2020 Audi A6 sedan launched in India, priced Rs 54.2 lakh onwards
Audi India has launched the all-new, eighth-generation A6 in India, right at the peak of the festive season. Prices for the new Audi A6 begin from Rs 54.2 lakh ex-showroom pan India (Premium Plus variant). There's a higher-specced Technology variant on offer as well, priced at Rs 59.2 lakh ex-showroom. The previous version of the A6 was only sold in the Technology version, which was last priced at Rs 50.01 lakh ex-showroom. The new A6 is a full generation change over the car sold in India previously and is a fresh assault from the German luxury car brand in what is one of the most important luxury car segments even today, despite the influx of similarly priced SUVs.
Unsurprisingly, Audi has only launched the petrol version of the new A6 for now, with a diesel version slated for launch later this year. The petrol A6 is powered by a BSVI compliant 2.0-litre TFSI engine that sends an impressive 248PS and 370Nm to the front wheels via a seven-speed S tronic transmission.
More importantly, the new A6 is a lot sharper looking car as compared to its predecessor and has a more stately presence thanks to its wider grille, sleek-looking matrix LED headlamps and sculpted hood. The car also looks particularly attractive from the rear thanks to the design of the taillights and the chrome strip connecting them. The chrome strip, in fact, has become a trademark design for Audi, also seen on the current generation A8 (yet to be launched in India) and the upcoming 2020 Q7.
The interiors of the new A6 look a lot modern thanks to the sharper design, thoughtfully chosen surface finishes and materials and more importantly Audi's new centre console that employs two large touchscreens. While the top screen lets you access controls for the infotainment system, navigation and the like, the bottom screen is your gateway to controls for the air-conditioning system amongst others.
Rear occupants get dedicated AC controls as well, as the A6 now boasts a four-zone climate control system. Audi claims the car is also more spacious now, especially at the rear. Needless to say, the Audi virtual cockpit or 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster is on offer as well and Audi has clearly packed the car to the gills with features.
The new A6 also scores high on the safety front, as it is equipped with eight airbags, along with a gamut of other safety features. The A6 will face off against its traditional rivals in India once again, including the long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series as also the Jaguar XF and Volvo S90.
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