September 11, 2015 : German carmaker Audi has added a new variant to its A6's range called the A6 35 TFSI at Rs 45.90 Lacs (ex-showroom Delhi and Mumbai). The car has a 1.8 litre petrol motor produces a hefty 190bhp while offering 15.26 kmpl and is mated to a seven-speed S-tronic transmission. Audi Drive select with adaptive air suspension lets you select between Comfort, Sport and Dynamic mode. Other added features include - LED headlights, rear lights with dynamic turn indicators, restyled bumpers and the Audi Single frame grill. The Audi A6 35 TFSI also gets new interiors and now comes with seat upholstery in Milano Leather and Fine Grain Ash Natural Brown Inlays. The car also gets the Next Generation Modular Infotainment Platform.
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|Variants||Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power|
|35 TDI Matrix Edition||Diesel||Automatic||1968cc
||14.33||18.53||187.74bhp @ 3800-4200rpm|
||11.26||15.26||187.74bhp @ 4200-6200rpm|
Audi India has launched the facelifted version of its luxurious sedan A6 , which is currently being sold in a two trims. The diesel trim is named as Matrix, while the petrol version is christened as premium. The new improvements have been done to almost all the aspects including interiors, exteriors and technical specifications as well. On the outsides, it now has Matrix LED headlights and both the bumpers are slightly revamped. The exhaust pipes are slightly redesigned and the revised tail light cluster includes dynamic turn indicators. Inside the cabin, it gets an updated MMI touch interface, navigation system along with some driver oriented functions. Its seats are also now covered with a new leather upholstery. Apart from these, no other changes are made it it. Other standard exterior features include a large perforated radiator grille at front with a prominent company's logo in the center. Its side profile is dominated by a few visible character lines and neatly carved wheel arches, which are fitted with an elegant set of alloy wheels. The panoramic sun roof is made of tinted single glazed safety glass and wind deflector and come with tilt function. Its internal cabin is quite spacious and designed with a dual tone color scheme. It is incorporated with some top of the line aspects and options to change the interior lighting. In terms of safety, it has front and rear side airbags, anti theft wheel bolts, space saving spare wheel, a tyre pressure monitor and several other aspects. The Matrix version is fitted with a 2.0-litre diesel power plant, which is tuned up to produce a maximum power and torque output of 187.7bhp and 400Nm respectively. While the petrol trim houses a 1798cc motor, which is also capable of unleashing 187.7bhp of power. Both these are mated with an efficient 7-speed S Tronic automatic transmission gear box, which sends the output to its front wheels.
The braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient, which helps in keeping the vehicle stable at all times. This vehicle is blessed with an efficient suspension system that helps in maintaining its stability on any road conditions and this mechanism is further assisted by dynamic stability control function. Its disc braking mechanism is quite reliable, which is augmented by ABS along with EBD. Another important aspects are electromechanical parking brake, ESP with electronic cross axle lock, electronic differential lock and automatic release function. All these features put together, makes it one of the most comfortable and safe vehicle in its segment. It is competing against the likes of BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF, Mercedes Benz CLA Class and others in this segment. This luxurious vehicle is offered with a standard warranty of two years or unlimited kilometers and the customers can also avail an extended warranty at a nominal cost.
This model series has a sleek and lustrous body line, which will certainly lure the buyers. It is fitted with a number of striking features, which gives it a captivating look. To begin with the frontage, it has a bold radiator grille with a lot of chrome treatment and embossed with a prominent logo of the company in the center. This grille is surrounded by a well designed headlight cluster that is integrated with Matrix LED headlamps. The presence of automatic dynamic headlight range control prevents oncoming traffic from being confused. It also has LED daytime running lights, which gives the vehicle an impressive appearance. The bumper is further fitted with a couple of round shaped bright fog lamps, which adds to the visibility of the driver. Its large windscreen is made of heat insulated glass and fitted with a set of rain sensing wipers as well. Its rear end has a lot of attractive features that gives the vehicle an appealing look. It has a large windscreen that is integrated with a defogger, which has a timer as well. It is also accompanied by a LED high mounted brake light. The curvy boot lid is fitted with a thick chrome strip and variant badging. The body colored bumper is revised and further accompanied by chrome finished exhaust pipes. Coming to its elegantly designed side profile it has a few expressive lines and body colored door handles. The window sill gets a chrome finish, while external rear view mirrors are in body color with LED side turn indicators. These electrically adjustable and foldable mirrors has auto dimming and memory function for added convenience. Its flared up wheel arches are fitted with a set of 17-inch cast aluminum alloy wheels that gives the side profile an urbane look. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres. Besides these, the B-pillars and side skirts are also present in its side profile.
