How totally different is the brand new Audi A6 from the older one? We discovered


The local weather management dials have been carried out away with and as an alternative you get one other touchscreen to make the cabin comfy for its occupants. Gearstick has moved to a extra inventive hammer formed one and the console under it has been made freed from litter with fewer switches and given an icing of a wooden end. Seems very elegant – to create some controversy: much less German, extra Scandinavian! To not neglect, there may be yet another, display for the instrument cluster that other than digital speedo clusters it may additionally show maps and different driver-related info.

Dynamics

The earlier gen A6 was a enjoyable automobile particularly in sure engine variants – like the three.0 turbo petrol. Even in diesel guise, it was not a slouch. Audi, with diesel gate within the background, is ensuring it will get a mixture of most effective, cleaner and highly effective engines within the new A6. On the playing cards can be a 2.0-litre diesel (40TDI) and a 3.0-litre petrol (55 TFSI) to begin with. Gearbox is a seven-speed dual- clutch now we have seen in different Audi vehicles.

he A6 is extra spacious than the automobile it replaces so anticipate a extra plush rear seat (learn extra legroom) and a cavernous boot for the golf luggage or baggage throughout inter-city journey. Each petrol and delicate hybrid diesels can be on supply together with non-compulsory four-wheel drive. Whether or not it may upset the “dynamic” apple cart of its rivals and but set a brand new benchmark of consolation (it’s going to be decidedly quieter too)? We are going to know as soon as we drive it. Which can be very quickly.

New Audi A6 – India launch on October 24.

Worth estimate – Rs 55 lakh onwards

Rivals: Jaguar XF, Volvo S90, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 collection

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