The new update for the 2018 Audi A6 model is going to enable it to pit against the top flagship models from the mid-size luxury sedan segment. As we were able to witness the car does look a bit sedate compared to the rivals but it still has more than enough of prospect to be a worthy contender.
The Audi A6 model has always competed with a lot of challenges coming from all over the globe and a number of vehicles are already pitted against it. But somehow the car has always managed to stay in the top or at least close to it. We can never disregard the German automaker and its A6 brand as apparently it has got the chops to pull off even the worthiest of feats.
What the new model is going to provide is worth for money. The car is not as expensive as some of its other competitors although it comes with the same set of features and in some case even better. What has always been an advantage for the A6 is its superior safety specifications. It can come in handy even this time as well.
The model may prove to be a dark horse in the mid-size luxury sedan segment yet again but we are sure it will come on top once more. This review has been based on the currently viable pictures o of the car and the released information, so find out the latest news about the 2018 Audi A6 right here.
When is the 2018 Audi A6 Release Date?
The current information for the release date of the 2018 Audi A6 is unclear. The exact date has not been determined but based on the current spy photos and the way the car looks, we can expect to see it by mid-2018. The car is going to be available in all of its present trims so you can expect the Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige and even the Competition Prestige to appear then.
How Much does the 2018 Audi A6 Costs?
The starting price of the 2018 Audi A6 automobile is not going to differ much from the previous choice. So you can get the base version of the car for a price of 47,600 USD as a base price. Higher versions come at a much higher price with the Premium Plus being 49,600 USD and the Prestige 58,600 USD and the highest of them all the Competition Prestige coming at 67,600 USD.
2018 Audi A6 Exterior Design
The exterior design for the 2018 Audi A6 is going to be somewhat identical to the last year’s design, although it will add up some new elements compared to the previous one. All in all, the car gets updates which make it a very sleek choices and a handsome one at best. This time you can get the 18-inch wheels as a standard choice for your car, while Sport trims are offered at 19-inch and also all the higher trim options as well. The 20-inch wheels will be only available for the Black optic package.
The design which was updated the last time will be mostly kept here and we can see only a somewhat different headlight design with the same LED fixtures. The car will continue with the same kind of a grille design and will add a bit different chrome trims. The back side introduces trapezoidal tailpipes as a standard option and also adds an updated mesh as part of the design.
2018 Audi A6 Interior Changes and Updates
The interior of the 2018 Audi A6 can only be described as being precise. The model has fashioned a great interior design which joins in various kinds of materials and trims together to form a great looking inside. What is surprisingly well done is the fact that every piece of materials has been fitted in together with great precision. At some points it looks a little bit frenetic but at the same time subdued
It uses a low and a slim dash design which fits in well with the instrument panel. There are some special Audi additions placed for the infotainment system which adds a pop-up display for the central screen and a head-up display placed in front of the driver. Besides this, there is a flat bottom steering wheel added as well Valcona leather seats, which are only available in the A6 Competition models.
There are several options for the 2018 Audi A6 models when it comes to engine choices. You can get all of those depending on the kind of trim you chose and the base one comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine as standard and which can create 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The expanded options come with a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine which is available in two variants where the first one makes 333 hp and 325 lb-ft, and the second is a more powerful one which is supposed to create 340 hp and 325 lb-ft and is only amiable for the Competition A6 models.
The base versions get a 7-speed automatic in front-drive versions, or a 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. It accounts for good shifting ability and also provides great fuel economy rates.
2018 Audi A6 Acceleration and Top Speed
In order to reach the number of 0-60 mph from a standstill, the 2018 Audi A6 will require 3.9 seconds. This makes it quite a responsive car with a great spring and one which really endows the car with the necessary potential to perform well. The top speed of the car is also set at 153 mph.
2018 Audi A6 Fuel Economy Ratings
Since the engines for the 2018 Audi A6 are going to be the same versions of the previous model, this also means that the EPA ratings are going to stay the same. Thus the front-drive 2.0T A6 is going to make 24 mpg city, 35 highway, 28 combined and its all-wheel drive version 22/32/26 mpg.. The bigger 3.0-liter V-6 with all-wheel drive has a rate of 20/30/24 mpg.
Dimensions and Trunk Capacity
Being that the car is not going to incorporate any other changes than just the aesthetic, the 2018 Audi A6 is going to have the same dimensions and interior and trunk capacity. The overall lengths of the car remains 194.4 in, with a wheelbase of 114.8 in, height 56.8 in and width 73.8 in. The interior will allow for a passenger volume of 97 cu ft which also allows for a cargo space of 14 cu ft. The curb weight is going to remain as well at around 4389 lb.
Safety Scores and Equipment
The newest 2018 Audi A6 is still to be crash tested, but as the similarities between the cars are so great it is most certain that they are going to be transferred from the previous model. This means that the federal crash testing will still be rated with a perfect five, even for frontal crash and rollover safety. The IIHS has given the car a Top Safety Pick+ highest score which will certainly be transferred as well.
As for some pieces of equipment, the car is going to incorporate the standard use of front, side and curtain airbags are standard. There are also anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control as well. The active safety specs include front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitors, a rearview camera, a night-vision system, and a head-up display.
The model will have the same competition as before and the 2018 Audi A6 is going to start from the same position in order to rival the same competing vehicles. This means BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Jaguar XF and of course the Mercedes Benz E-Class models.