2019 Audi A6 Mild-Hybrid V6 Priced at $58,900

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Have you ever imagined the A6 being more expensive than the E-Class? For the eighth generation of the mid-size sedan, Audi did just that, with the newcomer costing $58,900 not including the $995 destination charge. The Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, starts at $52,950 in the United States of America.
The E 300 4Matic and E 400 4Matic, meanwhile, are $55,450 and $58,900 in this part of the world. On the upside, there’s no denying the A6 mild-hybrid V6 is equipped to the brim from the get-go, including quattro all-wheel drive. Customers who want even more can upgrade from Premium to Premium Plus ($62,700).

The range-topping trim level is the Prestige, taking the A6 to the princely sum of $67,100. Regardless of specification, there is but one powertrain available for the time being. The 3.0-liter TFSI V6 weighs 30 pounds less than before, generating 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet.

Because the torque is available over a broad spectrum (1,370 to 4,500 rpm) thanks to the electric assistance from the belt alternator-starter of the 48-volt mild-hybrid system, the four-door sedan is much obliged to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds. Considering the A6 at its lightest tips the scale at 3,880 pounds (1,760 kg), that sort of sprint when you think about it.

Compared to the previous generation of the A6 with the TFSI V6, there’s a twin-scroll turbocharged positioned inside the V of the engine compared to the supercharger from yesteryear. Speaking of the oily bits, the suck-squeeze-bang-blow is sent to all four wheels by means of the S tronic seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

“What if the BAS fails for whatever reason?” Audi thought of that as well, which is why the 2019 model year comes with a pinion starter that’s used for cold starts. Progressive steering is standard, and for those who want to squeeze out every bit of sportiness from the A6, the options list includes a sport suspension that lowers the ride height by 20 millimeters.

Last, but certainly not least, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make life easier for the driver. Step on up to the Premium Plus, and the Audi phone box is there to charge the phone inductively and to amplify the signal by connecting the device to the car’s antenna.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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