Audi continues the renewal of its high-end sedan. After the A8 and the A7 Sportback, place at the 2020 Audi A6. Tour of the owner in the preview a few days of the Geneva Motor Show 2018, where she will be the big star of the stand at the rings.
After the A8 limousine in July 2017, the sedan-coupe A7 Sportback in October of the same year, it is the turn of the 2020 Audi A6 to be renewed. And it was time! For a number of reasons. The first: BMW and Mercedes have replaced for several months their Series 5 and class E; The second, the aging A6 is at the penalty sales question facing its rivals. Thus, in 2017, in Europe, it is the Mercedes E-class which dominates (128 000/5 600 exes) in front of the BMW 5 series (110 000/3 900 exes) and the Audi A6 (Env 70 000/2 240 exes).
2020 Audi A6 Redesign and Changes
Aesthetically, as we have seen on the latest concepts but also on the recent productions of the brand, the style evolves. Certainly gently, but the trend is glaring. Thus, the famous Single Frame Grille expanded and became more angular. The new A6 does not escape this rule. It has a different grille than the A8 and A7 Sportback. An important work has also been done on the luminous signature, both front, and rear.
Slightly longer than the current (+ 7 mm; 4.94 m), the new 2020 Audi A6 is also wider (+ 12 mm; 1.89 m) and higher (+ 2 mm; 1.46 m). Visually, thanks to the elongation of the wheelbase, the shortening of the bonnet and the overhang, this A6 gives the impression of being even more anchored in the segment of the saloons with the reinforcement of the profile of Tricorp. Many evolutions also at the stern with the appearance of a chromed rod that runs over the entire width of the car.
Inside, we find a dashboard very close to that of his big sister, the A8. Its design is very horizontal and undeniably gives off an impression of high-end and quality. Nothing to complain about the assembly or the materials, of excellent quality. Another common point is the two screens implanted on the central console.
In the entry-level, both measure 8.6 inches while in the high finish, the top reaches the 10.1 inches. In terms of functions, the lower one is used to direct air conditioning but also plays the role of the pad to write text, including addresses for GPS or phone numbers, while the top one provides access to all the info-entertainment, Navigation, and applications. It is fully configurable and works like a tablet or smartphone. A totally tactile system that is particularly fluid and responsive and replaces the traditional dial of the MMI multimedia system. The touch is natural and each impulse on the screen is confirmed by a kind of “mouse click” accompanied by its characteristic noise. You can do “drag and drop”, functions that you use the most on the left side of the screen to pin them as shortcuts. The only notable difference in the style of the dashboard in relation to the flagship of the brand: Aerators that do not obscure.
On a practical level, the 2020 Audi A6 should be more habitable than the current one due to a leg space, a roof guard, and an improved shoulder width. On the other hand, it will be necessary to deal with a tunnel of transmission always so imposing. No evolution for the load volume, stable compared to the current generation with 530 liters. The safe can benefit from the hands-free function.
No surprises for equipment with a debauchery of technology. Thus, no less than 38 driving aids are proposed. In particular, the A6 will have an adaptive speed controller with support in the track that will allow it to have a level 3 semi-autonomous driving when it is authorized by law as well as a fully automated parking system Can be controlled by the phone.
2020 Audi A6 Hybrid Engine Performance
On the mechanical level, the main innovation comes from the generalization of hybridization. Thus, in essence, only one proposition: the 3.0 TFSI of 340 hp and 500 Nm. More choices in diesel, with TDI 286 hp (620 nm), 231 hp (500 nm) and 204 hp (400 nm). The latter is moreover a new evolution of the 2.0 TDI which today develops 190 hp. All V6 petrol or diesel engines will be coupled to a 48-volt electrical block while the 4-cylinder will settle for 12 volts. Both technologies will allow free-wheel movement from 55 to 160 km/h during the deceleration phases. Audi announces a fuel economy of up to 0.7 l/100 km. The V6 diesel will be coupled to the 7-speed Tiptronic box and the Quattro integral transmission. The 2.0 TDi, the only traction motor, will be associated with the double clutch box, also with the 3.0 TFSI.
As usual, Audi has used massive aluminum to design its new sedan but for once, no slimming cure due to hybridization. The new A6 is even heavier than the previous one, from 5 to 30 kg depending on the versions. In order to ensure comfort and behavior worthy of its status and to put its rivals under pressure, the 2020 Audi A6 will be able to receive optional pneumatic suspensions as well as 4 steerers compatible with the Quattro integral transmission.
2020 Audi A6 Release Date and Price
This new 2020 Audi A6 will make its official debut on the occasion of the next Geneva trade show next week. The Availability On The dealership will occur in the summer, and it will take a few months to discover the front version (break).