Obviously, I loved driving the redesigned Audi A6. Up to seven drivers can save separate profiles of preferences and settings. Equipped with the Sport Package, optional 21-inch wheels with sticky tires, and an adaptive damping suspension, my A6 Prestige supplied more grip in corners than the standard seats could combat. Still, the A6 puts a stronger emphasis on comfort than on performance. Every new Audi includes a warranty valid for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For better ride, handling and brake cooling the A6 has standard 19-inch wheels. The A6 also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter.
. Two large touchscreens are now integrated into the center dashboard and upper console area for a streamlined and futuristic appearance. It also means the car can remain off for longer when sitting still in traffic or at an intersection, which further conserves fuel. Parking sensors are so 2005. A passive infrared night vision system optional on the A6 Prestige helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Audi A6 are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up.
Many of the same technology, luxury, and performance features the flagship inaugurated have trickled down to the latest A6, which made its debut a few months ago at the Geneva auto show. Mechanically, the all-new A6 is superior to the outgoing model in almost every way. The A6 has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. Interior storage space is nearly non-existent. Both the A6 and E-Class Sedan have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. It also packs the right amount of comfort and luxury features without cutting back on performance, which has become a must-have in this segment of the market.
Power ranks Audi 13th in reliability, above the industry average. In my opinion, from the design and integration to the colors and resolution, Audi does a better job with this type of technology than any other car company. All A6 models use a multilink suspension front and rear, and cars sold in the U. And Audi forbids changing most settings while the car is in motion—including those of the audio system—which is the only glaring flaw we could find in our brief test. More importantly, it also means the A6 is nimble, responsive, and exciting to drive.
The E-Class Sedan requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon. Though communicative with good on-center feel, the steering is on the softer side of the scale, even with the drive mode selector set to dynamic. The A6 is quick off the line, and the quattro all-wheel drive system provides a surprising amount of grip in the corners. There are a few flaws here, but aside from a complete and utter lack of useful interior storage, none should be a deal-breaker. I couldn't see the head-up display while wearing polarized sunglasses, but on more than one occasion, I glanced down at the digital gauges and was surprised by how fast I was going. A 7-speed twin-clutch automatic is the only transmission readily available.
The E-Class, like the A6, comes with all-wheel drive when ordered with a six-cylinder engine. It gives the cabin a neat, uncluttered look with very few buttons. If it sounds like the new Audi A6 might endanger your license to drive. Of those I could actively try and test, I found them to work with uncanny subtlety. The front passengers travel on power-adjustable chairs that make it easy to find a comfortable position. The V6 sings louder, almost egging you on, as you dig deeper into the throttle.
About three trim levels are available on the 2019 A6. Other exterior features include a dark chrome diffuser, power-folding exterior mirrors, hands-free opening trunk, and touch-sensitive door handles for keyless entry. Nevertheless, with creative packing, a family of four could make it work for a road trip. Taking roads less traveled, the A6 ripped down every twisty 2-lane between my L. The A6 is part of a three-way, Gibson vs. The A6 has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. High-quality materials are the rule in any Audi, along with sophisticated patterns and surfaces, refined color schemes, and close attention to detail.
People who carry lots of things with them are going to run out of places to put stuff, and fast. Finally, the system emits visual and audible warnings if it detects the driver is about to curb one of the alloy wheels. After just a few miles on the highway, it becomes evident the A6 was born to cruise, cruise, and cruise some more. Initially available with a single drivetrain choice, and in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim, the new Audi A6 is clearly similar to the vehicle it replaces. It starts with a 12. The natural materials add a touch of contrast to an otherwise tech-intensive interior. Our time behind the wheel was too short to measure real-world fuel economy.
Obviously, since many of these features are designed to work in the background and only when necessary, I did not experience many of them. Six Is First American bankers—or just Americans with bank—will be customers, too, which is why Audi is launching the top-of-the-line V-6—powered A6 first. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed. The A6 has standard heated front seats. Offered at an extra cost, the adaptive cruise control system incorporates traffic sign recognition technology to accelerate or brake as needed.
My test car did not, however, have the optional night-vision assistant with pedestrian detection, which is exclusively available with Prestige trim. It displays the internet-connected navigation, media options, and car settings, among other functions. The A6 has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. Audi offers a long list of driver-assistance and collision-avoidance systems for the 2019 A6, the more unusual and sophisticated of them reserved for Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. Combine these changes with a short front overhang, a rakish roofline, and horizontal themes for the taillights and exhaust outlets, and the bloodlines of past A6 models are clear. The turbo engine may lack some of the character of the supercharged V-6 it replaces, particularly in the A6, where the exhaust sound is absolutely smothered, but it shames the old engine in power and flexibility.