Audi has revealed official images of its new A6 saloon, ahead of the car’s reveal at the Geneva motor show next week.
Brace yourself – this is the eighth-generation version of the stalwart middle-of-the-range car, but this is strictly a conservative overhaul from the German car maker. There are slight changes to the front and rear ends, including snazzy new headlights. The latest A6 is 7mm longer, 12mm wider but 2mm taller – but that doesn’t affect the boot space, which is unchanged at 530 litres.
The headline news inside is the split digital display from the A7 and A8 models higher up the range – 10.1-inch display stacked on top of another 8.6-inch number in the middle of the dashboard. Spec the digital instrument panel and you’ll get another 12.3-inch display behind the steering wheel. That’s 40 inches of high-res information!
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Other upgrades include autonomous features, new safety tech and a fancy MMI infotainment system with an intelligent satnav that learns your routes and suggests detours when traffic is poor.
There are two engine options available at launch. The 3-litre V6 petrol offers 33.1mpg and 161g/km CO2, 0-62mph in 5.1sec and a power rating of 335bhp and 369lb ft. The 3-litre diesel engine manages 40.6mpg and 150g/km CO2. Power output is rated at 282bhp and a whopping 457lb ft torque.
The petrol gets a nice seven-speed S-tronic automatic transmission, while the diesel comes with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic number to handle all those extra torques.
Both units come with Quattro four-wheel drive as standard and Audi says that every A6 will feature a 48V mild hybrid tech that’s designed to boost efficiency and save fuel. A beefed-up start-stop system and coasting function turn the engine off wherever possible.
The new A6 saloon will be built at Audi’s Neckarsulm factory and goes on sale in Germany in June – more details on the UK on-sale date and prices when we get them. We’re expecting to see the estate version of the car in October at the Paris motor show. Keep checking back at uk.motor1.com.