2009 Audi A6
A success e’er builds on his strengths: That’s why Audi has again upgraded its opulence category Audi A6 manakin. Effective engines bear been added to the drive-train card, with groundbreaking technologies slip fire expenditure by around 15 pct crossways the unhurt modelling ambit. An improved abeyance and new hi-tech assist scheme springiness the driver level greater command terminated the car. And the new-generation MMI mastery arrangement is out-performing itself. The revamped Audi A6 leave be launched in the German commercialize in belated summertime.
It’s the sportiest and almost democratic clientele saloon on the marketplace. The Audi A6 is leadership the Agio C clique – both in Europe and roughly the mankind. In 2007, Audi sold most 234,000 units, big the Audi A6 a 37 pct commercialise contribution among its heart competitors. Near of the A6’s sold were equipt with six- or eight-cylinder engines, perm 4×4 quattro and a opulence categorization of optional equipment – all tell of the highschool attentiveness Audi technologies is enjoying universal.
Its conception is emphasised by a grasp of boldface new accents, absolutely articulating the Audi A6’s hard personality. The single-frame grille, bumpers, air vents and fog lights deliver all gotten a rhytidoplasty.
The optionally-available xe addition, LED day run lights get been redesigned as horizontal strips with 6 LEDs apiece. Otc options admit Audi adaptative twinkle, a dynamical cornering twinkle organization, and the high-beam help that mechanically switches ‘tween the gamey and first.
2009 Audi A6
An aluminum-colored modelling traversing the sides emphasizes the Audi A6’s dynamical conformation. At 4.93 meters (16.17 ft) yearn, 1.86 meters (6.10 ft) all-embracing, and 1.46 meters (4.79 ft) mellow, niggling has changed in the saloon’s generous proportions. The appease lip on the proboscis, incorporated chromium-plate peel on the bumper, liberal diffusor and straightaway discharge pipes are office and overtone of the revamped ass. The two-part ass lights with LED engineering suffer likewise gotten a new face: constrict and blanket, they wick in on the saloon. And thither are 13 outside colours to take from, including cinque new ones.
The Audi A6’s roomy national with its houseclean and refined contours and perfective craft is feature of this sumptuousness stigma. The behind seating are highly prosperous and the L-shaped headrests better the driver’s backside aspect visibleness. As an alternative, the cover seating can be fitted with a prosperous 2-seater workbench. A packet of refine features makes indisputable the stochasticity grade is cut by most one-half, peculiarly inside vital oftenness ranges.
The board uses new higher-resolution art; and a new anatomy bettor accentuates the show (colorise the optional MMI piloting organisation). Tastefully-appointed chromium-plate trimness, fifty-fifty on the spokes of the wheel, signalise to its boilersuit elegance and inlays are uncommitted in either aluminium looking or okay wood.
As is expected of an Audi, the national designers get made certain all the colours and materials mates. Banner seating can be optionally upholstered with a new real; the variation seating are usable in Valcona leather. Subdued armrests on the doors increment consolation, patch the incorporate headrest organization reduces the peril of lash.
Audi is now offer an S-line sports box for the almost active of drivers. The box includes enhanced functioning features alike 18-inch wheels and sports hanging that lowers the tantalise acme by 30 millimeters (1.18 in). Its sporting seating, cosmetic inlays and upholstery devote the black-trimmed internal a opinion of evening more exclusivity and the S-line outside bundle provides more play. Features from this Audi single platform are tailored to fit the Audi A6’s luxury-seeking mavericks.
One of the major strengths of the Audi A6 lies in its unsubtle excerpt of engines: six gas and iv diesels use engineer fire shot and up-to-date FSI, TFSI and TDI technologies in a prime of quadruplet, six or octad cylinders. Whether peg shifting, commodious tiptronic or high-efficiency multitronic, the zip literally flows to the figurehead wheels, or all quadruplet wheels for that subject. Its engines are both potent and effective. New measures sustain been introduced to optimise engines and derogate fire ingestion without sacrificing one oz. of impulsive joy. Fire usance complete the unscathed Audi A6 sept has been lowered by astir 15 percentage.
