You may have heard about the crazy sales growth of the Audi in the US markets. Perhaps the main component that has contributed to this growth is this luxury sedan.
Audi will debut the eighth generation of A6 in 2019, offering a luxury car with a visual presence that is offered only by high grade sedans but at an affordable price of $58,900.
What has changed in the 2019 Audi A6?
The reason why the 2019 Audi A6 has a high presence is the size. The A6 has more interior space, both in width and height, providing more space for both front and rear passengers. Well, this is needed to stay in the market at a time when SUVs are being attacked.
The 19-inch wheels are standard. They give the A6 an intentional position, while the optional 20 and 21-inch wheels make the car look a bit more … expensive.
A6 offers the look of an expensive color machine, which offers a variety of monochrome shades. An A6 in Firmanent Blue color will look like black until you see it in detail. Even the green color offers the same presence.
What does an A6 hide under the skin?
For 2019, the standard engine is a soft, direct injection turbo, V6 with 335 horsepower and 500 Nm of rotating power – about 60Nm from last year’s model.
A dual-clutch automatic transmission with seven speed levels that makes you feel like with traditional auto-transmissions with a rotating power converter, drives you through the system with all the active tires.
In the V6 engine, air flows from the outer suction pipes to a central discharge in the engine valley, where the turbocharger is dumping the residue from the pair of cylinders in alternating sequences. The car of 2018 used a driven compressor to increase power, but the turbines in the 2019 model are more efficient.
The engine has a compression ratio of 11.2: 1 and is smart enough to open the valve depending on the engine speed to optimize the combustion. A four-cylinder engine that saves more fuel will arrive later, according to reports from the company.
To push this art of burning in the electrified future, lies the 48-volt electric system, which is capable of empowering many of the A6’s electrical systems, ranging from the automatic engine start / stop system. The ignition-switch-off system is a major upgrade compared to the Audi’s past models.
The new engine has fuel economy figures of 13 liters / 100 km in the city and 9.8 liters / 100 km on the highway, combined with figures of 11.5 liters / 100 km, improving fuel economy in the city and combining 1.2 liter / 100 km from the old V6 engine model. The fuel economy on the highway is stable.
The engine relies on a chassis that is more rigid than before, with an aluminum alloy and high quality steel.
Sports amortization lowers the vehicle’s height by 20 mm for a lower gravity center and faster reflexes. The steering wheel is slower in the center and becomes faster as much as the wheel turns.
Vehicle manufacturers like this technology. Perhaps even their customers, but finding a change of steering response to commands may confuse the driver, as the steering response may never be what he expects at that moment. Especially at low speeds or when it gets strong curves.
A6’s computers can help you drive, through the driver control system described as the “hands-on” system. The car needs driver input in the steering wheel, but has an automatic speed reduction or braking maneuver to keep the right distance to the front of the vehicle. The system operates at speeds of 0 to 150 km/h.
A6 does not drive the steering wheel automatically, but helps keep the lane. Other security technologies include the Audi Pre-Sense City, which operates at speeds up to 85 km/h to track vehicles, pedestrians and road bikers.
If there is a risk of collision, the car will automatically restrain to avoid the accident.
Similarly, if you want to change the route, but the A6 computer predicts traffic on that road, then the car skips that action and applies the brakes to keep the A6 in the lane.
For bicycle paths, Vehicle Exit Warning illuminates the red LED door light, and delay door opening for a second if it dictates objects approaching the car.
The interior of the 2019 Audi A6
Audi in Latin means “listen”, so the company has adapted this sense of the name to some of the features offered by audio. The two Bang and Olufsen sound systems, along with the advanced sound system, B & O 3D incorporate 19 loudspeakers playing through 19 channels separated by a 1,820 watt amplifier.
However, a distinctive feature of Audi is no longer. The revolving MMI controller for information has been replaced by a couple of touchscreens at the center of the scratch.
The upper display is for navigation and stereo functions, while the bottom screen is for heating and cooling systems. The screen above is a large 10.1-inch unit (8.8-inch in the Premium Base Model), while the bottom is 8.6-inch. The driver can write the commands on the screen below with your fingertips, write them on the virtual keyboard on the screen, or through the voice.
The 2019 Audi A6 also has the Audi second-generation virtual platform, a 12.3-inch front driver’s screen that serves the instrument panel and navigation. While data such as vehicle speed, speed limit, and future turns are reflected on the head-up screen.
The 2019 A6 3.0T Quattro starts at $58.900, excluding the destination tariff.
A6 is an impressive achievement of the company, and seems to continue to positively affect Audi’s sales for this year
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