Larger, larnier, luxury sedans now in SA
Audi has launched its multi-talented eighth generation A6 in South Africa. The newcomer brings innovative end-to-end digitisation, enhanced comfort and sportiness to the large luxury car segment.
New A6 gets an even larger superbly open-pore wood and leather trimmed cabin that stars on space and silence, while its futuristic touch-response virtual cockpit MMI infotainment’s dual displays appear to emerge out of the dash to reveal a smartphone-like fully stacked acoustic and tactile feedback system. All-new memory power chairs get optional ventilated massage chairs and the 530 litre boot will gobble up two golf bags.
A vast array of driver assistance systems bring even more safety and comfort, including adaptive cruise assist and a night vision assistant, while the S6 packs a 705-watt 6-speaker 3D sound Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, a panoramic glass sunroof and a boot lid that responds to a kicking motion to auto close. All three of those are optional equipment on A6 models.
The three-car A6 range includes a 140kW 400Nm 2-litre TDI A6 40 TDI, the 183kW 600Nm 3-litre V6 45 TDI and the and the 331kW 600Nm 2.9-litre S6 TFSI. 40 TDI gets a seven-speed S-tronic autobox, while both the 45 and S6 get 8-speed autos and quattro all-wheel drive too. S6 additionally gains a self-locking centre differential and 48V mild hybrid system V6 to allow it to coast between 55 and 160km/h, while its start-stop kicks in from 22 km/h for a 0.7 l/100km advantage.
New A6 gets a rigid mixed steel and aluminium chassis and dynamic suspension with optional superimposed all-wheel steering and optional sport or adaptive air set-ups. Riding on up to 21 inch wheel and tyre, there are fixed aluminium calliper brakes and lighting steps up through the range — the 40 gets LED headlights; the 45 Matrix LEDs with dynamic indicators and S6 ups to dynamic high-resolution HD Matrix LED tech.
The A6 range comes standard with a 5-year 100 000km Audi Freeway plan, with 40 TDI and S6 TFSI models already waiting for you at your local Audi dealer. 45 TDI follows imminently and the flagship RS6 Avant early next year.
Audi A6 Pricing
40 TDI S tronic R919K
45 TDI quattro tiptronic R1.1M
S6 TFSI quattro tiptronic R1.4M