The smallest gas locomotive is the 2.0 TFSI, a 125 kW (170 hp) turbocharged four-cylinder whole. On the former end of the spectrum is the 4.2 FSI, a 257 kW (350 hp) V8 locomotive. Audi V6 models can be weaponed with one of its two new 2.8 l FSI engines; the 140 kW (190 hp) or the 162 kW (220 hp). Both engines characteristic the modern Audi Valvelift Arrangement (AVS), which manages the intake valve timing so that thither is more torsion and less fire uptake. Careless of which 2.8 FSI locomotive the Audi A6 saloon is fitted, intermediate fire intake is just 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers (28.68 US mpg) for the 190 hp, 6-speed manual slip or 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers (28.00 US mpg) for the 220 hp multitronic CVT.
With its 3-liter supplanting and 213 kW (290 hp) index yield, the V6 is a specially exciting fledgeling. Audi has intentional the hone software apiece of its locomotive. That’s why the 3.0 TFSI is fitted with a supercharger. From now on “T” doesn’t barely symbolize turbocharged – it stands for charged. Supercharger engineering does not think increased use – but the short-circuit uptake paths do think instant reaction. And it’s got good might build-up eve at low locomotive speeds: from 2500 1/min to 4850 1/min, the torsion bend is tolerant and apartment at 420 Nm (309.78 lb-ft).
The 3.0 TFSI comes with tiptronic and quattro driving gear. The Audi A6 saloon accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.9 seconds and keeps on sledding as it presses to its electronically-regulated utmost fastness of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). This is the rather execution that lonesome an eight-cylinder locomotive would sustain been able-bodied to birth a few eld ago. At 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers (24.76 US mpg) on the EU bicycle, the charged V6 is astonishingly economic. The 3.0 TFSI’s compounding of active operation and low use is one more representative of Audi’s successful efficiency scheme.
The Audi A6 TDI engines pay boost demonstrate of scarce how intimately Audi has been able-bodied to coordinate sporting operation and efficiency. Fire is delivered by the highly advanced and lull organization of park runway with rapid-action piezo injectors and an injectant pressing of 1800 bar (26,106.79 psi). The two V6 TDI engines (2.7 TDI with 140 kW (190 hp) and 3.0 TDI with 176 kW (240 hp) get eyeshade torques of 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) and 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft), severally.
At the depress end of the diesel programme is the four-cylinder 2.0 TDI locomotive, which is usable in two versions: the 125 kW (170 hp), expected in dip 2008, and the 100 kW (136 hp). The canonic interpretation is an specially effective e-model known as the 2.0 TDIe, which uses a six-speed manual chemise or reflex multitronic transmittal to present 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torsion to the breast wheels. With multitronic it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 9.9 seconds, and continues on to a top upper of 204 km/h (126.76 mph). Yet its median fire phthisis with a manual switch gearbox is lonesome 5.3 liters per 100 km (44.38 US mpg), eq to CO2 emissions of app. 139 grams per km (224 grams per knot).
The key to achieving such model values is the strategical deployment of forward-looking technologies. The superpower direction ticker operates on need; the alternator regenerates electricity when coasting thereby reduction payload off the locomotive. By heavy the tantalise elevation by 20 millimeters (0.79 in) and otc streamlined fine-tuning, the cart coefficient has been decreased to cD = 0.28.
The contagion can be put-upon thirster in the amphetamine two gears. Any manual-shift Audi A6 with Driver Entropy Arrangement, level the 2.0 TDIe, can opt to get the shifting indicant displayed in the board. The ikon lets the driver recognize which train is virtually scotch below real lot.
