The Ingolstadt-based German premium automaker has officially introduced online the newly refreshed A6 model range, featuring utterly subtle design changes and some powertrain improvements.
The design changes are for the eagle-eyed expert only – as is the usual case at Audi – and feature a revised singleframe radiator grille, updated headlights & taillights and mildly restyled bumpers, side sills and exhaust pipes. The most important change is the addition of the optionally available LED or matrix LED headlights.
Fortunately, more noteworthy tweaks were made under the hood, with all three TFSI and five TDI engines now compatible with the Euro 6 emission standard. There’s also a new 1.8 TFSI ultra that boasts impressive fuel economy figures for the A6/A6 Avant: 5.7 liters / 100 km (41.3 mpg) and 133 g/km of CO2 emissions. There’s a ultra offering in the diesel lineup as well: a 2.0 TDI with 150 PS (110 kW) that needs 4.2 liters / 100 km (56 mpg) and has CO2 emissions of just 109 g/km. Both “ultras” have a newly introduced S tronic transmission and the TDI version also gets glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) springs that shed 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs) off the car’s total weight.
The S6 and S6 Avant models have also been updated, featuring though the same 4.0 TFSI bi-turbo V8 engine that whips the road with 450 PS (331 kW) for a 62 mph sprint in 4.4 seconds (4.6 seconds for the station wagon). If that’s not enough, there’s also an RS6 Avant that delivers 560 PS (512 kW) from the same 4.0 TFSI, reaching 62 mph in a more fashionable 3.9 seconds and topping out at 189.5 mph (305 km/h).
Pricing in Germany starts from 38,400 euros for the A6 1.8 TFSI and deliveries will begin soon, before the fall’s end.