After a long wait, the 2019 Audi A6 has been finally launched in India. The all-new executive sedan competes with the BMW 5 Series, Volvo S90, LJaguar XF and the Mercedes E-Class.
The all-new A6 sedan is a significant model for Audi India in whole, for the fact that it is the fresh model in the last one year. With significant changes in and out as well as under the skin, the new Audi A6 has been launched in two different variants – Premium Plus and Technology.
For the time being, the Audi A6 is a petrol-only model in our market. It's using a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (245 PS/370 Nm) with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. This engine comes coupled to a 7-speed S-tronic automatic gearbox that sends drive to only the front wheels as standard. Two grades are on offer: Premium Plus and Technology.
Common to both Premium Plus and Technology grades are the colour options. The exterior can be had in Ibis White solid paint or one of four metallic colours: Firmament Blue Metallic, Myth Black Metallic, Seville Red Metallic or Vesuvius Gray Metallic.
There are two interior theme options. In the first option, the seats, dashboard, carpet and headliner come in Mother-of-Pearl Beige, Granite Gray-Mother-of-Pearl Beige (combination), Mother-of-Pearl Beige and Moon Silver respectively. In the second option, the seats, dashoard, carpet and headliner come in Okapi Brown, Black, Black and Moon Silver respectively.
2019 Audi A6 Premium Plus
The 2019 Audi A6 Premium Plus is priced at INR 54.20 lakh*. On the outside, it features automatic, LED headlamps, separate 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, LED rear combination lamps, panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable and foldable as well as heated ORVMs with memory function and headlamp washer system with rearview camera washer.
As for the interior, 4-way lumbar support and power adjustment for the front seats, memory function for the driver seat, Dark Brown Walnut inlays, 2-zone AC, MMI Navigation touchscreen infotainment system (including Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support), Audi sound system (180 watts, 10 speakers, 6 channels), electric sunblind for the backglass and manual sun blinds for rear side windows are standard. Strangely, Audi doesn't include Comfort Key or passive keyless entry in this expensive luxury car.
On the safety front, Lane Departure Warning, Electronic Stabilisation Program and Traction Control System are some of the main features.
2019 Audi A6 Technology
The 2019 Audi A6 Technology will set you back by INR 59.20 lakh*. It looks more stylish because of its Matrix LED headlamps, 18-inch 10-spoke Aero style, Contrast Grey, partly polished alloy wheels and LED rear combination lamps with dynamic turn signal.
The interior of the Technology grade is differentiated with 4-zone climate control system, electric steering wheel adjustment, ambient lighting package, Audi virtual cockpit Plus, Audi MMI Navigation Plus touchscreen infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support), B&O Premium 3D sound system (705 watts, 16 speakers, 15 channels) and Audi Phone Box additional features. The higher grade also offers more comfort with steering assist (automatic steering) while parking and Comfort Key with gesture-based boot lid opening.