you look forward to its release as we do.