If you check out the Audi A6, you’ll find that the sophisticated sedan is everything you’ve come to expect from an Audi — and then, some more. The Audi A6, launched late last year, is a perfect amalgam of form, function, technology and power. At its heart is a 2.0-litre engine that features Audi’s revolutionary TFSI technology.
The TFSI tech, honed through years of racing and research, delivers the twin benefits of power and fuel economy, as well as remarkable responsiveness. Audi’s TFSI engines have bagged several accolades over the years, and the one that powers the Audi A6 generates 245hp and 370Nm of torque. If you are into speed, you’ll be glad to know that the Audi A6 touches 100kph in just 6.8sec, and, as importantly, it does so in a smooth, unhurried manner, thanks to the 7-Speed S tronic transmission, which delivers precise gear shifts. And, to suit your many moods, the car is equipped with Audi Drive Select, which modifies the engine, transmission and steering characteristics to adapt the car to suit your mode of driving.
The cabin of the Audi A6 is redolent of luxury and technology, all of which, in traditional Audi fashion, are tasteful and enhance the ownership experience. The design language is minimalistic but sophisticated, and there is both harmony and spaciousness. The acres of fine leather are juxtaposed with brushed aluminium and open-pore wood veneer, and the advanced technologies that the car comes with fits right in with such a futuristic cabin space. The car’s innovative dual-touchscreen MMI infotainment system combines intuitiveness, a great degree of functionality, and top-notch design, thanks to the brushed metal and piano black frame. If the top display has a user experience similar to smartphone apps, the bottom display helps users create up to 27 individual shortcuts for key vehicle functions. Among several other features, a wireless charger and a top-of-the-line Bang & Olufsen sound system complete the picture inside the cabin.
With its taut lines and sharply defined edges, the Audi A6 is all sporty elegance, and on the move, too, it never gets ruffled, regardless of whether you are dealing with traffic in town or exploring backroads near the coast. And the car’s newly developed Comfort Heavy Duty Suspension also ensures a comfortable drive. It delivers both, agility and comfort in equal measure. Talking of comfort, the Audi A6’s rear-seat comfort is often rated as the benchmark in its class. Legroom is excellent, the seats are both plush and supportive, and there’s dual-zone climate control in there as well. In many ways, the backseat passengers will feel at home at the rear of the Audi A6.
Talking of home, you don’t have to leave yours to experience all that the Audi A6 has to offer, in case you are curious about one. Audi India’s website, www.audi.in, uses the latest form of Augmented Reality (AR) technology to enable prospective customers to check out the Audi A6 – as well as other models – from the comfort of their home. The AR technology, along with a full 360-degree Product Visualiser enables an actual 3D visual representation of the vehicle and helps configure the car with all the available customisation options on offer. The Audi experience, of course, doesn’t end with purchasing a car; the manufacturer has a suite of solutions to ensure that your ownership experience is as smooth as it is engaging. These include the Audi Service Plan, which can be purchased along with the vehicle or maximum up to 6 months/10,000 km from the date of delivery and ensures attention from Audi service experts and use of Audi Genuine Parts to ensure your car stays as good as new. The Audi Extended Warranty, offered under the Audi CarLife Programme, provides the owner an extension of the warranty, regardless of the mileage. And should you be the kind who loves to hit the road, you’d be glad to know that Audi’s Top Assist, which provides emergency roadside assistance to its customers, is now available on 95 percent of main routes in India.