2019 Audi A6 First Drive Review – When I was first given the task to go to the Audi A6 squeeze dispatch, I was feeling all around pessimistic, a paradisiacal area in any case. (Truly, globetrotters, you have to put Porto, Portugal on your container list. Its film set Europe spring up.) There was a period when the A6 was one of Audi’s smash hits, yet for the most recent few years it’s been gathering webs. I knew Audi had incredible things anticipated the 2019 A6, yet anyway great it may end up being—and it ended up being very great—it would even now do not have the distinction of the A8, the common sense of the A4, the interest of the A5, and the crude provocativeness of the A7. The A6 would dependably be an extensive ish extravagance vehicle, and in the present market, huge-ish extravagance cars are on the outs.
Throwing the all-new 2019 Audi A6 around the unendingly contorting streets of Portugal’s Douro Valley, it feels like the medium size extravagance staple has something new to demonstrate. Long one of Audi‘s smash hits, the A6 has taken a business hit from the top of the line SUVs including its own stablemates, the Q5 and Q7. Audi is displaying the 2019 A6 as a stage for contemporary style, present-day infotainment, and help frameworks, all around the bit of games auto like execution, and—truly—calm extravagance.
In the event that you were expecting a challenging new Audi A6, well, you haven’t generally been focusing. Audi‘s styling approach starting late has been as moderate as Austria, and similarly likewise with late overhauls of everything from the TT to the A8, this new model is more like its progenitor than various. Truly, this medium-length connection of vehicle frankfurter has some new wrinkles and lumps on its bumpers, however, its advancement is as unsurprising as a Swiss timepiece. A touch here and a tuck there and you have an auto that, notwithstanding its new MLB Evo stage imparted to the A7 and the A8, is inside a large portion of an inch of the old model in each measurement. Not since the first R8 over 10 years prior has Ingolstadt made any really strong moves, and in any case, the place to do as such is certainly not a model whose prime statistic is German investors.
2019 Audi A6 First Drive Exterior and Interior
All things considered, the plenty of screens all go dim when the auto is closed off, and the impact is astoundingly cool. This conveys me to another clever A6 highlight: The surrounding lighting bundle, which incorporates light-funneling on the entryways and focus reassure and an illuminated Quattro identification on the traveler’s side of the dash. The hues can be changed, and on the off chance that you select Dynamic mode, the lights on the middle support go red or blue as you turn the temperature up or down—a component relatively sufficiently cool to influence me to need to utilize the A6’s excessively perplexing A/C controls.
The genuine fascination for most A6 purchasers likely will be an alternate kind of equipment, in particular, the new infotainment framework that has reformed the inside. While Audi‘s Virtual Cockpit advanced measure bunch is never again so bleeding edge—you can get a similar thing in a Volkswagen Jetta—it is showing up in the A6, close by the new touchscreen MMI framework presented in the new A8. The touchscreen replaces almost every hard catch and handle—and the old MMI setup had many of them—with two haptic-criticism touchscreens. We discovered touchscreen execution was great yet not impeccable, in spite of the fact that with a little practice we expect we would do well to get the hang of “setting off” our finger presses.
The 8.6-inch bring down screen shows the HVAC controls or changes to a monster rendition of the touch-delicate written work cushion Audi presented years back. The 10.1-inch upper screen houses the greater part of alternate capacities, for example, route and sound, and it is reconfigurable in a huge number of ways, including the especially valuable customization of the five-tile sidebar on the left half the screen. Up to seven drivers will spare separate profiles of inclinations and settings.
The framework is perfect with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in spite of the fact that we needed to reboot our Android telephone to pressure it to the interface, and the mirrored show on Audi‘s screen showed up pixelated, plainly sub-par compared to the styles of the auto’s worked in the framework. MMI likewise enables proprietors to program easy routes—to radio stations, route goals, or telephone contacts—that, on the other hand, show up on the lower screen. Generally speaking, the framework is natural and great, however, its menus can run profound. What’s more, Audi disallows changing most settings while the auto is in movement—including those of the sound framework—which is the main glaring blemish we could discover in our short test. Gratefully, the volume handle has survived.
2019 Audi A6 First Drive Engine and Specs
American investors—or only Americans with the bank—will be clients which is the reason Audi is propelling the highest point of-the-line V-6– fueled A6 first. This is the same 3.0-liter powerplant from the new A7 and A8, making 335 pull and 369 lb-ft of torque on account of a solitary turbocharger settled in the barren valley in a hot-V setup. A belt-alternator-starter framework with a 48-volt battery underneath the storage compartment floor empowers the motor’s stop/begin framework, and in addition, allowing a mileage-enhancing drifting capacity that is discarded from the U.S.- advertise autos. As in the A7, the sole transmission will be Audi‘s seven-speed double grip programmed, which sends capacity to each of the four wheels utilizing the most recent variant of Audi‘s Quattro Ultra all-wheel-drive framework that electronically separates the driveshaft under light loads for enhanced effectiveness.
Proficiency, be that as it may, is more urgent for lesser A6 models, similar to the inescapable rendition with Volkswagen’s corporate turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four in the engine. This one, the V-6, is for individuals who get a kick out of the chance to flex their correct lower legs. The motor is the most energizing thing about the new auto—as it ought to be—giving the quick push on account of a torquing bend that is all the more a level line once you break the throttle. It’s anxious to rev during its powerband, and also the double grasp shell snaps off movements sort of a percussionist enjoying rimshots. The turbo motor may do not have a portion of the character of the supercharged V-6 it replaces, especially in the A6, where the fumes sound is totally covered, however, it disgraces the old motor in power and adaptability.
We can’t state the same for the new auto’s case. While we’ll hold judgment until the point that we can really drive a U.S.- spec A6 on American streets, our concise involvement with a European auto in Portugal uncovered a to some degree solid ride and a similar kind of light and over boosted guiding feel endemic to Audis. All A6 models utilize a multilink suspension front and back, and autos sold in the U.S. will have steel springs and electronically versatile dampers, with a discretionary game suspension that brings down the auto by 0.8 inches. Audi‘s recognizable Drive Select framework changes stun valving, directing reaction, and transmission move focus through five settings: Efficiency, Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual. None of them enhanced controlling input, which was negligible, despite the fact that our test auto was wearing superior summer elastic on 20-inch wheels instead of the 18-or 19-inch all-season tires we hope to see as standard on U.S. models. Europeans will have the capacity to arrange an A6 with air springs and four-wheel directing, however Americans craving that equipment should venture up to the approaching S6.