A few days ahead of this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Audi has introduced the 2019 A6 (Photo gallery above – click tabs to advance)
We’re not too far away from the Geneva Motor Show, but we have something from Audi to absorb before the show opens next week. We covered a leaked photo of the new A6 in yesterday’s TFLnow Live show, and it looks like that is indeed how the new model will look. Following in the spirit set by the A8 and A7, the new A6 has adopted the company’s latest design language in this new model. That means a sharper front and rear fascia than the slightly more rounded design of the previous model.
Under the tauter hood, the 2019 Audi A6 will sport 3.0-liter turbocharged gas and diesel engines, at least in European models. At this point, it’s unlikely we’ll see the diesel engine here in the U.S. However, the gas engine is another story. That engine is good for 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The power output is fairly similar to the outgoing model, but the turbocharged V6 gets a 44 lb-ft boost over the old supercharged unit. Other four and six-cylinder engine configurations are expected into the future.
Looking inside the 2019 Audi A6
As with its A6 and A7 stablemates, the A6 is absolutely inundated with technology. The 2019 Audi A6 gets the brand’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster, for a kickoff. Moving to the center stack, there’s the company’s MMI infotainment system, which we experience in the 2019 Audi A7. Not only do you get a 10.1-inch touchscreen display at the top of the center stack, you get an 8.6-inch screen just below it. On the lower screen, the driver can adjust things like the climate controls, the heated seats, and more.
The system allows users to adjust several hundred different parameters, and stores those settings for up to seven drivers. Naturally, there’s also the plethora of driver assistance and safety tech on hand. There’s parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and the like. However, there are a couple newer, interesting features. Parking Pilot and Garage pilot let the car maneuver itself out of tight spaces without the driver’s intervention. On top of that, a Tour Assist Package complements the adaptive cruise control by providing steering input to keep the driver in their lane.
Availability and pricing
The 2019 Audi A6 will be available with a wide array of more than a dozen exterior color options. The European version will launch this June, while sales will start in the U.S. a few months later. No specific availability information is available at the moment, but we may get the A6 near the end of this year. We’ll know more about pricing closer to launch as well.
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To check out Audi’s latest sports coupe, check out Roman’s review of the 2018 RS 5: