A6 2011-2015 2.0 TDI Technology Review
Audi A6 is a luxury sedan available in the Indian car bazaar. This vehicle comes in several trim levels with both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. The Audi A6 2.0 TDI Technology is one of the high end diesel variants, which is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor. It can belt out a maximum power of 174.33bhp, while generating a peak torque output of 380Nm. This vehicle comes with a trendy interior design that is done up in a dual tone color scheme and is further emphasized by wooden inserts. This sedan has a captivating external appearance owing to its signature cosmetics like hexagonal radiator grille, LED headlights, and a set of stylish cast aluminum alloy wheels. It comes fitted with an innovative features Audi drive select that offers five different modes like comfort, dynamic, efficiency, auto and individual. Also, it is bestowed with 'Audi pre-sense' anticipatory safety feature that has a video camera along with radar sensors, which monitors the surrounding and road ahead to provide enhanced protection.
The external appearance of this variant is certainly the most stylish in its class, thanks to its signature exterior features. To begin with its front profile, it has a hexagonal shaped radiator grille that has a thick chrome surround and is affixed with the company’s logo. It is flanked by a sleek headlight cluster that is incorporated with all LED lights including daytime running lamps and turn indicators. The front bumper comes in body color that is further equipped with a pair of air ducts along with round shaped fog lamps. Its side profile looks quite decent owing to its trendy aspects like body colored wing mirrors and door handles. This variant is blessed with a set of 17-inch cast aluminum alloy wheels, which are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 225/55 R17 . This luxury sedan comes with a lustrous rear profile, where its sleek taillight cluster renders it a captivating look. It is powered by LED brake lights and turning indicators along with courtesy lights.
The interiors of this luxury sedan have been done up with a two tone color scheme, which is further complimented by extensive use of wood inlays. There is a lot of chrome used for the interiors especially to the AC vent surround, glove box lid, dashboard, and central console. All the seats are ergonomically designed and are integrated with head restraints and covered with premium leather upholstery. The steering wheel, door grab handles along with the gearshift knob and armrests have been covered with leather upholstery . Its cockpit is equipped with a trendy design dashboard, which comes incorporated with an infotainment system, AC unit and an advanced instrument cluster. Its driver seat comes with electrically adjustable function including memory setting while the rear seats have 40:20:40 split foldable facility. The manufacturer has also installed an innovative feature like a driver information system with 7-inch color screen that displays information relating to speed levels, rpm meter, clock and outside temperature.
Engine and Performance:
This trim has been fitted with a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that has latest direct fuel injection system. This engine has four cylinders, each of which have 4-valves that displaces 1968cc. This power plant is further incorporated with a turbocharging unit that helps it to unleash a peak power output of 174.33bhp at 3750 to 4200rpm and yields a peak torque output of 380Nm in the range of 1750 to 2500rpm. The company has skillfully coupled this motor with a 6-speed multitronic automatic transmission gearbox that allows the front wheels to draw torque output. This vehicle can achieve a 100 Kmph speed mark in 8.1 seconds and can reach a top speed of 222 Kmph.
Braking and Handling:
This vehicle is blessed with a highly proficient disc braking mechanism, as all four wheels have been paired with a set of ventilated disc brakes in combination with superior brake calipers. This proficient braking mechanism gets the assistance from anti lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and hydraulic brake assist system. In addition to these, this variant is also equipped with an electronic stability program that collaborates with EBD and ABS to improve agility of the vehicle. As far as suspension is concerned, it is bestowed with an adaptive air suspension system, which keeps the vehicle well balanced. Its front axle is fitted with 4-link double wishbone system in combination with anti roll bars, while the rear axle has been equipped with trapezoidal link system. Apart form all these, this trim comes incorporated with an electro mechanic power assisted steering system featuring a speed related function.
This Audi A6 2.0 TDI Technology trim is one of the top end variants and is equipped with luxurious features. It is equipped with a proficient 4-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning system along with separate temperature control for front passengers. This trim is also equipped with a cruise control system that maintains set speed constant and provides a comfortable driving experience. This variant is also equipped with a sophisticated aspects like Audi drive select, parking system plus with rear camera, luggage securing and storage system, and a multi-functional leather steering wheel with shift paddles. Furthermore, it has standard aspects like power windows, tilt/slide glass sunroof, electrically adjustable outside mirrors, automatic opening of boot lid, drink holders.
This luxury SUV comes equipped with advanced safety aspects including anti-theft alarm with tow-away protection, ISOFIX child seat mounting, space saving spare wheel and tyre pressure monitoring display. It is built on a high strength steel materials including crumple zones and impact beams, which can divert the energy caused in case of an accident. This vehicle is also equipped with aspects like electronic stabilization control, anti-theft alarm system, xenon plus headlamps and eight airbags. It also has aspects like ABS, traction control with ASR and electronic differential lock, which further improves the road safety. Apart from these, this sedan has battery energy management system, safety steering column, warning triangle, first aid kit and 3-point inertia seat belts with force limiter and belt tensioner.
1. Impressive safety standards adds to the advantage.
2. Engine power and performance is quite good.
1. Cost of maintenance and spares are quite high.
2. A few more comfort features can be offered as standard.
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