A6 2011-2015 2.0 TDI Premium Plus Review
There is a lot of demand for luxury cars in India, especially for the the Audi A6 sedan. This luxury vehicle comes in several trim levels among which, Audi A6 2.0 TDI Premium Plus is one of the mid range variants. Powering this trim is the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that is capable of producing 174.33bhp and develops 380Nm of peak torque. This trim comes loaded with advanced communication and infotainment systems like MMI navigation with a touchscreen, Bose surround system and Audi music interface. It is also incorporated with an advanced driver information system that provides details related to fuel levels, vehicle speed, rpm meter and several other warning notifications. It also offers tips to improve fuel efficiency by analyzing the fuel consumption data. As far as the safety aspects are concerned, it comes loaded with Audi Pre-Sense that scans the surrounding area of the vehicle and activates occupant protection system in critical driving situation. Apart from these, it comes with comfort features like a deluxe automatic AC unit, parking aid plus and an advanced central console unit with radio remote control. This vehicle is placed against the likes of Jaguar XF, BMW 5 Series, and Mercedes Benz C Class in the Indian automobile market.
This luxury sedan has a lustrous body structure that is equipped with several enchanting cosmetics. To start with the rear profile, it has a wide taillight cluster that is equipped with LED turn indicators, brake lights and courtesy lamps. Its boot lid houses a license plate console and is accompanied by a thick chrome strip. Furthermore, it is beautifully decorated with a lot of chrome inserts. It has a body colored bumper that is fitted with a black protective cladding along with exhaust pipes. Its side profile has trendy aspects like body colored door handles, wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators and black B pillars. Its wheel arches are skillfully fitted with a set of 17-inch cast aluminum alloy wheels, which are further covered tubeless radial tyres of size 225/55 R15. Its front profile is quite attractive owing to its sleek headlight cluster. It is equipped with high intensity xenon plus headlamps along with LED DRLs and turn indicators. In the center, there is a hexagonal shaped radiator grille that has a chrome surround and is affixed with company's logo. The front bumper has a pair of air intake vents along with round shaped fog lamps, which enhances the visibility ahead. This vehicle is currently available with six attractive body paint options like Ibis White, Havana Black, Dakota Grey, Ice Silver, Moonshine Blue, Garnet Red.
This Audi A6 2.0 TDI Premium Plus trim comes with spacious interiors that can provide comfortable seating for at least five passengers. This sedan comes with a large wheelbase of of 2912mm and width of 1874mm that helped towards creating impressive leg and shoulder room. The dashboard has a trendy design and is decorated with wood and aluminum inserts. It is further equipped with aspects like a glove box unit, an infotainment system, AC unit, and an advanced driver information system . There is a stylish 4-spoke multifunctional steering wheel fitted to the dashboard that is wrapped in premium leather upholstery. Apart from these, the seats, gearshift knob and door panels are also covered with leather upholstery. The front seats are electrically adjustable while the rear seats are foldable in 40:60:40 split ratio. Its interiors are further blessed with aspects like 4-way lumbar support for front seats, rear AC vents with individual control, front seat back pockets, adjustable head restraints, center armrests for front and rear with two cup holders and room lamps.
Engine and Performance:
This vehicle is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that is incorporated with common rail fuel injection system. It is based on DOHC based valve configuration with 4-cylinders and sixteen valves that displaces 1968cc. This motor can unleash a maximum power of about 174.33bhp at 3750 to 4200rpm and yields a peak torque output of about 380Nm in the range of 1750 to 3500rpm. It is paired with a six speed multitronic automatic transmission gearbox that distributes the torque output to the front wheels. This vehicle takes only about 8.3 seconds to breach a 100 Kmph speed mark and can reach a top speed in the range of 222 Kmph. On the other hand, this sedan can produce a maximum mileage of about 17.68 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
This vehicle is blessed with a sophisticated disc braking mechanism wherein all its four wheels have been fitted with ventilated discs. It is further augmented by emergency brake assist, anti-lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution. Additionally, it comes incorporated with electronic stability program and anti slip regulation, which keeps the vehicle stable and agile. Furthermore, this vehicle is blessed with adaptive air suspension system that helps it to deal with shocks and bumps caused on roads. It is also incorporated with an electro mechanic power steering system that is based on maintenance free rack and pinion mechanism.
This Audi A6 2.0 TDI Premium Plus is one of the top end variants and is equipped with innovative comfort features. It comes with a list of features including front passenger's seat adjustment front rear, central control unit with radio remote control, energy recovery system, auto release function and folding rear seat back. It also has aspects like 4-zone automatic air conditioning system system 4-way lumbar support for front seats, electrical sun blinds for rear window and driver's seat with memory function. This sedan is also blessed with an advanced infotainment system that features a Bose surround sound system, DVD changer, Bluetooth interface, preparation for rear seat entertainment and Audi music interface.
This vehicle comes with a lightweight hybrid aluminum that is strong and contributes towards improving agility of this vehicle. It comes with innovative safety aspects like anti-theft alarm with tow-away protection, first aid kit with warning triangle, ISOFIX child seat mounting, space saving spare wheel, tyre pressure monitoring display and airbags. It is also integrated with electronic stability program along with traction control system, electronic differential lock, seat belts, safety steering column, side impact beams and integral head restraints system.
1. Interior design is quite luxurious.
2. innovative safety and comfort features are a big plus.
1. Price range is quite expensive.
2. Fuel economy can be improved.
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