Meet the 2016 Audi A6 Range
2016 Audi A6 range has been shown in all its glory, refined and enhanced in terms of styling, equipment, engine performance and efficiency. There cars have undergone various styling revisions, xenon headlamps have been added as a standard for the SE versions, LED headlights for the S line, and the Matrix LED lights are optional for the A6 and S6 and standard for the RS 6 Avant. There are also interior improvements and upgraded infotainment system. The many gains of the new A6 will be also shared by the 2016 A6 allroad, S6, S6 Avant and RS 6 Avant models.
Precisely, revisions have been made to the Singleframe grille, the air inlets, the bumpers, the side sills, the rear lights and the tailpipes. A very exciting highlight here is the addition of xenon headlamps as standard on the A6 SE trim levels. The LED headlights and the dynamic ‘sweeping' rear indicators are a no-cost option for the S line versions and above.
The Matrix LED headlights incorporate clusters of LED bulbs that can be individually dimmed when sensors detect oncoming or following traffic to automatically divert their beams around obstacles. They are optional for all A6 and S6 variants and standard for the RS 6 Avant.
The spacious interior, which in the Avant is combined with a 565-litre load bay, features new Lunar Silver upholstery and headlining colour choice for S line versions. There are also subtle detail enhancements, including an upgrade from dual-zone to deluxe four-zone climate control, new gear lever designs and additional chrome detailing.
The upgraded infotainment system now features MMI navigation plus and Audi connect elements. Furthermore, the range of driver assistance systems is topped by adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, Audi's side assist, active lane assist and night vision assistant.
The engine line-up for the 2016 A6 and A6 Avant will comprise four TDI engines with either four or six cylinders and either single or twin turbo charging. The most efficient engine is the 2.0-litre TDI four-cylinder which produces 190 hp (140 kW) –and will power the Saloon and Avant. This powerplant returns up to 64 mpg and 114g/km of CO2 emissions.
The trio of 3.0-litre six-cylinder TDI ‘clean diesel' engines begins with a single-turbo V6 unit. This one produces 218 hp (160 kW) and is followed by a 272 hp (200 kW) variant. At the top of the range stays the 3.0 TDI clean diesel biturbo, which generates 320 hp (235 kW). The last engine is coupled with an eight‑speed tiptronic automatic transmission. All other engine variants are linked to either a six‑speed manual gearbox or a seven‑speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission.
Furthermore, sports suspension has been lowered by 20 mm as a standard for the A6 S line, while this is optional for the SE model. The Audi drive select dynamic handling system is standard. Next, the 2016 Audi A6 allroad Quattro is based on the A6 Avant. This model features a raised body accentuated by wheel arch extensions and stainless steel protectors. It rides on adaptive air suspension with allroad-specific settings and is powered by three 3.0‑litre V6 TDI engines.
Unlike the previous mentioned models, the 2016 Audi S6 and S6 Avant use the 4.0-litre TFSI petrol engine. This is a twin turbo V8 unit which generates 450 hp (331 kW), and can accelerate the Saloon from rest to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, and S6 Avant - in 4.6 seconds. Standard equipment in these models include quattro permanent all‑wheel drive incorporating sports differential and adaptive air suspension and matt black brake calipers grip the front discs mounted behind the 19‑inch wheels.
The top of the A6 family remains the RS6 Avant, which is also driven by the aforementioned engine. This car accelerates to 100 km/h in a mere 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 189 mph. An eight‑speed tiptronic transfers the power from the twin turbo V8. The RS adaptive air suspension lowers the body by 20 millimetres, while the large brake discs feature a weight-saving wave design, and the wheels measure 20 inches in diameter.