Audi has revealed a mild facelift for the 2015 Audi A6 and S6, introducing new technologies, updated engines, and advanced safety features, along with some styling tweaks.
Starting with the design, the 2015 Audi A6 showcases sharper lines and lots of horizontal surfaces to pronounce a wide, sporty yet elegant theme. There’s a new single-tier grille at the front, new headlights, bumper bars, taillights, and redesigned exhaust outlets.
There’s also optional LED headlights or Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn indicators that light up progressively from left to right or vice-versa.
Inside, the interior can be had in a wider variety of colour combinations compared with the outgoing model, including Flint Grey for the A6 models and Salsa Red for the S6 versions. Buyers can option for ventilated front seats with massage functions as well.
Standard features include Audi’s renowned MMI infotainment interface and deluxe climate control air-conditioning. The interface includes an 8.0-inch power-retractable screen with Tegra 30 graphics and navigation plus sat-nav.
As for the under-bonnet equipment, the 2015 A6 is available with three different TFSI petrol engines and five TDI turbo-diesel options. Power outputs range from 140kW to 245kW for the TFSI lineup, and 110kW to 240kW for the TDI range. The updated 3.0 TDI biturbo can be boosted briefly from 240kW to 255kW.
Economy has been improved, with the 140kW 1.8 TFSI using just 5.7L/100km on the combined cycle, while the 110kW 2.0 TDI uses only 4.2L/100km on the combined cycle.
If you’re after performance, the 2015 Audi S6 and S6 Avant come with a 4.0-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 producing 331kW of power. They’re able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 4.4 seconds and 4.6 seconds, respectively.
Despite the cracking performance fuel economy is rated at 9.2L/100km and 9.4L/100km.
Sitting at the top of the A6 family is the 2015 RS 6. It uses a 412kW version of the 4.0 TFSI, like the predecessor, capable of dusting off 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. It also showcases a top speed of 305km/h, and uses 9.6L/100km on the combined cycle.
Audi Australia is yet to announce official prices for the 2015 lineup, however, the range will go on sale in March next year. More details will be announced closer to launch.