Audi A6 - car review

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Audi A6 - one of the most popular models of the company, the car of the highest middle class, the successor to the Audi 100. The release of the C4 model range called the Audi 100 / S4 lasted until May 1994, when they carried out a major restyling and introduced a new index - A6. Changed the shape of the hood and the grille pattern, the front turn indicators changed their color from orange to milky white.

The taillights have become wider (even the trunk keyhole has moved to the right). Updated front and rear bumpers, as well as overhead side moldings on the bottom of the door. Audi A6 is available with a fully galvanized body, with front or full (quattro) drive, a wide range of gasoline (including dual supercharging) and diesel (direct injection) engines, located in front longitudinally, with manual and automatic transmissions. Reliable and perfect chassis (factory designation of the platform - C4) remained the same. All representatives of the model range Audi A6 / S6, held out on the conveyor for three years, extremely varied.

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Since August 1995, the all-wheel drive sports version of the Audi S6 (Q1 — type) has appeared. It is distinguished by an additional emblem on the grille, reduced body fit by 20 mm due to pre-loaded sport suspension, low-profile tires 225/50 ZR16 and 7,5 J light alloy wheels, trimming more rigid seats with particularly developed lateral support only skin. The engines went to her predecessor S4: a 230-hp 2.2-liter V6 (AAN) and a 290-hp 4.2-liter V8 (AWH) from Audi V8. The Avant station wagon (in Germany they are called combi), which was produced in 1991 under the name 100 Avant, continues to be produced in the same form, but under the symbol A6.

These five-door station wagons are more like hatchbacks with increased payload - just for short trips out of town, if there is no country trailer. They have a lot of convenient pockets for "small things", but on long trips there will be no more than four comfortable in the cabin. But the large trunk volume of the sedan is 510 liters (10 liters more than the BMW 7-series), a spacious cabin, excellent noise isolation (even after many years of hard use), high power and Procon-ten security system advantages that give advantages to the Audi A6 sedans over other reputable brands.

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Add to the above and a more relaxed image of the Audi brand, which is appreciated by many wealthy people who are sickened by the very cool BMW image. From its predecessor, the A6 got an extensive range of fuel efficient, high power density and dynamics of petrol and diesel engines, the most popular among which were the petrol V-shaped “sixes”, which accounted for more than half of the sales of new cars. Only abandoned outdated engines: petrol AAR (2.3 L) and turbo diesel AAS (2.4 L). Since the summer of 1994, several new power units have expanded the range.

The buyer, who counts every penny spent on the purchase and operation of the car, is more suitable options with a 20-valve 1.8-liter 125-horsepower gasoline engine (ADR) and a 90-horsepower turbo diesel (1Z) displacement of 1.9 liters. It is noteworthy that they are completed with a very successful five-speed manual gearbox, installed on all-wheel drive versions of the Quattro. October 1995 for Audi, as well as for fans of the high-speed versions of these cars, marked the emergence of new gasoline 30-valve 2.8-liter 193-horsepower V6 (ASC) engines. The maximum speed of the A6 with such an engine is 225 km / h (229 km / h for Quattro).

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All models of the C4 platform were removed from production in the summer of 1997 in connection with the development of a completely new A6 (4B-type). The new generation Audi A6 was first introduced in Geneva at the motor show in 1997 (with a sedan). In February 1998, the A6 Avant model with a station wagon was introduced. This series was the first in which embodied the new ideas about the corporate style of Audi. It is not by chance that the A6 architecture echoes the design of the TT sports model.

So unusual, until now, did not look any serial car company. Looks less revolutionary chassis cars. In addition to the usual front-wheel drive scheme, there is a modification of the Quattro with permanent all-wheel drive.

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The exterior design of the Audi A6 fits Audi cars: a sloping roofline, massive food and no bumpers protruding. The new Audi A6 has become more, it looks like a luxury car. The body is fully galvanized. There are three options for interior trim Advance ("perfection"), Ambition ("ambition") and Ambiente ("calm"), which differ in the design of the cabin - using fabric and inlay of the dashboard with wood and aluminum. Salon Audi A6 station wagon is spacious enough, the number of seats increased to seven. In the form of special additional equipment is offered: a roof rack, a net for it and a separating net inside the cabin.

