Sedan A6 of the new 5th generation is presented officially on the last day of the winter of 2019. The world premiere of the new A6 (C8) is timed to coincide with the Geneva International Motor Show 2019 . In our review, the new German sedan A6 of 2019-2020 – video and photo, price and specifications, the technical characteristics of the younger brother of the new generation of elevator A7 Sportback and the representative sedan A8 . Sales of the new generation A6 sedan will start in June 2019 at the German company’s native market for a price of 58050 euros for the diesel version of the A6 50 TDI quattro with a 3-liter 286-horsepower turbo diesel, supplemented with the “soft hybrid” Mild Hybrid system and 8 Automatic transmission. The cost of the gasoline version of the A6 55 TFSI quattro equipped with a 3.0-liter 340-horsepower turbocharged “six” with the Mild Hybrid system in the company with a 7-step “robot” S tronic has not yet been announced.
It is worth noting that the new generation of A6 will also receive less powerful 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engines, front-wheel drive as standard. The novelty will be released on the Russian market, but a little later, by the end of 2019. By the way, in the autumn, and perhaps even earlier, the Germans are planning to introduce a new generation of the A6 Avant and its all-road version of the A6 allroad quattro.
The faster the new A6 will appear on sale, the better for the company from Ingolstadt. For the simple reason that the predecessor of the A6 of the past generation is sold out badly. Russian motorists in 2019 acquired only 3,017 copies of the “a-sixth”, while the BMW 5-Series cars sold 4906 units, and the Mercedes-class E-class 5708 units. A similar situation in Europe and America, where the A6 found accordingly slightly more than 79,000 customers and 16,300 fans, while the sales of the main competitors are strikingly higher: the Americans purchased slightly more than 41,000 BMW 5-series and almost 51,000 E-Class Mers, Mercedes-Benz CLS , and Europeans bought more than 110 thousand “fives” BMW and 128 thousand sedans, station wagons, coupe and convertible Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
So the new generation A6 arrived at the proper time and will try to rehabilitate the failure of its predecessor. Interestingly, creating a new generation of A6 team tried to make the novelty as cool and competitive as possible for a successful confrontation with the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It is especially worth noting that the new A6 generation is almost an exact copy of the top-ranked A7 Sportback (the MLB Evo modular platform, powerful engines with the Mild Hybrid system, interior, equipment and safety systems) and has come very close to the flagship of the German brand A8 sedan .
The exterior design of the body of the new A6 sedan may not be as bright as the A7, but clearly better than the predecessor model with its actually boring and dull appearance. The front part of the car is purposeful and formidable due to the presence of a massive falshradiator grille, stylish and strict all-LED headlamps, as well as a powerful bumper with pronounced air intakes and aerodynamic elements.
Side of the body of the new A6 sedan demonstrates the muscular body of a sprinter with pumped muscles, as if trying to break through aluminum wings and doors (the hood, the boot lid is also made of aluminum, as well as the supporting cups of the front suspension). The body of the 4-door sedan all its appearance hints at the fact that we have a sports sedan capable of easily accelerating to 100 km / h and gaining a maximum speed of 250 km / h. The long and sloping hood, the strong slope of the windshield frame, the sporting rear-view mirrors on the legs, the dome roof, the high window sash, the compact side glazing, the circular cutouts of the wheel arches, the powerful ribs on the front and rear wings, the neat feed is handsome that here still you will add.
The rear part of the body of the sedan A6 (C8) was awarded by the designers with impeccably stylish LED overall lights, connected together by a chrome beam, cutting each dimension almost completely from edge to edge, neat trunk lid and a rigid bumper.
Having replaced the generation, the “a-sixth” can boast better aerodynamic characteristics than its predecessor (it was 0.26 Cx, it became 0.24 Cx) and slightly increased overall dimensions of the body. Additions, perhaps, are minor, but are observed in all directions: 7 mm in length, 12 mm in width, 2 mm in height, and the distance between the axles increased by 12 mm.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the sedan A6 2019-2020 year are 4939 mm in length, 1886 mm in width, 1457 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2924 mm.
The interior of the new A6 sedan from is an exact copy of the A7 model’s interior, as they say, to the smallest details. Developers and linkers did not bother to create an original saloon for the sedan, but simply took the finished interior from the older model. So we have a modern, highly functional, stylish and high-quality interior with practically no physically operated buttons and switches.
There is a virtual instrument panel with a 12.3-inch screen deployed towards the driver’s center console with two touch-sensitive displays (the top 10.1-inch is responsible for the media system and auto settings, the bottom one with a diagonal of 8.6 inches for test entry and climate control -control), comfortable and comfortable seats for the driver and front passenger, as well as a cozy and welcoming back row.
In the list of options, the projection display, four-zone climate control, multi-circuit seats for the first row with heating, ventilation and massage, heated and ventilated rear seats, adaptive cruise control, operating with five radars and five cameras, twelve ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner the machine literally sees everything and everything around, and the technique allows even to equip the new generation of the A6 with an autopilot of the 3rd level), the LED contour highlighting of the salon with a choice of 30 color variations of the glow, interior trim leather, decorative interior elements made of natural wood, aluminum and even carbon.
The trunk of the new generation of the A6 sedan with the standard rear seatback position will readily accept 530 liters, which is identical to the volume of the luggage compartment of the predecessor.
Technical characteristics of A6 (C8) 2019-2020 year.
The new A6 sedan is built on the MLB Evo, as is the older A7 Sportback. So, customers have the right to count on 4 suspension variants (3 variants with springs (standard and sporty, and also adaptive with electronically controlled shock absorbers) and the most advanced pneumatic with self-tuning shock absorbers), an adaptive steering mechanism capable of changing the gear ratio from 9.5 : 1 to 16.5: 1 with an electric booster, all-wheel disc brakes (front brakes with fixed bracket), front-wheel drive in the base and a quattro ultra four-wheel drive system (the rear wheels are connected using two visco-couplings) offered for a surcharge or as a standard equipment for powerful versions from which the company started the promotion of the new A6 sedan.
From the start of sales, the new A6 (C8) sedan generation will be offered to buyers with two versions – the diesel A6 50 TDI quattro and the petrol A6 55 TFSI quattro. These modifications are completed with an advanced system of “soft hybrid” Mild Hybrid on the basis of a starter-generator with a belt drive and a lithium-ion battery delivering a voltage of 48 volts. The system is able to provide fuel economy of 0.7 liters per 100 km run, shutting down the engine in traffic jams and when coasting. In 2019, will offer less powerful 2.0-liter engines for the new generation of the A6 sedan.
Diesel A6 50 TDI quattro is equipped with a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 (286 hp 620 Nm) paired with 8 automatic transmissions, the manufacturer claimed the consumption of diesel fuel is only 5.5-5.8 liters.
The petrol A6 55 TFSI quattro is equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 (340 HP 500 Nm) in company with 7 S tronic. Powerful gasoline engine allows you to accelerate the sedan from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.1 seconds and easily gain the maximum speed of 250 km / h, limited by the way, electronics, fuel consumption in the combined mode of traffic will be, according to the manufacturer, 6,7-7 , 1 liter.