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The New Audi A6 Revealed (Pictures)



New Audi A6 front view

The German Audi A6 just made its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It came with mild-hybrid tech across the entire range.

The Audi A6 executive saloon has BMW 5 Series and Mercedes Benz E-Class as its closest competition. The ride has gone on display at the Geneva Motor Show and would be going into sale this June.

The A6 follows the larger A8 and A7 in being the third Audi signed off in its entirety by design boss Marc Lichte, who joined the company in 2014.

The A6 as can be seen is inspired by the larger A8 but has shorter overhangs different body details which according to the boss made it look more “athletic”.

The A6 is fitted with LED lights both in front and rear. Audi claims this new A6 is 7mm longer than its predecessor and 21mm longer interior.

The interior carries over Audi’s latest MMI Touch control system, first demonstrated in the A8. While the standard model uses a more basic eight-inch display, cars specced with MMI Navigation plus use a 10.1-inch upper screen for infotainment features, and an 8.6-inch lower display for climate control.

New Audi A6 interior

The new A6 will also become the first executive car to offer mild-hybrid technology across its entire engine range. Four cylinder engines will use a simple 12v system with a belt starter-generator, allowing the start/stop function to kick in while the car is still moving up to 14mph. It’s also able to ‘coast’ between 35 and 100mph, switching off the engine when the driver lifts off the accelerator and instantly restarting it when needed.

The initial engine range at launch will consist of a 201bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel, two 3.0-litre V6 diesels producing 228bhp and 286bhp respectively, and a 335bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol, all mated solely to automatic gearboxes. Bosses tell us a 2.0-litre petrol engine will be offered at a later date.

Prices for the A6 have yet to be announced

Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.

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