The car’s standard equipment includes side airbags, three head restraints in the back seat, luggage retention nets, adjustable steering wheel height and depth, three head restraints in the back seat, luggage curtain, massive lugs for fixing the load, side pockets for an emergency stop sign and first-aid kits, as well as handles for the rear hatch. The cargo bay is increased by tilting the asymmetrically split back down onto the seats. Serial standard model Audi A6 Pack has received new equipment: steering wheel in a leather case, speed control, on-board computer and a device that reports the distance to nearby objects when parking.

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The package for a cold climate includes a heated steering wheel. High road performance of the car is ensured by: bearing body with front subframe, new suspension (front axle with 4 levers suspension, suspension struts, rear axle with wheel suspension on connected trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar front and rear, telescopic shock absorbers). Almost all types of Audi engines are installed on the car - from 1.8 T l to 4.2 l, including diesel engines 1.9 l of biturbo and 2.5 l TDI. All gasoline engines, ranging from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 150 hp and two V-shaped "six" working volume of 2.4 and 2.8 liters, have five valves per cylinder.

In 1998, they were added three new units, known for the A4 series. These are the 1.8-liter four-cylinder capacity of 125 hp, the 2.7-liter V-shaped 6-cylinder with a turbo-supercharging capacity of 230 hp, as well as the six-cylinder turbo-diesel with direct injection, which develops 150 hp. A five-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed automatic transmission with a dynamic DSP program is installed on the cars, which takes into account not only the driving style of the driver, but also tire grip. Built-in Tiptronic system allows, if necessary, switch to manual control.

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The Ouen 1999 was first introduced to the Audi S6 - a sports modification of the Audi A6 with a 4,2-V8 engine and all-wheel drive. In the first half of 2004, the third generation Audi A6 appeared on the market. The sedan was originally introduced, a bit later the model range was added by the wagon, and in 2005 a sports coupe appeared. Development of the look was conducted under the leadership of the new chief designer Walter De Silva. Appearance Audi A6 2004 has undergone significant changes. The most visible external element - a large trapezoidal grille in the style of the legendary Auto Union racing cars - will now be the main design element of cars from Ingolstadt.

The car looks dynamic and "muscular" due to the large wheels and convex wheel arches. The car received body panels made of aluminum, which will significantly reduce the weight of the model. In addition, separate elements of the chassis and suspension are made from the same “winged metal”.

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One of the advantages of the Audi A6 2004 is a spacious, comfortable interior with high-quality trim. The interior has been thoroughly redesigned. Designers have gone from the traditional layout of the cockpit: The center console and dashboard are visually integrated. The console is slightly deployed to the driver. Unusual and instruments - the location is the same, but the speedometer and tachometer lie in two "wells" of irregular shape, along with secondary signs. There is no familiar “parking brake” in the cab, instead of which an electromechanical parking brake is used, similar to that used on the Audi A8. There are three petrol engines and two turbo diesel engines in the engine range.

The most powerful A6 will be equipped with a V8 4.2 engine producing 335 hp. A new engine with direct injection V6 3.2 FSI (255 hp) will rise a step below. And the simplest gasoline engine is a 177-horsepower V6 with a volume of 2.4 liters. Diesel engines are also provided: a 2.0-liter turbodiesel with a capacity of 140 horsepower, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel with a capacity of 225 horsepower, with a maximum torque of 450Nm. Diesel engines use a common rail system. This system connects the cylinders to a common high-pressure fuel line. In this high-pressure line, a constant pressure is created, the fuel is accumulated and distributed through the injectors.

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The amount of fuel injected and the moment of injection are regulated by the engine management system, either by using electromagnetic valves on individual injectors, or through piezo injectors. In systems with solenoid valves, the maximum injection pressure reaches 1,800 bar. Basic versions with 2.0 TDI and 2.4 V6 motors - front-wheel drive with manual gearboxes. Branded all-wheel drive transmission Quattro in combination with an automatic transmission is offered only for the most powerful modifications. The car received new electronic systems, the most famous of which is the MMI (Multi Media Interface).

