Audi will launch the all-new A6 this July with four engine options. The base model will be a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel which puts out 175bhp and a 3.0-litre TDI churning out 242bhp. The two petrol motors will be 2.8-litre FSI and 3.0-litre supercharged TFSI, developing 201bhp and 296bhp respectively.
The new Audi A6’s lavish interior is an appealing mix of curves and lines with great detailing and the wraparound dashboard looks terrific. The top-end A6 will get the Quattro four-wheel drive system and Audi’s seven-speed, S-tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Audi will expect to clock big numbers with its base diesel model as the base variants are a preferred choice among luxury car buyers who want to go in for a higher segment model but are also looking for affordability and low running costs. This is evident from the sales of the BMW 5-series where a major chunk of the numbers comes from the base 520d. Audi will hope to emulate this success with its entry level 2.0 TDI.
Prices of the A6 2.0 TDI will be approximately Rs 37 lakh (ex-showroom) and the top-of-the-line 3.0 TFSI and 3.0 TDI will cost around Rs 47 lakh (ex-showroom) each with only a few thousand rupees separating them. This will place the A6 on par with its rivals.
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