Since its local introduction in June 2011, the latest generation of the Audi A6 has unquestionably demonstrated the company ethos of Vorsprung durch Technik via its aluminium steel construction and technological innovations.
Now, two new four-cylinder derivatives of the A6 are being introduced and the powerful four-cylinder diesel engine will be available for the first time in South Africa.
The most fuel-efficient engine in the new A6 range is the 2.0 TDI. Almost entirely redeveloped, the four-cylinder unit generates 130 kW with an output of 380 Nm with the multitronic transmission. It propels the front-wheel-drive Audi A6 from zero to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds, with a top speed of 228 km/h. It requires just 4.9 litres per 100 km and emits only 129 g CO2 per km in the combined cycle.
Second in the new line up is the Audi A6 2.0T FSI Multitronic. Able to produce 132kW of power and 320 Nm of torque, it goes from 0-100 km/h in just 8.3 seconds. The fuel consumption is indicated at 5.4 litres per 100 km with a CO2 figure of 149 grams per kilometre.
Standard specification of the Audi A6 includes the latest generation 8-speed multitronic gearbox and 17 inch cast aluminium wheels with the 6-arm design. Highlights of the standard interior equipment include Audi drive select with efficiency mode, Milano leather seat trim and MMI radio plus with active speakers and pop display, as well as the Audi music interface, wireless Bluetooth cell phone preparation and voice control.
The extensive range of options on the new A6 includes a range of 18 and 19 inch wheels, LED headlights that are unique to this segment and a range of safety systems, such as, ultrasonic sensors at the front and rear, front and rear cameras, and crash sensors.
The Audi A6 2.0T FSI at R462 000 and the 2.0TDI at R478 000 are immediately available at Audi Dealerships and the price includes a 5-year/ 100 000km Freeway full maintenance plan.