It is designed with an overall length of 4933mm along with a decent height of 1455mm and a total width of 2086mm, which includes both external rear view mirrors. It has a large wheelbase of 2912mm, which offers a spacious cabin inside. The minimum ground clearance of the vehicle is 165mm. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of about 11.9 meters.
The company has offered a spacious internal cabin, which looks refreshing with some minor updates. It can take in five people with ease. There is enough leg room offered to its passengers, while the head and shoulder space is also quite good. The dashboard is elegantly designed and integrated with some equipments. These include a four spoke steering wheel that is wrapped with premium leather. It also includes air vents, stylish center console, which is fitted with an updated infotainment system and a large glove box compartment that is quite good for storing small things. It has a stylish instrument cluster that includes coolant temperature display, speedometer, electronic odometer, fuel gauge and a digital clock. This also displays a few notifications like ambient temperature, maintenance interval display and so on for the convenience of driver. The manufacturer has used high quality plastic materials for designing the cabin, which is beautifully decorated with a dual tone color scheme. This attractive look is further complimented by walnut dark brown finishing on the dashboard, door trims and panels that gives the interiors a classy look. It is incorporated with wide and well cushioned seats that offer good comfort as well as support, which is a plus point during long journeys. These are covered with a new leather upholstery. The front seats can be electrically adjustable and has four way lumbar support, while the driver's seat has memory function as well. Meanwhile, the rear one comes with 60:40 split folding facility, which allows to bring in more luggage. In addition to these, it includes an advanced air conditioning system and storage spaces, which makes it quite convenient for the passengers sitting inside.
For a pleasurable driving experience, it is graced with a number of innovative comfort features. The cabin is integrated with a long list of comfort features including auto release function, front passenger seat adjustment facility from the rear, central control unit with radio remote control, parking aid plus, and cup holders. The cabin has an advanced four zone deluxe automatic air conditioning unit that cools the cabin and creates a pleasant ambiance. It comes with separate temperature control for driver and front co-passenger. It has an automatic cruise control system that maintains the speed of above 30 Kmph and the set speed is displayed on driver information system. The driver information system has a high resolution seven inch TFT color display with MMI touch. It gets the updated Audi music interface that provides connectivity to Apple iPod, USB storage medial as well as MP3 players. It has the advanced BOSE surround sound system with fourteen loudspeakers that offers an outstanding sound experience. Its powerful drive-train can be started and switched off easily through the start/stop button that is present in the center console. There is electrical sun blinds available for rear windscreen, while the rear door windows have manual sun blinds. It has a tilt and slide electric sunroof that is made of a tinted single glazed safety glass. There are comfortable seats available with headrests as well as rear center armrest, which adds to their convenience. It has electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors and there is remote boot lid opener. There are sun visors available for driver and co-passenger that have illuminated vanity mirrors. Other than these, it includes automatic opening of boot lid, multi-functional leather steering wheel with shift paddles, foot well lights, cigarette lighter and many other aspects that improves the comfort levels of its passengers.
This model series comes with a roomy internal cabin, that offers ample shoulder room of 1460mm at front and 1429mm in the rear end. It offers elbow room of 1527mm, while at rear, it is of 1491mm. At the same time, it provides sufficient head room of 1046 at the front, which comes to around 962mm at rear. It has a luggage compartment of 530 litres, which can be further increased up to 995 litres by folding the rear seat. For planning a longer journey, the company has given it a large fuel tank, which can hold up to 75 litres of petrol or diesel in it.
An efficient automatic transmission gear box is paired with both the mills, which helps them in achieving a top speed of 232 Kmph. Its petrol version can break the 100 Kmph speed mark in 8.2 seconds, while the other trim can do it in 8.4 seconds.
As said above, the model is currently available with two engine options. The Matrix trim is fitted with a 2.0-litres TDI power plant. It has a total displacement capacity of 1968cc and fitted with a common rail based direct injection system. It carries four cylinders that are further integrated with 16 valves. It has the ability to produce a whopping power of 187.74bhp in the range of 3800 to 4200rpm, while yielding a hammering torque output of 400Nm between 1750 to 3000rpm. As for the other variant, it is fitted with a 1.8-litre TFSI engine that also has the same cylinder and valve configuration as the other motor. It is integrated with a direct fuel injection system along with a turbocharger and Audi ValveLift system for enhanced efficiency. It is capable of unleashing 187.74bhp between 4200 to 6200rpm along with a torque output of 320Nm in the range of 1400 to 4100rpm. Both these drive-trains are coupled with an advanced 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission gear box, which delivers power output to its front wheels.
The 2.0-litre oil burner is incorporated with a common rail direct injection fuel supply system, which has the ability to churn out 17.68 Kmpl on the highways and 13.33 Kmpl within the city. The 1.7-litre TFSI drive-train is capable of returning a peak mileage of 15.26 Kmpl.
