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Upgrade In The Business Class: The New Audi A6 Sedan

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2019 Audi A6

• Digitalization: futuristic operating concept and extensive networking

• Comfort and convenience: wide range of driver assistance systems for even greater safety

• Sportiness: dynamic all-wheel steering for enhanced agility and outstanding ride comfort

• Design: sporty, elegant exterior and progressive interior with five trim lines

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INGOLSTADT - February 28, 2018: With the new A6, Audi is presenting the eighth generation of its successful full-size Sedan and brings numerous innovations to the segment. Whether in terms of digitization, comfort or sportiness - the elegantly sculptured Audi A6 is the multitalent in the luxury class. The all-digital MMI touch response system provides intuitive operation. The extensive connectivity and assistance solutions demonstrate networked intelligence. The interior systematically adopts digitization and is groundbreaking in its segment. The suspension combines smooth ride comfort and high stability with enhanced sportiness. All engines have a mild-hybrid system as standard equipment for convenience and efficiency.

MMI touch response operating system - customizable and intuitive

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The MMI touch response operating system of the new Audi A6 sets new standards in terms of intuitive operation and personalization. With extensive intelligent personalization options, the car is tailored to the driver: In the all-digital operating system, favorites buttons form the ideal basis for individual preferences and superb ease-of-use. Up to seven drivers can store their preferred settings in individual user profiles, configuring as many as 400 parameters.

The natural-language control turns the new Audi A6 into an intelligent dialog partner and travel companion: It processes questions and commands in two ways, with onboard stored data and also - in conjunction with MMI navigation plus - with the detailed knowledge from the cloud.

The MMI touch response operating system with haptic and acoustic feedback provides intuitive operation: Users hear and feel a click as confirmation as soon as their finger triggers a function. The driver manages the infotainment on the top display, while the bottom display is used for the climate control, text input and for the convenience functions.

MMI navigation plus and Audi connect - more convenience in the business class
The new Audi A6 offers an extensive range of connectivity solutions for superb safety, convenience and personalization. The standard specification includes MMI navigation, with MMI navigation plus available as an option. The top-of-the-line data transfer module uses the new LTE Advanced standard.

MMI navigation plus also offers a host of new navigation features. These include a self-learning function based on the driven routes, which generates intelligent search suggestions. Route guidance is provided online on the servers run by service provider HERE; these servers factor in the traffic situation in the entire region. Audi connect online services also provide the car-to-X services traffic sign and hazard information. They use the swarm intelligence from the Audi fleet and network the A6 with its environment.

Driver assistance systems
Even more comfort, poise and safety on long and short journeys - the new A6 with new and refined driver assistance systems sets new standards in the luxury class. These include the parking pilot and the garage pilot, which are set to extend the range of equipment during the course of the year: They autonomously maneuver the Sedan into and out of a parking space or garage. The driver can get out of the car before activating and monitoring the process using the myAudi app on their smartphone. The parking pilot and the garage pilot form part of the Park assist package, one of three packages. The City assist package includes features such as the new crossing assist. The Tour assist package comes with the adaptive cruise assist, which supplements the adaptive cruise control by means of gentle steering intervention to keep the vehicle in lane, and the efficiency assist, which promotes an economical driving style.

Mild-hybrid technology - all engines electrified
All engines in the new A6 come with Audi’s new mild-hybrid technology. Here a belt alternator starter (BAS) works together with a lithium-ion battery. The Audi A6 can coast between 55 and 160 km/h (34.2 and 99.4 mph). The start-stop function kicks in at speeds up to 22 km/h (13.7 mph); the engine is restarted from standstill predictively. During deceleration, the BAS recovers up to 12 kW of energy. In real-world driving, the MHEV technology reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

Body and dimensions - more legroom in the business class

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2019 Audi A6
The body of the new Audi A6 also adds to the relaxed atmosphere onboard. One factor is the advanced aerodynamics: With a minimum drag coefficient of 0.24 (with an engine to be released subsequently) and thanks to sophisticated aeroacoustics, the Sedan remains pleasantly quiet, even at high speed.

The interior of the new Audi A6 is even larger than on the outgoing model. With regard to legroom in the rear, it beats the outgoing model and the core competitors. The headroom and shoulder room in the front and rear are also superior to the outgoing model. The trunk lid can be opened electrically with a kicking motion.

The suspension - as agile as a sports car, as maneuverable as a compact model
The new Audi A6 is noticeably sportier than the outgoing model - thanks especially to innovative solutions for the suspension. The already sporty ratio of the standard progressive steering becomes even more direct as the steering angle increases; a new damping concept also conveys intensive, finely differentiated feedback from the road. The new A6 is maneuverable in town, agile on country roads, and poised and comfortable on the highway. The dynamic all-wheel steering is a key component in this agility and maneuverability. It combines direct, sporty steering response with unshakable stability.

As part of the launch in the European markets, Audi offers the new A6 with two powerful, smooth engines - one TFSI and one TDI. The gasoline unit (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.1 - 6.7 (33.1 - 35.1 mpg)*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 161 - 151 (259.1 - 243.0 g/mi)*) is a 3.0 TFSI. The V6 turbocharged engine accelerates the business sedan from 0 to 100 km/h (0 - 62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds with 250 kW (340 hp) and 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) of torque; the electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 m>(155.3 mph) is a mere technicality. The 3.0 TDI with 210 kW (286 hp) produces similar performance (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.8 -; 5.5 (40.6 - 42.8 mpg)*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 150 - 142 (241.4 - 228.5 g/mi)*), it delivers 620 Nm (457.3 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft.

The exterior design - technical and elegant
Like the A8 and A7 Sportback models, the A6 is the expressive ambassador of the new Audi design language. With taut surfaces, sharp edges and striking lines, the business sedan unmistakably conveys onveys its character: sporty elegance, high tech and sophistication. The exterior stands out with its balanced proportions - long hood, long wheelbase and short overhangs. The wide, low-slung Singleframe grille, the flat headlights and the powerfully contoured air inlets exude sportiness. In the side view, three striking lines reduce the car’s visual height. The powerfully taut contours, which are drawn over the wheels, are testimony to Audi’s quattro genes.

The lighting design - technology brought to life
The lighting design emphasizes the technical character of the A6. Audi supplies the headlights in three different versions. With the top-of-the-line version, the HD Matrix LED headlights, five horizontal lines form the daytime running light signature; they emphasize the width of the front. Above them are the dipped beam modules that look like pupils. Optionally, the lighting signature of the tail lights is made up of a single horizontal line and nine vertical segments for each unit; the brake light fills the areas in between. The dynamic indicator is included with the top-of-the-line equipment. When unlocking and locking the doors, a pulsing coming and leaving home function brings to life the combination of design and technology that is the hallmark of Audi. Audi offers two lighting packages for the interior: the ambient lighting package and the contour ambient lighting package. Both subtly animate the space, the volume and the materials.

The interior - futuristic design
The interior of the new A6 features a black-panel design - a cool look which expresses the technical competence and digital character of the business sedan. The sleek instrument panel and the calm, continuous horizontal body line create an airy sense of spaciousness. The center console in the new Audi A6 is directed toward the driver, as is the top MMI touch response display. With its black-panel look, it almost disappears into an aluminum clip when switched off.

The new Audi A6 is due to roll off the assembly line at the Neckarsulm site and will launch on the German market in June 2018. The basic price as the Audi A6 Sedan 50 TDI (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.8 - 5.5 (40.6 - 42.8 mpg)*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 150 - 142 (241.4 - 228.5 g/mi)*) is 58,050 euros.

* Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures given in ranges depending on the tires/wheels used