Audi quattro 4wd is usable on all engines with 140 kW (190 hp) or supra and is received equipment on high-end aggregates. The manual slip, 140 kW (190 hp) 2.8 FSI still, this is the identical up-to-the-minute propagation quattro with the fresh emphatic rear-end figure. It gives the Audi A6 rattling drive characteristics, singular clutches and ranking guard. Nether formula weather, the torsion burst is 40 percentage to the figurehead wheels and 60 pct to the bottom. The mechanically-operated Torsen derivative straightaway diverts almost of the ability to the axle, providing wagerer grip whenever the indigence arises – in extremum cases, capable 65 pct to the figurehead or 85 pct to the arse.
In fine-tuning the Audi A6, two key objectives were identified – increasing its puff spell retaining its sporting part. With new large-diameter, front-axle jolt absorbers operational inside an optimized valve scheme, Audi engineers were able-bodied to attain both goals. Every early facet of the dangling set-up has been improved, including the self-propelled bounce reception.
The Audi A6 can be furnished with factory-fitted adaptative air hiatus so that the driver can diverge his answer and the characteristics of the adaptative impact absorbers into leash styles. High-voltage engines arrive furnished with bigger 17-inch bicycle brakes. Audi can likewise be fitted with a fatigue press monitoring scheme, which is altogether wear-free and maintenance-free. The client can opt for run-flat tires, which restrict the car to 50 kilometers (31 miles) should thither be a bead in pressure.
Audi has incorporated respective new hi-tech aid systems. The new Audi incline help kicks in to helper drivers when ever-changing lanes at speeds complete 30 km/h (18.64 mph), ensuring a stress-free and ranking campaign. Exploitation radiolocation sensors, Audi English Help is able-bodied to find early cars capable 50 meters (164.04 ft) forth: a indicate on the exterior mirror lights up should ever-changing lanes mannerism a terror. Audi lane attend helps dungeon drivers in their own lane, radar-assisted adaptative sail command keeps a sweetheart outdistance to the fomite beforehand, and Audi parking arrangement advance has a rearview camera.
Since its unveiling in 2002, the Audi Multi Media Port organization (MMI) has been context the banner for dead controlling any issue of functions. The Audi A6 comes furnished with the up-to-the-minute MMI coevals, including the top-of-the-line MMI Pilotage addition. Its staple structure has not changed. The key command boss can lull be ground on the midsection soothe betwixt the strawman seating and the performance is silence carried out victimization gravid buttons. The new stick capping the restraint boss way the MMI Sailing summation can be operated eventide more intuitively.
MMI Seafaring asset is an ultimate result, pioneering in an all new organisation multiplication with hi-tech portfolio and ground-breaking standards. Extra features admit a CD/DVD/Sailing compounding thrust with a 40 GB laborious thrust capability which can be victimised to depot MP3s and capable 5000 addresses.
With its 7-inch, high-resolution screenland, the reminder on this ultimate sailing organization is sincerely groundbreaking. The ikon is ample in line and implausibly precipitous eventide nether unmanageable kindling weather. It besides has an optional TV wireless that receives digital programs (DVB-T) in hone timber.
The new pilotage scheme has another institution. A new raspberry’s eye ikon manner shows landscapes in topographic succour – fully contingent, over with 3-dimensional images of watershed buildings. The reminder has a new operational precept: when adjusting particular functions ilk air conditioning or bottom warming, a pop-fly windowpane appears at the rectify kinda than succession the unanimous filmdom.
About of the new features ground in the Audi A6 Saloon and Audi A6 Avant are besides confront in two early models: the various Audi A6 allroad quattro and the dynamical Audi S6. The Audi A6 allroad quattro can be powered either by the new 213 kW (290 hp) 3.0 TFSI engine or one of the two powerful V6 TDI diesels. The V10 on the Audi S6 has 320 kW (435 hp). Changes made to the sports model are limited to interior and exterior optical details.
The upgraded Audi A6 will be available in German dealer showrooms as of mid-October 2008. Starting at 34,200 Euros for the Audi A6 2.0 TFSI sedan, Audi’s initial list prices have remained virtually unchanged, despite all the extensive innovations.