MMI allows using one joystick to control the radio, navigation system, climate control and other vehicle systems. It is noteworthy that this system is included in the basic equipment. The basic version is also equipped with automatic climate control, headlight and rain sensors, ESP, brake assist, front and side airbags (6 in total) and active head restraints. As an option, you can order an adaptive cruise control, a DVD navigation system and an electronic proximity key.

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In addition, for a fee you can order a sports suspension, which is understated by 20 millimeters. The third-generation Audi A6 model quickly gained popularity due to the balanced appearance, a combination of speed and power characteristics of the car. After three years, when 234,000 copies of this model were sold, Audi offered an updated version of the Six.

The car has become even better than before, retaining its magnificent appearance and still offering buyers a powerful engine range and a spacious, beautiful interior. Modernization of appearance is negligible. Designers slightly changed the shape of the sidewalls and the back.

A new front bumper has appeared, the details of the grille have changed - they visually increase the width of the car. Changed the shape of headlights and side mirrors, in addition, the sedan borrowed a pair of LED taillights from the Avant station wagon. Inside, minor cosmetic changes were also made.

But the main changes occurred under the hood of the car. On average, the emission of harmful gases and fuel consumption by all engines of the series was reduced by 15%, plus even more powerful engines appeared in the line. Already outdated diesel engines were replaced with a number of diesel engines with the common rail system, which first appeared on the A4. Two engines were completely abandoned: the V6 with a volume of 3.2 liters and the V8 with a volume of 4.2 liters were replaced with a brand new three-liter three-liter engine with supercharging (286 hp). This engine is not only more powerful than the previous V6 by more than 13%, it has the same torque value as the V8 (3.2 liters).

The fourth generation was officially presented in January 2011 at the Detroit Motor Show. Externally, the novelty echoes the latest models of the brand, in its design looks like the features of the flagship sedan A8, and not so long ago presented the A7 Sportback. Distinctive features of the new items are LED optics and LED taillights, a small spoiler integrated into the trunk lid, two round tailpipes of the exhaust system and 16-inch light-alloy wheels. With the S-Line package, the car sports 19-inch wheels, a modified front bumper, a diffuser and a sports suspension.

The length of the fourth generation is 4920 mm, width - 1870 mm, height - 1460 mm, and the wheelbase stretched to 2910 mm. The body is mainly made of aluminum and various high-tech types of steel. The interior of the Audi A6 is in many ways similar to the A7 sportback: the center console is crowned with a retractable 6.5-inch screen of the MMI system, the panel trim is made of aluminum and wood, and for an extra charge the car can be stopped with a Bang & Olufsen 1300-watt audio system, advanced navigation system 8-inch touch screen, internet access and separate rear seats.

Among the basic standard equipment - electronic stabilization system ESP, drive select system, six airbags, dual-zone climate control, alloy wheels, electric and heated mirrors, on-board computer, light and rain sensors, adaptive headlights. As an option, you will be offered an adjustable pneumatic suspension. Powertrain for the new Audi A6 2011 provides five - two petrol and three diesel. The most economical petrol version called 2.8 FSI is equipped with front-wheel drive. Under the hood is a 2.8-liter 204-horsepower engine, which is completed only with Multitronic variator. The maximum speed of the sedan Audi A6 2.8 FSI is 240 km / h.

Acceleration from zero to hundred will take 7.7 seconds. Average gas mileage is 7.4 liters per 100 km. CO2 emissions of 172 g / km. The second engine is a turbocharged 3.0 TFSI V6 with a power of 300 hp. and torque of 440 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h will take 5.5 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km / h.

Average fuel consumption is 8.2 liters. on 100 km. The weakest of the diesel engines is the updated four-cylinder 2.0 TDI with a capacity of 177 hp. and a torque of 380 Nm. Paired with a manual gearbox, the motor accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km / h in just 8.7 seconds, with a maximum speed of 228 km / h. and average fuel consumption per 100 km - 4.9 liters. CO2 emissions are only 129 g / km. The average position in diesel engines took 3.0 TDI V6, which has 204 hp and a torque of 400 Nm.

