A Closer Look at the 2019 Audi A6 3.0T Quattro

There’s no denying that the Audi A6 is an excellent example of a luxury sedan. It’s been a fierce competitor in this category from the moment the original debuted in 2012. The 2019 model, however, is a game changer. It features two major changes that take the A6 brand to the next level.

From super to turbo

The biggest change to this year’s A6 is its engine. Instead of being supercharged, its 3.0L V6 engine is turbocharged. The change in horsepower is minimal, from 333 to 335. But, it adds an extra 44 pound-feet of torque bringing the total to 369. The engine is smooth and rather quiet, considering its power. Almost unnoticeable. This changes when the turbo is activated. When launch control is engaged, the new A6 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 48 seconds. In other words, the new Audi outpaces its predecessor by 0.4 seconds. This is made that much more impressive when you consider that it’s over 100 pounds heavier, coming in at 4345 pounds. If the turbo isn’t engaged, things are a little different. The 2019 A6 goes from 5 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than its predecessor.

Fuel Efficient

In an effort to increase its fuel efficiency, Audi put the Quattro’s Ultra all-wheel-drive system in the A6. This disengages the rear axle when carrying light loads to minimize mechanical drag. Furthermore, every A6 features hybrid technology in the form of a 48-volt starter/alternator and a battery housed under the massive 19 cubic foot trunk. This setup effortlessly handles not just the ancillaries, but also the engine starts/stop system as well. With both these systems in play, the new A6 also has higher EPA estimates. It gets 22 mpg in the city, 29 in the highway, and 29 combined.

Superior handling

Handling is excellent, to say the least. Steering is linear and precise. But, if you prefer, you can modify this function using the Sports steering wheel in Individual mode or the Dynamic setting. Still, although it’s a very capable vehicle, we wouldn’t consider the A6 to be a sports sedan. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Audi’s made luxury their priority this go around.

Interior styling

Besides the new engine, the most exciting thing about the new A6 is its interior. Its innovative design is reminiscent of Iron Man’s mission control room. That is, it’s angular and asymmetrical accented by piano black trim. It has a lot of surface area, which is perfect for all its infotainment features. For instance, the mid-grade and premium plus packages come with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. This is accompanied by the company’s new MMI Navigation Plus with MMI touch response interface. It includes a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen for your primary infotainment needs. This setup is situated above an 8.6-inch touch screen that handles dual front climate controls.

The base model doesn’t have all these bells and whistles. Instead, it comes with an 8.8-inch upper touch screen and the same size lower screen. Both of the touchscreens mentioned above feature haptic feedback and scroll/pinch functionality. But, you may have to press harder than you expect to get a response. This may take some getting used to but visual excellence and increased functionality of the interface are undeniable. For instance, you can use the lower screen as a writing pad where you can input information by using letters or words. It also features a traditional keyboard and decent voice recognition software to input information as well.

Exterior Beauty

In terms of exterior appearance, the most obvious differences between the newer and older model are the lower and wider grille. The fender is a little different as well. It gets an added touch of masculinity courtesy of an upper character line that’s incorporated into the door’s design. There are several new lighting elements as well. These include the sequential turn signals, HD Matrix headlamps, and cute animations when unlocking and locking the doors.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Audi A6 is the epitome of excellence. It features a more powerful engine, a stellar infotainment package, and visual elements that are sure to please the most discerning driver. All in all, it’s a worthy successor to its previous model.

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