Audi has vowed to bring the funk back to its A6 line-up, introducing new tech to its mid-size sedan staple.
The three-model line will include the A6 45 TFSI and A6 45 TFSI S-Line, which will use a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The 55 TFSI S-Line will use Audi’s three-litre 250kW/500Nm V6 petrol engine, and will lead the charge when it arrives in showrooms later this month. Both engines feature mild-hybrid electric help via a 12-volt system for the 45 TFSI and a 48-volt system for the 55 TFSI.
Pricing kicks off at $95,500 for the 45 TFSI, rising to $105,200 for the 45 S-Line and $116,000 for the 3.0-litre car.
All models will be equipped with Audi’s all-wheel-drive quattro system, while heated front seats, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, wireless charging, loose wheel detection, Active Display digital dash, illuminated seat belt buckles and LED headlights will be standard across the range.
All three variants come with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, front and rear parking sensors, lane assist, rear cross-traffic alert and a 360-degree camera.
A Premium Plus package is available on S-Line variants for an additional $9800, which brings higher-spec HD Matrix LED headlights, tinted windows, panoramic sunroof, a Bang and Olufsen audio system, electrically adjustable steering column, electrically operated boot and an interior lighting package.
The A6 comes standard with 21-inch rims – the largest in the segment, according to Audi – as well as complex LED lighting structures front and rear.
On the inside, the A6 uses a new three-screen layout that eschews the old-school methods of jog wheels and hand-writing pads, instead relying on capacitive touchscreens as part of its new Connect Plus system, which also includes an emergency call button built into the car’s roof lining.
The A6’s MLB Evo platform has been tweaked to improve and stiffen suspension mounting points to improve its handling, and the A6 uses multilink suspension front and rear in conjunction with adaptive shocks as standard issue.
Size-wise, the A6 is 6mm longer than the old car but has an extra 17mm rear legroom in the rear seat.