Together with the Multitronic gearbox, the motor accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km / h in just 7.2 seconds. The maximum speed of 240 km / h. This equipment consumes 5.2 liters per 100 km and emits only 100 g of CO2 per kilometer. The most powerful is the 3.0 TDI, which has 245 hp. With him, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 250 km / h. In October 2014, a restyled version of the Audi A6 was presented at the Paris Motor Show. The elegant exterior combines the coolness of the Audi A4 and the representativeness of the Audi A8.

The front part is characterized by a predatory gaze by strict head optics, accentuated by LED cilia and bright xenon light. Standard for the updated Audi A6 are the Xenon Plus headlights with LED strokes for daytime running lights, as an option, you can order full LED front optics - LED technology and even the advanced Audi Matrix LED headlights with trajectory backlighting in corners. In the center is a massive grille in the form of an inverted trapezoid abutting the bottom of the bumper. The lattice became visually even more massive, with pronounced horizontal stripes. The modified front bumper received large air intakes.

From the side, the restyled Audi A6 models that have survived are most easily distinguished by different thresholds and light-alloy forged wheels R16-20 with a new design pattern. The choice of wheels and tires of various sizes is impressive: from the base 225/60 R16 or 225/55 R17, to optional 235/55 R18, 245/45 R18, 255/45 R19, 255/40 R19, 255/35 R20. At the rear, the design of the lanterns changed, a chrome strip appeared on the trunk lid, the shape of the exhaust pipes changed. The installation of bumpers of different form led to an increase in the overall length of the Audi A6 sedan to 4933 mm, and the Audi A6 Avant wagon to 4943 mm.

Worked on the manufacturer and the aerodynamics of the updated body. As a result, the drag is Cx = 0.263. Every year the functionality of the Audi A6 saloon increases in the eyes. The interior has a wider range of finishes, as well as a more advanced multimedia complex MMI Navigation Plus.

As a basic equipment, the new Audi A6 sedan and wagon has a tire pressure monitoring system, front xenon headlights and rear LED lights, cloth upholstery, front seats with mechanical adjustment, multifunction steering wheel with leather trim and height and depth adjustment, exterior mirrors with electric drive, heating and LED repeater turn signals, climate control, central lock with remote control, 5-inch TFT screen information system for water ator in the instrument cluster, audio systems with MMI Radio color 6.5-inch screen (CD MP3 WMA, AUX-IN port, USB, 8 speakers).

As an option, a huge list of premium finishing materials (leather and wood, aluminum, carpet), modern equipment, providing a phenomenal level of comfort, and a lot of security systems. For a fee, you can order electric folding exterior mirrors, 4-zone climate control, autonomous heating system, electric front seats with heating, ventilation, massage and memory, alarm, information system for the driver with a 7-inch color screen.

Advanced multimedia system MMI Navigation Plus with 8-inch color screen, acoustics BOSE Surround Sound (12 speakers 600 W) or Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System (15 speakers 1200 W), Audi active lane assist, Audi Side Assist, parking sensors in front and rear, Head-Up Display, night vision system, rear-view camera or camera system providing all-round visibility and a top view of the car, parking assistant, an electric sunroof and luggage compartment lid. The amount of luggage space without the seats folded is 530 liters. Restyling made adjustments to the motor range of Audi A6.

The updated engine range now complies with Euro-6 environmental standards. The 1.8-liter turbo unit, which develops 190 hp, became the basic petrol engine. power. In addition, the range of petrol units includes a 2.8-liter aspirated with a return of 220 hp, a 2.0-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 252 hp. Diesel engines: 2.0 TDI ultra (150 hp. 350 Nm) and 2.0 TDI ultra (190 hp.

400 Nm) with 6 speed manual or S Tronic, 3.0 TDI (218 hp. 400 Nm) and 3.0 TDI ( 272 hp 580 Nm) mated to the S Tronic, 3.0 TDI (320 hp 650 Nm) and 3.0 TDI (326 hp 650 Nm) with 8 tiptronic. Diesels differ in modest fuel consumption components from 4.2 to 6.2 liters in the mixed mode of movement. The Russians only got one diesel engine familiar from dorestaylingovyh models this 3.0 TDI (245 hp). Changed and list of PPC.

The front-wheel drive versions of the A6 are no longer equipped with the original Multitronic variator: it was replaced by the S-tronic 7-speed dual-clutch “robot”.

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