The TDI mechanism can generate a peak power of 187.7bhp that ranges between 3750 to 4200rpm. And, it yields torque output of 380Nm at just 1750 to 2500rpm. Its TFSI petrol mill also produces the same power, but the torque output goes down to 320Nm.
It is incorporated with an advanced infotainment unit featuring an Audi Sound system, Bluetooth connectivity and Audi music interface, which is located in center console. Furthermore, it comes with MMI navigation plus that has a hard disc with topographical map display, city models and sight seeing information in 3D. It includes 20GB music storage, Bluetooth and Audi interface. It has two high resolution LCD adjustable displays that provide access to various video and audio sources. It also comes with a DVD/CD player along Bose surround sound system, which delivers high definition sound output. The MMI plus features touch sensitive control panel, which also comes with a handwriting recognition system. It allows the use of Apple iPod/iPhone, USB interface, MP3 and other portable media players. It includes 12 channel amplifier, 14 loudspeakers and a sub woofer. There is also radio plus available that features a triple tuner for enhancing the ambiance of its cabin. It has an advanced 600 watts Bose surround sound system that delivers an amazing sound experience. On the other hand, there is also an advanced navigation system, which helps to stay in the right direction. Buyers can also customize the car with a slew of stylish features like premium leather upholstery with contrast stitching, floor mats, wood inlays and a few other aspects. While its exteriors can be fitted with roof rails, deck-lid spoiler, skid skirts, front and rear diffusers and door visors. Furthermore, its exteriors can be decorated with stylish body decals, which certainly adds to its elegance.
The car maker has given it a highly proficient braking system featuring internally vented brake discs on all its four wheels, which helps in precise braking. It also has anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and hydraulic brake assist system, which further augments this braking mechanism. Furthermore, it has an electronic stabilization program that collaborates with anti slip regulation to improve the traction and agility of the car. It comes with a maintenance-free, rack and pinion based electromechanical power assisted steering system, which is further integrated with a speed dependent control. On the other hand, its suspension mechanism is quite proficient and keeps the vehicle well balanced in every conditions. Both its front and rear axles have been fitted with an adaptive air suspension system featuring damper regulation, which can deal all the shocks caused on roads.
It is gifted with several vital features, which ensures unparalleled protection to the occupants. The company has made it by using lightweight aluminum hybrid construction method, which is being offered with 12-year warranty against corrosion and it is a big plus point. It is blessed with some standard features, which includes tightening of seat belts, activation of hazard warning lights and closing of sunroof as well as windows, defogger with a timer, a tyre pressure monitoring system, first aid kit, warning triangle, central locking system and a space saving spare wheel that enhances the security levels. It has night vision assistant system, which displays a thermal image of the surroundings and assists when driving at night. The manufacturer has also equipped a total of eight airbags along with integral head restraint system, which helps to reduce the damage in case of any accident. In addition to these, the model is also bestowed with an electronic stabilization program that collaborates with electronic cross-axle lock, which reduces the loss of traction while cornering. One of the most important safety aspect is its 'Audi pre-sense' anticipatory safety function featuring radar sensors and a video camera. This system comprises of various preventive occupant protection systems, which are activated in case of any critical driving situation happens to arise. There is ISOFIX child seat mounting available with additional attachment points that ensures maximum child safety. Its outside rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable along with heating and foldable function, which is a big plus point. The company has given it 3-point seat belts for all passengers along with belt force limiter, height adjustment and pyrotechnic belt tensioners. It also has electrically adjustable front head restraints that not only offers comfort but also provides good lateral support. The advanced instrument panel displays various notifications and keeps the driver alert. Some of these include door ajar indicator, driver and co-passenger seat belt reminder. It includes parking system plus with advanced rear view camera, which helps the driver to park it safely. Apart from these, it also has safety steering column, first aid kit with warning triangle, ABS with EBD, hydraulic brake assist system child proof locks, electronic immobilizer, which is quite useful for any unavoidable entry into the vehicle and so on. The Audi pre-sense basic is an advanced aspect that activates preventive protection measures during critical driving situations. Its light weight Audi Space Frame with high strength aluminum alloy offers maximum level of safety.
The flared up wheel arches of all its trims come with a stylish set of 17-inch cast aluminum alloy wheels, which enhances the look of its side profile. These rims are further covered with high performance radial tubeless tyres of size 225/55 R17 that provides superior grip on any road conditions.
1. The Matrix LED lighting technology is a big plus point.
2. Striking exteriors with noticeable aspects.
3. Performance of both the engines is remarkable.
4. Ample cabin space with lavish seating arrangement.
5. Its adaptive air suspension provides a comfortable driving experience.
1. Bose surround system can be offered as a standard aspect.
2. Cost of ownership is slightly expensive than its competitors.
3. Lower ground clearance can be problematic.
4. Rear head room should be increased further.
5. Presence of authorized service stations needs to increase.
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